Paul Ready

Paul Ready

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Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

British actor Paul Ready's extensive stage training led to consistent work in diverse character roles on television, from a government killer on "Utopia" (Channel 4, 2013-2014) to a happy-go-lucky father on "Motherland" (BBC Two, 2016- ) and a Royal Navy officer in AMC's "The Terror" (2018- ). Born in Birmingham, England and raised in the nearby town of Harbourne, he began appearing on stage in his teens, and at 17, starred as Romeo opposite Rosamund Pike's Juliet in a National Youth Theatre production of Shakepeare's play at London's Bloomsbury Theatre. After honing his craft at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Ready soon became a staple of both the National Theatre and Royal Court, performing in both classical dramas like Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" for director Nicholas Hynter, and modern works like "London Assurance." His screen-acting career began in 1995 with an appearance in the Oscar-nominated  "Angels and Insects," though television proved to be a more consistent showcase for his talents through appearances on series like "Blackpool" (BBC, 2004) and "Holby City" (BBC One, 1999- ). His breakout television role came as an assassin for a shadowy government agency on the cult drama "Utopia," which led to more substantive roles in series like the police drama "Cuffs" (BBC One, 2015), which cast him as an introverted police detective, and "Ripper Street" (BBC One/Two, Amazon Video, 2012-2016), for which he played Frederick Treves, the British doctor who rescued Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man." From 2016 to 2018, Ready worked at a dizzying pace, appearing opposite Steve Buscemi in the dark historical comedy "The Death of Stalin" for writer-director Armando Ianucci ("Veep," HBO, 2012- ) and starring in three very diverse series: on "Motherland," he was an amiable stay-at-home dad in the midst of a cadre of "alpha" mothers, while on "The Terror," he was a Royal Navy officer facing an unknown menace in the frozen Arctic. Finally, Ready was cast in a recurring role on "Bodyguard" (BBC, 2018- ), a political thriller about a police officer (Richard Madden) assigned to protect a Home Secretary (Keely Hawes) whose politics are in conflict with his own moral code.

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 54% Princess of Thieves Servant (Character) - 2001

TV

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88% 82% Motherland Kevin (Character) 2019 2017
50% No Score Yet MotherFatherSon Nick (Character) 2019
93% 83% Bodyguard Rob (Character) 2018
87% 76% The Terror Dr. Henry Goodsir (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Witness for the Prosecution Tripp (Character) 2016
94% 91% Ripper Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuffs DI Felix Kane (Character) 2015
100% 92% Utopia Lee (Character) 2013-2014
82% 100% Doc Martin Dr Milligan (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Leon Harris (Character) 2006

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