Second Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie heads to convention

Chris Barrie
Chris Barrie

Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie has confirmed that he will appear on the Saturday of Scarborough’s first Comic Con Sci Fi Scarborough at the Spa Complex April 5 and 6.

Chris is best known as Rimmer – the Red Dwarf character and he was Hilary, Angelina Jolie’s butler in Tomb Raider and Gordon Brittas, the most irritating manager in the history of the British leisure centre industry.

Chris was also presenter of Massive Engines, exploring almost every invention in mechanised transport from trains to airships.

As the proud owner of several classic cars, motorcycles and trucks, it played perfectly to one of his biggest obsessions.

After moving to London from his native Northern Ireland, Chris started out in the comedy clubs as an impressionist. As well as Chris Barrie, Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, who plays Dave Lister in the show, will be appearing at midnight to perform his funk and soul club DJ set on the Saturday night.

Event co-organiser Steve Dickinson “It’s brilliant to have Chris confirm for SFS, and amazing to have two cast members from Red Dwarf appear at the show.

“Also with the possibility of a new series of Red Dwarf on the cards it’s very exciting.”