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  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 29/05/1959

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  • Adrian
  • Paul
  • Paul Adrian

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Adrian Paul (1959)

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Adrian Paul Hewett , better known as Adrian Paul, is an actor best known for his role on the television series Highlander: The Series as Duncan MacLeod. In 1997, he founded the Peace Fund charitable organisation.

  Biography  

 early life
Paul was born in London, in 1959, the first of three brothers to an Italian mother and a British father. Paul first became a model, then a dancer and choreographer. In 1985, he left Europe for the United States to pursue a dance and modeling career.

Paul has spent time in the theatre with numerous plays, the most notable of which being a guest appearance in Beauty and the Beast which he has stated helped shape his acting ability.

 career
He was cast in the role that would bring him to the most prominence to date, that of Duncan MacLeod in the syndicated television series Highlander: The Series, in 1992. Paul also starred in the spin-off film, Highlander: Endgame , and the fifth Highlander film: Highlander: The Source, released as a made-for-TV film on the SCI-FI channel on 15 September 2007.

His first role was on the ABC television series, The Colbys as the Russian ex-patriate ballet dancer, Kolya (1987–1988). This was followed by guest appearances on the television shows Beauty and the Beast , Murder, She Wrote , Tarzan , Relic Hunter , and as himself in WWF SmackDown . He appeared in a January 2003 episode of Charmed and off Broadway in the play Bouncers. He also appeared in the made-for-TV films Shooter and The Cover Girl Murder which starred Lee Majors.

He appeared in a regular role in the second season of the television series War of the Worlds (1989–1990) as John Kincaid, three episodes of Dark Shadows as Jeremiah Collins, and made a pilot for CBS Television for a series called The Owl . In 2001, he starred in Tracker.

Paul's first film appearance was in the 1988 film Last Rites, which starred Tom Berenger. He starred in the remake of The Masque of the Red Death , a re-telling of the Edgar Allan Poe tale. He also appeared in Sheena Easton's "Days Like This" music video as her love interest and Duran Duran's "My Own Way" music video as a dancer.

Other films which he has starred or co-starred are Dance to Win , Love Potion No. 9 as Enrico Pazzoli, Dead Men Can't Dance , Susan's Plan , Merlin: The Return as Lancelot, Convergence , The Void , The Breed , Code Hunter , Nemesis Game Throttle , and Phantom Below . In 2006 he co-starred in the horror film Séance and in Little Chicago. He also starred as Ananias Dare in the Sci Fi original film Wraiths of Roanoke , Sir Francis Drake in the Sci Fi original film The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake , and the futuristic thriller Eyeborgs. Upcoming projects include the thriller/drama The Heavy.

 Producing
During his tenure with Highlander: The Series, Paul directed and produced numerous shows which eventually led to his role as producer for the spin-off films of the series.

 Voice acting
In 2008 he began voice acting the character of Patrick O'Brien in the animated War of the Worlds television show.

 personal life
Paul was married to actress Meilani Paul but later divorced.

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