Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne (born 5 March 1969) is a British actor on film, television, and radio. Although born in Shropshire, England, he spent his early childhood on British Military bases in both England and Germany. Blackthorne broke into acting via television commercials in England. His breakthrough commercial in the UK came in the Grim Reaper commercial for Virgin Atlantic, which was hugely successful. Numerous radio commercials followed. Blackthorne's first silver screen success was as Captain Andrew Russell in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood film, Lagaan. He spent six months learning Hindi for the role. He also starred in Mindcrime and the festival-winning indie feature length film, Four Corners of Suburbia, winner of both the Crossroads Film Festival in Best Narrative Feature (2006) and in the category of Best Composer at the Avignon Film Festival, Avignon, France (2006). Additional indie film credits include Bret Easton Ellis's This Is Not an Exit, and a starring role in the British film, The Truth Game. Paul's most recent indie film role is "Jonas Exiler" in Special, with Michael Rapaport.


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