He was born Worthing, Sussex, England, UK. Of English and Irish extraction, Christopher Hewett was raised in England. His mother helped run a plantation in Malaysia, and was an actress herself. He attended Wimbledon College, a prestigious Jesuit school, before serving in the British armed forces.
Although born in England, Christopher started his stage career in Ireland at the age of 7 in a production of "Midsummer Night's Dream."
Confirmed bachelor who never married or sired offspring.
Traced his descent (on his Irish side) from Irish political agitator Daniel O'Connell.
Christopher served two years in the Royal Air Force and was discharged at age 18 after a two year stint. He immediately joined the Oxford Repertory Co. where he performed in 104 plays. He also was an air raid warden during WWII. He moved to New York in 1954 and made his Broadway premiere in 1956 with the original cast of "My Fair Lady". He died, August 3, 2001in Los Angeles, California, USA. (complications from diabetes).