Christopher Biggins

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Christopher Biggins is an actor, TV personality and presenter.

Early Career

Christopher’s on-screen career began when he starred as Lukewarm in Porridge. Other notable comedy shows of the 70s that he appeared in include Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

Biggins played Nero in the BBC adaptation of I, Claudius in 1976. He secured the role after appearing in a Heineken TV commercial in which he played a Roman emperor.

Children’s Television

On children’s television, Christopher had a recurring role as department store owner Adam Painting in Rentaghost. And he also played Reverend Whiting in Brendon Chase, produced in 1980. As a children’s TV presenter he also hosted the jungle-themed show On Safari.

Other TV Work

Christopher Biggins took part in the seventh series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, becomming ‘King of the Jungle’ in November 2007.

He took part in an episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me on Channel 4 in 2009. He won £1,000 for his chosen charity.

In 2014 Biggins took part in the celebrity cookery programme Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One. Then in the same year he took part in a celebrity edition of Catchphrase.


Christopher’s theatre roles include The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, and 18 months at the London Palladium in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Christopher’s most famous role is that of Widow Twankey in Aladdin. He has also played Buttons in Cinderella.

In recognition of his stellar performances, he won the Lifetime Achievement award at the Great British Pantomime Awards.

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