Born in Paris, Christophe's first brush with performance was as a boy-alto, aged 8, with the choir
"Les Petites Enfants à la Croix Brûlée"
(The Little Children of the Burnt Cross).
Having caught the performance bug, he later formed a Musical Duo with a colleague, while stationed in
New Caledonia with the French Army.
After the army, Christophe returned to Paris where he attended the prestigious Cours Simon Acting school before striking out to try his hand at many forms of performance, in France, Germany, Senegal, Ireland, Malta & UK.
After moving to Ireland in 1997 Christophe worked for
Il Florilegio circus, then auditioned for and became a member of the Society of Irish Magicians.
Specialising in Acting, Magic and Medieval Combat display, Christophe also studies Astrophysics with the Open University.
For the last nine years he has been the owner-operator of Trapdoor Entertainment and has seen the company grow from strength to strength. One highlight was the successful international tour over Christmas 2012, of his self written card based magic show "A La Carte", working with his then fiancée, who designed and managed the show on tour.
2014-15 was a developmental period for Christophe. After some further education with an incredibly talented tutor in Dublin, Christophe focussed on developing new projects for the 2016 season and beyond. With a stage play at the devising stage, Christophe also launched a new initiative, "The Melting Pot", which aims to work at a grass roots level to support performers of all levels, not only in a professional, but also a personal context. Primarily this work has taken the form of weekend workshops, but further projects are also being explored.
After a first foray into Musical Theatre, playing as Drake in the Mullingar Musical Society's production of "Annie" in October 2015, Christophe returned to the Mullingar Arts Centre for his first ever panto season, and appeared as Captain Morgan in Cinderella.
2016-17 was a consolidation period for Christophe. After appearing as Cú Chulainn’s fighting double for the Laochra commemoration at Croke Park, he appeared in several projects for both Irish Arms and Footsteps NI, took some time out for two family bereavements and to get married!
He closed out 2017 with 3 months spent in further professional development training with David Scott in Dublin.
In 2018 Christophe continued to appear regularly in Living History work, as well as supporting an Armistice commemoration event in UK appearing as a French soldier, a developmentally delayed young soldier, as well in his own right with one of his stand-up sets.
2019 got off to a bang when in January Christophe was activated to cover the role of Macbeth on just 9 days notice. The production was met with .
This led to invitations from Ireland to tour (which are in development) and for a UK tour, starting in September.
Meanwhile in June, Christophe travelled to New York City to receive a Long Island Theatre Award for the South Devon Players on behalf of the company of Macbeth.
He lives in County Westmeath, Ireland, with his actor & technician wife & her assistance dog, four cats, six hens and two fish. In his rare moments of down time, he loves to cook and bake.
New Caledonia 1990
Devon, UK Jan 2019
Photo by Owen Marshall
Recording a Christmas TV Special with Les Petite Enfants alongside the Golden Gate quartet and Paris Philharmonic Orchestra.
Long Island, New York June 2019 Receiving a Long Island Theatre Award on behalf of The South Devon Players
Backstage at the Mullinga Arts Centre
As Drake in Annie
Northern Ireland 2016
Working with Footsteps NI
Magician in Residence 2016