The actor – who announced he was stepping down from his role as Humphrey Goodman earlier this week – has elaborated on his decision to quit the BBC mystery series and made a shocking revelation about his spouse, Hannah Dodkin.
“In some ways it was easier for me than my wife, as I didn’t have the sleepless nights,” he told The Mirror. “I got to leave all of that behind. But it was tough being away from her every day and missing her.”
He added: “I got to come back a bit more than I normally would, for a few days every six weeks but my daughter grew massively between visits.
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In some ways it was easier for me than my wife, as I didn’t have the sleepless nights.
“Thankfully she still recognised me when I got back, so it was all right. She’s sick of me now, though. I’ve been home for four months.”
Marshall also revealed that it was harder to find other acting jobs because he was away shooting for up to eight months of the year.
The 43-year-old actor continued: “I like to do everything, if I can. There’s a lot of roles which I would have loved to have taken that went to other people.”
And it seems there’s already a huge job that fans are eyeing Marshall up for, with many calling for the Love Actually star to replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor Who.
“Kris Marshall will be the new Doctor. I’m certain of it. #DoctorWho #DeathInParadise,” one viewer wrote on social media, while watching last night’s instalment of the BBC thriller.
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“Watching #deathinparadise – Kris Marshall is definitely the next Doctor Who, isn't he?” another enthused.
Meanwhile, Marshall spoke about his exit on Good Morning Britain this week, with the comedian telling hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard: “For the previous years I’ve been able to take my family with me.
“But we had a daughter this time last year, and so bringing her and my son – and he’s about to start school – it all became a bit of a juggling mission, so that was really the reason behind it.
“So this last series I did it on my own, which was quite hard.”