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Christopher Ravenscroft

At first, I thought that Christopher was so perfect as Burden. It was as if it was my Burden made flesh.

Ruth Rendell


Christopher Ravenscroft is Arthur in Barney Norris' tender and uplifting play about family, hope and enduring love. The Watermill Theatre. 31 March - 22 April 2023.


Humble Boy
Paul Bradley, Jonathan Broadbent, Selina Cadell, Rebekah Hinds, Belinda Lang and Christopher Ravenscroft talk about appearing in Charlotte Jones' multi award-winning comedy at the Orange Tree Theatre.


Murder in the Cathedral
This unique collaboration between the legal and theatrical professions brings TS Eliot's play to life in the historic Temple Church, located at the heart of London's Middle and Inner Temple.
High Society
Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.


The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith
"Nowhere is this sparkling sophistication more evident than in the duets between Mrs Ebbsmith and the suave Duke, played with delicious subtlety by Christopher Ravenscroft."


Best Actor
Christopher Ravenscroft wins Best Actor award at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
Dances of Death
Meet Edgar and Alice. Married for over thirty years theirs is a relationship of explosive mutual loathing. Strindberg's tale paints a compulsive and bitterly funny portrait of a magnificently doomed couple, whose ongoing battle threatens not only their future, but that of their friends and children as well.


The Winslow Boy
Christopher Ravenscroft gives a remarkable performance of a man crippled by arthritis, obsessed with his cause but painfully aware of what it is doing to his family—but there are so many layers and subtle notes to his portrayal that it is impossible not to warm to this fully-rounded character.


The Conspirators
"Christopher Ravenscroft invests the pipe-puffing state prosecutor with the willowy decency of a man who dimly recalls the liberal principles that once inspired the revolution."


Lost and Found
Nell Dunn explores the impact of stroke on three disparate individuals in a play originally inspired by the oral testimonies of people at Connect, the Communication disability network based at Marshalsea Road London.
The Comedy of Errors
Christopher Ravenscroft keeps his performance straight and, velvet-voiced, makes admirable sense of his complicated family history.
The People's Detective
Twelve celebrated fictional television detectives profiled in a six-part ITV3 series.


Cash in the Celebrity Attic
Angela Rippon and the Cash in the Celebrity Attic team visit much-loved Inspector Wexford star George Baker in his beautiful country cottage.


Christopher Ravenscroft at Theatre Royal Bath
"It is a treat to work with Peter Hall, a great theatre director of our age."


Super Sleuths
A Documentary series produced by Free@LastTV. Features interviews with George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Mary McMurray, and Neil Zeiger.


The Tempest
"This is a very rich, packed play that has so many themes. But it all comes down to facing our innermost selves and making choices. That is what Prospero has to do."


Midsomer Murders
The reading club in the tiny town of Midsomer Market has more than bookworms among its ranks as DCI Barnaby soon discovers. When the group's leader is killed, bludgeoned with her own walking stick, it's the first in a string of bizarre murders.


I'm a bit of a fusspot myself
"My family say I get worse when I'm playing Burden."


A Mind to Murder
Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to handle a sensitive investigation at an exclusive health clinic when the administrator is found murdered - a chisel through her heart and a strange wooden effigy on her lap.


Wexford's sidekick prepares to pack his bags
He began as Wexford's strait-laced sidekick; thin, angular Detective Inspector Mike Burden, old-fashioned, conservative and bashful.


Rendell's Fair Cop
Sitting back, relaxing in his mobile dressing room, Christopher Ravenscroft looks uncharacteristically cheerful.


Henry V
Gritty adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V. A star-studded cast tell the tale of this heroic and ruthless man and his quest to claim the French throne as his own.


Twelfth Night
Kenneth Branagh directs the Renaissance Theatre Company in this performance of Shakespeare's comedy. Starring Caroline Langrishe, Anton Lesser, Richard Briers, Frances Barber and Christopher Ravenscroft.


The Merchant of Venice
The first performance of this production was at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 5th April, 1984. It played in repertoire in Stratford throughout the 1984-1985 season.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors.


The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes investigates a mysterious death in Devonshire and comes up against the terrifying legend of a ghostly hound, linked to a dreaded family curse.
Nicholas Nickleby
On June 20th 1982, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby was performed on the London stage for the last time. In the following months, the production was re-staged and recorded as a nine-hour television production, which in turn became the first major drama for the new Channel Four.


Gossip from the Forest
Thomas Keneally's powerful and compelling story of six men whose decisions will determine the course of history in 1918.


Tragedy in a minesweeper, and a board of inquiry in HMS Hero.

Christopher Ravenscroft as Burden with Diane Keen as Jenny