Christopher Fairbank

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Christopher Fairbank
Born (1953-10-04) 4 October 1953 (age 65)
Hertfordshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present

Christopher Fairbank (born 4 October 1953) is an English film, stage and television actor, perhaps best known for his role as Moxey in the hit comedy-drama series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.[1]


Born in Hertfordshire, Fairbank first developed an interest in acting while appearing in a play at his primary school in Clavering, Essex.[citation needed] He has numerous television credits to his name, including Sapphire and Steel, The Professionals, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.[citation needed] He provided voice talent for two Aardman feature-length films, Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Flushed Away.[citation needed]

Fairbank also appeared as one of the pair of muggers who rob an out-of-town family, heralding the first appearance of the Batman in Tim Burton's 1989 film. Fairbank also had roles as Mactilburgh the scientist in the film The Fifth Element, the prisoner Murphy in Alien 3, and the Player Queen in the Franco Zeffirelli version of Hamlet, opposite Mel Gibson. He appeared in the Goal! trilogy as a Newcastle United fan.[citation needed]

In 2010, he appeared as a detective in Five Daughters, and as Alfred "Freddie" Lennon in the biopic Lennon Naked.[2]

In 2011 Fairbank starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as a pirate called Ezekiel, and in 2012 he appeared as an Australian in Sky 1's Starlings.[citation needed]

In 2017 he played Ibbotson, Delaney's tenant farmer in BBC One's drama Taboo.[citation needed]

Selected TV


Video games


  1. ^ Chris Fairbank: Actor Archived 3 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Herald Scotland – Arts & Ents – Film & TV Features – Lennon Naked". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 24 June 2010.

External links

  • Christopher Fairbank on IMDb
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