Kristopher Marshall

Kris Marshall

Kris Marshall, a British actor and producer, gained fame at an early age, first appearing in the movie “Closing Numbers.” However, the zenith of Marshall’s career arrived in the early 21st century, following his participation in the series “My Family” and “Death in Paradise.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Kristopher Marshall

Date of birth:

April 1, 1973

Zodiac sign:



Bath, England





Marital status:

Married to Hannah Dodkin




6' 2" (1.88 m)


actor, producer

Early life

Kristopher Marshall was born on April 1, 1973, in Somerset, England. His father, a military pilot, served in the Royal Air Force. His family’s life involved frequent relocations, moving from places like Hong Kong to Canada. His mother, a teacher, played a significant role in his upbringing.

Marshall attended various educational institutions, including a church school. He then pursued theatre but faced challenges, failing his exams at drama school. Following this setback, he spent some time in Windsor. Despite these academic hurdles, Marshall began acting in films early on, with his face appearing on screens as early as the 1990s.


Kris Marshall, the actor


Kris Marshall gained prominence in the early 21st century through the BBC comedy show “My Family.” Over many episodes, he portrayed Nick Harper, the eldest son of the Harper family, who struggles to find work and establish himself. The humor Marshall brought to his character made the sitcom particularly appealing. Despite receiving a barrage of negative reviews from critics, the show was adored by viewers and led the country’s sitcom ratings for a whopping 11 seasons. Marshall was a main cast member of “My Family” for three years and continued to make guest appearances.

In an interview, Kris mentioned that he had outgrown his character both in age and in his approach to life. A new chapter in Marshall’s creative life wasn’t far behind. This came with Richard Curtis’s film “Love Actually.” Working with a stellar cast, including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, and Liam Neeson, not only boosted his career but also provided invaluable experience. Marshall managed to stand out among these renowned names.

Then came the comedy “Death at a Funeral” directed by Frank Oz, featuring Alan Tudyk, Keeley Hawes, and Matthew Macfadyen. The film gained extraordinary popularity and was even remade in the USA. This period marked the flowering of Marshall’s talent. Being in high demand in cinema, he frequently appeared on television as well. In 2014, he joined the main cast of “Death in Paradise,” directed by Robert Thorogood. This captivating detective series with a twist-filled plot became Marshall’s workplace for three seasons.

Kristopher Marshall Movies and TV Shows

  • 2019


    Tom Parker

  • 2011

    A Few Best Men


  • 2011–2017

    Death in Paradise

    Humphrey Goodman

  • 2010–2011

    Human Target


  • 2008

    Easy Virtue


  • 2007

    Death at a Funeral


  • 2004

    The Merchant of Venice


  • 2003

    Love Actually

    Colin Frissell

  • 2002

    The Four Feathers


  • 2002

    Doctor Zhivago

    Pasha Antipov


Kris Marshall and Joséphine Jobert in Death in Paradise

Kris Marshall’s personal life and family

Since 2012, Kris Marshall has been married to Hannah Dodkin. The couple has two children: a son, Thomas Marshall, and a daughter, Elsie. Besides raising their children, the spouses enjoy sports and travel in their free time. Marshall is an avid fan of Aston Villa.

In 2008, Kris Marshall experienced an accident in Bristol when he was struck by a car during the early hours of April 28, while enjoying a night out with friends in the city center. Following the incident, he was rushed to Bristol Royal Infirmary, where a scan confirmed he had sustained head injuries.


Talk Shows

  • 2023

    The One Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2020


    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    Good Morning Britain

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    The Sara Cox Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2015

    Football Focus

    Role: Guest

  • 2015


    Role: Guest

  • 2014

    Sunday Brunch

    Role: Guest

  • 2014

    This Morning

    Role: Guest

  • 2004

    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

    Role: Guest

  • 2004

    Richard & Judy

    Role: Guest


Kris Marshall in Love Actually

Kris Marshall now

Currently, Kris Marshall remains in high demand in both film and television. He continues to act, give interviews, and participate in advertising projects. He is not one to divulge much about his personal life. As a true Briton, valuing restraint in all aspects, he prefers to keep his private interests out of the spotlight. He and his wife do not have social media accounts, so fans are left to speculate about the details of his domestic life and marital relationship.

In 2023, the actor starred in Matt Carter’s film “Death in Paradise” alongside Sally Bretton, Zahra Ahmadi, and others. Kris has attempted to devote less time and attention to his film career than to his family. There have been moments in his biography when he left filming to help his son with his studies. However, he couldn’t stay away for long. The film set is what Kris Marshall lives for, and his family supports him in this.

Published: February 2, 2024
Updated: June 24, 2024