CHRISTOPHER GUEST – (born February 5, 1948) who is usually known simply as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship.

So there we are, Garry and I, watching “A Few Good Men.Garry looks at me and asks, “Is that Christopher Guest?”

I didn’t know the answer because he’s one of those guys who looks entirely different, depending on his makeup, costume and whether or not he is wearing a beard and if it’s a comedy, musical, or drama.

Christopher Guest

Or maybe he’s just the guy linking arms with Jamie Lee Curtis.

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest is the son of an important Labour Politician in England. His father got the baronage, but Christopher inherited it.

These days, he’s both British and American and I love him most of all for making two of my favorite movies: “Best In Show” and “A Mighty Wind.”

He has a group of actors who he uses for many of his movies. He is goofy and funny. He loves folk music and dogs, so what could possibly go wrong?

I knew everyone else is writing about company coming or going or expected, but I just wanted to let you know that having looked up Christopher Guest, I thought he was really interesting and no, I didn’t know he was married to Jamie Lee Curtis. Or that he used to be in the House of Lords.

He is one year and one month younger than me. I’m sure that must mean something, but I have no idea what.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

14 thoughts on “AKA 5TH BARON CHRISTOPHER HADEN-GUEST – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. This man is Amaaazing!!!

    He’s been married to Jamie Lee Curtis for 35 years AND produced ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ and yet until now i barely new his name, let alone what he looks like?

    I really should pay more attention to these things! 🙂


  2. A Mighty Wind was great, but that original trio really shook the world in This Is Spinal Tap – one of the all time best. And, of course, he was the six-fingered man….


    1. I loved Mighty Wind because not only was if funny, but it was “us.” It was a sweet remembering of a time that was rather dear to all of us, the fun part of college days with guitars or beliefs in fixing the world with folks songs.

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    1. His movies are funny and usually musical too. He plays the bass, but everyone in his group sings and plays something. “A Mighty Wind” is about the good old days when we thought we could end war with folk songs. It’s not just a good, funny movie. It’s also touching and quite sweet.

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