Razberry Candy – Christian Bale

NAME: Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974)

ABOUT: Christian Bale is an English Actor, and Batman!!

Born in Wales, his mother Jenny was a circus performer, and his South-African born father David was a commercial pilot, and talent manager.

Bale was an early starter, his first acting job being in 1982 for the fabric softener Lenor, following this a year later with an appearance in a Pac-Man cereal commercial. A child actor, he made his stage debut in 1984, starring in the The Nerd, opposite English Actor Rowan Atkinson.

It was in 1986 that he made his film debut in a made-for-television film Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna; and he has continued on our screens since then, the list of roles and films is considerable, probably more than expected.

We have put together a quick list of his film and TV credits:

  • 1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
  • 1987 Heart of the Country
  • 1987 Mio min Mio
  • 1987 Empire of the Sun
  • 1989 Henry V
  • 1990 Treasure Island
  • 1991 A Murder of Quality
  • 1992 Newsies
  • 1993 Swing Kids
  • 1994 Prince of Jutland
  • 1994 Little Women
  • 1996 The Portrait of a Lady
  • 1996 The Secret Agent
  • 1997 Metroland
  • 1998 Velvet Goldmine
  • 1998 All the Little Animals
  • 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • 2000 American Psycho
  • 2000 Shaft
  • 2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • 2002 Laurel Canyon
  • 2002 Reign of Fire
  • 2002 Equilibrium
  • 2004 The Machinist
  • 2005 Batman Begins
  • 2005 Harsh Times
  • 2005 The New World
  • 2006 Rescue Dawn
  • 2006 The Prestige
  • 2007 3:10 to Yuma
  • 2007 I'm Not There
  • 2008 The Dark Knight
  • 2009 Terminator Salvation
  • 2009 Public Enemies
  • 2010 The Fighter
  • 2011 The Flowers of War
  • 2012 The Dark Knight Rises

The list is impressive, but for many of us Christian Bale simply is Batman and in his latest incarnation as the caped crusader, heabsolutely shines!

Bale is married to former model and make-up artist Sandra "Sibi" Blažić a former model, make-up artist, with whom he has daughter, Emmeline, born on 27 March 2005.

WHAT MAKES HIM RAZBERRY CANDY?: Being the British Actor showing the Americans how Batman should be! We cant help but love it when a British Actor triumphs and Batman is such an iconic character it fills our British hearts with pride.