Hi, I'm Paul Butterworth, and I'm a film and TV actor with 36 years experience from Barry in The Full Monty to Domhnall Gleeson's dad in Frank, Michael Fassbender's new film released in the US in 2014.
November 17th, 2013
I live with my son Josh in the UK near London. Great for auditions but I miss my Yorkshire hills, limestone valleys and trout-filled rivers.
Josh is 17, earlier this year he filmed the new Virgin Media commercial in Jamaica with Usain Bolt and is now settling into his A levels: Film, Media, English Literature and Philosophy. He's growing up so I'm starting to push my career again...
I started in Xmas 2012 with a new agent, a guest lead in Holby City and a cameo in Frank, starring Michael Fassbender. Sadly, 2013 has been frustrating with only a handful of suitable meetings.
Happily, I've been busy collaborating on a new TV sitcom, generally on the script and to play the co-lead which is going very well and has national press interest, some established writers circling and a producer to do an audio version.
I'm now 33 weeks into a 52 week American voice/film voice course with one of the top 10 American voice coaches in LA - Jon Sperry.
Dad was a vicar in a rural parish in the north of England. Mum trained as an actress at Alexandra Palace in the 30's but never performed as she got married when her first West End offers came in - vicars' wives didn't act. She started teaching speech and drama from home when I was 11 and I was her first pupil. I completed a three year specialist speech and drama teaching course at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1977, but went straight into community theatre instead of teaching. My first TV was in 1978. I was very busy in film/TV in the 80's and early 90's in films like The Full Monty and comedy TV like My Family. In 1988 I got a BA in English and History from Leeds Metropolitan University.
My hobbies are film (I'm a voting BAFTA member), painting and cooking.
In 2012 I set up a monthly BAFTA 'Member's Drinks'. I also started the BAFTA members only Facebook group which I moderate and was 'officially' recognised by BAFTA in 2013. It currently has well over 100 members.
I love meeting directors, producers, writers etc. and steeping myself in the business.
It would be lovely to get an email from you.
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