Chris Garner appeared on Coronation Street in February 1999 as Malcolm Fairhurst, a Court Welfare Officer who investigated the circumstances of Kevin and Sally Webster when they both applied for custody of daughters Rosie and Sophie.

As an actor he trained at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, graduating in 1987 with a Diploma in Theatre Studies, 1st Class Honours with Distinction. As a Director he trained on the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Attachment Course between 1999 and 2000. He continues working in both fields.

His on-screen credits include roles in Made in Heaven, Rich Tea and Sympathy, Afterlife, Mistresses, The Bill, Emmerdale, Casualty and in the 2006 film Ultraviolet.

Directing credits include The Amazing and Preposterous Constance Smedley; When the Lights Went Out; The Higher Ground; Noah's Ark; Bleak House; Little Pictures; A Winter of War; Robert Frost In England; Left Luggage; Adult Child/Dead Child; Anna Karenina; Mother Country; Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Enough Oxygen; Rime of the Ancient Mariner; After the Fair; The Bear and The Proposal.

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