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Chris Addison is fed up playing "pathetic" characters.

British actor Chris Addison is fed up of playing "pathetic" characters.

The 'Skins' star – who plays "evil" college director Professor David Blood in the E4 teen drama series – is tired of always appearing in TV shows and movies as bad guys, and is worried directors have typecast him in such roles because they think he is an "evil s**t".

Speaking at the UK Premiere of new film 'The Look of Love' at London's Leicester Square last night (15.04.13), Chris – who plays Tony Power, editor of fictional magazine Men Only, in the film - told BANG Showbiz: "I'd just like to play loads of different things to see what I can do. It would be nice to play someone less pathetic. But I don't, maybe that’s me now, maybe that's the way that I’m cast.

"I hope it's something that they've seen in previous characters that I play rather than it's something that directors constantly imagine about me. 'Oh, yeah, yeah, he seems like a bit of a weird cast. The evil s**t. We'll cast him.

"I was the evil headmaster in 'Skins', I’m the man who brings death and destruction in this story – I can’t figure out how this has happened. I think I’m quite a nice guy."

The 41-year-old comedian plays arrogant Ollie Reeder in 'The Thick of It' and portrays hapless aide Toby Wright in 'In The Loop' – a satirical spin-off movie from the comedy TV series – and while he admits his alter-ego in the TV series isn't a bad person, his part in the film makes up for that.

He added: "Ollie in the 'Thick of It' is not necessarily bad although his counterpart in the film is such a s**t."

Other stars of 'The Look of Love' – a biopic of porn magnate Paul Raymond, who was known as the King of Soho - who took to the red carpet at the premiere included Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, Dara O'Briain and director Michael Winterbottom.

Source Bang Showbiz

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