Who is Kris Marshall?
British actor Kristopher ‘Kris’ Marshall was born under the zodiac sign Aries on 1 April 1973 in Bath, Somerset, England. He has 51 acting credits and is perhaps still known best for playing Colin Frissell in the 2003 romantic comedy movie “Love Actually”, which starred Martine McCutheon and Hugh Grant, and was written and directed by Richard Curtis. It follows the lives of eight couples from London, England right before Christmas, and the movie won 10 of its 39 award nominations.
Kris is currently shooting for new episodes of the series “Beyond Paradise”.
Education and early life
Kris was raised in Bath by his father who was a navigator in the Royal Air Force and a Squadron Leader in the Queen’s Flight, and mother who was a housewife; Kris is yet to talk about having siblings and his fans believe him to be an only child.
He and his family moved to Hong Kong before he turned 10, and they then also spent some time living in Canada. He studied as a boarding pupil at Wells Cathedral School in Wells, Somerset, and after failing his A-levels began studying acting at the Redroofs Theatre School, matriculating in 1992, and then didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in movies
Kris’ debut film role was playing Fredericks in the 1993 drama “Closing Numbers”, and some of his following roles were in the comedy “Dead Babies”, another comedy “The Most Fertile Man in Ireland” and the crime mystery thriller “Five Seconds to Spare”, all released in 2000.
In 2001, he portrayed Dr. Gudgeon in the biographical romantic drama “Iris”, which starred Jim Broadbent and Judi Dench, and was written and directed by Richard Eyre. It tells the true love story of novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, and the movie won 14 of its 45 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jim Broadbent). Some of Kris’ following roles were in the drama “Dead Casual” and the action adventure “The Four Feathers” both in 2002, and the 2004 romantic drama “The Merchant of Venice”.
What also marked the 2000s for him was playing Furber in the 2008 romantic comedy “Easy Virtue”, which starred Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel, and was written and directed by Stephan Elliott. It follows a glamorous American woman who’s married a young British man, and the movie won two of its eight award nominations.
Some of Kris’ following roles were in the 2011 romantic comedy “A Few Best Men”, the 2015 romantic comedy “Sparks and Embers” and the 2017 adventure comedy “A Few Less Men”. In 2019, he played The Cop in the thriller “Trick or Treat”, which starred Jessamine-Bliss Bell and Frances Barber, and was directed by Edward Boase. It follows Greg Kielty whose life has been turned upside down now that his estranged brother Dan’s told him that he’s run someone over; the movie won three awards.
Some of Kris’ most recent film roles have been in the action thriller comedy “Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break”, the drama “Promises” and the comedy “Father Christmas is Back”, all released in 2021.
Roles in TV series
Kris’ debut TV series role was playing Terry Cullen in the 1996 episode “Overstepping the Mark” of the crime drama “The Bill”, and the remainder of the ‘90s saw him appear in the crime mystery “Trial & Retribution” and the drama mini-series “Metropolis”.
In 2002, he portrayed Pasha Antipov in two episodes of the romantic mini-series “Doctor Zhivago”, which starred Sam Neill and Keira Knightley, and follows a doctor, a model and a revolutionary who are all in love with young and beautiful Lara; the mini-series was nominated for five awards.
From 2000 through 2005, Kris played Nick Harper in the comedy “My Family”, which starred Zoe Wanamaker and Robert Lindsay, and was created by Fred Barron. It follows the life of misanthropic dentist Ben Harper and the series won six of its 17 award nominations. The remainder of the 2000s saw Kris appear in the mystery comedy mini-series “Funland”, the crime mystery “Murder City” and the action crime adventure “Human Target”.
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He portrayed Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman in 30 episodes (2014-2017) of the crime comedy “Death in Paradise”, which has been airing since 2011 and stars Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine. It follows a detective who’s been sent from London to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, and the series won one of its seven award nominations.
Some of Kris’ most recent roles in TV series have been in three episodes of the 2020 crime thriller “We Hunt Together”, 20 episodes of the romantic drama “Sanditon” from 2019 through 2023 and six episodes of the 2023 crime mystery “Beyond Paradise”.
Kris produced six episodes of the 2023 crime mystery “Beyond Paradise”.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Lorraine”, “Garraway’s Good Stuff” and “The One Show”.
Awards and nominations
Kris won a 2002 British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Newcomer, for his performance in “My Family” and a 2019 Marbella Film Festival Prize for Best Supporting Actor, for “Trick or Treat”.
He was also nominated for a 2004 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Love Actually”.
Love life and wife
Kris rarely speaks about his love life in public but we know that he’s today a married man.
He and British non-celebrity Hannah Dodkins met in 2010, and he asked her to marry him in November 2011; the two exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony on 4 February 2012, attended by only their closest friends and family members.
Kris and Hannah have two children together, daughter Elsie and son Thomas; they are keeping them away from media and haven’t disclosed their birthdates, but it’s known that Elsie’s today nine years old and Thomas is six.
There are no other women whom Kris has perhaps dated, that we know about; he’s married to Hannah Dodkins as of September 2023 and they have two children together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
It was once rumored that Kris would become the 13th Doctor Who.
He’s revealed that he can’t stand British screenwriter and director Jeremy Kyle.
Kris was to star in the 2000 crime thriller movie “Traffic”, which went on to win 73 of its 159 award nominations, including four Oscar wins; he couldn’t stand the pressure, and thus quit.
He’s revealed that he always cries when watching the 1983 comedy movie “Terms of Endearment”, which won 32 of its 50 award nominations, including five Oscar wins.
Kris dislikes social media networks and doesn’t have an Instagram account; his fan account is followed by over 2,000 people and 61 pictures have been uploaded onto it.
One of Kris’ favorite actors is Russell Crowe, and some of his favorite movies are “Les Miserables”, “Gladiator” and “Robin Hood”.
Appearance and net worth
Kris’ age is 50. He has blue eyes and brown hair, weighs around 190lbs (86kgs) and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.
Kris’ net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of September 2023.