Christopher Strauli

A profile of the actor Christopher Strauli

Christopher Strauli (pronounced Strawley) trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and graduated in 1969 having gained the William Poel Award for Shakespearean verse and also the Rodney Millington 'Spotlight' award for Best Actor. 

In his own words, Christopher is probably best remembered as Norman Binns in the hugely popular Yorkshire Television series Only When I laugh. Although an earlier series, also from Yorkshire Television Raffles is where you may have first encountered Christopher with his excellent portrayal of Harry 'Bunny' Manders (pictured top right) the 'partner-in-crime' of A. J. Raffles, played by Anthony Valentine. Raffles was compulsive viewing for many, when the series aired originally in the 1970s. The characters of Raffles and Bunny are the creation of E.W Hornung (brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle).

From the sitcom: Only When I laugh

The television series' mentioned above are just two examples of Christopher's acting work, as he has also worked extensively in theatre. Some of Christopher's stage performances  include: School for Scandal (Bristol Old Vic Company), The Winter's Tale (Bristol Old Vic Company), Narrow Road to the Deep North (Bristol Old Vic Company and Theatre Royal, Bath) and The Licentious Fly (London-Mermaid Theatre).

Christopher as Ratty in The Wind in the Willows at The Old Vic

In addition to his television work on the series' Raffles and Only When I laugh, Christopher has made countless other television appearances; these include: Edward VII for Lew Grade's Associated Television (ATV), Eustace and Hilda for the BBC and also for the BBC the Shakespearean series Measure for Measure. He also appeared in 3 seasons of the comedy series Full House for Thames Television, playing the character Paul Hatfield.

Christopher is currently working predominantly in the role-play/communication field with the Simpatico Role Play Agency, where he helps to to train medical graduates and professionals within the medical and veterinary professions. Christopher also does narration and voice-overs, listen to his showreels by visiting Christopher's official website at the link below.

To find out more about Christopher's career, click on the link below to visit his official website, where you can find comprehensive information about his work in the theatre and on television. Also find out about any current projects Christopher is working on Today. If you would like to contact Christopher he can be emailed via his own website or his agent is DHM Limited, which is run by Roger De Courcey.

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