Freeman, Paul 1943–

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Freeman, Paul 1943–


Born January 18, 1943, in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (some sources say London, England); married Maggie Scott (an actress and knitwear designer), c. 1980s; children: Lucy Belize. Education: Earned general teacher's degree from the University of London; attended Central School of Speech and Drama.


Actor. Joint Stock Company, founding member; appeared in productions at the National Theatre, Royal Court, and Royal Shakespeare Company, all in England. Also worked as a substitute teacher.

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1982, for Raiders of the Lost Ark; Cairo International Film Festival Award, best actor, 2001, for Morlang.


Film Appearances:

Paul Martin, Whose Child Am I?, 1974.

Colin, The Long Good Friday, Embassy Pictures Corp., 1980.

Derek, The Dogs of War, 1980.

Rene Belloq, Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark), Paramount, 1981.

James Callender, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, 1981.

Sir Richard, The Final Option (also known as Who Dares Wins), Rank Organisation, 1982.

Dr. Joseph Denman, The Sender, Paramount, 1982.

Nick, Si elle dit ouije ne dis pas non, 1983.

Nicholas, Fluchtpunkt Berlin (also known as Flight to Berlin), BFI, 1983.

Walter Faraday, Shanghai Surprise, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986.

Kruger, A World Apart, Atlantic, 1988.

Professor Moriarty, Without a Clue (also known as Sherlock and Me), 1988.

Ronald Briggs, Wiezien Rio (also known as Prisoner of Rio), 1989.

Tom, May Wine (also known as Les belles americaines), 1990.

Sean, The Last Island, Cannon Tuschinski Film Distribution, 1991.

Ben, Eminent Domain (also known as La guerre des nerfs), 1991.

Kleiss, Aces: Iron Eagle III, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Miles Millichamp, Just Like a Woman, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1992.

Otto Von Dix, Piccolo grande amore (also known as Pretty Princess), 1993.

Bosenko, Grushko, 1993.

George, The Sum of Us, Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1994.

Ivan Ooze, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (also known as Power Rangers: The Movie), Hispano Fox Films, S.A.E., 1995.

Laurent de Theus, Le Hussard sur le toit (also known as The Horseman on the Roof), Miramax, 1995.

Marco, Squillo, Medusa Distributing, 1996.

Goldsmyth, Double Team (also known as Colony and The Colony), Trimark, 1997.

Jenkins, Mrs. Caldiot's Cabbage War, Arrow Film Distributors, 2000.

Melchoir, The 3 Kings, 2000.

Julius Morlang, Morlang, Film Movement, 2001.

English customer, And NowLadies and Gentlemen, Paramount Classics, 2002.

Prezes, Haker, 2002.

Himself, Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (documentary), Paramount Home Video, 2003.

Sir Robert, George and the Dragon (also known as Dragon Sword), American World Pictures, 2004.

Angus, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Film Foundry Releasing, 2004.

Agustin Cabral, La fiesta del chivo (also known as The Feast of the Goat), 2005.

Hot Fuzz, Rogue Pictures, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gustav Riebmann, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1984-85.

Martin, Yesterday's Dreams, 1987.

Laurence Scammell, New Street Law, BBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dick Burbage, Life of Shakespeare (also known as Will Shakespeare and William Shakespeare, His Life & Times), 1978.

Ralph Wigram, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, 1981.

Jason's assistant, Return to Eden, syndicated, 1984.

Cornelius, A.D. (also known as A.D.—Anno Domini), NBC, 1985.

Mueller, Sins (also known as 3Sins), CBS, 1986.

SS Oberfuhrer Mittendorf, Pursuit (also known as Twist of Fate), NBC, 1989.

Bosenko, Grushko, BBC, 1994.

Tom Makepeace, The Final Cut, PBS, 1995.

Manoach, Samson and Delilah (also known as Sansone e Dalila and Die Bibel: Samson und Delila), TNT, 1996.

Gian Battista Dallesandro, Only Love (also known as Erich Segal's "Only Love"), CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Christopher Ryder, Death of a Princess, ITV, 1980.

Pavel Leontiev, Sakharov, HBO, 1984.

Brian Swann, Magic Moments, Showtime, 1989.

Josef, Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story, HBO, 1989.

Karl Myerhoff, Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception, 1990.

Dumont, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, PBS, 1990.

Ferese, Double Edge (also known as Hit Woman), CBS, 1992.

Dubois, Lie Down with Lions (also known as Red Eagle), 1994.

Julius Sorensen, Bribery and Corruption, 1997.

Rabbi, The Devil's Arithmetic, Showtime, 1999.

Adam Kingsley, The Dark Room, BBC, 1999.

Mr. Masters, Rough Treatment, ITV, 2000.

Frank Harrison, The Remourseful Day, PBS, 2001.

Sir James Ferneyhough, Fields of Gold, BBC, 2002.

Ray, When I'm 64, BBC2, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Enemy of the State, 1981.

Making of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," PBS, 1981.

Refuse to Dance: The Theatre of Howard Barker, 1986.

Smoke Wrings, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Elwyn, "The Saddest Words," Champion House, BBC, 1967.

Zenia, "Male Revolutionary," Jason King, ITV, 1972.

Mechanic, "A Kind of Wild Justice," The Protectors, ITV, 1972.

Terry Slade, Coronation Street (also known as Corrie), CBC and ITV, 1973.

"Good and Faithful Friends," Crown Court, ITV, 1974.

Ray Lynch, "The Execution," The XYY Man, ITV, 1976.

Ray Lynch, "The Proposition," The XYY Man, ITV, 1976.

Ray Lynch, "The Resolution," The XYY Man, ITV, 1976.

"The Great Albert," Scorpion Tales, 1978.

Detective, "Hearts and Minds," The Sweeney, ITV, 1978.

"A Walk in the Forest," Play for Today, BBC1, 1980.

"Willie's Last Stand," Play for Today, BBC1, 1982.

"The 4:10 to Zurich," Q.E.D., CBS, 1982.

Yves Benoit, "Victimless Crime," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984.

"Guardian of the Past," Worlds Beyond, CBS, 1986.

Ronnie Hains, "The Devil You Know," Boon, ITV, 1988.

Colonel Kalganin, "War Game," Under Cover, Fox, 1991.

Frederick Selous, "British East Africa, September 1909," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1992.

Edward Cameron, "Minder," Boon, ITV, 1992.

Michael Tromp, "Proof of Life," Van der Valk, ITV, 1992.

Frederick Selous, "Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993.

Nicholas Shaw, "Honourable Men," Between the Lines (also known as Inside the Line), BBC, 1993.

Dr. Samuels, "Once a Lifetime," Viper, NBC, 1994.

Dr. Charles Corday, "Split Second," ER, NBC, 1998.

Frank Harrison, "The Remorseful Day," Inspector Morse, ITV and PBS, 2000.

Dr. Charles Corday, "April Showers," ER, NBC, 2001.

Dr. Charles Corday, "Chaos Theory," ER, NBC, 2002.

Andrew Booth, Monarch of the Glen, BBC Scotland and BBC America, 2002, 2003.

Voice, "The Empire of Good Intentions," A History of Britain, BBC and History Channel, 2002.

"Death of a Princess," Frontline, PBS, 2005.

Dr. Charles Hoyle, "Straw Dog," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2005.

Sir John Waverly, "Down Among the Dead Men," Midsomer Murders, ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Night Train from Chicago," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1966.

Stage Appearances:

Lazar, Plenty, British National Theatre, London, 1978.

(American debut) Prospero, The Tempest, American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA, 1995.

Claudius, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, London, 1997-98.

Iachimo, Cymbeline, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, 1998.

Art, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 2000.

Also appeared as Jabe Torrance, Orpheus Descending; Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Geraldo, Death and the Maiden; Starman, Tooth of Crime; Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, Young Vic Theatre, London; in Fanshen, Joint Stock; Epsom Downs, Joint Stock.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Iachimo, Cymbeline, Royal Shakespeare Company; appeared in Norman, Is That You?.


Television Episode; Story:

"Night Train from Chicago," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1966.

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