Ian Reddington (Eastenders, Coronation Street) and Christopher Villiers (Emmerdale) will join , best known for her role as Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street, in the ensemble cast of Oh What A Lovely War on its national tour in 2015.
CHRISTOPHER VILLIERS: Appropriately enough, I am currently reading Paradise Lost. I love the cadences of Milton’s blank verse and his epic treatment of creation fall and ordained redemption. He evokes Heaven, Hell, Chaos, and Eden with great power. There is a breadth of vision which is breath-taking, equal in its way to Dante. Satan is an intriguing character – as the saying goes, you have to give the Devil his due; but the greater glory of God is affirmed without being facile. Here is the climax of a great Christian poet’s vocation. I am also reading Young Eliot by Robert Crawford, a biography of the young T. S. Eliot, and am fascinated by his relationship with Ezra Pound who helped lick The Waste Land into shape. I love reading the biographies of writers, but have to be careful not to let it distract me from writing!
Christopher Villiers is an English actor now best known for his part in the top rated ITV1 soap opera, in which he plays the role of solicitor, Grayson Sinclair. He also played the part of Captain Nigel Croker on Mile High. Christopher has also appeared in films such as 'Bloody Sunday', 'First Knight' & 'Top Secret'. In 2003 Christopher wrote and co-produced the British feature film 'Two Men went to War'.
Christopher is related to Cat Villiers (sister) - film producer, Jay Villiers (brother) - actor, and Katie Villiers (wife) - theatrical agent. He is also related to the Earl of Clarendon.
Christopher owns 2020 Casting Ltd, one of the largest film background (extras) agencies in the country. Company credits include: Gladiator, Bridget Jones, Shakespeare in Love, Star Wars, United 93 etc.
Chris has been married to Katie Threlfall for 21 years, but it was reported recently that the two have separated, although not divorced. They have two sons together, Charles, born in 1987 and Frederick, born in 1988.
Recently, an affair between Christopher and co-star Georgia Slowe was denied by the Emmerdale Press Office.
Cristopher was educated at Stowe School.