The seamless, frictionless life of a Soft Border Patrol…

3963077F-025C-44E8-AEF2-3A3F9E9A031FWith the airing of new BBC1 comedy Soft Border Patrol next weekend (Friday 2 March 2018) this is probably the most excited – along with the most nervous! – I’ve been about a show on which I have worked.

I play one of the leads in the mockumentary (produced by The Comedy Unit), about how a ‘soft border’ may look and function with Brexit.

The show is mostly improvised (hence my nervousness!) with our team of hapless patrollers being thrown into unconventional scenarios that arise from day-to-day crossings of the soft border.

46B143A9-8DD5-4F50-BD82-53C43F11C79EI play Kris Davies, a new dad with an apolitical nature who just wants to see everyone get along. My Patrol partner is Ben McGregor (played by Michael Condron), a outdoorsy, country-music lovin’ man… who still lives with his mum.

There are a few other familiar faces you may recognize from Hollyoaks, The Fall and Game of Thrones. Watch out for  local comedians Neil Delamere and Alan Irwin, and Karen Hassan and Diona Doherty, who recently appeared in Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls as no-nonsense Katya.

Soft Border Patrol airs this Friday at 10.35pm on BBC1 NI but people elsewhere can watch it on Sky channel 953/979 Virgin channel 863.

I hope you enjoy the chaos, give us a follow on Twitter @real_SBP & check out the BBC website Soft Border Patrol page for some exclusive footage before it airs.

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About Chris Patrick-Simpson

Chris is an Irish actor who is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1247379/?mode=desktop&ref_=m_ft_dskr He has collaborated with the best directors in film, television and theatre in projects such as the award-winning The Magdalene Sisters (Momentum), The Boxer (Universal), Fifty Dead Men Walking (Brightlight Pictures), Good Vibrations (Revolver Films), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (BBC Films), 71 (Warp Films), Shooting For Socrates (New Black Films), and High-Rise (Recorded Picture Company). On TV, Chris has played leads in The Guards (TV3) The Man Who Crossed Hitler (Hardy Pictures for BBC) The Clinic (RTE) The Family (BBC) Missing (BBC), The Titanic Enquiry (BBC), Ripper Street (BBC), Galavant (ABC) and The Fall (BBC). Chris has worked with some of the top theatre companies in the UK and Ireland. Additionally he is proud to have both starred in and co-produced a successful UK/Irish tour of The Wrong Man, which received critical acclaim throughout its run.

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