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April 2, 2008

Chris Rogers: From panto dames to internet auditions

Chris RogersChris Rogers found his latest role through a website. He signed up to Bethemoviestar.com , which he was sure was “a hoax, an absolute hoax.” Luckily for him, it wasn’t. A 30-second clip of his acting was all that was needed to bag him a role in a mobysode called GSOH. It’s also led to his first feature film role, in Rapture.

Suchandrika Chakrabarti met up with Chris in the BFI cafe to find out how he got from pantomime dame roles to feature films, while playing the odd Nazi along the way…


29-year-old Chris calls himself “a mutt of the world.” He has moved every five years of his life, owing to his microbiologist dad’s career taking the family all over the place. Born in Germany, he has lived in Hawaii, South Dakota, Liverpool and now London. As he puts it, “I guess it broadened my horizons, in comparison with my German friends, who I was to see again, ten years later, when we moved back.”

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