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Christopher J Morris (born 15 June 1962) is an acclaimed English actor, writer, producer, composer and director whose best-known work is probably the satirical current affairs programme ''Series/BrassEye'', in which he fooled a Member of Parliament into asking the House of Commons to ban a fictional drug and tricked pudgy rocker Phil Collins into representing a fake anti-paedophile campaign called "Nonce Sense".

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Christopher J Morris (born 15 June 1962) is an acclaimed English actor, writer, producer, composer and director whose best-known work is probably the satirical current affairs programme ''Series/BrassEye'', in which he fooled a Member of Parliament into asking the House of Commons to ban a fictional drug and tricked pudgy rocker Phil Collins Music/PhilCollins into representing a fake anti-paedophile campaign called "Nonce Sense".


Acclaimed actor, writer, producer, composer and director whose best-known work is probably the satirical current affairs programme ''Series/BrassEye'', in which he fooled a Member of Parliament into asking the House of Commons to ban a fictional drug and tricked pudgy rocker Phil Collins into representing a fake anti-paedophile campaign called "Nonce Sense".

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Acclaimed Christopher J Morris (born 15 June 1962) is an acclaimed English actor, writer, producer, composer and director whose best-known work is probably the satirical current affairs programme ''Series/BrassEye'', in which he fooled a Member of Parliament into asking the House of Commons to ban a fictional drug and tricked pudgy rocker Phil Collins into representing a fake anti-paedophile campaign called "Nonce Sense".


His penchant for pitch black humour and fearless parody of public figures made him something of a televisual ''enfant terrible'' for a time, particularly after the 2001 ''Series/BrassEye'' paedophile special was attacked for supposedly making fun of paedophilia and childd abuse (it was ''actually'' satirising the media's then-preoccupation with sensationalised paedophile stories, and the subsequent bouts of civil unrest that they caused). In one notable case ''The Daily Star'' published an article attacking the "paeodphile comedy" opposite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star-1.jpg a photograph of then-15-year-old singer Charlotte Church]] [[{{Hypocrite}} in which it commended the size of her breasts]].

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His penchant for pitch black humour and fearless parody of public figures made him something of a televisual ''enfant terrible'' for a time, particularly after the 2001 ''Series/BrassEye'' paedophile special was attacked for supposedly making fun of paedophilia and childd child abuse (it was ''actually'' satirising the media's then-preoccupation with sensationalised paedophile stories, and the subsequent bouts of civil unrest that they caused). In one notable case ''The Daily Star'' published an article attacking the "paeodphile comedy" opposite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star-1.jpg a photograph of then-15-year-old singer Charlotte Church]] [[{{Hypocrite}} in which it commended the size of her breasts]].


However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''Series/NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny, though in recent years it has been vindicated the predicting the rise of social media.

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However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''Series/NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny, though in recent years it has been vindicated the for predicting the rise of social media.


However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''Series/NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny.

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However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''Series/NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny.
funny, though in recent years it has been vindicated the predicting the rise of social media.


It didn't exactly help him that once, in a fit of pique at ChannelFour bureaucracy, he inserted a subliminal message in a ''Series/BrassEye'' episode attacking ChannelFour bigwig Michael Grade (the words ''Grade Is A Cunt'' were displayed onscreen for [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Grade.gif a single frame]]).

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It didn't exactly help him that once, in a fit of pique at ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 bureaucracy, he inserted a subliminal message in a ''Series/BrassEye'' episode attacking ChannelFour Channel 4 bigwig Michael Grade (the words ''Grade Is A Cunt'' were displayed onscreen for [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Grade.gif a single frame]]).


His penchant for pitch black humour and fearless parody of public figures made him something of a televisual ''enfant terrible'' for a time, particularly after the 2001 ''Series/BrassEye'' paedophile special was attacked for supposedly making fun of paedophilia and chlid abuse (it was ''actually'' satirising the media's then-preoccupation with sensationalised paedophile stories, and the subsequent bouts of civil unrest that they caused). In one notable case ''The Daily Star'' published an article attacking the "paeodphile comedy" opposite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star-1.jpg a photograph of then-15-year-old singer Charlotte Church]] [[{{Hypocrite}} in which it commended the size of her breasts]].

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His penchant for pitch black humour and fearless parody of public figures made him something of a televisual ''enfant terrible'' for a time, particularly after the 2001 ''Series/BrassEye'' paedophile special was attacked for supposedly making fun of paedophilia and chlid childd abuse (it was ''actually'' satirising the media's then-preoccupation with sensationalised paedophile stories, and the subsequent bouts of civil unrest that they caused). In one notable case ''The Daily Star'' published an article attacking the "paeodphile comedy" opposite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star-1.jpg a photograph of then-15-year-old singer Charlotte Church]] [[{{Hypocrite}} in which it commended the size of her breasts]].


However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny.

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However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''NathanBarley'' ''Series/NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny.



* ''NathanBarley'' (producer/writer, 2005)

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* ''NathanBarley'' ''Series/NathanBarley'' (producer/writer, 2005)

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Acclaimed actor, writer, producer, composer and director whose best-known work is probably the satirical current affairs programme ''Series/BrassEye'', in which he fooled a Member of Parliament into asking the House of Commons to ban a fictional drug and tricked pudgy rocker Phil Collins into representing a fake anti-paedophile campaign called "Nonce Sense".

Morris's career began as a radio presenter on Greater London Radio, but he was soon at work on satirical news show ''On The Hour'', which he co-wrote with occasional collaborator Creator/ArmandoIannucci and a number of other writers. He also starred in it as stern anchorman "Christopher Morris" and various other characters. This was then adapted for television as ''Series/TheDayToday'', with Morris reprising his roles. That was followed by semi-spin-off ''Series/BrassEye'' and the dark "ambient comedy" for radio, ''Blue Jam'' (later adapted for television as ''Series/{{Jam}}'').

His penchant for pitch black humour and fearless parody of public figures made him something of a televisual ''enfant terrible'' for a time, particularly after the 2001 ''Series/BrassEye'' paedophile special was attacked for supposedly making fun of paedophilia and chlid abuse (it was ''actually'' satirising the media's then-preoccupation with sensationalised paedophile stories, and the subsequent bouts of civil unrest that they caused). In one notable case ''The Daily Star'' published an article attacking the "paeodphile comedy" opposite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star-1.jpg a photograph of then-15-year-old singer Charlotte Church]] [[{{Hypocrite}} in which it commended the size of her breasts]].

It didn't exactly help him that once, in a fit of pique at ChannelFour bureaucracy, he inserted a subliminal message in a ''Series/BrassEye'' episode attacking ChannelFour bigwig Michael Grade (the words ''Grade Is A Cunt'' were displayed onscreen for [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Grade.gif a single frame]]).

However, his comedy of late seems to have taken a calmer route, with 2005's ''NathanBarley'' being a relatively conventional sitcom satirising shallow media halfwits in London's Hoxton area. However, despite extensive publicity it was a ratings disaster and alienated some members of Morris's fandom, who derided it for attacking easy, harmless targets and - perhaps more damningly - for not being particularly funny.

As of 2010 he is back to his old tricks: his first feature film, ''Film/FourLions'', is a comedy about Islamic suicide bombers.

He also once recorded a spot-on parody of Music/ThePixies called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQqzF7NdoXI "Motherbanger"]], which was handed out with free copies of the ''NME'' in 1992.

Selected filmography:

* ''Series/TheDayToday'' (producer/writer/actor, 1994)
* ''Series/BrassEye'' (producer/writer/actor, 1997-2001)
* ''Series/{{Jam}}'' (producer/writer/actor, 2000)
* ''NathanBarley'' (producer/writer, 2005)
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'' (actor, 2006-2007)
* ''Film/FourLions'' (writer/director, 2010)

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