About Paul Hughes
He took up acting late in life when auditioning 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 celebration of the 50th anniversary of 'Dr Who' the BBC cast him to play 'Tom Baker' closely followed by playing 'Shamrayev' in Chekhov's 'The Seagull' on the London fringe. During 2014 the steady stream of work continued climaxed by being cast as 'King Saul' in Hollywood director Timothy Chey's 'David and Goliath' launched across 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. In 2017 he was offered a leading role in the International feature film 'Day Rises. I Fall', a Polish/UK production, the successful trend continuing throughout 2018 with 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 soon rectified when appearing in a classic British comedy at the Tabard theatre London, closely followed by the short film ‘Mind Over Matter’, a dark tale about the world of modern art, and the light-hearted mockumentary ‘Sun Dreams’. Developments into 2020 continue to inspire with film projects from Sweden, Spain and USA all gaining ground and a specially written play for the London stage nearing completion.