CHRISTOPHER STRAULI

   

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Christopher trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, leaving in 1969 with the William Poel Award for Shakespearean verse speaking and the Rodney Millington "Spotlight" Award for Best Actor. He joined the Bristol Old Vic Company for the next three seasons where he began as an acting ASM, played some smashing parts and earned the princely sum of nine guineas a week!
His repertory theatre experience continued all over the country - notably at Leatherhead, Windsor, Edinburgh, Exeter and Canterbury, Alongside the theatre work, his television experience grew with parts in productions such as A Family at War, Angels, Warship, Owen MD, Harrietts Back in Town and Edward VII iin which he played Winston Churchill'. However,' his first real break came when he was offered the part of Bunny in the series Raffles with Anthony Valentine as the gentleman thief.
Christopher is probably still best remembered for his portrayel of Norman Binns in the hit hospital comedy series,_Only When I Laugh And for his Paul Hatfield in Full House but the work of which he is most proud is very varied playing Eustace in the L.P.Hartley TV film series Eustace and Hilda, the television play Gentle Folk with Denholm Elliott, Claudio in Measure for Measiire and in the theatre his favourite roles have been as the Twins in Rina Round the Moon, Captain Absolute in The Rivals, Tin Man in The (Wizard of Oz and especially playing Ratty in Alan Bennett's National Theatre production of The Wind in the Willow's at the Old Vic and on a National Tour.
Alan Ayckbourn himself directed Christopher as Clive in his play Seasons Greetings in it's West End run at the Apollo Theatre. Christopher has also played in How the Other Half Loves, Bedroom Farce, Absurd Person Singular and Absent Friends by the same author.

Other jobs perhaps worthy of mention are his portrayal
of Toby Lush in BBC TV's The Fortunes of War, the film of Rising Damp, playing a 'baddy" in Dempsey and Makepeace, the fun of working with Victoria Wood on one of her TV shows and some of the hundreds of voice-overs which have helped him pay the mortgage over the years.


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