- Birth name:
- Christopher George Rhodes
- Date of Birth:
- 22 June 1914 Alverstone, Hampshire, England, UK
Sir Christopher Rhodes, 3rd baronet was the only son of Sir John Rhodes DSO, 2nd baronet and former chairman of Thomas Rhodes Ltd, cotton spinners and manufacturers. Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He succeeded his father to the baronency in 1955.He served in the Essex regiment during the Second World War and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel winning the Croix de Guerre and the United States Legion Of Merit.He was 38 years old when he began his film career and specialised in well-bred military types for which he was ideally suited.Married twice, he died aged 50 at his Blakeney, Norfolk home.