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Paul Freeman

Highest Rated:   96% The Long Good Friday (1982)
Lowest Rated:   0% Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
75% High Strung
  • Kramrovsky
2016
32% 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
14% Hard Boiled Sweets
  • Shrewd Eddie
2012
60% 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
49% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
  • English Customer
$0.6M 2003
12% Halloween: Resurrection
  • Producer
$30.3M 2002
No Score Yet Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War
  • Jenkins
2002
No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock
  • Producer
2001
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 H2O
  • 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
40% 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 House Of Cards Trilogy Iii: The Final Cut
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Double Edge
  • Ferese
1993
40% Just Like A Woman
  • Miles Millichamp
1993
No Score Yet Piccolo grande amore (Pretty Princess)
  • Otto Von Dix
1993
0% 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 The Kissing Place
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Magic Moments
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Final Notice
  • Producer
1989
No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Sorry, Wrong Number
  • Producer
1989
88% 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 Gone to Texas
  • Producer
1986
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
94% 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 Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet Will Shakespeare
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Ruby and Oswald
  • Producer
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Thomas Erphingham
  • 2013
No Score Yet Strike Back
2011-2015
  • Peter Evans
  • 2013
  • 2011
100% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
  • Levi Cohen
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Carbury
  • 2010
No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
2000-2005
  • Andrew
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Charles Corday Charles Corday
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1998

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