Dean Ashton has appeared on Coronation Street in two roles: firstly as the Fire Officer who investigated the cause of the fire that broke out at Roy's Rolls in February 2007; and he returned to the programme as PC Saunders between February 2016 and December 2017.
His other credits include episodes of M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, Doctors, The Bill, Collision, Holby City, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctor Foster. On the bigger screen he has appeared in the feature films Pride and Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the short films You Don't Have to Fight to Win and Capital and the TV movie Dirty War.
On stage he has appeared in productions of King Lear, Markings, The Judgement of Mr Jenkins, Vladimir in Hollywood, Tactical Questioning, Futebol, Macbeth and The Ferryman.