Christopher Biggins

TV Actor

Christopher Biggins was born in Oldham, England, United Kingdom on December 16th, 1948 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 74, Christopher Biggins biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Christopher Kenneth Biggins, Chris, Biggins
Date of Birth
December 16, 1948
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Oldham, England, United Kingdom
74 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Television Actor
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Beatrice Norbury, ​ ​(m. 1971; div. 1974)​, Neil Sinclair ​(m. 2006)​
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Christopher Biggins Career

One of Biggins' earliest roles was on Upstairs, Downstairs in Series 2, as the character Mr. Donaldson in the episode "An Object of Value" (1972). He appeared as the regular character Lukewarm in the situation comedy Porridge (1974–1977) starring Ronnie Barker. Other comedy shows he appeared in include Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973, 1978).

He played Nero in the BBC's version of I, Claudius (1976), dramatised from the novels by Robert Graves, having been selected for the role partly on the strength of a television commercial for Heineken in which he had played the Roman emperor Nero presiding over the games. He also appeared in the BBC's Poldark (1977) as the Reverend Osborne Whitworth, in Minder in the episode "The Bounty Hunter" (1979) and the TV miniseries Masada (1981).

On children's television, he had a regular role as department store owner Adam Painting in the children's television programme Rentaghost (1978–1983) and also played Reverend Whiting in Southern Television's Brendon Chase, produced in 1980. He had a leading role in The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997) and a supporting role as villainous antique dealer, Mr. Benger, in the Look and Read serial "Dark Towers" (1981).

Biggins' co-hosting of Surprise Surprise and hosting children's game show On Safari (1982–1984) for TVS, led to his being typecast as a "bubbly personality". He was asked in 2005 if he resented this situation replying:

He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1999, when he was surprised by Michael Aspel at the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

He appeared in The One Doctor, one of Big Finish Productions' audio dramas based on the television series Doctor Who.

In 2003, Christopher appeared in Shed Productions programme Bad Girls as himself. He featured heavily in Episode seven where he was 'held hostage' by a group of prisoners protesting over the change of management in the prison. During the episode, he strikes up a relationship with many inmates, but one in particular, Buki Lester, whom he invites to live with him in episode fourteen of the same series.

He took part in the seventh series of I'm a Celebrity...Me Out of Here! in 2007. He was eventually voted the winner of the show on 30 November 2007.

He took part in an episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me, first shown on Channel 4 on 15 February 2009. He won £1,000 for his chosen charity.

In 2009, he played himself as a pantomime director in the BBC Two sitcom Psychoville.

In 2010, he was a celebrity guest team captain on an episode of What Do Kids Know? along with Rufus Hound, Joe Swash and Sara Cox on Watch. Also in 2010, he played God in the BBC adult puppet comedy show Mongrels.

In May 2011, he starred in the second series of Channel 4's Celebrity Five Go to... in which the celebrities visited South Africa.

In 2013, he appeared on The Celebrity Chase, where he was the first person in the history of the show to answer all 6 questions correctly while going for a higher offer.

In 2014, he took part in the celebrity cookery programme Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One, and returned again in 2020, for a Christmas Special. In 2014, he took part in a celebrity edition of Catchphrase. He voices It's Not Me, It's You on Channel 5.

On 28 July 2016, Biggins entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to participate in its eighteenth series. He was chosen by the public to take part in the first secret mission. He was removed from the house on Day 9. The show's producers stated that Biggins had made "a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public" with regard to antisemitic comments to his fellow housemates, as well as his view of bisexuals, whom he described as the "worst type" and blamed for the spread of HIV/AIDS. Forty-four people complained to Ofcom about comments Biggins made, but Ofcom ruled that he was not in breach of broadcasting rules.

His theatre roles have included The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, and 18 months at the London Palladium in the stage adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (where he was teamed in a double act with Louise Gold).

In 2010, Biggins appeared as a guest star narrator in The Rocky Horror Show at various theatre venues in the United Kingdom.

Biggins has performed in pantomime. He has played Widow Twankey in Aladdin (in Plymouth in 2009, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton in 2010), Buttons in Cinderella (at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton in 2008) and the title role in Winnie the Pooh. In 2011, Biggins played the part of Mrs Crusoe in the Robinson Crusoe pantomime at the New Theatre, Cardiff and returned to the Theatre Royal, Plymouth in Dick Whittington in December 2012.

In December 2013, he was cast in the role of Dame Trot alongside Bob Carolgees in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk at New Theatre, Hull.

In 2014, he was in a production of Peter Pan as Mrs Smee in Southend, Essex.

In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement award at The Great British Pantomime Awards.

His film roles include The Sex Thief (1973), Eskimo Nell (1975), It Could Happen to You (1975), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978), Derek Jarman's The Tempest (1979), and "The Baker" in the 1999 film Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

In 2012, he was cast in the film version of Ray Cooney's farce Run for Your Wife.

In 2008, he briefly co-presented a Sunday morning radio show on BBC London with Lesley Joseph. In 2014 and 2015, Biggins covered for Liza Tarbuck on BBC Radio 2 while she was away.

In May 2017, he returned to BBC Radio 2 to cover for Paul O'Grady on his Sunday early evening programme.

Biggins hosts an annual show West End Live in London's Leicester Square.

In 2017 he recorded two songs for the album Wit & Whimsy – Songs by Alexander S. Bermange (one solo and one featuring all of the album's 23 artists).


CITY WHISPERS: Bank reports make Tolstoy look like light reading, February 25, 2023
It's been a mixed reporting season for Britain's Big Four banks - NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds and HSBC. But forget the profits - City types will be well aware that the lenders have all now released their annual reports and accounts. These are always hefty tomes. Pity the poor retail investors who are keen to find out more about the banks and have to wade through it all. They must wonder where to start.

Joan Collins demands Sadiq Khan tackles unruly cyclists after she was almost knocked down, February 23, 2023
Dame Joan Collins, 89, was heading to Rules Restaurant in Covent Garden, central London, with guests including Christopher Biggins, Mamma Mia creator Judy Craymer and her husband Percy when the incident is said to have taken place (dinner party pictured left, while right, London Mayor Sadiq Khan). The actress and original Dynasty star made it to the restaurant but was clearly shaken up after a cyclist 'with no lights' allegedly crashed into her. She wrote on her Instagram page (pictured inset): 'Getting out of a black cab on the way to @rules_restaurant, we discovered Maiden Lane was closed to all traffic. However, that didn't stop a masked cyclist with no lights and weaving on the pavement from crashing into me, almost knocking me over.' Dame Joan despaired as she asked: 'How much longer must we live with closed roads and cyclists who consider themselves above the law? Why don't you do something @mayorofldn @sadig before this beautiful city of London is ruined?' Rule 64 of the Highway Code states that 'you must not cycle on a pavement', while rule 60 says: 'At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit... It must also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85).'

Who is Meghan Markle's mystery friend Lucy Fraser?, December 9, 2022
Lucy Fraser was seen enjoying 'single girl summer' in Europe with Meghan in 2016, as social media snaps showed the pals posing on a huge hotel bed with Lindsay Jill Roth (pictured right). Lucy - who has in past been pictured enjoying the British social scene as she partied with Sinitta and Christopher Biggins (insets) - seemed to have developed a close relationship with the Sussexes over the years (left, in the documentary).