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Paul Higgins (actor)

Paul Higgins is a Scottish actor, best known for appearing in The Thick of It and Line of Duty.

Paul Higgins
Spouse(s)Amelia Bullmore

Early lifeEdit

Higgins was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was raised as a Roman Catholic, but now he considers himself a lapsed Catholic.[1] As a teenager, he trained to be a priest, but gave his training up aged 17 when he began dating.[2]


Higgins has appeared onstage in Paul and Black Watch, and in the film Complicity. He played Alan in Staying Alive, a hospital drama on ITV. He has also played Jamie McDonald, an aggressive press officer, in the BBC show The Thick of It and its spin-off feature-length film, In the Loop. In 2009, he appeared as Gil Cameron on the BBC drama Hope Springs. He played Michael Dugdale in Channel 4's acclaimed conspiracy thriller Utopia. In 2013 he appeared in series 1 of the BBC series Line of Duty and returned for season 4 in 2017. He wrote a play titled Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, which was performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland in November 2008.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Higgins is married to actress Amelia Bullmore, whom he met in 1992 while co-starring with her in A View from the Bridge in Manchester.[2]


  1. ^ English, Paul (27 November 2008). "Paul Higgins: Priesthood just wasn't for me - so I chose acting". Daily Record. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Higgins, Paul (15 August 2007). "Stuart Jeffries meets The Thick Of It actor Paul Higgins". The Guardian. London.
  3. ^ "No One Will Ever Forgive Us". National Theatre of Scotland. Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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