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Christmas

Merry Christmas

Looking forward to 2019 - Tom Wrigglesworth is set to return to BBC Radio 4 with a new series of “Hang-Ups” caused by his wayward family in Sheffield - Paul plays Tom’s father.
And for Paul’s further involvement in BBC Radio during 2019 please watch this space… but in the meantime, in the words of Beano editors down the years, ‘A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers!'

National Cat Awards

Cats Protection Animation

Paul is proud to support Cats Protection and on Thursday 22nd November was delighted to attend the advance screening of the Cats Protection Christmas animation. The animation, superbly realised, is based on last year’s National Cat Awards winner, Genie, who helped her owner, 13-year-old Evie Henderson, to successfully battle bone cancer (click 'watch' below to see the animation.)
The preview was held in a state-of-the art screening room at The Soho Hotel in London's West End - the lobby there sports this 10ft bronze cat by sculptor Fernando Botero.

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Emmerdale

Emmerdale

Emmerdale - ITV 1 Wednesday 26th Sept 7pm - rptd. ITV 2 8am Thurs 27th.
Paul plays Obadiah Dingle - neglectful father of Charity who he hasn’t seen for over twenty years.
Sparks fly when Charity decides to visit and confront Obadiah who is, amongst other things, a recovering alcoholic.

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Doc Martin

Doc Martin

Series 8 of Doc Martin is currently being repeated Fridays at 9pm on ITV1.
Friday 24th August brings up the re-run of episode 5 - “From the Mouths of Babes” - in which Paul plays the myopic Walter O’Donnell, would-be artist of the St Ives school, given to ‘blinkered’ self-promotion and seen here in the make-up chair with enhanced eye-baggage! Prosthetic eye bags and eye reddener were used for Paul's character who suffers with Uveitis.

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National Cat Awards

National Cat Awards

Cats Protection's National Cat Awards 2018 - now an annual event - was held at the Savoy Hotel on Thursday 2nd August sponsored once again by Purina.
Linda Upson, chairman of the trustees, welcomed the owners of the cats nominated in five cat-egories that celebrate the special qualities of cats and the unique bond they share with their owners.
Paul was on the panel of judges for the overall winner - National Cat of the Year. Fellow judges included Chizzy Akudolu, Deborah Meaden, Bob Mortimer, Andrew Collins, Peter Egan and Rick Wakeman. Master of Ceremonies was Alan Dedicoat.
Paul is proud to support the exceptional work of Cats Protection.

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Fretwork - The World Encompassed

Fretwork - The World Encompassed

On Sunday 22nd July at the Helmsley Arts Centre as part of the Ryedale Music Festival, a further performance by Fretwork -“the finest viol consort on the planet" (Evening Standard) of composer Orlando Gough’s The World Encompassed - Paul narrating.

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Faith, Hope & Charity

Faith, Hope & Charity

A week long workshop completed on Friday 25th May for a new play by Alexander Zeldin with the working title Faith, Hope and Charity. The action takes place in a community centre/food bank serving a wide community of people in need of food/solace/comfort. Paul participated in the workshop exploring the part of Bernard.

King Street Junior

King Street Junior

Currently re-running on BBC Radio 4 extra - ‘King Street Junior’ series 9 in which Paul wrote episode 3 ‘A Bridge to Afar’ with guests Ronald Hines and John Hollis, and episode 7 ‘Financial Times’ with guests Tilly Vosburgh and Danny Webb.
A comedy/drama set in a London junior school, KSJ ran between 1985 and 1998. The follow-up series ‘King Street Junior Revisited’ ran from 2002 to 2005.
Paul played teacher Mr Long in this long running series created by Jim Eldridge who also wrote the vast majority of the episodes. Paul wrote 4 episodes during series 8,9 & 10.

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National Cat Awards

The National Cat Awards

Cats Protection's National Cat Awards 2018 - entries are now open.
Now in its tenth year, the National Cat Awards celebrate the difference cats make to our lives by highlighting heart-warming stories of devotion, companionship and courage. Paul who has been judging the entries for the awards for several years was chatting recently to Radio Jackie's Simone Halfin.

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Fretwork - The World Encompassed

Fretwork - The World Encompassed

On Friday 2nd March at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, as part of the Halifax Philharmonic Club’s 73rd season, Fretwork performed “The World Encompassed” – composer Orlando Gough – Paul narrating.
Fretwork – “the finest viol consort on the planet” (Evening Standard) – commissioned Orlando Gough to recreate in music Sir Francis Drake’s epic circumnavigation of the Globe Nov 1577 to Sept 1580. Drake took with him a viol consort of four players as cultural diplomats and to accompany prayers as well as providing entertainment for the ship’s company and their occasional guests along the way.
Emily Ashton, Asako Morikawa, Joanna Levine, David Hatcher, Sam Stadlen and leader Richard Boothby make up the viol consort - Fretwork.
The music is inspired by events and ports of call during this remarkable feat of navigation and the narration derives largely from descriptions in ‘The World Encompassed’, Drake’s nephew’s account of the voyage.
Square Chapel is adjacent to the newly renovated Grade I listed Piece Hall dating from 1779, sole survivor of the great northern cloth halls for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth.

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Thousand Yesterdays

Thousand Yesterdays

Block 2 of the shoot for ‘Thousand Yesterdays’ took place on location in the Elham Valley near Folkestone, Kent - 22nd to 24th Feb.
Paul, playing the elder Charlie Rainbird, completed his contribution to the filming of this poignant and atmospheric tale on the first day of this Block. Tim Innes plays the younger Charlie R embroiled in trench warfare.
The remarkable set - an impressive system of trenches dug and dressed with meticulous attention to detail to replicate a WWI battlefield - seems certain to lend gritty authenticity and chilling atmosphere to the sequences filmed here.
Impossible not to admire the skill and dedication of everyone involved in this production.
Writer/director Robbie Bryant, producer Fred Bonham Carter
Trench image courtesy of Bex Palmer.

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Tom Wrigglesworth: Ladhood

Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang-Ups

Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.
Series 3 is currently being repeated on BBC Radio 4.
Paul plays Dad (Richard Wrigglesworth).
If you missed an episode you can listen again on BBC iPlayer

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Thousand Yesterdays

Thousand Yesterdays

Paul has recently been filming a time travel love story that explores the ephemeral nature of life.
Set in 1982, ‘Thousand Yesterdays’, shot on 16mm black and white film stock, shows the strange meeting between an elderly military veteran and his younger self. As Charlie Rainbird tries to explain to his younger self how to survive the trenches of WWI he inevitably revisits aspects of his eventful subsequent life.
Paul plays Charlie Rainbird, Timothy Innes is Young Charlie.

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Morrisons

Morrisons

Paul voices the Morrisons television and radio adverts.
Watch the current Christmas adverts.

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What Does an Idea Sound Like?

What Does an Idea Sound Like?

Paul currently appears in a short film that encourages businesses to consider the value that the UK's 900,000 working-age veterans can bring to their businesses. What Does an Idea Sound Like which features on the VeteransWork.org.uk website features a cast of UK actors and celebrities: Paul, Matt Barber, Clare Balding OBE, Robert Rinder, Richard Wilson, Olivia Poulet, Michelle Collins, Nick Knowles, Larry Lamb and Joanna Lumley OBE

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Liam Williams: Ladhood

Liam Williams: Ladhood

Comedian Liam Williams recounts his youthful misadventures in this autobiographical sitcom. Episode one sees Liam anxiously awaiting A-Level results before trying to find his feet in a most alien of new environments, Cambridge University. Paul plays Dad/Kevin.
British Comedy Guide interview.
Thurs 5th Oct at 11pm on Radio 4

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What Does an Idea Sound Like?

What Does an Idea Sound Like?

On Sunday 24th Sept Paul was pleased to participate in a short film produced by The Drive Project team and directed by Jacob Perlmutter - part of the Veterans Work Campaign/Deloitte UK. Filmed at BT’s HQ in Newgate Street, London - What Does an Idea Sound Like? - is aimed at businesses big and small promoting careers for service veterans. Matt Barber links contributions from Richard Wilson, Olivia Poulet, Michelle Collins, Larry Lamb, Nick Knowles, Joanna Lumley, veteran Rav Wilding and Paul.

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Celebrity Taste of Italy

A Celebrity Taste of Italy

A gentle taste of la dolce vita as five senior celebrities embark on a cooking trip to Italy.
Judith Chalmers, Johnny Ball, Rula Lenska, Ian Lavender and Diana Moran set up home in a Tuscan villa, where they experience Italian life, learn a bit of the language and, most importantly, learn how to cook like an Italian.
Paul will narrate this weekly series in 4 episodes
Series 1 ep1, Friday 29th Sept 9pm Channel 5

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Doc Martin

Doc Martin

Paul will be appearing in ep5 of the latest series of Doc Martin which starts today on ITV.
This will be series 8 of the Martin Clunes drama in which Clunes plays the uptight but brilliant GP who has been relocated to the fictional Cornish village of Portwenn. Paul will play Walter O’Donnell.
Series 8 ep5, Wednesday 18th Oct 9pm ITV

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Doctors

Doctors

Paul recently recorded an episode of Doctors for transmission in January 2018.
In ‘Boisterous’ by Paul Campbell, Paul plays Douglas Harper, a retired lawyer living with his lawyer daughter Becky played by Pandora Colin, and his grandson Rufus - Zac Pile. Zac was a member of the von Trapp family in ’The Sound of Music - Live’ in which Paul played Franz the butler.
January 2018 BBC One.

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National Cat Awards

National Cat Awards

Thursday 3rd August brought round the annual Cats Protection National Cat Awards, held once more at the Savoy Hotel, London and sponsored again by Purina.
Paul was again involved, this year as one of the judges for overall winner. Watch the video (link below) for details of this amazingly supportive black-and-white puss Genie and her brave, inspirational 12 year old owner.
Much more information and videos of the all the winners and judges at www.cats.org.uk
Full list of overall winner judges at http://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/nca/meet-the-nca-winner-judges

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Trust Me

Trust Me

Jodie Whittaker - soon to be the latest incarnation of Doctor Who - stars as NHS nurse Cath Hardacre in this new psychological thriller. Driven to impersonating a doctor after being fired for whistleblowing, Cath, a caring mother and daughter, struggles to maintain her deception under the increasing strain of her complex double life.
Paul plays Cath’s father, Arthur Hardacre, in this four part series - Red Productions for BBC TV
Tuesday 8th August, 9pm BBC One.

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Broken

Broken

Ep 2 of 6. Father Michael (Sean Bean) counsels an enigmatic woman, while a devoted mother is desperate for Father Michael's help when her mentally ill son experiences a psychotic episode. Paul plays Father Michaels brother Joe Kerrigan.
Tuesday 6 June, 9pm BBC One

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Broken

Broken

Following last night’s tragic events in Manchester, BBC1’s new drama series Broken will not start tonight as planned but has been rescheduled for next Tuesday 30 May.

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Broken

Broken

BBC One’s new Jimmy McGovern drama Broken will premiere on Tuesday May 23rd at 9pm.
Broken is described as a “State of the Nation Piece” that follows Father Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean), a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Paul plays Joe Kerrigan in four episodes.
Created and written by Jimmy McGovern, Broken is made by LA Productions for the BBC.

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Doc Martin

Doc Martin

Paul will be travelling to Cornwall soon to begin filming for a new series of ITV's Doc Martin. This will be series 8 of the Martin Clunes drama in which Clunes plays the uptight but brilliant GP who has been relocated to the fictional Cornish village of Portwenn. Paul will play Walter O’Donnell.
Airing in the autumn on ITV, Doc Martin is made by Buffalo Pictures.

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Trust Me

Trust Me

Paul recently completed filming in Scotland on this upcoming BBC psychological thriller, Trust Me – a gripping story about a woman’s attempt to start a new life. Paul plays Arthur Hardacre.
Airing soon on BBC One, Trust Me is made by RED Production Company through BBC Scotland and will be internationally distributed by StudioCanal.

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The Nest Egg

The Nest Egg

This short British film in which Paul plays lead Ernie has recently been selected for The Beverly Hills Film Festival - April 26th - 30th. Earlier this month the film received a Best Short Film Award at NIFF in India and Paul also received a Special Commendation in their Best Actor category.

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Trust Me

Trust Me

Filming has recently begun in Scotland on Dan Sefton’s (Good Karma Hospital, Delicious, Mr Selfridge) character-led contemporary and psychological thriller, Trust Me – a gripping story about a woman’s attempt to start a new life. Paul plays Arthur Hardacre.
Airing on BBC One, Trust Me is made by RED Production Company through BBC Scotland and will be internationally distributed by StudioCanal.

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Doctors

Doctors

Doctors recently won a Writers Guild of Great Britain award for Best Long Running TV Series. The award was for Doctors, Series 18, Episode 29, “There is No Place” by Claire Bennett, first broadcast on BBC One in May 2016. Paul played Andrew Hantley.

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Tom Wrigglesworth

Tom Wrigglesworth

If you missed it first time around theres a second chance to hear series 2 of this hugely popular radio comedy on BBC Radio 4. When the lights from a new zebra crossing outside Tom's parent's house causes insomnia in the Wrigglesworth household, Tom's dad, played by Paul, is forced to take matters into his own hands and cause a fuss. Not perhaps in the way everyone else would though...
Monday 23rd January 11.30 BBC Radio 4

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SAG Awards

SAG Awards

The hugely popular ITV drama series Downton Abbey in which Paul plays farmer Mr Mason, has received its fifth successive nomination in this prestigious Best Ensemble category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The awards are held in Los Angeles on Sunday 29th January

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Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax

The first in a two-part festive special catching up with Alan, Celia and their families. Two years after the death of her wife, Caroline faces further changes when she hears about a job at a different school, with her mother and Alan not too happy at the thought of her moving away, but it seems their amateur dramatics is their prime concern. Family drama, starring Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker. Paul plays Harry.
BBC One Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th December at 9pm

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The Coroner

The Coroner

A new series of The Coroner starts on Monday on BBC One. Paul appears in episode 4 "The Beast of Lighthaven", written by Kit Lambert on Thursday 24th November.
BBC One Monday 21st November at 2.15

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Last Tango

Last Tango in Halifax

Filming is now complete on ‘Last Tango in Halifax series 4’ - two bumper seasonal episodes ideal for transmission during the Christmas period. Sally Wainwright's hugely successful series, popular on both sides of the Atlantic, stars Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi as well as Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker. Paul will again play Harry Wallace, friend and thorn in the side of Alan - Derek Jacobi. The new series, a Red Production for BBC TV, is directed by Juliet May and produced by Karen Lewis

Moving On

Moving On

A second chance to see Paul in the BBC One drama series Moving On. Series of dramas linked by a central theme: how to 'move on' and pass turning points in life
Paul plays Ronnie in 'Passengers'. Ronnie's world is shattered when a momentary lapse of memory causes an accident that will change his life forever.
BBC One Tuesday 15th November at 2.15

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The Bash

The Bash

60th Anniversary Fundraiser, THE BASH. It’s going to be a fast fun frolic through the Royal Court back catalogue! It takes place on Wednesday evening 2nd November. Rita, Sue & Bob Too by Andrea Dunbar was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 - Joanne Whalley was Rita; Lesley Manville, Sue; and Paul was Bob. Paul will join Joanne and Lesley in an excerpt from this seminal play 34 years on from their original performances.

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Broken

Broken

Filming has begun in Liverpool on Jimmy McGovern’s new 6 part series for BBC TV, working title “Broken” starring Sean Bean. Ashley Pearce is directing for LA Productions, exec producer Colin McKeown. Paul will play Joe Kerrigan in three episodes alongside David McLelland and Steve Garti (pictured).

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Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax

Filming is to commence on Monday 3rd October for Last Tango in Halifax series 4 and should be completed in time for Christmas transmission. Sally Wainwright’s hugely popular and successful series will again be produced by Karen Lewis for Red Production Company and directed by Juliet May. Paul will again play Harry, grandad of Ellie played by Katherine Rose Morley (pictured).

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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

Paul is currently appearing in the sixth series of the popular Sky1 comedy drama Mount Pleasant.
Series 6, Tuesdays 9pm Sky1

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Suspects

Suspects

Paul will be playing the part of Joseph Kramer in this Gritty British crime drama starring Fay Ripley and Damien Molony.
S5-E5 Suspects: The Enemy Within Wednesday 31 Aug 10pm - 11:05pm Channel 5

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Tom Wrigglesworth

Tom Wrigglesworth

The popular Radio Four comedy Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups returns this week.
In 'Strangers on a Train' Tom enlists the help of his Dad (Paul) to take delivery of an important package while Mum bites the bullet and learns to drive.
Series 4 episode 1 Thursday 25th August 18.30 BBC RADIO 4 FM

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The Nest Egg

The Nest Egg

The Nest Egg, a short film produced by Martina Silcock and directed by Lucy Patrick Ward for Stealing Horses Productions has been selected for this years BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival in November. In The Nest Egg, the story of a chicken suit, benevolence and eggs, Paul plays Ernie.

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Tracks

Tracks

The nine part BBC Radio 4 thriller ‘Tracks’ commences with part one at 14:15 Tuesday 9th Aug - subsequent episodes each Tuesday at the same time. Paul plays Dr Nick Kading in ep 5 Hippocampus & ep 6 Nociceptors.
6th & 13th September at 14:15 BBC RADIO 4 FM

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Primo Levi

Primo Levi's THE PERIODIC TABLE

Major BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter. Paul will read 'Lead', set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock.
Fri 22 Jul 2016 at 09:45 BBC RADIO 4 FM

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Tom Wrigglesworth

Tom Wrigglesworth

The return of the radio comedy series ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups’ is imminent with four new episodes scheduled to record mid July. Series 4 will be produced by Richard Morris for broadcast later in the year on BBC Radio 4. Paul will again play Tom’s extremely eccentric father.

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Reg

Reg

Paul will be appearing in a new drama next week on BBC One. Reg by Jimmy McGovern is based on the true story of Reg Keys, the father of a royal military policeman, who took on the British prime minister over Britain's participation in the Iraq War.
Tim Roth plays Reg.
Monday 6th June 9.00pm BBC One.

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Fretwork

Fretwork - The World Encompassed.

Paul will be narrating three live concerts focusing on Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80 and weaving together music of the period with new music written by Orlando Gough.
The concerts will be performed in Salisbury on 8th June, Alwinton on 11th and Manchester on 14th

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Doctors

A Special Guest

A Special Guest, a short film written and directed by Kae Bahar has just been released. The film had its first festival submission, and won Jury’s Special Mention Award in Short of the Year – Madrid, Spain.
Anita Dobson and Paul play an elderly couple charged with looking after a young Kurdish boy.

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Doctors

Doctors

'Home' - five special Doctors episodes.
Paul will play the part of Andrew Hantley in 'There is No Place' by Claire Bennett. This is the fifth of five specials which will be broadcast on BBC One on Friday 13th May at 13.45

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The Coroner

The Coroner

Paul is to appear in Ep 1, series 2 of The Coroner on BBC One.
The Coroner is a daytime drama series produced by BBC Birmingham, starring Claire Goose as solicitor Jane Kennedy, coroner in a South Devon coastal town.

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Olivier Awards

Olivier Awards

As a recipient of an Olivier Award in 1976, Paul is proud and delighted to have been asked to present an award at the 40th Olivier Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 3rd April.

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Morrisons

Morrisons

Paul recently recorded the voiceover for the latest Morrisons TV advert.

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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

Paul will be appearing in an episode of the sixth series of the popular Sky1 comedy drama Mount Pleasant due to be broadcast in September 2016.

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Suspects

Suspects

Paul will be playing the part of Joseph Kramer in eps 5&6 of this Gritty British crime drama starring Fay Ripley and Damien Molony.

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Doctors

Doctors

Paul recently completed filming for the BBC TV daytime drama series Doctors. Paul plays the part of Andrew Hantley in 'There is No Place' by Claire Bennett.

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Reg

Reg

Paul plays the part of Man 2 (a doorstep voter) in this recently completed BBC television drama written by Jimmy McGovern and Bob Pugh.

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The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Paul recently recorded Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale for BBC Radio 3. Paul plays Shepherd. Due for transmission 9pm on 1st May as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Festival.

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