My Family was one of the hilarious must-sees on the BBC One evening schedule and it continues to entertain fans to this day. In April 2020, BBC One began airing reruns of the series every Friday at 8 p.m. during prime time. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the current location of the original cast – over 20 years since the show first aired.
Where are the actors in My Family now?
Ben Harper – Robert Lindsay
Ben Harper was the cynical patriarch of the show, and he always got into petty quarrels with his wife and kids.
He was played by Robert Lindsay, a 71-year-old actor and father of three married to actress Rosemarie Ford.
Since leaving the series in 2011, he has starred in the movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil alongside Angelina Jolie.
On the TV side, he took on roles in Galavant, Bounty Hunters and McDonald & Dodds.
He is also a theater lover and has performed on stage in Prism, In Praise of Love and Anything Goes.
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Susan Harper – Zoë Wanamaker
Susan was the family control freak and she was determined to make everything go the way she wanted it to.
She was played by Zoë Wanamaker – a 72-year-old actress who is married to actor Gawn Grainger.
While filming for the series, she also took on the role of Madam Hooch in the Harry Potter franchise.
Since leaving My Family, she has taken on roles in the Mr Selfridge, Britannia, Girlfriends and Shadow and Bone series.
The actress has opened up about her role as Queen Antedia in Britannia’s final season.
Speaking to memabletv.com, she said: “Antedia was a killer, at the top of her game, but she’s been betrayed in every way, so she has a journey ahead of her. She feels like she has been forsaken by the gods, and those she trusted and put her faith in her. Now she is trying to find her way back. “
Nick Harper – Kris Marshall
Nick was the oldest of the Harper siblings and is known to be the more laid back character.
He was played by Kris Marshall, a 48-year-old actor and father of two married to Hannah Dodkin.
Since leaving the series, he has played Dave in Citizen Khan, but has become best known for playing DI Humphrey Goodman in Death in Paradise.
He left the crime series in 2017 and fans are eager to see if he will ever return.
Speaking about why he left Death in Paradise, he told Lorraine that he and his family liked to move to Guadeloupe, but had to return to the UK.
Janey Harper – Daniela Denby Ashe
Janey was crazy about boys and fashion and she always wanted to impress others.
She was played by Daniela Denby-Ashe – a 43-year-old actress and mother who later took on the role of Lorraine Donnegan in Waterloo Road.
She also starred in an episode of Silent Witness in 2016 and provided the English voice for Sylvie Dubois’ character in Netflix’s Into the Night.
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Michael Harper – Gabriel Thomson
Michael was the youngest of the Harpers, but he beat his whole family on numerous occasions.
He was played by Gabriel Thomson, a 34-year-old actor who went on to star in the movie The Lost Choices.
In August 2015, he announced on social media that he was leaving the theater to return to university.
He had planned to study a course in philosophy at King’s College London.
The Mirror quoted him as saying, “Making people laugh is important, but I wanted to pursue a career that makes a difference and transfer my acting skills to performance in the courtroom.”
Abi Harper – Siobhan Hayes
Abi was Ben’s awkward cousin who ended up in a relationship with Ben Roger’s co-worker.
She was played by Siobhan Hayes, a 46-year-old actress who went on to star in Horrid Henry: The Movie.
She has also appeared in Crime Stories, Murder on the Home Front and an episode of Holby City.
Roger Bailey – Keiron Self
Roger was Ben’s over-enthusiastic colleague who pissed him off on a regular basis.
He was played by Keiron Self, who starred in Casualty and High Hopes.
He also helped write episodes of The Tracy Beaker Story.
Alfie Butts – Rhodri Meilir
Alfie was Nick’s Welsh friend and a struggling musician who enjoyed the company of the Harpers.
He was played by Rhodri Meilir, a 42-year-old actor who went on to star in the BBC series Three In My Skin.
He spent time on tour with various theater companies and appeared in the Welsh drama Byw Celwydd.
In 2018 he starred in the crime thriller Hidden, which aired on the BBC’s Welsh network.
Kenzo Harper – Tayler Marshall
Kenzo is Janey’s son on the show and he turned out to be a very intelligent character.
He was played by Tayler Marshall, a 21-year-old actor who went on to star in Hollyoaks and Casualty.
He has also played roles in Father Figure, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and Jack the Giant Slayer.
My Family covers air Tuesdays on BBC One at 8:30 p.m.