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Paul Blackthorne

Accomplished British actor Paul Blackthorne returned to primetime TV fall 2012 as determined Detective Quentin Lance on the CW’s hit series ‘Arrow’. This role follows that of manipulative reality show producer Clark Quietly in ABC’s paranormal thriller ‘The River’. Recently he has also appeared opposite Ted Danson in ‘CSI’ and Callie Thorne in ‘Necessary Roughness’. Blackthorne was born in Shropshire, England, 1969. Blackthorne had his first acting experience at the age of 12 with the National Youth Music Theatre at the Edinburgh festival in 1981. Later he went on to study the Spiritual Psychology of Acting in London from 1996-98 before earning his first roles in British TV and film. In 2000 he found himself in India portraying the villainous Captain Russell in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Lagaan’. The Oscar campaign brought him to Los Angeles where he went on to appear in many American TV shows including ‘24’, ‘ER’, ‘The Dresden Files’, ‘Lipstick Jungle’, ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Burn Notice’. On the feature side, he has appeared in ‘Four corners of suburbia, ‘Special’ and “A Christmas Carol.” Alongside acting Blackthorne spent much of the 90’s traveling the world and exhibiting his photography in London. His first exhibition entitled ‘Fish Heads and other things’ raised money for Greenpeace. Another, ‘Bollywood Backpack’ raised money for the Gujarat Indian earthquake victims. The last exhibition he held, ‘Delhi to Manhattan’, took place at Tibet House, New York in April 2009. This exhibition (view here) chronicles a journey through India trekking in the Himalayan-Tibetan communities and meeting with the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala as part of ‘The Missing Peace’ project. Proceeds from this exhibition went to the Tibetan children’s villages in India. Recently Paul completed a documentary he produced with acclaimed Australian photographer Mister Basquali entitled ‘This American Journey’. Blackthorne’s directorial debut tells the story of the two men traveling across America interviewing everyday Americans about how they feel about the state of the country and their hopes for its future. Along the way, stereotypes are shattered and wisdom found in the most unexpected places. In the meantime ‘Arrow’ was nominated for best new drama at the People’s choice awards 2013, ‘This American Journey’ is being submitted to film festivals and in partnership with musician James Carrington, Blackthorne is releasing an innovative app called ‘Forte’ teaching children how to read music.

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Mar 5, 1969 In Wellington, Shropshire, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ER 1994-09-19
Latest Project:
Series The InBetween 2019-05-29
Known For
Poster of Necessary Roughness
Poster of The Gates
Poster of Warehouse 13
Poster of Presidio Med
Series The InBetween Tom Hackett 2019-05-29
Movie Daisy Winters Robert Stergen 2017-10-06
Movie Dark Ascension Willis 2016-10-01
Series DC's Legends of Tomorrow Quentin Lance 2016-01-21
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Emergency Room Doctor 2014-11-12
Series The Flash Detective Quentin Lance 2014-10-07
Movie This American Journey Himself 2013-10-22
Series Arrow Quentin Lance 2012-10-10
Movie Justice League: Doom John Corben / Metallo (voice) / Henry Ackerson (voice) 2012-02-28
Series The River Clark Quietly 2012-02-07
Series Necessary Roughness Jack St. Cloud 2011-06-29
Series The Gates Christian Harper 2010-06-20
Movie A Christmas Carol Guest #3 / Business Man #2 (voice) 2009-11-04
Series White Collar Julian Larssen 2009-10-23
Series Warehouse 13 Larry Newley 2009-07-07
Series Leverage Tony Kadjic 2008-12-07
Series Lipstick Jungle Shane Healy 2008-02-07
Series The Dresden Files Harry Dresden 2007-01-21
Series Big Shots Terrence Hill 2007-09-27
Series Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Movie Special Jonas Exiler 2006-11-17
Movie Four Corners of Suburbia Walt Samson 2005-11-11
Series Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Series Deadwood Unknown 2004-03-21
Series Presidio Med Dr. Matt Slingerland 2002-09-24
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series 24 Stephen Saunders 2001-11-06
Movie The Truth Game Dan 2001-07-20
Movie Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Captain Andrew Russell 2001-06-15
Movie Rhythm & Blues John 2000-01-01
Movie This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis Victor Ward 1998-08-23
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown 1997-05-09
Series ER Dr. Jeremy Lawson 1994-09-19