Paul Popplewell

Paul Popplewell (born 18 April 1977) is a British actor. He became a professional actor at 16, leaving college after gaining the lead role of Simon in the BBC television drama Criminal, for which he won Best Actor at the Golden Chest Film Festival and was nominated for Best Actor at the Royal Television Society Awards, alongside Oscar nominees Pete Postlethwaite and Tom Wilkinson.

At the age of 20, Popplewell was playing a leading role with the Royal Shakespeare Company in their production of Bad Weather. Since then, he has continued to work in film, television, theatre and radio.

In 2001, he played Happy Mondays bassist and founder member Paul Ryder in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People. He later made an appearance in the music video for the Oasis single "Lyla" in 2005.

Popplewell played the character of Bod in the BIFA and BAFTA winning feature film Tyrannosaur, written and directed by Paddy Considine, which was released in the UK on 7 October 2011 and in the US on 18 November 2011.

Since 2021, he has played the receptionist, Paul Pegg in the BBC One drama Casualty.[1]





Awards and nominations[]

Group Award Film Result
British Arrows Craft Awards Best Actor Kick it Out Won
Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards & TV Awards Best Supporting Actor American Buffalo Nominated
Golden Chest International TV & Film Festival Best Actor Criminal Won
Royal Television Society Awards (RTS Awards) Best Actor Criminal Nominated


  1. ^ Dainty, Sophie (5 June 2021). "Casualty spoilers and questions after tonight's episodes". Digital Spy. Retrieved 24 January 2022.

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