Son of director and screenwriter Danielle Thompson and grandson of Gérard Oury, Christopher Thompson has bathed in the cinema ever since he was a boy. We catch sight of him as an actor in Robert Enrico's The French Revolution in 1989, Bob Swaim's Atlantis in 1992, and Elie Chouraqui's The Groundhogs, which entitled him to a César nomination for Best Male Hopeful in 1994. He nevertheless receives his greatest roles by working as a screenwriter beside his mother.
In 1999, he thus takes part in the success of Season's Beatings, the first feature film directed by Danielle Thompson. This fruitful collaboration continues with the screenwriting of Jet Lag in 2002, Avenue Montaigne, for which he was awarded a César nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 2007, and another film composed of parallel stories, Change of Plans, in 2008. He equally collaborates on the writing of Thierry Klifa's films: I've Been Waiting So Long in 2004, Family Hero in 2006 and soon His Mother's Eyes, to be released in early 2011.