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Chris Gascoyne plays Peter Barlow


Christopher Gascoyne (born 31 January 1968) plays Peter Barlow on Coronation Street.

Chris trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and his first role on television was as Barry Kent on The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. 

However, Chris is best-known for his portrayal of Peter Barlow in Coronation Street. Chris played the role from 2000-03, returned briefly in 2007 and has been continuously playing the role since October 2008, along with his on-screen son Simon Barlow.

Chris lives with his wife Caroline, his sons Freddie and Pip, his daughter Belle and Maisie the dog (a Jack Russell).

Chris has many talents, including having sailed solo around the world twice. He is also training to become a jet fighter pilot.

First appearance of the character Peter on Coronation Street in the UK:
5 April 1965: Peter and his twin sister Susan were born in Weatherfield General Hospital to new parents Ken and Valerie Barlow.


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