Andrew Lancel: Killed in Corrie and crushed in Casualty!

Andrew Lancel was unforgettable in Coronation Street as evil businessman Frank Foster, who went on to be killed by his own mother in a gripping whodunit! Now he's about to pop up in a guest role in Casualty as Chris Perry, a very different type of businessman to Corrie’s Frank Foster!

Chris is organising the sale of his ageing father’s construction business to a bigger firm. But his workaholic dad Phil isn’t happy about the working practices of the company Chris is selling the business to. The pair have a furious argument on site, which is interrupted when scaffolding collapses on them, crushing Chris.

Casualty consultant Zoe Hanna – involved in a life changing storyline of her own – races to the site of the accident to treat Chris. Later at the hospital it transpires Phil is keeping a secret from his son…

During his time on the cobbles from 2011 to 2012 Andrew, 44, was involved in a series of shocking storylines, including the assault of hairdresser Maria and the rape of factory boss Carla Connor. Eventually Frank was murdered by his mother, Anne, played by Gwen Taylor.

Andrew’s other TV career highlights are playing Doctor Andrew Collin in Cardiac Arrest, abusive boyfriend Barry Pearce in Bad Girls and DI Neil Manson on The Bill (2003 – 2010). He also performed as A-ha’s Morten Harket in Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes - see here for evidence!


Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.