Paul McGann

Active - 1987 - 2017  |   Born - Nov 14, 1959 in Liverpool, England  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller

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Paul McGann is the second oldest child of five, with three other siblings also actors. Raised in a Roman Catholic family, Paul studied his craft at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is married with two children.

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  • The youngest of four brothers, who are all actors; they starred together in the BBC Irish famine drama, The Hanging Gale.
  • Acted in secondary school, where his teacher put on Anthony and Cleopatra solely on the strength of his talent; was working in a shoe shop aged 17 when a former teacher suggested he apply to RADA.
  • His big break was in the comedy-drama series Give Us a Break in 1983.
  • In 1996, played the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the Doctor Who television film; reprised the role in a series of audio plays (2006-2011) and again in the mini-episode The Night of the Doctor (2013), as part of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations.
  • Is a prolific voice actor, including narrating audio books (Pat Barker and Bernard Cornwell novels), appearing in audio plays (The Eighth Doctor), and voicing video games (Ceremony of Innocence).