Kris Marshall at the premiere of A Few Best Men in Sydney, Australia, in January 2012
1 April 1973
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Kristopher "Kris" Marshall (born 1 April 1973) 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.
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.
Marshall started acting at an early age, making an appearance on the police 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 United States to find love. 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". He also played Dave in the BBC comedy series Citizen Khan in 2012.
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 the series Traffic Light.
Marshall suffered head injuries after being hit by a car in Bristol in 2008. 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. He made a full recovery and began his performances in the play Fat Pig three weeks later, as scheduled. Marshall supports Aston Villa and has said that a card from the club helped him through his accident.
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. Marshall had failed a breath test at the scene and then refused to provide a second sample at the police station. He later pleaded guilty, and was disqualified from driving for 6 months.
Film and television
|1998||Trial & Retribution II||PC Henshaw|
|1999||The Most Fertile Man in Ireland||Éamonn|
|1999||Five Seconds to Spare||Martin|
|1999||The Bill||Hugh Kane||1 episode|
|2000–2005||My Family||Nick Harper||49 episodes|
|2001||Je t'aime John Wayne||Belmondo|
|2002||Doctor Zhivago||Pasha Antipov|
|2002||The Four Feathers||Castleton|
|2002||Deathwatch||Private Barry Starinski|
|2003||Love Actually||Colin Frissell|
|2004||The Merchant of Venice||Gratiano|
|2004||My Life In Film||Art|
|2004–2006||Murder City||DS Luke Stone||10 episodes|
|2005||Funland||Dudley Sutton||11 episodes|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Troy|
|2007||Catwalk Dogs||Michael Purvis|
|2010||Human Target||Doug||1 episode|
|2011||A Few Best Men||Tom|
|2012||15 Kids and Counting||n/a||Narrator|
|2012||Citizen Khan||Dave||6 episodes|
|2013||16 Kids and Counting||n/a||Narrator|
|2014–||Death in Paradise||DI Humphrey Goodman|
|2006||The Revenger's Tragedy||Vindici|
- 2002 – British Comedy Awards – Best Newcomer
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- Tim Guest (16 January 2012). "Meet the new Flat 6 flatmates". BT. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "BT ad actor Kris Marshall banned from driving for six months after refusing to take breath test". Daily Mail (London). 11 November 2011.
- "Actor Marshall hurt in accident". BBC. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
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- Smith, Neil (2008-05-17). "Star returns to stage after crash". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
- Sunday Mercury (2008-10-11). "Aston Villa helped save my life says BT commercial actor - Birmingham Mail". Sundaymercury.net. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- "My Family star breath test charge". BBC. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- "My Family actor Kris Marshall banned from driving". BBC News. 10 November 2011.
- "Okaamerikee.com". Okaamerikee.com. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- 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.