Christopher Fairbank

Christopher Fairbank's life is as dramatic and surprising as any movie the veteran English actor has been in. His teenage years were spent at a juvenile hostel in Liverpool, where he decided to pursue a lifelong dream ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1953 in HertfordshireUK

Filmography

Actor (50)

Taboo 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Genius 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Goal! 3 2016 (Movie)

Foghorn (Actor)

Orthodox 2016 (Movie)

Goldberg (Actor)

Wallander 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lady Macbeth 2015 (Movie)

Boris (Actor)

Wolf Hall 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doctor Who 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse 2014 (Movie)

Potter (Actor)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

The Broker (Actor)

Hercules 2014 (Movie)

Gryza (Actor)

Family Tree 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack The Giant Slayer 2013 (Movie)

Uncle (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

Ezekiel (Actor)

Little Deaths 2010 (Movie)

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Ashes to Ashes 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Cockroach (Actor)

Goal! The Dream Begins 2006 (Movie)

Foghorn (Actor)

The Line of Beauty 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cargo 2005 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Valiant 2005 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

MI-5 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Below 2002 (Movie)

Pappy (Actor)

Black Plague 2001 (Movie)

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The Bunker 2001 (Movie)

Sergeant Heydrich (Actor)

The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion Earth 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way Through the Woods 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Hamlet 1990 (Movie)

Player Queen (Actor)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

Tom Harrison (Actor)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

Nic (Actor)

Hanna's War 1988 (Movie)

Ruven (Actor)

Agatha Christie's "Murder With Mirrors" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Plenty 1985 (Movie)

Spencer (Actor)

Agatha 1979 (Movie)

Luland (Actor)

The Awakening 1979 (Movie)

Porter (Actor)

Dickensian (Tv Show)

Actor

Hands of a Murderer (TV Show)

Actor

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Jamaica Inn (Tv Show)

Actor

Lennon Naked (TV Show)

Actor

Royce (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Agent (Tv Show)

Actor

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Christopher Fairbank's life is as dramatic and surprising as any movie the veteran English actor has been in. His teenage years were spent at a juvenile hostel in Liverpool, where he decided to pursue a lifelong dream of acting, eventually going on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. By the time he landed his breakout role as Liverpudlian migrant worker Albert Moxey in the hugely popular series "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" (ITV, 1983-2004), the rough and tumble actor had already amassed a resume that included stints on such TV shows as the legal drama "Z Cars" (BBC, 1962-1978) and the dystopian serial "Noah's Castle" (ITV, 1980), as well as the feature film "Agatha" (1979), centered on the mystery writer's unsolved disappearance in 1926. The next decade ushered in a string of well-known turns for the heavily pockmarked actor, including small but memorable roles in "Batman" (1989), "Alien 3" (1992), and "The Fifth Element" (1997). Beginning in the 2000s Fairbank branched out into voice acting with video games such as "Prisoner of War" (2002), and portrayed a hardened detective on the BBC mini-series "Five Daughters" (2010), before being cast as the title hero's uncle in "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013). Who knew that being labeled a juvenile delinquent would turn out to be just what Christopher Fairbank needed?

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

1970 - 1974

Milestones

2013

Cast as Jack's uncle in "Jack the Giant Slayer."

2002

Voiced the role of an army colonel in the video game "Prisoner of War."

1997

Landed a role as a scientist in "The Fifth Element."

1992

Cast as a prisoner in David Fincher's "Alien 3."

1989

Portrayed a mugger in Tim Burton's "Batman."

1983

Cast as a migrant construction worker on ITV's "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet."

1980

Landed a recurring role on the family drama series "Noah's Castle."

1979

Cast in a supporting role in his debut film "Agatha."

1978

Made TV debut on BBC's "Z Cars."

Bonus Trivia

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Received a Bat-clock as a gift upon the end of filming for "Batman," which he later gave to his young niece.

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Almost didn't get into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts due to his severe acne condition, and eventually had to get a doctor's note saying it would clear up.

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In 1971 was sent away to a juvenile delinquent center in Liverpool for breaking his probation.

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Since 2002 has lent his voice to over a dozen video games, including "Renegade Ops" and "The Last Story."

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