Chris Gascoyne

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Chris Gascoyne
Born Christopher Gascoyne
(1968-01-31) 31 January 1968 (age 47)
Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Television Coronation Street (2000–03, 2007–15)
Spouse(s) Caroline Harding (m. 2002)
Children 3

Christopher "Chris" Gascoyne (born 31 January 1968[1]) is an English actor, who is known for his role as Peter Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street since 2000. Gascoyne has been nominated for several accolades at The British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Peter.

Early life[edit]

Gascoyne was born in 1968 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, to Marian and Derrick Gascoyne.[2][3]


Gascoyne trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[4] Gascoyne has acted in numerous television dramas, including the 1988 Central Television series for schools, Starting Out. He has also had roles in Between the Lines and as David Jennings in the TV series Murdoch Mysteries ( one appearance ) and Casualty.[2] He appeared as Barry Kent in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and as Fusilier Tony Rossi in Soldier Soldier.[2][4] In 2006, Gascoyne joined the cast of BBC drama New Street Law as Al Ware.[4]

He is best known for his portrayal of Peter Barlow in Coronation Street.[2] Gascoyne played the role from 2000 to 2003 and returned briefly in 2007. In October 2008, it was announced that he would be returning to the soap.[5] Gascoyne took a four-month break from Coronation Street in July 2012[6] and left at the end of his contract in 14 November 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Gascoyne lives in Chorlton, Manchester with his wife, actress Caroline Harding. They have three children.[2]

In 2008, Gascoyne lost his driving licence for 12 months and was fined £500 after he was stopped by traffic officers and was found to be over the legal limit.[8] In May 2010, Gascoyne ran in the Great Manchester Run for the Alzheimer's Society, as his grandmother had suffered from the condition.[3]

On occasions when his work on Coronation Street becomes emotionally stressful, Gascoyne practices Buddhism.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2010 British Soap Awards Best Actor Nominated
2010 British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance Nominated
2011 British Soap Awards Best Actor Nominated [10]
2011 All About Soap Awards Best Actor Nominated [11]
2012 British Soap Awards Best Actor Nominated [12]


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