Christopher Guest, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Christopher Guest

British and American screenwriter, comedian, musician, director, and actor

Date of Birth: 05-Feb-1948

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Profession: screenwriter, writer, composer, politician, comedian, stage actor, film director, film producer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States, United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Christopher Guest

  • Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship.
  • Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style.
  • Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them.
  • The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap, and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots. Guest 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, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament.
  • When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest.
  • Guest is married to actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

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