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Paul Hilton (born 1970, Oldham, Lancashire), is an English actor on stage, radio, and TV. He trained at the Welsh College of Music & Drama.[1]

Paul Hilton
Born1970 (age 48–49)

He has starred as "William Palmer" in the Pilgrim radio dramas on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series and appeared in TV programmes including Garrow's Law (as freethinker Joseph Hamer), The Bill, Silent Witness, Wire in the Blood and Robin Hood, and has had regular character roles in True Dare Kiss (as Dennis Tyler) and Casualty 1909 (as Henry Percy Dean).

Hilton also appeared in the film Klimt and as Mr. Earnshaw Snr. in Andrea Arnold's 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights

In 2010 he appeared as Sandy in Mark Haddon's play Polar Bears at the Donmar Warehouse,[2] and in 2011 played the title role in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.[3] In July 2015, he will be part of the premiere cast of Damon Albarn's new musical at the Manchester International Festival.[4] For director Rufus Norris he was The Boson in Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes (2017) at London's National Theatre.[5]

He is the character of 'The Fool' in the Deep Time Walk Mobile Guide, produced in 2016/7 by Jeremy Mortimer.[citation needed]

He appeared as Alexander, the husband of the protagonist Katherine (played by Florence Pugh) in the 2016 film Lady Macbeth, which transposed the action of the novel by Nikolai Leskov to the Northeast of England.

In 2017 he starred in the title role in a National Theatre Live production of Peter Pan.[1]

He played the part of David Holmes in the television drama series A Very English Scandal, based upon John Preston's non-fiction book about the Thorpe affair.

In 2018 he appeared in the World premier of Matthew Lopez's new play The Inheritance, inspired by the novel Howards End by E.M. Forster, at London's Young Vic and then transferring to the West End. His was "the performance that best epitomises the play’s values ... as Morgan Forster and Walter, exude[ing] a quiet humanity that suggests respect for the dead needs to be balanced by a love of the living."


  1. ^ a b "Paul to tread boards in special showpiece". Oldham News. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ Paul Taylor (8 April 2010). "Polar Bears, Donmar Warehouse, London". The Independent. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  3. ^ Charles Spencer (24 June 2011). "Doctor Faustus, Shakespeare's Globe, review". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Casting announced for Damon Albarn's". Whats On Stage. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ Billington, Michael (26 July 2017). "Mosquitoes review – sparring sisters collide in Lucy Kirkwood's science stormer". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077.

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