Speaker / Host
Christopher Biggins is the Former 'King of the Jungle' and star of TV, Radio and the West End stage. He is a hugely talented and entertaining character, and an excellent after dinner speaker and event and awards host.
About Christopher Biggins
Christopher Biggins is always such a hit with bookers and audiences. A sterling professional, he is always a brilliant addition to any event. An entertaining speaker and host, he is also without doubt one of the Grand Dames in British Pantomimes.
Christopher Biggins started his training at Salisbury Repertory Theatre and later at Bristol Old Vic as a prelude to his first West End appearance – creating the role of Head Jumbly in ‘The Owl and the Pussycat went to Sea’. Christopher has also taken part in a successful run of ‘The Play What I Wrote’; directed by Kenneth Brannagh; and is a regular guest star as The Narrator in the National Tour of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’. Christopher’s last performance in the West End was as Baron Bomburst in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at the London Palladium. Much loved national treasure, Biggins also appeared on BBC’s Psychoville.
As an Actor he has appeared in many British television classic dramas and in theatre from Shakespeare to Musicals all over the world. With his warmth and personality he was crowned King Of The Jungle in ‘I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here’, finalist on ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ 2014 and is a regular guest on all TV programmes from game shows to current affairs. Other television appearances include ‘My Bare Lady’, ‘Revelation’, ‘The Likely Lads’, ‘Man of Straw’, ‘Some Mothers Do Ave Em’, ‘The Ronnie Barker Show’, ‘Shoestring’, ‘Kidnapped’, ‘Porridge’, ‘Bad Girls’ (as himself) and many more.
Christopher Biggins has also managed to fit in a year with The Royal Shakespeare Company appearing in London Assurance with Judi Dench and Donald Sinden. Other theatre work included a National tour of ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’, ‘Beyond the Fringe’, ‘A Touch of Spring’, ‘Cluedo’ and ‘On Approval’. In the summer of 1990 Christopher played and sang the role of Herod in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at London’s Barbican Theatre. Christopher is best remembered for his performances as Emperor Nero in the award winning BBC series ‘I Claudius’ and then as Rev. Ossie Whitworth the wicked vicar in the hugely popular series ‘Poldark’ also for the BBC, and of course Lukewarm in the BBC series of ‘Porridge’.
Film credits include ‘Eskimo Nell’, ‘Applause’ with Lauren Bacall, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and as Stephano in the Derek Jarman film version of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. Christopher also appeared in the American film for television MASADA. Other credits include ‘School for Scandal’, and Nathan Detroit in ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘The Connecticut Yankee’ Regents Park and for television ‘Dramarama’ and ‘French & Saunders’ for the BBC. Christopher played Buttons in Cinderella at the Mayflower, Southampton in Christmas 2007 and his numerous pantomime appearances include Nurse Tickle in ‘Babes in the Wood’ at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, Dame in ‘Dick Whittington’ at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading and Idle Jack in ‘Dick Whittington’ Kings Theatre, Glasgow
Christopher Biggins presented his own Radio show for BBC Radio London with Lesley Joseph. Since leaving the Jungle he has made numerous TV appearances here and abroad. He returned to the jungle where he filmed a follow up show entitled ‘Biggins Goes Back’. His Autobiography entitled ‘Just Biggins’ was published in September 2008. In 2010 he was a celebrity guest team captain on ‘What Do Kids Know?’ along with Rufus Hound, Joe Swash and Sarah Cox. He also appeared as a guest star narrator in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and has played God in the BBC adult puppet comedy ‘Mongrels’.