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Chris Humphreys is a British actor, playwright and novelist. Born in Toronto, Ontario as the grandson of actor Cecil Humphreys, he was raised in Los Angeles, California until the age of seven and then grew up in the United Kingdom. For acting he is best known for his role in The Bill where he played PC Richard Turnham from 1989 to 1990. He has also been in A.D., Zorro, Coronation Street, Hawkeye, Dangerfield, Highlander: The Series, Goodnight Sweetheart, Wycliffe, Silent Witness, and The Core.

Chris Humphreys
Christopher Humphreys

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesC.C. Humphreys

He publishes historical adventure novels and young adult fantasy novels under the name C.C. Humphreys. The main character for his Jack Absolute series is based on the main character of the play The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

In 2017, Humphreys was interviewed for The Bill Podcast, sharing memories from his time making The Bill as well as stories about his life and career in general.[1]


Jack Absolute series
  1. Jack Absolute. Orion Books, 2003.
  2. The Blooding of Jack Absolute. Orion Books, 2006.
  3. Absolute Honour. Orion Books, 2006.
The French Executioner series
  1. The French Executioner. Orion Books, 2002.
  2. Blood Ties. Orion Books, 2003.
The Runestone Saga
  1. The Fetch. Random House Children's Books, 2006.
  2. Vendetta. Random House Children's Books, 2007.
  3. Possession. Random House Children's Books, 2008.
Other novels
  1. Vlad: The Last Confession. Orion Books, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4091-0330-1
  2. A Place Called Armageddon. Orion Books, 2011 ISBN 978-1-4091-1486-4 (about the Fall of Constantinople)
  3. The Hunt of the Unicorn. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011. ISBN 978-0-375-85872-7
  4. Shakespeare's rebel. Orion Books, 2014
  5. Plague: Murderer has a new friend. Century, 2014
Short Stories
  1. ‘Where the Angels Wait’. Pulp Literature, Issue 1, 2014.
  2. 'The Ankle Bracelet'. Pulp Literature, Issue 14, 2017.


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