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Colin Buchanan (actor)

Colin Buchanan (born 1966)[1] is a Scottish actor who is best known for playing Detective Peter Pascoe in the BBC television series Dalziel and Pascoe which commenced in March 1996 and ran until June 2007.[2][3][4]

Colin Buchanan
Born1966 (age 52–53)
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Kim (divorced)
ChildrenTwo daughters (Kira & Maya)

CareerEdit

Buchanan's breakthrough television role came in the detective series A Touch of Frost in 1994 playing Constable Austin in three episodes.[5] In 1996 he commenced playing DS (later DI) Peter Pascoe in Dalziel and Pascoe.[6] Buchanan has also appeared in comedy drama television series All Quiet on the Preston Front (later called Preston Front),[7] The Bill, Between the Lines, Dangerfield, Heartbeat, Space Island One and Brief Encounters.[8]

Buchanan had a supporting role in the feature movie Red Hot (1993) also starring Donald Sutherland and Balthazar Getty,[9] a featured role in Witness Against Hitler (1995),[10] starred in the television movie of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse (1996) as Mark Easterbrook.[11] Another BBC TV role Buchanan had was as the aristocratic seducer of Moll, in The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996).[12] He also starred as Freddie Musgrave in Catherine Cookson's The Secret (1999). In 2009 he co-starred in the CBC TV film Diverted.[8]

Colin Buchanan has narrated several Reginald Hill audio books, including Deadheads and Exit Lines.[13][14]

Personal lifeEdit

Buchanan was born and brought up in Dundee, Scotland. He is a graduate of the Drama Centre London (1991).[1] Buchanan has two daughters, Kira and Maya, with his ex wife, Kim.[15] He is a keen supporter of Birmingham City F.C..[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Colin Buchanan". BBC Drama. BBC UK. April 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ Born: 1968, Dundee. "Colin Buchanan | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Drama - Dalziel and Pascoe Characters Peter Pascoe". BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Dalziel and Pascoe (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)". Epguides.com. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ "A Touch of Frost | Series 2 - 3. Nothing to Hide - Part One". Radio Times. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ TV.com (1 March 1996). "Dalziel and Pascoe - Episode Guide". TV.com. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ "THE PRESTON FRONT PAGE: Cast and Characters". Mjnewton.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  8. ^ a b Colin Buchanan Actor/Director IMDb Retrieved 7 May 2014
  9. ^ "Red-Hot - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Witness against Hitler | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Agatha Christie's the Pale Horse | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Colin Buchanan profile: news, photos, style, videos and more – HELLO! Online". Hellomagazine.com. 1 January 2001. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Deadheads / by Reginald Hill ; read by Colin Buchanan. [sound recording] / - Version details - Trove". Trove.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Colin Buchanan Audiobooks". Audible.com.au. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Dalziel and Pascoe's Colin Buchanan makes his Birmingham stage debut in JP Priestley's Dangerous Corner". The Birmingham Post. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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