Mar. 5th, 1969
Wellington, Shropshire, England, UK
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Paul Blackthorne (born March 5, 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. Blackthorne's first film role 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. Blackthorne appeared as Jonas Exiler in Special, with Michael Rapaport.
- In the final episode of the third series of _"24" (2001)_ (qv): Day 3: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., a profile of his character, 'Stephen Saunders (I)' (qv), is seen on a computer screen. It describes him as being only 5' 10", despite the fact that he is notably taller.
- Originally auditioned on _"24" (2001)_ (qv) to play 'Michael Amador' (qv).