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Chris Langham

Chris Langham as Hugh Abbott in the Thick Of It

Chris Langham was born on 14 April 1949 in London, England.

Having studied English and Drama at Bristol University, he enjoyed an early brush with comedy playing a centurion in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

However, it was as writer on The Muppet Show he notched up his first series TV credits.

In 1979, he was part of the original Not the Nine O'Clock News Team, but was dropped for the second series in favour of Griff Rhys Jones.

He continued appearing on the periphery of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, with small parts in Alas Smith and Jones and Happy Families. During this time, he became a regular voice on radio.

In 1998 he wrote and starred in Kiss Me Kate on BBC One, and won critical acclaim when his radio comedy People Like Us transferred to television in 1999.

More recently he's become known as bumbling minister Hugh Abbot in The Thick of It.

Appearances by Chris Langham
Start YearAliasProgramme BrandCountry

As an Actor

The Thick of It 2005
People Like Us 1999
The Worst Week Of My Life 2004
Help 2005
Kiss Me Kate 1996

As a Performer

Not The Nine O'clock News 1979
Q... 1969
The Sunday Format 1999

As a Writer

Kiss Me Kate 1996

As a Producer

Help 2005

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