Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

Highest Rated: 95% Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Lowest Rated: 30% Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

Birthday: Mar 05, 1969

Birthplace: Wellington, Shropshire, England, UK

After spending his youth on English military bases thanks to his father's career, Paul Blackthorne struggled in the early days of his acting career. He got by primarily appearing in commercials in the United Kingdom, landing a few campaigns that were majorly popular. His career as an actor kicked in late, as it wasn't until he was 30 years old that he started appearing in film and television on a regular basis. He appeared in a minor capacity in a few TV shows and shorts in the late 1990s, but his first major film role kicked his career to another level. Blackthorne co-starred in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood film "Lagaan" (2001), which required him to learn Hindi for six months before filming began. Following the success of "Lagaan," he started to appear more often in mainstream projects, including multi-episode guest roles on popular shows such as "ER" (NBC 1994-2009) and "24" (Fox 2001-2010) in 2004. He landed a starring role on the science-fiction show "The Dresden Files" (Sci Fi 2007). While it lasted only one season, Blackthorne's portrayal of the title character was well received. After "The Dresden Files" was cancelled, he next appeared as a series regular on the short-lived "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC 2008-09). Once again, the show didn't last long and Blackthorne was back out searching for another full-time role as he guested on a variety of shows. He finally found another series regular role in 2012 when he joined the main cast of the superhero show "Arrow" (CW 2012- ) as the hard-nosed Detective Quentin Lance.


Highest Rated Movies



60% 92% Daisy Winters Robert Stergen (Character) - 2017
30% 35% Dumb and Dumber To Emergency Room Doctor (Character) $86.2M 2014
No Score Yet 87% Justice League: Doom Metallo (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 91% This American Journey Director,
Executive Producer
- 2012
58% 63% Special Jonas Exiler (Character) $6.4K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Corners of Suburbia Walt Samson (Character) - 2005
95% 93% Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Capt. Andrew Russell (Character) $905.9K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Truth Game Dan (Character) - 2001
20% No Score Yet This Is Not An Exit : The Fictional World Of Bret Easton Ellis Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhythm & Blues John (Character) - 2000


67% 97% The InBetween Tom Hackett (Character) 2019
86% 64% Arrow Captain Quentin Lance (Character) 2012-2018
87% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Quentin Lance (Guest Star) 2016
88% 68% The Flash Quentin Lance (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Necessary Roughness Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
63% 61% The River Clark Quietly (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
67% No Score Yet The Gates Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
92% 85% Leverage Tony Kadjic (Guest Star) 2010
88% 95% Burn Notice Thomas O'Neill (Guest Star) 2009
19% No Score Yet Lipstick Jungle Shane Healy (Character) 2008-2009
6% No Score Yet Big Shots Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
58% No Score Yet The Dresden Files Harry Dresden (Character) 2007
91% 91% Monk Dr. Polanski (Guest Star) 2006
92% 96% Deadwood Hearst's man needling Cornishmen (Guest Star) 2006
27% No Score Yet Presidio Med Dr. Matt Slingerland (Character) 2006 2002-2003
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
87% 84% 24 Stephen Saunders (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 80% ER Dr. Jeremy Lawson (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Guy Morton (Character) 2001


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