Sep. 5th, 1965
Bristol, England, UK
Christopher Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - My Wrongs 8245-8249 And 117
Guest TV Roles
Peter Baxendale Thomas
Morris, the oldest son of two GPs, was educated at Stoneyhurst College and Bristol University, where he read Zoology. His upbringing, and in particular, his education, has been the source of much media speculation, especially after the post-Brass Eye Special tabloid backlash. The tabloids focused on Stoneyhurst, a reportedly 'strict Jesuit college', where there was a scandal some years ago centred around allegations of child abuse. The tabloid hacks, perhaps unable to repress their seething hatred for Brass Eye - and perhaps even their class-envy - reported that pupils were beaten with a whale-bone strap, and then gloated over the fact that Morris apparently refused to take part in the police investigation into the abuse allegations. Morris hardly ever comments on his childhood, but admits the college was not 'run through the hills naked strict,' perhaps implying that the reports of his education - from both sniping Right and slavishly worshipping Left - were exaggerated.
- Although known as a "media terrorist", Chris is actually one of the shyest people in comedy, hardly ever doing interviews. During his only appearance on a show with a studio audience, "I'm Alan Partridge", he was asked by co-star Steve Coogan if he had anything to say to the audience. He said no and quickly went backstage.
- Following the end of the _"Brass Eye" (1997)_ (qv) series, he placed his own obiturary in The Guardian newspaper. The final words were: "After his glorious student years at Bristol he went on to a varied broadcasting career before consumption ailed his later years. A good friend, he will be sorely missed."
- He lives with and has 2 children by the actress 'Jo Unwin' (qv)
- During Chris Morris' radio career he is thought to have filled the newsreader's booth with helium, introduced a news flash about a train crash by saying "Tell me your favourite joke" and given running commentries over serious news bulletins, each time resulting in sackings.
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