Chris Addison

Chris Addison is well known as an acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. In recent years Chris has moved behind the camera, co-creating and directing Breeders (Sky/FX) with Martin Freeman and Simon Blackwell with the third series airing this year and the fourth series in production. He has also served as an Emmy-winning Executive Producer, Emmy-winning Supervising Producer, and Emmy-nominated and DGA Award-winning director on Veep (HBO), he made his feature debut with MGM’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

As an actor, Chris’ most recognised role was as Oliver Reeder for all four series of the multi-award winning The Thick of It and as Toby Wright in the Academy Award-nominated feature, In The Loop.

Involved with the Royal Opera House, he performed in L’Étoile and introduced Shostakovich’s The Nose and presented The Glyndebourne Opera Cup (SKY). Last year he also co-hosted The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Carols performed by the English National Opera orchestra for Sky Arts alongside Myleene Klaas.

Chris has also written two books, has been twice nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award (formally the Perrier Award) for his stand-up comedy, nominated for a British Comedy Award for his acting, and won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award for a BBC radio comedy series.