A vicar's son raised in Yorkshire I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London in the 1970's and then went straight into Northern TV and film.
I was awarded 'Best cast in a movie' in 1997 by SAG for Playing Barry in The Full Monty.
My latest role is as Michael Ellacott (Holliday Grainger's dad) in the Strike series on BBC1/HBO.
I'm an Equity and BAFTA voting member.
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: https://www.paulbutterworthartist.com/
Arncliffe, 41 x 51 cm, oil on canvas, 2021