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Christopher Tester

ACTOR & VOICEOVER ARTIST

 

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Christopher Tester

ACTOR & VOICEOVER ARTIST

 

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About Me


About Me


About Me

Hi, I'm Christopher - an Off West End Award-nominated actor born in Lincolnshire and raised in Somerset.

Since graduating from Cental in 2008, I have performed in a wide variety of work both on and off screen. I returned to the South-West for my professional debut that year, in BLUE/ORANGE at the Tobacco Factory.  

My one-man adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's DIARY OF A MADMAN with Fail Better Productions played in Edinburgh and London and was nominated BEST FRINGE PLAY by TIMEOUT.

Subsequent credits have varied widely.  Classical roles have included playing Romeo in a national tour of ROMEO & JULIET, Bosola in THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and performing in KING LEAR at the Almeida Theatre with Jonathan Pryce in the title role.  

I filmed ON THE BRIDGE opposite Dean Lennox Kelly - a short film supported by Film London that went on to tour the international festival circuit.

Notable roles in new work have included the diverse portrayals of Andre Raffalovich in THE PICTURE OF JOHN GRAY and Lance Armstrong in PEDAL PUSHER, Theatre Delicatessen's dissection of the doping culture in professional cycling.  I also starred in new adaptations of THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY and JOAN OF ARC for London's critically acclaimed rep company The Faction.   Most recently I have collaborated with the celebrated Arrows & Traps Company, tackling roles as diverse as Raskolnikov, Frankenstein and Robert Mohr.

Alongside theatre and film, I have continued a passion for audio work, first started when I represented my drama school at the BBC's Carleton Hobbs Awards. I have voiced computer games, commercials and audio books in addition to providing narration and ADR services for a number of films and documentaries.

I have sought to continue my (life long) training through regular workshops with a variety of directors and practitioners, along with acting coach Scott Williams at the Impulse Company.

My favourite plays are Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS and Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN - so if you are working on a production of either, do get in touch.

I am a strong advocate of the IN ANYTHING podcast and blog, which seeks to educate and demystify the day-to-day realities of being an actor, and contributed a blog on mental health within the profession.

I support Manchester United, wrote my dissertation on 'The works of Sarah Kane in performance' and my favourite novel is a tie between THE CORRECTIONS by Jonathan Franzen and THE WIND UP BIRD CHRONICLE by Haruki Murukami.

I own a Tonkinese cat called Zara, who can be very loud.

"The evening belongs to Tester's charismatic performance" 

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