Downton Abbey series 6 is to be repeated on ITV at 9pm Sunday evenings commencing 19th July.
Paul plays Mr Mason.
Downton Abbey series 6 is to be repeated on ITV at 9pm Sunday evenings commencing 19th July.
Ropeless - directed by Andrea Carrino - has been selected for the prestigious Giffoni Film Festival which takes place in the small Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Southern Italy close to Salerno and Naples.
According to Wikipedia: 'In 1982, the festival had its turning point, indeed, in that year the master François Truffaut met the festival and wrote an open letter that includes the following words: “Of all the film festivals Giffoni is the most necessary.” Truffaut opened the way to a long list of Italian and International guests. Robert De Niro, Sergio Leone, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Alberto Sordi came to Giffoni to meet the young jurors and talk with them about their careers and their arts, consecrating the Giffoni Film Festival as one of the most important cultural events dedicated to young people.'
Paul plays Larry - ageing laundryman extraordinaire!
Dangerous Journey - the adaptation of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrims Progress by Oliver Hunkin for Yorkshire TV/Channel 4 and narrated by Paul in 1985… is available in its entirety on YouTube! Oliver Hunkin wrote, directed and produced the programme in 9 episodes, the filming process involved the ‘pan and scan’ of Alan Parry’s remarkably evocative illustrations together with sound effects and music.More
New episodes will be broadcast starting on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.
During these unprecedented times, Ambridge is subject to govt. guidelines to stay alert as are we all. But cows still need milking, crops must be harvested, silage and hay attended to... and personal relationships explored of course.
Don’t miss the new format eps.!
Just one day left to enter The SoldiersCharity photo competition and show what the British Army means to you. You could feature in its next calendar and win a top prize. I’m proud to be a judge with novelist Andy McNab and Olympian Heather Stanning. More here: https://soldierscharity.org/photocompetition/
Paul is proud to support the Army’s National Charity.
NB. Paul does not have and has never had a Twitter account.
Any twitter account purporting to represent Paul is false and any tweets thereon, however relevant they may seem, are therefore not posted by Paul.
23rd April - Shakespeare's birthday.
King Lear by Wm Shakespeare abridged, adapted and directed by Tim Crouch - Paul plays Lear.
In 2012 this RSC Young Peoples Shakespeare production of King Lear toured nationally and then to New York City and Columbus Ohio, Drake Centre OSU. Whilst playing 2 weeks at The Armory, Park Avenue, NYC to New York schoolchildren, the show was filmed for distribution to schools in New York. The RSC has made the film generally available and is playing it out to schools here - and here’s the YouTube link:
Post production is now complete on Ropeless, directed by Andrea Carrino who also wrote & edited this very accomplished short film.
Shooting took place on location and the Italian Apennine plateau greatly helps the surreal aspects of the film. The story concerns the work and worries of Larry, ageing laundryman extraordinaire.
The cast of three includes Francesco Gordano and Antonio Banno.
Paul plays Larry.
Last Tango in Halifax returns for the first of four episodes of Series 5 on Sunday 23rd February.
Sally Wainwright’s hugely popular drama sees Alan and Celia (Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid), seven years into their marriage, and not quite seeing eye to eye!
Ken Horn produces, Gareth Bryn directs and Paul plays Alan’s old schoolfriend Harry in eps 1 & 4.
Director Lucy Patrick Ward and producer Martina Silcock, as well as everyone involved, are delighted that Omeleto, very fittingly given the number of broken eggs depicted, having seen the film in festival have asked to host “The Nest Egg” with lots of other award winning short films on their channel which boasts 1m+ subscribers.
They describe the film thus:
"On one street corner in London, an old man, Ernie, in a chicken suit invites people to throw eggs at him for money. Soon he becomes an online video sensation, and people come out in droves to pay for eggs and toss them at him, all while he remains stoic... we watch Ernie grapple with his still sharp sense of grief and loss… which makes the unfolding of his meeting with Amy all the more lovely to unravel"
"The Nest Egg" sidesteps sentimentality by stopping the story just as Ernie and Amy meet, though we assume the same spirit of generosity and benevolence that animates them both will connect them together."
Paul plays Ernie.
A screening of Robbie Bryant’s film Thousand Yesterdays took place at Soho Screening Rooms, D’Arblay Street W1 on Saturday 7th December to an enthusiastic audience, prior to its festival run.
"Charlie Rainbird has waited 65 years to meet the one person that can make sure his life is lived. Today is that day. He better be on time, he's got a lot to tell him.” Paul plays Charlie Rainbird, Timothy Innes young Charlie.
Writer/director Robbie Bryant, producer Fred Bonham Carter.
Cats’ Protection screened their new Christmas animation at The Soho Hotel’s cinema in London’s West End on Friday 22nd November. Paul was happy to be there and is proud to support their work for feline welfare.
The film - ‘Libby Left Behind’ - is based on a true case history - ‘Libby’ (now renamed Misty) was rescued and cared for by dedicated Cats’ Protection people and is safe and sound in her new home.
The animation was produced in-house and is a remarkable (and moving) achievement.
2020 marks 50 years since Leeds Playhouse TIE Company began. It’s still creating and delivering educational theatre programmes for disadvantaged children and adults in Leeds.
Paul was a founder member of the company and cherishes his links to present members, their outstanding work, their expertise and their dedication.
Read more by following the link below which will also take you to current projects which Paul is delighted to support. Leeds TiE is a registered charity - should you wish to help project development links are available to its Big Give Campaign.
Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups series 5 – eps The Bubbles Get Up Your Nose, Richard Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups, Back on the Chain Gang & No Rest for the Wrigglesworths by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle prod. Richard Morris. The series airs Tuesday evenings from November 12th at 6:30 pm. Paul plays Richard Wrigglesworth.
Trip the Light Fantastic is the R4 Afternoon Drama on Friday 29th November at 2:15pm. It’s a new play by Miriam Battye and the producer/director for BBC Bristol is Becky Ripley. Paul plays the part of Jack.
Paul has completed filming his contribution on Last Tango in Halifax 5 - a series in 4 parts produced by Lookout Point for BBC TV.
Filming took place in the glorious towns, villages and countryside of West Yorkshire, the producer is Ken Horn, Gareth Bryn directing. Paul plays Harry.
Please could you support Cats Protection’s petition calling for all owned cats to be microchipped? Last year, 82% of stray cats coming into the charity’s Adoption Centres in England were not microchipped, so it was virtually impossible for the charity to find the owners. If all cats were ‘chipped, Cats Protection could reunite many more lost cats, while injured cats could be quickly identified by vets and their owners contacted. To sign the petition, please click below.More
Trip the Light Fantastic is a radio play for BBC Radio 4 by Miriam Battye. A two-hander recorded on location in Bristol, it concerns two mismatched troubled souls meeting in unusual circumstances and their efforts to work through their problems in a shared endeavour.
The producer/director is Becky Ripley, Lorn MacDonald plays Freddie, Paul plays Jack.
Transmits Friday 29th November 2019.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s National Charity celebrating its 75th Anniversary this Year. On the evening of Wednesday the 2nd October this event featuring live performance, video illustration and music was held at The Siding theatre venue near London Bridge. Paul introduced Sid Sallis, 96 years young and last surviving RASC Air Despatcher from the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. His poem about his experiences, ‘Arnhem’, was performed for the first time with musical accompaniment and verses on video from Jeremy Irons and Gen. Sir Mike Jackson. Alexandra Hale, Stewart Harris and Paul each read a verse live, and Paul is proud to support the work of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The welfare of soldiers past and present, and their families, is at the heart of everything it does.More
Filming on Lavandaio was completed on 14th Sept on the Italian Apennine plateau - Campo Imperatore - near the rugged and picturesque mountain town of Castel de Monte.
Director/Producer/Writer Andrea Carrino won prizes at the Berlin Flash Film Festival in 2017 for his film “Wind Back”.
“An old man, a desert area, a giant clothesline. Larry a veteran washerman hangs out hundreds of wet clothes under the scorching sun. One oddity - he doesn’t want them to dry.” Paul plays Larry. Cast and crew photo at the end of shooting has director Andrea Carrino front centre.
Paul’s schedule for the Autumn includes involvement in series 5 of “Last Tango in Halifax” for TV, a short film “Lavandaio” (Washerman) to be directed by Andrea Carrino at Campo Imperatore, the Apennine plateau east of Rome (see pic), as well as playing Leonard in episodes of “The Archers” for BBC Radio.
'The Nest Egg' - the 2014 short film by Lee Sutton, directed by Lucy Patrick Ward and produced for Stealing Horses Productions by Martina Silcock in which Paul plays eggcentric would-be philanthropist Ernie has been distributed in the US and Canada by Fearless.
Fearless is a new streaming platform focusing on TV series, short films and feature films with meaning. It’s a paid subscription service currently only available in the US and Canada but ’The Nest Egg’ will hopefully be released worldwide very soon on Amazon Prime - watch this space!
The National Cat Awards 2019 took place, again at the Savoy Hotel, London, on Thursday 8th August. Cat of the Year 2019 was won by black cat Jeffree (winner in the Furr-Ever Friends category - friendship between children and cats) owned by Finn Hackeson. Paul was once again on the Overall Winner judging panel which this year also included Tina Baker, Liz Carr, Andrew Collins, Jo Hemmings and Rick Wakeman. Paul is proud to support the work of Cats Protection and their 'Paws to Listen' grief support service.More
Father Brown is a hugely popular period detective drama made by BBC Studios for BBC One. The series is loosely based on the short stories by G K Chesterton. Set in the early 1950s in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford, the series is filmed in often idyllic rural settings there, with Mark Williams playing the titular crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.
Filming is now complete on Father Brown VIII, episode 7, The Wisdom of the Fool, which will air in early 2020. The series producer is Peter Bullock and the episode, in which Paul plays Mr Feste, is directed by Paul Gibson.
Series 5 of Tom Wriggesworth’s Hang Ups is now complete with the recording of two episodes before a packed audience in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London on Wednesday evening 29th May. 'Back on the Chain Gang' and 'No Rest for the Wrigglesworths' join 'The Bubbles Get Up Your Nose' and 'Richard Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups'. Paul plays Dad, Richard Wrigglesworth. Picture L to R - Paul, Tom Wrigglesworth, Elizabeth Bennett (Granny) and Kate Anthony (Mum).
The series will air on Radio 4 Thursdays at 18:30 12th Sept to 3rd Oct 2019.
Series 5 of “Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups” is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Thursdays at 18:30 12th Sept to 3rd October 2019.
The first two episodes of four were recorded at Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House in London on Saturday 18th May:“The Bubbles Get Up Your Nose” and “Richard Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups”.
The writers are Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp, the producer is Richard Morris and each ep. stars Tom Wrigglesworth with Kate Anthony as Mrs W and Elizabeth Bennett as Tom’s Gran Mabel Bradley.
Paul plays Mr W – Richard Wrigglesworth.
On Friday 5th April at the Norwegian Embassy - a rehearsed reading of Jon Fosse’s play Sea.
Le Monde called Fosse ‘the Beckett of the 21st century' - Sea brings together a group of people, lost in limbo, trying to make sense of their relationships, purpose and very existence.
The performance before an invited audience, attended by the Norwegian ambassador, was directed by Simon Usher. Paul played The Older Man.
Holby City, award winning medical drama which premiered in January 1999, is now well into it’s 21st series and Paul has just completed his involvement in episode 24 - written by Joe Ainsworth and directed by Jermain Julien. Paul plays Roger Keelan. Life becomes increasingly complicated for him and his wife June (Frances Jeater) when he is admitted to Holby City Hospital. The episode airs on 11th June 2019.More
A new character is set to appear in Radio 4’s ’ The Archers’. This hugely popular radio soap opera commenced broadcasting in 1951and is the world’s longest running drama. It is recorded in BBC’s Birmingham studios and is edited by Jeremy Howe. Leonard Berry, the new character, will be played by Paul who is already a keen follower of the programme. He makes his first appearance in the episode to be broadcast on 7th February.More
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!'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 OBEWatch
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
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.More
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.Trailer
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 4Read More
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 9pmRead More
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
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 lifePaul 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 2.15Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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).Read More
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 FMRead More
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.More
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 FMRead More
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.Read More
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.Trailer
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 14thMore
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.