From LGBT Archive
Oldham and brought up in Salisbury, and began acting at the age of 17.
He appeared as the gay character "Lukewarm" in the prison-based sitcom Porridge, and as the Emperor Nero in I Claudius, starring Derek Jacobi. He has been a presenter in other TV shows, and regularly appears in pantomimes, for instance as "Widow Twankey" in Aladdin.
In 2007 he was the winner in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.
Biggins was married to Australian actress Beatrice Norbury from 1971 to 1974. He is now openly gay and formed a civil partnership with Neil Sinclair, on 30 December 2006 at Hackney Register Office.
He was ranked 97 in the Pride Power List 2011 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Pink List 2012.
- ↑ http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/sunday/2007/12/02/biggins-my-life-98487-20191538/ Christopher Biggins, "Biggins: My life" Sunday Mirror 2 December 2007
- ↑ http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/latest/2007/12/01/biggins-wins-i-m-a-celebrity-115875-20188764/ Nicola Methven, "Biggins wins I'm A Celebrity" Daily Mirror 22 November 2007