Christopher Guest biography

Christopher Guest

Actor, TV Writer

1948 –

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Who is Christopher Guest?

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films featuring an ensemble cast. This series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap, and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Guest also had a featured role as the evil six-fingered Count Rugen in the film The Princess Bride.

He holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Born
Feb 5, 1948
New York City
Also known as
  • Christopher Haden-Guest
  • Lord Haden-Guest
  • Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest
  • Christopher Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest
  • The Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest
  • The 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Great Saling, in the County of Essex
  • 5th Baron Haden-Guest
  • The Right Honourable The Baron Haden-Guest
  • The Baron Haden-Guest
  • The 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Bard College
  • New York University
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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