The release of Weekend marked Chris' big screen debut. Chris trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and, after graduating in 2006, built up an impressive reputation for his stage and small screen work. He starred opposite Alan Cumming in the 2006 revival of Martin Sherman's iconic play Bent in London's West end, only weeks after graduating from RADA, for which he was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer and the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers' Choice Award for London Newcomer of the Year. He then went on to work at the National Theatre, under the direction of Sir Richard Eyre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, The Royal Exchange and London's Sadler's Wells. In 2009 he returned to the West End to star as Joe Orton in the stage adaptation of "Prick Up Your Ears", and in 2010 made his New York debut leading the company of Peter Nichols' LIngua Franca which transferred to New York from London's Finborough Theatre. He has also worked regularly for the BBC in numerous television and Radio Productions.