Colin Buchanan - Biography
Famous for: Playing the sensitive and intellectual half of crime-fighting duo Dalziel And Pascoe
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Early Life and Career
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 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 was filmed, raising his two daughters Kira and Maya whom he shares with ex wife Kim.
He is quite the ghost, hardly appearing on TV since 2007 except for an episode of Casualty. He also he made a stage appearance in JB Priestley’s Dangerous Corner in 2014.
“When Dalziel and Pascoe finished, I was offered a few things straight away but I turned them down because I was exhausted, frankly,” the Scot said. He said that he was keeping busy with short films and audiobooks at the time, as he didn’t like to do things for the sake of doing them.