Christopher’s diverse array of compelling roles in film range from the romantic lead as a Banglatown youth in Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane, to a vicious Leeds drug dealer in Penny Woolcock’s Mischief Night, a devious, charming Cuban gigolo in Day of The Flowers and a murderous leader of a sect of assassins in The Keeper. Television roles include playing polar opposites in the double role of twins Magid/Millat in White Teeth, a sharp lawyer in State of Play, an aspiring music mogul in Second Generation and a cheeky postman in Shameless. Theatre includes epic classical roles such as Dionysus in The Bacchae of Baghdad at the Abbey and Pericles in Pericles with the Royal Shakespeare Company/Carboard Citizens, The Ramayana at the National Theatre, roles in contemporary writing such as the critically acclaimed productions of Little Platoons and The Knowledge at the Bush Theatre as well work in physical/visual theatre.
Praise for Christopher as Dionysus:
“Christopher Simpson gives a mesmeric performance as the charismatic, merciless Dionysus, whose followers surrender totally to his will.” Ireland on Sunday
“Morrison’s casting of Simpson was a superb move: he dominates the stage, physically and rhetorically, as indeed Dionysus is meant to do.” Sunday Tribune
“a glorious performance….his presence is stunning and completely captivates the audience.” Irish Daily Mail
Praise for Christopher as Sebastian Flyte:
“…Christopher Simpson’s combustible Sebastian, a dangerous mix of puppyish charm and volcanic petulance…Simpson brutally suggests the callousness with which Sebastian taunts Charles over his helpless love for him: there is a savage mockery about his Sebastian that only deepens the more dissolute he becomes. It is a pity Simpson is only on stage for the show’s first half: the production is a duller place when he isn’t in it.” The Telegraph
“a splendidly louche performance from Christopher Simpson as the infantile, teddy-bear-dependent, alcoholic Sebastian, whose floppy-fringed resemblance to Blur bassist Alex James is probably coincidental, but instructive nevertheless. He provides, without question, the heart and soul of the production.” The Guardian
“Playing the damaged and doomed alcoholic Sebastian, Christopher Simpson elicits sympathy, despair, and love from other characters and the audience.” Daily Echo
“Christopher Simpson’s Sebastian shows a graphic descent from teddy hugging hedonist to unpredictable and unbearable alcoholic.” Yorkshire Post
“and the charming, teddy bear-toting alcoholic Sebastian (a stand-out performance from Christopher Simpson)…beautifully conveyed.” Cambridge News
Christopher Simpson’s Sebastian shows a graphic scent from teddy hugging hedonist to unpredictable and unbearable alcoholic.
You can see all the film and television he has acted in listed here: Imdb
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