Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman

Highest Rated: 96% The Long Good Friday (1982)

Lowest Rated: 2% Getaway (2013)

Birthday: Jan 18, 1943

Birthplace: Not Available

A noted character actor in England, Paul Freeman spent his early performing years on the stage, moving into film with the abysmal Whose Child Am I?, which still turns up on cable once in a while. TV appearances (including The Life of Shakespeare in which he played Burbage) followed. In 1979 he was drafted to play Colin, the best friend of fictional British crime boss Harold Shand (played by Bob Hoskins) in the controversial and troubled The Long Good Friday. Equally as controversial was Death of a Princess, a docudrama about the 1977 execution of a Saudi Arabian princess for adultery, in which Freeman portrayed journalist Anthony Thomas.The Dogs of War took Freeman to Africa, co-starring with Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger, and it was during this shoot that he met his wife, Maggie Scott, who was cast in the key role of Gabrielle. Tunisia was one of the next stops for Freeman, who stepped into one of the defining roles of his career at this point -- that of crooked archaeologist Rene Belloq, chief rival to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark.Freeman returned briefly to television, as the villainous Gustav Riebman in Falcon Crest, then returned to feature work with The Sender,The Final Option, and others, salting these with Sakharov for HBO and the miniseries A.D., which led to him being cast in the title role of the aborted Pontius Pilate project, based on the Paul Maier novel.Over the years, he has essayed a remarkable number of roles, from parts in the universally panned Shanghai Surprise (which sank George Harrison's Handmade Films company) to the role of Moriarty in Without a Clue and even, buried under pounds of makeup, the evil Ivan Ooze in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. On occasion he has even managed to turn up in controversial projects, such as 1990's barely-seen Prisoner of Rio, in which he played Ronald Biggs, a fugitive British train robber living handsomely in Brazil. By late 1997, early 1998, he was working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Paul Freeman is not to be confused with a producer by the same name.


Highest Rated Movies



13% Viking Destiny (Of Gods and Warriors) Tarburn 2018
75% High Strung Kramrovsky 2016
34% A Fantastic Fear of Everything Dr. Friedkin 2014
No Score Yet After Death Actor 2014
No Score Yet The First Line (Promakhos) Actor 2014
2% Getaway The Man $10.5M 2013
No Score Yet Trimming Pablo Actor 2013
22% Hard Boiled Sweets Shrewd Eddie 2012
61% Centurion Governor Agricola $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Monsignor Godlewski 2009
91% Hot Fuzz Rev. Philip Shooter $23.7M 2007
No Score Yet The Feast of the Goat (La fiesta del Chivo) Actor 2006
26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Angus $2.6M 2004
No Score Yet George and the Dragon (Dragon Sword) Sir Robert 2004
No Score Yet When I'm 64 Actor 2004
56% Morlang Julius Morlang 2003
47% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen English Customer $0.6M 2003
11% Halloween: Resurrection Producer $30.3M 2002
No Score Yet Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War Jenkins 2002
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Devil's Arithmetic Rabbi 1999
52% Halloween H20 Producer 1998
No Score Yet Only Love Dallesandro 1998
11% Double Team Goldsmythe 1997
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Manoah 1996
65% The Horseman on the Roof Laurent de Theus 1996
37% Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Ivan Ooze 1995
6% Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6) Producer 1995
67% The Sum of Us George 1995
No Score Yet Double Edge Ferese 1993
50% Just Like A Woman Miles Millichamp 1993
No Score Yet Piccolo grande amore (Pretty Princess) Otto Von Dix 1993
14% Aces: Iron Eagle III Kleiss 1992
No Score Yet A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia Dumont 1992
No Score Yet In the Best Interest of the Children Producer 1992
No Score Yet Eminent Domain Ben 1991
No Score Yet May Wine Tom 1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Actor 1990
No Score Yet Magic Moments Actor 1989
No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Actor 1989
91% A World Apart Kruger 1988
No Score Yet Bloody Pom Poms (Cheerleader Camp) Actor 1988
60% Without a Clue Dr. Moriarty 1988
29% Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Producer 1988
No Score Yet Prisoner of Rio Ronald Biggs 1988
No Score Yet A Hobo's Christmas Producer 1987
No Score Yet Firefighter (The Greater Alarm) Producer 1986
13% Shanghai Surprise Walter Faraday/Father Burns 1986
No Score Yet Sakharov Pavel Leontiev 1984
No Score Yet The Sender Dr. Denman 1982
No Score Yet Who Dares Wins (The Final Option) Sir Richard 1982
96% The Long Good Friday Colin 1982
No Score Yet Unsuitable Job for a Woman James Callender 1982
95% Raiders of the Lost Ark Belloq 1981
67% The Dogs of War Derek 1980
No Score Yet Death of a Princess Actor 1980
No Score Yet Will Shakespeare Actor 1978
No Score Yet Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Producer 1977
No Score Yet Whose Child Am I? Actor 1975
No Score Yet A Girl and a Guy Actor


47% Absentia
Warren Byrne 2019
No Score Yet Great Performances
Thomas Erphingham 2013
85% Strike Back
Peter Evans 2013
98% The Hollow Crown
No Score Yet MI-5
Levi Cohen 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Carbury 2010
No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
Andrew 2006
No Score Yet ER
Dr. Charles Corday Charles Corday 2002
No Score Yet Mystery!
Frank Harrison 2001
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
82% Tales from the Crypt
100% House of Cards Trilogy (UK)
Tom Makepeace 1995
No Score Yet Viper
Dr. Samuels 1994
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Sir John Waverley


Belloq says: You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.

Indiana Jones says: Now you're getting nasty.

Belloq says: What a fitting end to your life's pursuits. You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows? In a thousand years, even you may be worth something.

Indiana Jones says: Ha, ha, ha... son of a bitch.

Nicholas Angel says: I may not be a man of God, Reverend, but I know right, and I know wrong, and I have the good grace to know which is which.

Rev. Philip Shooter says: Oh... fuck off, grasshopper!

Belloq says: Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?

Indiana Jones says: Try the local sewer.

Belloq says: IT'S BEAUTIFUL

Belloq says: IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

Ivan Ooze says: Zords smorges, they'll crush 'em like roaches.

Ivan Ooze says: Woo! Where's my autograph book!?

Rev. Philip Shooter says: Oh fuck off grasshopper!

Rocky/Red Ranger says: Well, pack your bags. 'Cause we're sending you back right where you came from.

Ivan Ooze says: Gee, a teenager with a big mouth. Not much has changed in 6,000 years.

Belloq says: JONES!

Belloq says: Once again Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine.

Belloq says: So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine.