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Marshall Lancaster (born 5 October 1974 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England) is a British actor. 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 was starring 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.

He has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Lola and is an avid supporter of Macclesfield Town Football Club.



  • Doctor Who
    • Ep. "The Almost People", "The Rebel Flesh" (2011) - Buzzer
  • Casualty
    • Season 22, Ep. 7 (2007) - Taxicab rapist
  • Coronation Street
    • "Slug" (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
  • Doctors
    • Ep. "Aversion Therapy" (2006).... "Alan Lords"
  • The Bill (ITV Police Drama)
    • Ep.#417 (2006)...."Paul Pavese"
  • The Street
    • Episode #1.2 (2006)...."Colin"
  • Holby City BBC TV series
    • Ep. "Out on a Limb" (2006) TV Episode...."Billy Wintergreen."
    • Ep. "Love and Devotion" (2002) TV Episode...."Jay Matthews."
    • Ep. "Happy Families" (1999) TV Episode....Ryan Livingstone."
  • Family Affairs BBC TV series (1997-2005)...."Shane" (2004)
  • Outlaws (2004)
    • Ep. "Three Monkeys" (2004).... "Jamie Hughes".
  • The Royal (ITV Medical Drama)
    • Ep. "All the Fun of the Fair" (2004).... "Matty"
  • Grease Monkeys
    • Ep. "Double Vision" (2003).... Brian/Ryan Wright
  • Clocking Off BBC TV series ...."Gary Dugdale" (2002-03)
  • Bob Martin (2000-01)...."Timmy"
  • Peak Practice ITV TV series
    • Ep. "Once Too Often" (2000)...."Paul Lynch"
  • The Lakes
    • series 2 (1999)...."Ged"
  • Where the Heart Is
    • Ep.:"Reach for the Stars" (????)...."Matty"


  • Daybreak (BBC4 Radio Play)
    • (2006)...."Phil"


  • Blow Dry (2001)...."Davo"
  • The Wedding Tackle (2000)...."Chef with Chops"
  • Aberdeen (2000)...."Moose"


  • Wuthering Heights (York Theatre Royal)
    • 2nd June - 23rd June 2007 ... "Linton"
  • Up 'n' Under (Tameside Hippodrome Theatre)
    • 11 & 12 May 2007 ... "Tony"
  • Cabaret (Paragon Youth Theatre)
    • 1995 ... "Herr Schultz"
  • Blood Brothers (Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society).
    • 1993 ... "Eddie"
  • Where Did You Last See Your Trousers (Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society).
    • 1992 ... gorillagram

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