About Paul Hughes
He took up acting late in life when he decided to audition for a play at The Rose Theatre in S.W. London. Other theatrical parts soon followed and with an agent on board roles in short films and TV were quickly added. He played the lead character, 'Tony Mirra', in the major television series 'Mafias Greatest Hits' and took a leading role in the British Council funded 'Tea & Crumpets', a dramatic short film about the horrors of sex trafficking. His first feature films were 'London Latino' and 'M.O.N.E.Y.' featuring Emmy Award winning actor Wil Johnson. In 2013, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of 'Dr Who' the BBC cast him to play 'Tom Baker', the year ending on another high note when playing 'Shamrayev' in Chekhov's 'The Seagull' on the London fringe. During 2014 the steady stream of work continued the climax being cast as 'King Saul' in Hollywood director Timothy Chey's feature film 'David and Goliath', launched across the U.S.A in 2015. With the neo-noir psych-thriller 'Night Drive' and again working with the BBC on the 'Music Awards' the momentum continued. At the start of 2017 he was offered the role of ‘Marsh’ in the International feature film 'Day Rises. I Fall', a Polish/UK production. This successful trend continued throughout 2018 with the USA feature film productions of ‘The Lovers’ and the internationally cast 'The Dark Field' together with the USA TV series 'Classifyd'. An absence from stage work in recent years was very soon rectified when accepting an invitation to appear in a classic British comedy at the Tabard theatre in London in January 2019. This was closely followed by two further short films and the prestige of a lead role in ‘Rap Grandpa’ a major feature film.