Line Of Duty star Craig Parkinson has split from his actress wife Susan Lynch after 12 years of marriage, MailOnline can reveal.
The actor, 44, who played DS Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan in the BBC drama alongside Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, quietly separated from Susan in 2019.
Susan, 49, who last appeared on Netflix series Sex Education, and Craig, share a nine-year-old son together, who they have continued to co-parent.
‘It’s very sad’: Actor Craig Parkinson has split from his actress wife Susan Lynch after 12 years of marriage, MailOnline can reveal (pictured in 2018)
Speaking from his home, Craig’s father Derek Parkinson confirmed his son and Susan had split to MailOnline on Tuesday.
Derek said: ‘Yes, they have split up. It’s very sad but Craig is okay, and people do know. They are trying to stay amicable, it’s just one of those things.’
A source added: ‘Craig and Susan kept their split very private but they parted ways last year. It has been completely amicable between them.
‘They have busy careers and are involved with separate ventures, they just grew apart and decided it would be stronger for their family if they were no longer married.
Separation: The star, famed for his role in BBC’s Line Of Duty, is said to have ‘amicably split’ from his wife Susan, and their busy lives and careers played a part in the end of their marriage
‘They co-parent their son together and he remains their number one priority, while Craig has also been occupied by his podcast Two Shot Pod.’
Craig, who is from Blackpool but lived in Camden, London with Susan before they moved to the Cotswolds with their son, starred in Line of Duty, created by Jed Mercurio, from 2011 until 2015.
The actor, whose character was a corrupt copper working for anti-corruption unit AC-12, was killed off in series three after being dramatically exposed as ‘The Caddy.’
In a 2016 interview, Craig explained that he and Susan relocated from London to Gloucestershire and ‘got rid’ of their TV in the process after realising they had stopped communicating.
He said: ‘My wife and I were watching some s*** like I’m a Celebrity in our flat in Camden, and realised we hadn’t spoken to each other for ages. We decided to get rid, then we moved out of London. We’ve never looked back.’
‘Craig is okay’: Craig’s father Derek Parkinson confirmed the news to MailOnline on Tuesday, saying ‘it’s just one of those things’