Paul is currently filming the role of Harry Price in the movie 'Fallen', directed by Scott Hicks, award-winning director of 'Shine' and 'Snow Falling on Cedars'.
He is from Nottinghamshire and originally trained as a bricklayer, before attending the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre (now Manchester Metroplitan University). Over the past 27 years he has worked successfully as an actor, director, producer and teacher.
Recent theatre - Richard III at Nottingham Playhouse and York Theatre Royal; Epsom Downs and The Spire at Salisbury Playhouse. Extensive theatre credits also include leading roles in the West End, at the RSC, the National, Donmar Warehouse, Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Jermyn St Theatre, Hammersmith Lyric and regular appearances at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, English Touring Theatre, Oldham Coliseum and Salisbury Playhouse.
His numerous television credits include Locked Up Abroad; Buried Alive, A&E, Peak Practice, Prescription For Murder (the story of Harold Shipman), Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, As Time Goes By, A Touch of Frost, The Governor, Fair Game, Trial by Jury, and The Monocled Mutineer with regular appearances in Heartbeat, The Bill and Casualty.
Films include Love Actually, Lecture 21, Bright Young Things, Heartlands, Holding On, Cocoons and Balzan's Contract.
As a voice-over artist Paul is a contributor to radio drama, has recorded several audio-books, most recently D.H. Lawrence's Sons & Lovers which was the recipient of an Earphone Award by the audio-book industry and its listeners and, most recently, was the voice (and face) of the recent IKEA 'LittleThings' campaign.
As a producer he has been responsible for several theatre productions - most notably The Gulf Between Us - Trevor Griffiths' first original play since The Comedians.
He is a regular visiting lecturer to several colleges in and around London, and has just been appointed Actor in Residence at Birkbeck College (London University)