Christopher studied at Cambridge University, and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the National Theatre Studio and with Cicely Berry at the RSC. In 2007 he received both the inaugural Chichester Festival Theatre Heller Fellowship and the Channel Four Theatre Director’s Bursary at the Salisbury Playhouse. He was the Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre in London from 2012-12017 and was formerly an Associate Director at the Bush Theatre. He is a 2017 Clore Fellow.
Directing Credits include: Twelve Angry Men (Birmingham Rep/West End) Grounded (Gate Theatre/Traverse Theatre, Studio Theatre Washington DC); Diary of a Madman, The Christians (Gate Theatre/traverse Theatre) The Convert, The Iphigenia Quartet, Image of an Unknown Young Woman, The Edge of Our Bodies, Purple Heart, The Trojan Women, The Prophet, Wittenberg (Gate Theatre); Sixty Six Books, In The Beginning (Bush Theatre/Westminster Abbey); A Safe Harbour for Elizabeth Bishop (Southbank Centre); Pressure Drop starring Billy Bragg and his band (Welcome Collection); Deep Cut (Sherman Cymru/National Tour); Monsters (Arcola Theatre); A Number (Salisbury Playhouse); Grace (British Council/On Theatre, Theatre Du Poche, Brussels, Belgium); Notes from Underground (Arcola Theatre).
Christopher is also an award-winning journalist and has written for: The Guardian, Financial Times, The New Statesman, The Independent, The Scotsman, and Prospect Magazine. He is the co-editor of three books: Conversations on Religion, Conversations on Truth (both published by Continuum) and Identity and Identificiation (Black Dog/Wellcome Collection).