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SpouseCaroline Harding
FactTrained at Central School Of Speech And Drama.

Chris Gascoyne is an English actor, best known for his role as Peter Barlow in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

Born in Manchester on 17 October 1965, Gascoyne is the youngest of three children. His father was a carpenter and his mother a housewife. He was educated at St Bede’s College, a Catholic grammar school in Manchester, and then studied for a degree in drama at the University of Manchester.

Gascoyne’s first professional acting role was in the BBC television series Our Friends in the North (1996). He went on to appear in a number of other television programmes, including The Bill (1998), Casualty (1999) and Holby City (2000). In 2000, he was cast as Peter Barlow in Coronation Street, a role he has played continuously for over 15 years.

In 2006, Gascoyne appeared in the BBC drama serial The Line of Beauty. He has also appeared in the films 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Vera Drake (2004).

Gascoyne has been married twice. His first marriage, to Sarah Moyle, ended in divorce. He married his second wife, Diane Fletcher, in 2011. The couple have two children.

Gascoyne’s net worth is estimated to be £3 million.

General Info

Full NameChris Gascoyne
Height1.73 m
EducationRoyal Central School of Speech & Drama


SpouseCaroline Harding
ParentsMarian Gascoyne, Derrick Gascoyne


NominationsThe British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance, The British Soap Award for Best Actor
TV ShowsNew Street Law, Soldier Soldier, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Coronation Street, A Thing Called Love

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1Trained at Central School Of Speech And Drama.



Coronation Street2000-2016TV SeriesPeter Barlow / Peter Barlow
Moving On2016TV SeriesUncle Loz
Blue Murder2009TV SeriesAlan Gaskell
My Last Five Girlfriends2009Lister
Murdoch Mysteries2008TV SeriesDavid Jennings
New Street Law2006-2007TV SeriesAl Ware
Casualty1989-2007TV SeriesDean Barker / Brian Stevens / Cliff Davies / ...
The Royal2006TV SeriesBrian Harris
Where the Heart Is2005TV SeriesPete
A Thing Called Love2004TV SeriesRobbie Gibson
A Touch of Frost2001TV SeriesDr. Bill Hughes
The Thing About Vince2000TV Mini-SeriesMonk
Duck Patrol1998TV SeriesNick Sampson
Soldier Soldier1997TV SeriesFus Tony Rossi
The Locksmith1997TV Mini-SeriesBarry Forrester
The Bill1991-1997TV SeriesBrendon Catt / Jordan / Mark Freemantle
Frontiers1996TV Series
Peak Practice1995TV SeriesJoe Rawlings
Between the Lines1993TV SeriesNottle
Dramarama1983-1988TV SeriesYoung Lord Towers / John
Hard Cases1988TV SeriesMichael Joseph Watkinson
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/41985TV SeriesBarry Kent
Connie1985TV SeriesKennith


Lorraine2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Coronation Street: A Moving Story2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deirdre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Peter Barlow
The Corrie Years2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Goodbye Blanche2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2009: After Party2009TV SpecialHimself
Coronation Street: The Wedding Special2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Corrie in the Dock2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coronation Street: Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself
This Morning2007TV SeriesHimself
A Nightmare on Coronation Street2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coronation Street: The Barlow Family Album2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Television Awards Party of the Year2004TV SpecialHimself
Coronation Street: Secrets2003TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters2010VideoPeter Barlow
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesPeter Barlow
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentaryPeter Barlow (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2007TV SpecialPeter Barlow (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2012British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorCoronation Street (1960)
2011British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorCoronation Street (1960)
2010British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceCoronation Street (1960)
2010British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorCoronation Street (1960)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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