Paul Bown

Paul Bown (born 11 October 1957 in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) is an English actor.

Paul Bown
Born (1957-10-11) 11 October 1957
Spouse(s)Jane Jamieson


Bown is best known for playing a leading role in the Granada Television comedy Watching (1987 to 1993) and more recently as Philip Reid in BBC's Holby City.

He starred as an AA Patrolman in the television series by the BBC, The Last Salute, in the end of the 1990s. Bown also appeared in November 2007, in acclaimed British drama Britz. He appeared in the first episode of Mr. Bean as "The Student". He was in an episode of New Tricks on 25 August 2008.

In 2009, he appeared briefly as Mike Bamber, chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, in the Brian Clough bio pic The Damned United. In the 2010 Christmas Special of My Family, he played the grandfather of a young girl who Ben meets whilst filling in for Father Christmas. Bown appeared in an advert for Toffee Crisp in the 1980s. Paul played Vladimir Ivanov in Heartbeat in 1992 and John Boaden in 2005.

In 2016, he appeared in the television series by the BBC, Father Brown as Mordaunt Jackson, Episode 4.9, "The Sins of the Father". In 2017, he appeared in the television series by ITV, Endeavour as Rev Mervyn Golightly, Episode 4.2, "Canticle".

In 2019 Paul appeared in episode 4 of the ITV drama A Confession, alongside Martin Freeman and Joe Absolom. Brown played the ex-cell mate of serial killer Christopher Halliwell. The show follows the investigation into the Murder of Sian O'Callaghan and subsequent wrongful vilification of Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher.

2019 appearing in Coronation Street as brother of Roy Cropper.

Personal life

Bown is married to the makeup artist, Jane Jamieson. The couple have four children.

Partial filmography

  • Morons from Outer Space (1985) as Julian Tope
  • Underworld (1985) as Nygaad
  • The Assam Garden (1985) as Water Board Man
  • Up Line (television movie) (1987) as Victor Technology
  • Butterfly Kiss (1995) as Gary
  • Jude (1996) as Uncle Jim
  • Young Blades (2001) as Bassous
  • Out of the Ashes (television movie) (2001) as Ben
  • Planespotting (television movie) (2005) as Ralph
  • The History of Mr. Polly (television movie) (2007) as Teacher
  • Britz (television movie) (2007) as Phipps
  • Caught in a Trap (television movie) (2008) as Mr. Thornton
  • The Damned United (2009) as Mike Bamber
  • The Arbiter (2013) as Peter
  • The Carer (2016) as Head Examiner
  • The Hippopotamus (2017) as Roddy
  • Coronation street (2019) as Richard Lucas

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