Acclaimed stage and screen actor Christopher Abbott will next be seen starring opposite Margaret Qualley in Zachary Wigon’s independent feature SANCTUARY, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2022 and just sold to NEON, and Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS alongside Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Mark Ruffalo and Ramy Youssef.
Recent credits include Jerrod Carmichael’s directorial debut for Annapurna ON THE COUNT OF THREE (premiered at Sundance in 2021), John Michael McDonagh’s THE FORGIVEN opposite Ralph Fiennes (premiered at Toronto in 2021), Mona Fastvold’s THE WORLD TO COME with Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby (premiered at Venice in 2020), Brandon Cronenberg’s thriller POSSESSOR opposite Andrea Riseborough (premiered at Sundance in 2020) and Lawrence Michael Levine’s meta-drama BLACK BEAR with Aubrey Plaza (premiered at Sundance in 2020).
In January 2020, Christopher was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the “Best Actor” category for his work in the lead role of Hulu’s limited series CATCH-22 directed by George Clooney.
Other film credits includes Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN, Nicolas Pesce’s PIERCING, Jamie Dagg’s SWEET VIRGINIA, Trey Shults’ IT COMES AT NIGHT, JC Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, Mona Fastvold’s THE SLEEPWALKER and Sean Durkin’s MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. In 2015, he was named by Variety as one of the “10 Actors to Watch” following his portrayal of the title role in Josh Mond’s award-winning film JAMES WHITE. His performance garnered Abbott “Best Actor” nominations from both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards.
On stage, Abbott made his Broadway debut in John Guare’s THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES. Other theatrical work includes THE ROSE TATTOO at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lucy Thurber’s WHERE WE’RE BORN at The Rattlestick Theatre, Annie Baker’s JOHN at The Signature Theatre and Sam Shepard’s FOOL FOR LOVE at The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Christopher recently wrapped filming Sony/Marvel’s KRAVEN THE HUNTER for filmmaker J.C. Chandor. He is about to begin production on the independent feature SWIMMING HOME, based on Deborah Levy’s Man Booker Prize-nominated novel, alongside Mackenzie Davis and Ariane Labed.