Age Range: 27-39
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 12st. (76kg)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Build: Medium
Native Accent: Scottish (Edinburgh)
Equity Status: Full
Other Accents:
  • RP
  • Scottish Standard
  • Working Class Scots
  • Somerset
  • Welsh
  • Yorkshire
  • Northern English
  • Irish (Southern)
  • American Standard
  • American Southern States
Other Skills:
  • Workshop Organisation and Teaching
  • Devising
  • Fencing
  • Drawing
  • Poster and Flyer Design
  • Puppeteer Experience
  • Driving Licence (Full, Clean)
  • Computer Programming and Web Design
  • Swimming
  • 3D Computer Modelling and Animation

A Little Background On Paul

Paul Connolly is a Scottish (and Scotland-based) actor and improviser.

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Paul grew up loving comedy in many different forms: from Morecambe & Wise and The Two Ronnies to Red Dwarf and Whose Line is it Anyway. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science, Paul soon found that the computing field could not fully satisfy his yearning for acting, performing or comedy.

Paul got his first opportunity to perform as part of the Beltane Society's Samhuinn 2009, playing the role of the jester "Lordy Lordy". The thrill of performing and entertaining lead him to pursue improv comedy training from To Be Continued..., leading to performances with and eventual membership to the troupe in 2010.

Spurred on by his experience at the improv shows, Paul quit his job as a computer science research assistant in May 2010 to pursue acting and performance, landing a place on the Edinburgh Telford College "NC Acting and Performance" course; achieving the NC, HNC and HND in acting during his time there. His time at the college provided Paul with various acting opportunities from stage and screen to voice.

Paul has had a diverse range of stage casting credits, including: Harry and Charles in Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn; Tailor/Political Guru/Bedlam Nurse in The Celebrity by John Harvey; Mr Snowglobes in Mimi... And Then...; The Yellow Leader in THE END OF THE WORLD (for one night only) by Oliver Emanuel. In addition to stage work, Paul's acting credits also includes work in short movies such as Henry Ericsson in Waiting For Newman (Parts 1 & 2).

Since beginning his first steps towards a career in acting in 2009, Paul has performed at numerous Scottish theatres (The Tron Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, Summer Hall, The Byre Theatre) and worked with many respected directors (Simon McIntyre, Andy Arnold, Ed Robson).

Full stage, film and TV credits can be found on the credits page.

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Age Range: 27-39
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 12st. (76kg)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Build: Medium
Native Accent: Scottish (Edinburgh)
Equity Status: Full
Other Accents:
  • RP
  • Scottish Standard
  • Working Class Scots
  • Somerset
  • Welsh
  • Yorkshire
  • Northern English
  • Irish (Southern)
  • American Standard
  • American Southern States
Other Skills:
  • Workshop Organisation and Teaching
  • Devising
  • Fencing
  • Drawing
  • Poster and Flyer Design
  • Puppeteer Experience
  • Driving Licence (Full, Clean)
  • Computer Programming and Web Design
  • Swimming
  • 3D Computer Modelling and Animation