Actor Christopher Lee Power’s Powerful Performance Ignites Christ Church’s Wilfred Owen Film
|Author: hamlet||Published: 21st July 2012 12:38|
Christopher Lee Power has enjoyed many years as an actor in the UK rising through the ranks.
But his life now is a million miles away from where it started. Christopher Lee Power, from Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, was in his teens, and his life had been one of incredible struggle: he had a speech impediment; school for Christopher was difficult as he found it difficult to spell, with a lack of co-ordination. It meant he started losing out on the education he needed. Leaving school at the age of 15 with no qualifications meant that finding work was difficult.
However despite this disadvantage, Christopher began a new journey with help from friends and a wonderful tutor and was offered his first taste as an actor on a YTS Scheme called Rathbone Projects in Liverpool.
Christopher says: "I was trained in all aspects of theatre. Actors David Morrisey and Cathy Tyson had also been part of Rathbone Projects a few years before me."
At the age of 28, Christopher's dreams of following his passion and becoming an actor started to be realized. He attended a number of drama schools, including Richmond Drama School and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) . " Richmond Drama School equipped me with the knowledge and skills for the acting profession, it was a wonderful experience and I look back with fond memories" says Christopher .
He can look back on his rise through the ranks of acting, from stage to small screen, with parts in high profile dramas and soaps, from playing Polixines in the acclaimed 'A Winter's Tale' in Birkenhead Park to touring in an award winning play called Remembrance Day, by Bev Clark, playing George. He has recently played Bill Sykes to very good reviews.
Christopher has just played the young Wilfred Owen in "Christchurch Remembered" by Dean Johnson It was filmed by Illy Hill (ITV director) and will soon be available on DVD. This was what Illy said about Christopher, "Christopher is a gripping narrator, my time with Mersey TV has taught me to go with my gut feeling, and this event will be a remarkable documentary that I will have no shortage of takers for." His new Short film "Boiling Point" in which he plays a private detective was nominated for an award. Christopher has also written about his life in his autobiography, "Breaking Free From The Street To The Stage"