Christian Brassington is an actor and writer.
Christian first came to public attention when he played a teenage Tony Blair in Channel 4’s Tony Blair: Rock Star, appearing simultaneously in every national newspaper clad in just a pair of orange & brown y-fronts and an Afghan coat. He would later also play a young Boris Johnson in When Boris Met Dave, again for Channel 4.
He played the wide-eyed Archduke Charles opposite Cate Blanchett in Shekhar Kapur’s Oscar-winning Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Christian has appeared in several Ealing Studio’s films including Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue; St Trinians II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold and the John Landis-directed Burke & Hare.
Things took a darker turn in Steven Knight’s Redemption (known as Hummingbird in the UK) as Christian played the sociopathic villain being hunted by Jason Statham. Other films include Susannah White’s Le Carre adaptation Our Kind of Traitor; Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution; the smash Brit-flick Fisherman’s Friends and the award-winning short The Body.
More recently, Christian has repulsed viewers as Rev. Osborne “Ossie” Whitworth in BBC One’s Poldark. Christian’s other television credits include Land Girls, Hold The Sunset and Life In Squares (all for the BBC).
Christian received classical training from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and his stage work includes playing opposite Andrea Riseborough in the West End production of A Brief History of Helen of Troy.