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Wellington, Shropshire, England
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Paul Blackthorne (March 5, 1969) is a British actor on film, television and radio. 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 movie, Lagaan. He spent six months learning Hindi for the role. Shortly after filming finished in India, the town where filming took place was levelled by an earthquake, including the apartment building in which the cast of Lagaan was staying. To assist the earthquake victims, Blackthorne exhibited his photography in a special show in London.
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 movie, The Truth Game. Paul`s most recent indie film role is "Jonas Exiler" in Special, with Michael Rapaport. In 2002, Blackthorne portrayed British import Doctor Matt Slingerland of Presidio Med and made notable appearances as Guy Morton in the British television series Holby City, Liam MacGregor in Peak Practice, Doctor Jeremy Lawson in NBC`s ER and biological terrorist Stephen Saunders on 24. He also made appearances on Medium in two roles (one uncredited as Henry Stoller, Junior), Deadwood, and an episode of Monk. In the Sci Fi Channel`s series for 2007, The Dresden Files, Blackthorne portrayed the lead character, professional wizard Harry Dresden. His latest television role has been on the NBC series Lipstick Jungle.
Blackthorne is 6`3" tall. He is also known to be involved with various charities. He had also donated money for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake in India, where his film had been shot. Paul Blackthorne is also an accomplished photographer. His exhibition, Delhi to Manhattan, is appearing at Tibet House in New York City from April 30 to June 19, 2009, to benefit the Tibetan children village of Dharamsala.
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Paul Blackthorne (born 5 March 1969) is an English actor for 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.