The Host 2011
CHRIS O’DOWD will next be seen in THIS IS 40 opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann to be directed by Judd Apatow for Universal, THE SAPPHIRES directed by Wayne Blair and produced by Rosemary Blight for Goalpoast Pictures in Australia and also the new HBO series GIRLS written by and starring Lena Dunham with Judd Apatow producing. Also currently in production is FRANKIE GO BOOM in which Chris stars alongside Charlie Hunnam for the Ministry of Content, written and directed by Jordan Roberts. Chris was most recently seen in cinemas as the male lead Officer Rhodes in the hugely successful film BRIDESMAIDS opposite Kristen Wiig which Paul Feig directed and Judd Apatow produced with Barry Mendel for Universal. He also appears in FRIENDS WITH KIDS opposite Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Ed Burns, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph which Jennifer Westfeldt directed and Lucy Barzun produced with Mike Nichols and Jake Kasdan. The film premiered at this year’s International Toronto Film Festival.
Chris was also seen recently in the lead dramatic role of “William” in the critically acclaimed CRIMSON PETAL & THE WHITE, a four part adaptation of Michael Fabers best-selling novel which was directed by Marc Munden for BBC.
Chris’ other credits include DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS directed by Jay Roach opposite Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis for DreamWorks/ Paramount, GULLIVERS TRAVELS directed by Rob Letterman starring opposite Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt for FOX, THE BOAT THAT ROCKED opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman with Richard Curtis directing for Working Title /Focus Features. He also starred in FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL opposite Anna Faris with Gareth Carrivick directing for BBC Films and HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE opposite Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller with Beeban Kidron directing for Working Title/Universal. In addition to VERA DRAKE directed by Mike Leigh, he starred in the 2005 feature FESTIVAL, nominated for two BAFTA Awards including Best British Film, which won him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor. Chris also stars in cult comedy series THE IT CROWD for Channel 4 Television. Amongst his other theatre credits, Chris most recently performed with Catherine Tate, Francesca Annis and Lisa Dillon at the Duke of York's Theatre, directed by Anna Mackmin for the Ambassador Theatre Group.