Christopher Gaze

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Christopher Gaze
OBC MSM
Born Christopher Bower Gaze
(1952-05-12) 12 May 1952 (age 66)
Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor, Host, Artist director, Theatre and Opera Director
Years active 1973–present

Christopher Bower Gaze, OBC MSM (born 12 May 1952) is a British-born Canadian actor residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

History

Born in Guildford, Surrey, England, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before coming to Canada in 1975 where he spent three seasons at the Shaw Festival.

Career

He moved to Vancouver in 1983 and in 1990 founded Bard on the Beach which in 2014 achieved attendance exceeding 100,000. In addition to performing and directing for Bard, Christopher's voice is heard regularly in cartoon series, commercials and on the radio. He also hosts Vancouver Symphony's popular Tea and Trumpets series and their annual Christmas concerts. His many honours include induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal (2004), Honorary Doctorates from UBC & SFU, the BC Community Achievement Award (2007), the Gold Medallion from the Children's Theatre Foundation of America (2007) and a Jessie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Equus at The Playhouse. As an Olympic ambassador, Christopher was honoured to run with the Olympic flame for the 2010 Games. A public speaker with the National Speakers Bureau, Christopher frequently shares his insights on Shakespeare and theatre with students, service organizations and businesses.

He narrated the Emmy Award-winning animation series Madeline.

Additionally, he has also performed voiceover roles for animation, such as Turaga Vakama in the first three Bionicle movies, Diagnostic Drone in Beast Machines and Major Mint in Barbie in the Nutcracker.

Christopher was awarded the Order of British Columbia (OBC) announced on 18 May 2012 by the Premier of British Columbia and the Civil Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) (Canada Gazette 17 May 2005) from the Canadian Government in 2005.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Running Brave Aussie Sportscaster
1990 Deep Sleep Grey-Haired Man
1993 Cool Runnings British Official
1997 The Fearless Four Narrator (English version)
1998 Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins (Direct-to-video)
2000 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Quincy (voice)
2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker Major Mint (voice)
2002 Barbie as Rapunzel King Wilhelm (voice)
2003 Bionicle: Mask of Light Turaga Vakama (voice)
2004 Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui Turaga Vakama
Narrator (voice)
2005 Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows
2006 Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia Fungus Maximus (voice)
2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses King Randolph (voice)
2007 Barbie as the Island Princess Sagi (voice)
2007 The Ten Commandments (2007 film) Aaron (voice)
2009 Stranger with My Face Henry

Television

Video Games

References

External links

  • Christopher Gaze on IMDb
  • Interview with THECOMMENTARY.CA
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