Corrie star Andrew Lancel is declared bankrupt after the actor, who starred in The Bill, finds himself in five-figure debts – The Sun

CORRIE and The Bill star Andrew Lancel has been declared bankrupt after failing to pay a huge tax debt.

The star, who played Frank Foster on the popular soap, failed to keep on top of his tax affairs.

Andrew Lancel played Frank Foster in Coronation Street


Andrew Lancel played Frank Foster in Coronation StreetPhoto credit: Handout
The actor also appeared in “The Bill.”


The actor also appeared in “The Bill.”Photo credit: Rex

HMRC was named as a plaintiff in the Supreme Court and sources have revealed the actor’s outstanding bill was “a significant five-figure sum”.

Lancel, 53, was declared bankrupt under his real name, Andrew Charles Watkinson.

He also played the role of Detective Inspector Neil Manson on the long-running ITV cop series The Bill for eight years.

The actor had to spend a lot of money on legal fees in a child abuse trial in 2013.

He was found not guilty of four counts of indecent violence against a 15-year-old boy, but had to pay legal fees out of his own pocket.

Coronation Street was going through a tough time during this time.

Veteran Bill Roache was acquitted of raping teenage girls Michael LeVell was acquitted of sex crimes against a teenager, all within a few months of each other.

Jake Nichol

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