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Chris Geere

Jimmy Shive-Overly

A brash, self-destructive narcissist with selective face-blindness, “Jimmy” (Chris Geere) is a British novelist living in Los Angeles. His hotly-anticipated first book — a semi-autobiographical tale of a father and son reconnecting — was a minor critical darling, even if sales were less than stellar.

Jimmy has been burned by relationships in the past and has thus written them off completely, so after inadvertently finding himself now living with Gretchen, he must reconcile his deeply held aversion to monogamy with the fact that he actually likes Gretchen.

Born in Cambridge, UK and trained at Guildford School of Acting, Chris Geere began his career on stage opposite Dame Judi Dench in Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well followed by a small role in HBO’s Band of Brothers. Additional television credits include BBC’s The Bill, Casualty, Eastenders, Death in Paradise and Outnumbered. His first series regular role was in the war drama Bombshell for ITV. Other series include the award-winning BBC series Waterloo Road, Pete vs Life opposite Rafe Spall, The Spa and Ash Atalla’s Trollied

Geere gained international recognition when he took over the lead role of “King Edvard” in the Prince & Me film series. Additional feature credits include MGM’s werewolf thriller Blood and Chocolate opposite Olivier Martinez, Warner Bros’ Cleanskin opposite Sean Bean, M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth opposite Will Smith, and the Pierce Brosnan Lionsgate thriller Urge. He can next be seen top lining the horror-comedy Deadtectives for Dark Factory Entertainment.

Geere is based in the UK where he lives with his wife and young son.

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