X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Paul Blackthorne Biography

Birth Place:
Wellington, Shropshire, England
Profession
Actor, photographer

Fast Facts

  • Grew up a military brat on various bases in England and Germany
  • Made his stage debut at 11 with Britain's National Youth Musical Theatre in a production of The Leaving of Liverpool
  • Contemplated becoming an RAF pilot
  • Is an accomplished photographer
  • Traveled the world at age 21 on a minimal budget; during his jaunt he "saw and experienced weird things" and jokes that while there are things that can't easily be explained, "I haven't figured it out yet because I'm working on the meaning of life at the moment
  • give me a few minutes
  • " Learned Hindi for his role in the Oscar-nominated 2002 film Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Awards

  • 2002International Indian Film Academy Awards-Best Performance in a Negative Role: nominated