Paul Butterworth actor based in London UK

About Me

May 2021. Originally from Yorkshire (My dad was a vicar so we moved around a lot) I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London in the 1970's and went straight into Northern TV and film. 

My latest role is as Michael Ellacott (Holliday Grainger's dad) in the Strike series on BBC1/HBO. 


I was awarded 'Best cast in a movie' in 1997 by SAG for Playing Barry in The Full Monty.

I'm an Equity and BAFTA voting member.

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When not acting I am an artist artist and second year BA (Hons) Painting undergraduate with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham - Open College of the Arts campus. I hope to graduate in 2023. 


Here's a link to my artist website: 


Arncliffe, 41 x 51 cm, oil on canvas, 2021

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