Christopher Hunter founded The Noontide Sun in 2017. Its first production was The Double Bass by Patrick Süskind which opened in London and was greeted with great critical acclaim.

Christopher Hunter is an actor, writer and director who works in theatre, film and television.

He began his career as the eponymous lead in David Halliwell’s Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs, directed by John Caird.

He then joined the National Theatre Company as it prepared to open its new home on the South Bank.  He appeared in the first new play produced there, Howard Brenton’s Weapons of Happiness, directed by David Hare. After working in rep and touring the UK, he was invited to join the RSC to play leading roles.

Christopher’s film work includes Harry Chapman’s award-winning Maestro, Nic Roeg’s Aria, Merchant-Ivory’s Maurice, John Glen’s Christopher Columbus, Ronny Yu’s 51st State and the lead in Toby Reisz’s Nothing To Lose.

Leading roles in theatre include Edinburgh Traverse, Sheffield Crucible, Oxford Playhouse, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Bath, Southwark Playhouse, Royal Exchange, Chichester and seasons at the NT and the RSC.

He joined Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington in the English Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning Wars of the Roses world and UK tour, taking in the Far East, the USA and Europe while opening Tokyo’s Globe Theatre on the way.  Also, for the ESC he directed Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, which later went on to play in Berlin and London’s Young Vic.

TV includes Sherlock, Mr Selfridge, Dracula, Chalk, East Enders, Between The Lines, Poirot, Inspector Morse and Silent Witness.

In the West End, Christopher was Barnabus Goche in Peter Whelan’s award-winning play The Herbal Bed directed by Michael Attenborough.

He founded The Noontide Sun, producing and performing in Patrick Süskind’s one-man play The Double Bass in London to great critical acclaim. He followed that with his adaptation and performance of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis which was first seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017.

Recently, he wrote and directed States of Mind for Extant (London) working with severely visually impaired performers and exploring ways of making an accessible performance by integrating the audio description into the narrative of the play.

He regularly works with students in leading UK drama schools directing final year productions and black box projects. He has led workshops on Venus and Adonis, verse speaking and performing Shakespeare. He mentors young creatives and is working on the development of a new musical with emerging writers.

Christopher has been invited to perform Venus and Adonis at the Verona Shakespeare Festival later this year and the production opens at Riverside Studios on 9 May 2023.