Expect to see the name Chris Mason a lot in the near future. This already in demand young actor can currently be seen in cinemas playing Ronnie Hart in Legend starring Tom Hardy and is about to star in three British films that each deal with very topical issues.
Wonderkid is a short film, which follows the inner turmoil of a young unnamed gay footballer, played by Chris Mason, as he comes to terms with his own identity, struggling to reconcile his sexuality with his issues with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The film also provides an insight into the trauma caused by homophobia, particularly in Sport, and challenges preconceptions about what it is to be ‘masculine.’ The film was produced after a much-publicised Kickstarter campaign and received backing from The Kevin Spacey Foundation, The Telegraph, Adidas and Sir Ian McKellen. It will be premiered in London in late October with nationwide screenings in early 2016.
Break, in which Chris Mason stars alongside the legendary Sir John Hurt, is a beautiful and very moving film, which deals with themes which are relevant and pertinent to our current social climate; young people struggling to find somewhere they can call home, the place for compassion in society, ideas about community, and people’s rights to make decisions for themselves.
And finally Between Two Worlds - the tale of a young writer (Chris Mason) trying to get over the girl that left him behind and survive the intricacies of the capital's nightlife. This feature film goes on general cinema release in late October and co-stars rapper and musician Example in his first acting role.
Chris Mason was born in Liverpool, and is a huge Everton supporter. He got into acting as a child through a local Youth Theatre, and decided to follow in his older brother’s footsteps (actor Shaun Mason – recently seen in Cilla for ITV.) After beginning his career on stage at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre and Royal Court Theatre, he moved to London aged 19, signed with leading agency United Agents and booked his first regular TV job in the BBC TV series The Fades which was then followed by the ITV series Lightfields. Chris later went on to play roles in the Weinstein Company feature film Vampire Academy and the BBC period drama Our World War.