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Chris Hamill Acting in Godspell and Joseph (Limahl)

February 10, 2011

Way before his singing career took off and taking on his stage name, the young Chris Hamill was an aspiring actor.

Back in 1979, Chris performed in ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ in a national tour:

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The programme from the show lists Chris inside as Benjamin:

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The mini biography for Chris reads, “Born in Lancashire, has been working as working as a solo singer in cabaret for several years. Christmas last, saw Chris at the Grand Theatre, Swansea, in the record-breaking production of Aladdin. Chris has just completed a short feature film based on his cabaret act.”

And then in 1980, Chris performed in Godspell.

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The mini biography in this one reads, “Chris Hamill has become a popular ‘Benjamin’ in several repertory productions, as well as a National tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Chris has been seen on television in Grange Hill School for B.B.C. and has recorded The Gentle Touch to be seen shortly on L.W.T. Chris’ success is such that he now has his own Official Fan Club.”

Thankfully, Chris went on to pursue his singing career and the rest is history but these are fantastic items in the early career of Limahl.

Huge thanks to ‘Steven AKA Denny’ for sharing these with us.

2011 KajaFax

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. TheRaggedTiger permalink
    February 10, 2011 9:06 am

    Crikey. I never saw any of these before. Thanks to Denny for sharing!

    • February 10, 2011 11:51 am

      This is one of my favourite aspects of the site. It’s the bringing together of information and things that we never knew existed. It’s amazing how much stuff is out there and I bet there will be stuff none of us know anything about!! For now!!

  2. Denny permalink
    February 10, 2011 7:43 pm

    You’re welcome. I found these on Ebay about a year apart. The sellers had put a full cast list in the description so I took a chance on them as I knew Limahl had appeared in both when he was an actor.

    The episode of The Gentle Touch that he appeared in is “Something Blue” from season 2 which out on DVD. I haven’t got around to buying it yet but he plays a boy that gets caught watching naughty films. LOL

    No idea which episode or episodes of Grange Hill he appeared in tho. There is a real lack of info on cast lists from that show online. I know the first couple of series came out on DVD and it would nice if his stuff is on one of those.

    • February 11, 2011 3:53 pm

      It’s got to be worth buying that DVD and getting it uploaded, sounds priceless stuff!

      Be nice to know which Grange Hill yeah. The show started in 1978 so a good chance he was in the first or second series.

  3. Real Shy Boy permalink
    February 12, 2011 9:39 am

    I’m amazed at the collectables out there, this one is a total surprise.

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