Christopher Guard | TV, Film and Stage Actor, Award-Winning Musician, Artist & Author

Christopher Guard is one of Britain’s most prolific actors and is widely recognised for his contributions across film, television, stage, music, and the visual arts over the last 50 years. He is known to millions for TV roles in The Professionals, Z-Cars, Poirot, Lovejoy, The Bill, Jackanory, The Worst Witch, Doctors, and Casualty, among others, and for big screen roles in movies including Return to Treasure Island, Doctor Who serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, I Claudius, Les Misérables, and as Frodo Baggins in the original The Lord of the Rings.



* Media Comment, Expert Opinion & Interviews

With a celebrated, 50-year career spanning film, television, music, and the visual arts, Christopher Guard brings a wealth of experience and insights to media discussions and is available through The Double Agents for comment and interviews. He has a deep understanding of the wider entertainment industry (and the evolving role of music in popular culture), and separately of environmentalism, cultural expression, and social responsibility and the impact of celebrity activism.

* Charitable Partnerships, Ambassador Roles, and Marketing/PR Support (Professional and Pro Bono)

Christopher Guard is open to collaborations, both professional and pro bono, with organisations that align with his diverse interests, including art, animal welfare, and humanitarian causes. Chris is open to collaborations with charities that promote the arts and use creative expression for social impact. His artwork, inspired by nature and humanity's relationship with the environment, can contribute to initiatives supporting artistic endeavours and cultural preservation. His lifelong passion for ornithology reflects his deep appreciation for wildlife and animal welfare. He is committed to supporting charities and initiatives that protect and care for animals, particularly birds and other wildlife species, but also organisations that provide assistance and support to displaced populations, leveraging his platform and resources to raise awareness and advocate for positive change. Beyond professional collaborations, Chris is willing to lend his talents and time pro bono to causes he believes in. His commitment to using his skills and influence for social good highlights his genuine desire to make a meaningful impact beyond the entertainment industry.

* Public Speaking Engagements

Chris is available for a variety of in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Enquiries and bookings can be made through our speaking agency, BubbleandSqueak.London


Christopher Guard is a longstanding, recognisable ‘face’ in British stage, television and film. His list of credits is substantial and includes dozens of the UK’s best-loved programmes and several hit movies. His singing ability was demonstrated in the film version of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (1977) in which he played the role of Henrik Egerman alongside Elizabeth Taylor. On stage, he became a member of the National Theatre at the age of 20 following roles in the BBC Shakespeare production of The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, and others.

Away from the camera, Chris is a skilled musician and songwriter, known internationally as the frontman in bands including Leapfrogtown and Indians in Moscow. He has played festivals supporting Toploader and other major bands and venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. His record, “Attention Deficit Girl” won the Guild of International Songwriters Rock Award in 2004. His songs also appeared in Children of the Circus, an original music play based on Doctor Who’s The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. The play stars Chris as Bellboy, Dee Sadler as Flowerchild and Ella, Sophie Aldred as Captain Gren and AJ, Toyah Willcox as The Band of Infinite Harmony, Ian Reddington as Delios and the Chief Clown, andSylvester McCoy as the High Poet. A limited edition 2CD set and further information can be found here. He is also a well-known visual artist with A-list clients – “quite well-known folk in music and acting”, as Chris puts it – on both sides of the Atlantic.

In rare moments of downtime, Chris enjoys swimming in the sea during electric storms (yes, really), baking bread, and ornithology. He is also a keen runner and philanthropist, having now participated in multiple marathons to support charities like Leukaemia Research and the British Heart Foundation. Chris is also known for his commitment to vegetarianism, a lifestyle choice he adopted from childhood, and for animal welfare. He is currently working on a sequel to his 2022 autobiography, And Then It Was Now. The memoir received glowing reviews and a score of personal endorsements from actors including Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon, I Claudius, Return to Treasure Island), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Dr Who, I Claudius), and Carol Royle (Life, Endeavour, Heartbeat, Blackeyes).

After more than 50 years in the entertainment industry, Chris says he is more creative than ever. “Once a child performer, always a child performer,” he explains. “No surrender!”.


Further Information:

Christopher Guard – Wikipedia

Personal Website – ChristopherGuard.co.uk

Christopher Guard is Here – YouTube

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