• Interviewee

    Christopher Ryan

  • Portrayed

    Kiv, General Staal, Commander Stark in Doctor Who, 1986, 2008, 2010

Christopher Ryan was born in London on the 28th of January 1950. He trained at the East 15 Acting School and began his career with The Glasgow Citizens Theatre in 1971.

Christopher’s first love is the stage and he has an extensive credit list for roles in theatres across the UK. It was while appearing in Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay at the Criterion Theatre, that he landed the role of Mike in The Young Ones. This led to parts in Bottom, Absolutely Fabulous, Only Fools and Horses, The Green, Green Grass, One Foot in the Grave and many other television series.

But to Doctor Who fans, it’s his monstrous performances as Kiv, General Staal and Commander Starkthat he is best known for.

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