About Christopher Parker:
Christopher Parker is an English actor and television presenter.
My parents couldn't afford a full time drama school, but I basically just did every class I could do, and followed every drama interest I could. When I was 15 or 16 I did drama courses.
I've been in the industry from the age of 9, so I have an agent. That's how you get auditions.
Working on such a big film was amazing. I learned a lot. There weren't too many stunts, just some doubling.
I've done quite a few adverts. I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain. I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people wanting to learn English.
I get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions. For me, I have a craving for that. When I'm acting, I feel great. It's not to be famous.
I enjoy playing other people. It's a great job and it's challenging. I couldn't do a desk job.
I don't have role models or watch much TV. I go to awards ceremonies but often I don't even know who the people are. I think that's good, because then you don't have preconceived ideas about them.
Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
I did loads of student films and fringe theatre. I worked for free a lot.
I don't know if I'm a heartthrob or if I want to be one! I heard that I get the most fan mail. It's very flattering, and lovely to be popular with the public.
I don't watch much TV or films, but I've watched Cameron Diaz.
I want more muscles! I go to the gym three or four times a week with a personal trainer. I can afford that now. I can't put on weight though, no matter how much I eat.
I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. I also wanted to be a paramedic, but I always wanted to be an actor as well. I didn't have kids or something that I needed to provide for.
I'm not confident with the ladies. I can't just ask someone out in a club. I'd like to say I'm a gentleman.
What surprises me is when people give me their mobile number. The other day, someone on a bus asked if I swear. I said I try not to, but of course I'm just a normal person.
It's not just about filming, you go to awards and interviews too. I enjoy all of it, even learning my lines!
If you want to act, you have to devote yourself to it. Send out letters and photos every day, work all the hours under the sun, whatever it takes. If you're not determined, you won't get anywhere.