Famous for: Playing the sensitive and intellectual half of crime-fighting duo Dalziel And Pascoe
Before he set his sights on an acting career Colin Buchanan worked as a builder, a delivery man and a rock group vocalist. Luckily for fans of long-running BBC crime series Dalziel And Pascoe - in which he has appeared since it launched in 1996 the chisel jawed Scot decided his talents lay elsewhere and enrolled at the London Drama centre. Since graduating from the centre in 1991 he has been a fixture on British TV, featuring in 17th-century drama The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of Moll Flanders, comedy All Quiet On The Preston Front, and police-themed dramas Heartbeat, A Touch Of Frost and The Bill. The actor, who grew up in Dundee, now lives in Birmingham - where Dalziel and Pascoe is filmed with his long term partner Kim and their daughters Kira and Maya.