Paul Butterworth actor based in London UK

About Me

August 2020. I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 1974 to 1977 and have an acting career spanning over 40 years. I have featured in dozens of TV shows and was awarded 'Best cast in a movie' in 1997 by SAG for Playing Barry in The Full Monty.

I play Michael Ellacott in the J.K.Rowling TV series Strike. The series stars Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, who plays Robin Ellacott. I play Holliday's dad and next appear in Ep1 of Lethal White at Robin's wedding. My episode airs in the UK on BBC1 in the Autumn, and on HBO Cinemax in the USA.

I'm a BAFTA film voting member.





Outside of acting I am an artist studying with the Open College of the Arts (the distance learning arm of the University for the Creative Arts). I'm in my second year of a BA (Hons) Painting course and have recently sold paintings to collectors in the UK, USA and Switzerland.



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