Chris Hamill Acting in Godspell and Joseph (Limahl)
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:
The programme from the show lists Chris inside as Benjamin:
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.
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.