Kris Marshall

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Kris Marshall
Kris Marshall 2.jpg
Kris Marshall at A Few Best Men Red Carpet Movie Premiere In Sydney, Australia, in January 2012
BornKristopher Marshall
(1973-04-01) 1 April 1973 (age 40)
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Years active1993–present
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Kris Marshall
Kris Marshall 2.jpg
Kris Marshall at A Few Best Men Red Carpet Movie Premiere In Sydney, Australia, in January 2012
BornKristopher Marshall
(1973-04-01) 1 April 1973 (age 40)
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Years active1993–present

Kristopher "Kris" Marshall (born 1 April 1973)[citation needed] is an English actor. He is best known for playing Nick Harper in My Family, Adam in BT Retail adverts from 2005 until 2011 and Dave in Citizen Khan.

Early life[edit]

Marshall was born in Bath, Somerset, and then moved with his family to Hong Kong and Canada. He was educated at Wells Cathedral School. After failing his A levels, he enrolled with Redroofs Theatre School.[citation needed]


Marshall started acting at an early age, making an appearance in British TV series The Bill, but it was in 2000 that his major breakthrough role came as Nick Harper in the BBC sitcom My Family. In 2003, he appeared in the popular film Love Actually as Colin Frissell, a disgruntled Englishman who goes to the USA to find love.[1] In 2004, Marshall appeared as DS Luke Stone in the police drama series Murder City. From 2005 to 2011, Marshall appeared in TV and print adverts for the BT Retail as the character "Adam". Esther Hall portrayed his eventual wife "Jane".[2] He can currently be seen in BBC comedy series "Citizen Khan".

Since his departure from a full-time part in My Family in 2003, he has returned twice. The first time was for one episode in season five in 2004, and the second was for a Comic Relief special in 2005. In an interview, he claimed that playing the part of Nick was awkward as he was a lot older than the character. He finished working on Heist at the end of 2006, which aired in April 2008 on BBC Four. During the summer of 2008, he appeared in the first UK run of Neil LaBute's play Fat Pig at the Trafalgar Studios. In 2011, he became a regular character, Ethan, on TV series Traffic Light.

Personal life[edit]

Marshall lives in Long Barton (near Wells, Somerset) with his wife.[3]

Marshall suffered head injuries after being hit by a car in Bristol in 2008.[4] The accident happened in the early hours of 28 April 2008 as Marshall enjoyed a night out with friends in Bristol city centre. He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary where a scan revealed head injuries.[5] He made a full recovery and began his performances in the play Fat Pig three weeks later, as scheduled.[6] Marshall supports Aston Villa and has said that a card from the club helped him through his accident.[7]

In October 2011, Marshall was charged with failing to provide a breath test, after police stopped his car in the Tesco car park in Wells.[8] Marshall had failed a breath test at the scene and then refused to provide a second sample at the police station.[9] He later pleaded guilty, and was disqualified from driving for 6 months.


Film and television[edit]

1993Closing NumbersFredericks
1998Trial & Retribution IIPC Henshaw
1999The Most Fertile Man in IrelandÉamonn
1999Five Seconds to SpareMartin
1999The BillHugh Kane1 episode
2000–2005My FamilyNick Harper49 episodes
2001Je t'aime John WayneBelmondo
2002IrisDoctor Gudgeon
2002MexicanoJake Morton
2002Doctor ZhivagoPasha Antipov
2002The Four FeathersCastleton
2002DeathwatchPrivate Barry Starinski
2003Love ActuallyColin Frissell
2004The Merchant of VeniceGratiano
2004My Life In FilmArt
2004–2006Murder CityDS Luke Stone10 episodes
2005FunlandDudley Sutton11 episodes
2007Death at a FuneralTroy
2007Catwalk DogsMichael Purvis
2008HeistDick Puddlecote
2008Easy VirtueFurber
2010Human TargetDoug1 episode
2010D.O.A.Tom Lassiter
2011Traffic LightEthan
2011Oka! AmerikeeLarry[10]
2011A Few Best MenTom
201215 Kids and Countingn/aNarrator
2012Citizen KhanDave6 episodes
201316 Kids and Countingn/aNarrator
2014–Death in Paradise[11]DI Humphrey Goodman


2006The HypochondriacCleante
2006The Revenger's TragedyVindici
2008Fat PigCarter



  1. ^ "Kris Marshall". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ Tim Guest (16 January 2012). "Meet the new Flat 6 flatmates". BT. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "BT ad actor Kris Marshall banned from driving for six months after refusing to take breath test". Daily Mail (London). 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Actor Marshall hurt in accident". BBC. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  5. ^ Singh, Anita (2008-04-28). "Kris Marshall 'in stable condition' after accident". London: The Daily Telegraph. 
  6. ^ Smith, Neil (2008-05-17). "Star returns to stage after crash". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  7. ^ Sunday Mercury (2008-10-11). "Aston Villa helped save my life says BT commercial actor - Birmingham Mail". Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  8. ^ "My Family star breath test charge". BBC. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "My Family actor Kris Marshall banned from driving". BBC News. 10 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  11. ^ Munn, Patrick (2013-04-09). "Ben Miller Exits BBC One's 'Death In Paradise', Kris Marshall Cast As New Detective". TVWise. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

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