Chris Coghill

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Chris Coghill
Born Christopher Coghill
(1975-04-11) 11 April 1975 (age 43)
Prestwich, England
Occupation Actor, screenwriter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Faulkner (m. April 2005–2011, divorced)
Children 1

Christopher "Chris" Coghill (born 11 April 1975[1]) is an actor, known for his role as Tony King in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.


Coghill has appeared in television programs such as HolbyBlue, Shameless, Burn It, Hotel Babylon, The Bill, New Tricks, Doctors, Holby City, Heartbeat, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Waterloo Road and Cold Feet.[2] He has also appeared in films such as Someone Else, The Banker, Molly's Idle Ways, Slide and 24 Hour Party People. In 2007, he appeared in an episode of BBC drama series, Waterloo Road. His character Shaun appeared in one episode and was seen grooming runaway pupil Chlo Grainger into prostitution. In 2008, Coghill was cast in EastEnders in the controversial role of Tony King, Bianca Jackson's boyfriend. His first episodes were televised in September 2008. Over the course of three months, it emerged that the character had been having a relationship with Bianca's stepdaughter Whitney Dean for three years, starting when Whitney was just 12 years old. He was also seen 'grooming' Lauren Branning. The storyline ended in December 2008 when Whitney told Bianca, who then told the police. Tony was arrested, thus ending Coghill's three-month stint in the show. Coghill reprised the role for the character's trial, which was screened in December 2009. After leaving EastEnders, Coghill appeared as ambulance driver Bobby Sheridan in the medical drama series The Royal, from 14 December 2008. In February 2016, he appeared in BBC One drama series Moving On . He appeared in series 4 of Line of Duty on BBC One in April 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Coghill married actress Lisa Faulkner in April 2005, having met her on the set of Burn It.[2] Their wedding was held at Pembroke Lodge, in Richmond Park, London,[3] and they honeymooned in Malaysia.[4] Until recently they resided in London with their adopted daughter, Billie. The couple separated in 2011.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]



Year Film Role Notes
2002 24 Hour Party People Bez
2004 The Banker Smiling Man Short film
2006 Someone Else Matt
2009 Nowhere Boy Record Dealer
2010 Freedom Day Vince Short film
Honeymooner Ben
2011 Weekender Writer
Junkhearts Banker
2013 Spike Island Uncle Hairy Writer


Year Show Role Notes Credit
1999 Cold Feet Zac 1 episode: #2.4
2001 Heartbeat Des 1 episode: The Long Weekend Christopher Coghill
2002 Holby City Ash Hillier 1 episode: Sweet Love Remembered
2003 Doctors Rob White 1 episode: Cave Man
Burn It Carl Redmond 1 episode: #1.6
2004 New Tricks Christopher Wells 1 episode: #1.6 Christopher Coghill
Early Doors Chris 1 episode: #2.6 Christopher Coghill
2005 Legless
2005–2006 Shameless Craig Garland Recurring: 5 episodes
2006 The Bill Matt Finney 1 episode: #385 Christopher Coghill
Magnolia Terry
2007 Hotel Babylon Dan Edwards 1 episode: #2.7
Waterloo Road Shaun 1 episode #3.7 Christopher Coghill
2007–08 HolbyBlue Roger Cooper Recurring: 3 episodes Christopher Coghill
2008 Doctors Mark Sturridge 1 episode: Walking Wounded Christopher Coghill
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Kai 1 episode: #2.1
2008, 2009 EastEnders Tony King Series regular
2008–09 The Royal Bobby Sheridan Recurring: 4 episodes Christopher Coghill
2009 Who'll Age Worst Narrator Christopher Coghill
Blue Murder Liam Whittick 1 episode: This Charming Man
2011 Hollyoaks Later Johnny Recurring: 5 episodes Christopher Coghill
2014 Silent Witness Linus Skinner 1 episodes Christopher Coghill
2015 Home Fires Stanley Farrow Christopher Coghill
2017 Line of Duty Kevin 1 episode: #4.4 Christopher Coghill
2018 Casualty Karl Compson 1 episode: #32.32 Christopher Coghill


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b BBC – EastEnders – Characters & Cast – Chris Coghill
  3. ^ The Hitching Post | Archive news Archived 15 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Wylie, Ian (26 May 2005). "Wedding bash with bangers and mash!". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 6 October 2008.
  5. ^ [1] Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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