Marshall Lancaster

Last updated 09 January 2020

Marshall Lancaster
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Marshall Lancaster

Born: Saturday 5th October 1974 (age: 49)


Marshall Lancaster was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

He has appeared in many television dramas, including Coronation Street, Holby City, The Lakes and Family Affairs, but is probably best known for playing DC Chris Skelton in the BBC time-travel police dramas, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.

Lancaster is a former member of the Macclesfield-based theatre groups SCAMPS Youth Company, Paragon Youth Theatre and Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society. His sporting skills include football, snooker, athletics, and boxing. He also has a strong high baritone singing voice. Lancaster is notable for having one green and one blue eye, a condition known as heterochromia.

Until 23 August 2008 he starred in the York Theatre Royal's production of Mike Kenny's adaptation of The Railway Children alongside Colin Tarrant and Sarah Quintrell at the National Railway Museum.