Chris Barrie

Christopher Jonathan Brown, known by the stage name Chris Barrie , is a British actor, comedian and impressionist. He first achieved success as a vocal impressionist, notably in the ITV sketch show Spitting Image. He is best known for his roles as Arnold Rimmer in the scifi sitcom Red Dwarf, as Gordon Brittas in the BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire and as Lara Crofts butler Hillary in the Tomb Raider franchise films.

Barrie was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, West Germany, to a father who was serving in the British Army, and attended Methodist College Belfast boarding school in Northern Ireland. After dropping out of Brighton Polytechnic, he began his TV career as a sports personality impersonator on The David Essex Showcase it was at this point that he adopted the surname Barrie for Equity reasons as there was already an actor named Chris Brown on the Equity UK lists. He provided the voice of Ronald Reagan in the pop song Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, as well as various vocalisations for other tracks by FGTH and Art of Noise.

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