Chris Addison is a multiple Emmy® and DGA Award-winner.
Co-Creator of Breeders with Martin Freeman and Simon Blackwell, Addison is well known as an acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. In recent years, Addison moved behind the camera, directing the BAFTA™-winning The Thick of It for the BBC. He was also an executive producer, supervising producer and director on the Emmy and DGA Award-winning Veep (HBO). Addison made his feature film debut with MGM’s The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Other directing credits include Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) and Playing House (USA).
As an actor, Addison’s played “Oliver Reeder” for all four seasons of the multi-award-winning The Thick of It. He also played “Toby Wright” in the Academy Award®-nominated feature In The Loop. Addison has appeared on Doctor Who (BBC), The Look of Love, alongside Steve Coogan, Skins (Channel 4) and Trying Again (Sky), which co-created with Breeders collaborator Simon Blackwell.
Working with Royal Opera House, Addison wrote and performed in L’Étoile and introduced Shostakovich’s The Nose. Last year, Addison hosted the Glyndebourne Opera Cup (Sky) with opera singer Danielle de Niese.
The author of two books, Addison has twice been nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award for his stand-up comedy, nominated for a British Comedy Award for his acting and won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award for a BBC radio comedy series.