A former lead dancer with Great Britain's prestigious Royal Ballet, Christopher Gable had a busy stage and film career that included appearances in several of director Ken Russell's best films. It was in Russell's made-for-television film Song of Summer (1968) that Gable made his acting debut; he also played a supporting role in Women in Love (1969).
As a ballet dancer, Gable became a star in 1960 dancing opposite ballerina Lynn Seymour in choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's The Invitation. Handsome and athletic, his performance made Gable a favorite with audiences and critics alike. He and Seymour reteamed in 1961 to dance in Fredrick Aston's The Two Pigeons. By the late '60s, Gable was suffering from arthritis and had to leave the ballet. Gable did still occasionally dance, and also worked as a choreographer; in 1971, Gable not only co-starred opposite Twiggy in Russell's The Boyfriend, he also mapped out the dance sequences. Gable's other acting credits include work on-stage in London and in northern England, where he worked for several years. Gable made his final film appearance in Russell's The Rainbow (1989). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi