Chris Barrie

  1. Craig Charles, Red Dwarf, TV, 1988-1999 and 2009.     Barrie knew writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor from Carott’s Lib, 1982, and they got him to audition – as Lister. They then stamped an H on his forehead and made him the hologram called Rimmer. Arnold Judas Rimmer
  2. Rowan Atkinson, The Lion King, 1993.    Too busy with his two TV series – Red Dwarf and Brittas Empire, 1991-1997, to voice Zazu in the 32nd Disney toon feature. Also in the loop were Simon Callow, David Jason, Spike Milligan, Vic Reeves. Plus various UK comedy giants: Peter Cook and Dudley Moore; The Two Ronnies: Barker and Ronnie Corbett; The Goodies: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Odie; and the Monty Pythons: Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin.
  3. David Tennant, Doctor Who, TV, 2005-2010. 


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