Paul Copley

Paul Copley

Paul is a long established and much respected British actor and voiceover artist. Born in Denby Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, on 25th November 1944 he grew up beside a dairy farm. His father, Harold, was involved with local amateur dramatic productions, as were the rest of his family. He went to Penistone Grammar School, then the Northern Counties College of Education in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he received an Associate of the Drama Board (ADB) in Drama. He taught English and Drama in Walthamstow, before he joined the Leeds Playhouse Theatre-in-education Company in 1971. In 1976, Paul won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a New Play for his role in John Wilson's For King and Country. With many and varied roles to follow, Paul soon established himself as one of the UK's leading stage, film, television and radio actors. In 2011-2015 Paul gained worldwide recognition appearing in 16 episodes of the hugely popular television series Downton Abbey playing the popular role of farmer Mr Mason. Paul is married to the actress Natasha Pyne. They married in 1972, after both performing in a Leeds Playhouse production of Frank Wedekind's Lulu, adapted by Peter Barnes, directed by Bill Hays in 1971.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Birthday
    11/25/1944
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Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
7.4
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Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
7.2
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Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters
7.1
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Hornblower: Mutiny
7.3
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Marian, Again
6.7
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A Christmas Carol
6.5
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Hornblower: Loyalty
6.9
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Hornblower: The Even Chance
7.4
The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day
7.4
Death of a Princess
Death of a Princess
7.8
Destiny
Destiny
0
First Encounter: King Lear
0
Jude
Jude
6.3
Written in Blood
Written in Blood
9
Diane
Diane
4
The Key
The Key
0
Hornblower: Duty
Hornblower: Duty
7.2
Reg
Reg
5
Alfie Darling
Alfie Darling
4.4
Blow Dry
Blow Dry
5.9
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
7.7
The Shadow in the North
The Shadow in the North
6.5
Hornblower: Retribution
Hornblower: Retribution
7.3
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Silas Marner
5.1
Speech Day
Speech Day
0
Zulu Dawn
Zulu Dawn
6
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
7.2
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The Many Lives of Albert Walker
0
How's Business
0
A Pinch of Snuff
A Pinch of Snuff
0
Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus
Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus
0
Which Side Are You On?
Which Side Are You On?
6.5
Arnhem: The Story of an Escape
Arnhem: The Story of an Escape
4
Cries from a Watchtower
Cries from a Watchtower
0
Enola Holmes
Enola Holmes
7.3
Doll’s Eye
Doll’s Eye
1
A Brush with Mr. Porter on the Road to El Dorado
A Brush with Mr. Porter on the Road to El Dorado
0
A Room for the Winter
A Room for the Winter
1
P.Q. 17
P.Q. 17
0
Ropeless
Ropeless
6
The Nest Egg
The Nest Egg
7
Mucking Out
Mucking Out
0
Ghost in the Water
Ghost in the Water
6
Black Jack
Black Jack
7.1
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Downton Abbey: A New Era
7.2
Ends and Means
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Testimony of a Child
Testimony of a Child
0
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The Infectious Imagination of Henry Bramble
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Ticker
Ticker
0
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Bird Fancier
0
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Father Dear Father
4.8
Some Enchanted Evening
0
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