TV commercial for IBM, as Nigel Tufnel (1996)
1 Portrayal |
4 Interviews |
2 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Lord Haden-Guest | Spinal Tap | Nigel Tufnel
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
"Silliness framed in intelligence. Even when it's stupid, you know intelligent people are doing it and that makes it a different joke. Stupid comedy over here [in America] is just plain stupid. It's moronic and I don't find it funny at all." - when asked to define the tradition of English humor.
Christopher's father, Peter Haden-Guest, was a British hereditary lord, an actor, and a dancer, who ended up a UN diplomat. Christopher's father's family was a mix of English, Dutch Jewish, German Jewish, and Scottish ancestry (including distant American-born ancestors). Christopher's mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes), was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants.
Has a remarkable ability to alter his appearance and voice, making each of his characters completely unique