“Chris Clynes takes us on an impressive whistlestop tour of the young prince’s emotions: grieving, amused, pensive, playful, afraid, angry… and under it all is a childlike vulnerability and a taut energy that make for a fascinating combination.”
CARN’S THEATRE PASSION
“When Daniel Day-Lewis played Hamlet the language seemed to be in control, pulling him along. Here, Chris Clynes is firmly in charge of his role, capable of exercising chilling menace”
- LONDON THEATRE 1
Since appearing in two short plays at the West Yorkshire Playhouse over a decade ago, Chris Clynes has gained experience and critics’ praise in a number of impressive stage productions. After a string of off-West End roles including Eilert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler at The Kings Head, Stanton in Warehouse of Dreams at The Lion & Unicorn and Joshua/Martin in Cloud Nine at Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Chris landed the coveted titular role in Hamlet at Bankside’s historic Rose Playhouse. After gaining an array of glowing reviews and playing to packed houses throughout February 2016, he went on to land the leading role in an open-air production of Macbeth, set against the picturesque backdrop of Devon’s Valley of The Rocks.
“Charismatic and commanding on the stage, he is an actor to watch and it is not difficult to imagine this boy becoming something of a star.”
- LONDON THEATRE 1
On screen Chris has played various roles across film and television. After a brief appearance playing Gary in the feature film Peter (the story of The Yorkshire Ripper) he went on to appear in several commercials, music videos and short films including the multi-award winning LGBT drama Crossroads (Cannes 2015). He played the lead role of Michael in the political drama Killer Bird and stars opposite award winning actor Rebecca Root in the upcoming transgender themed Eddie Elise. On television he played court musician Mark Smeaton in Henry VIII and His Six Wives which was broadcast on Channel 5 and released on BBC DVD.
“Clynes is quite simply perfect to play Michael as the everyman he is […] Plus, the calm, yet still apprehensive nature of Michael’s persona is very well emoted by Clynes.”
- ONE FILM FAN .COM