Harry Hadden-Paton

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Harry Frederick Hadden-Paton (born 19 February 1981[1]) is an English actor who starred in the title role of the James Hawes's BBC Four adaptation Fanny Hill.[2] is a British stage and screen actor.



Hadden-Paton is son of former Cavalry officer Nigel Hadden-Paton and the former Sarah Mellor. He has three sisters Polly, Clementine and Alice who is married to Nicholas van Cutsem.[3] He is the godson of Sarah, Duchess of York.

He is married to fellow actor Rebecca Night, who he met while performing in The Importance of Being Earnest [4]


Hadden-Paton was born in London and educated at Eton College[5] and Durham University.[4] He trained at LAMDA.


Hadden-Paton was commended in the 2007 Ian Charleson Awards for his appearances in Romeo and Juliet at the Battersea Arts Centre and as John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest for the Peter Hall Company at Bath. He appeared as Harry Villiers in the 2010 première of Posh at the Royal Court and at the Southwark Playhouse he played Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals.

In 2011 he appeared as Teddy Graham in Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and as Jackie Jackson in a film adaptation of The Deep Blue Sea, both marking the centenary of their author, the English playwright Terence Rattigan. He also appeared as Michael Palin in Steve Thompson's No Naughty Bits at the Hampstead Theatre.[6] In 2012, he appeared at the National Theatre as Marlow in Jamie Lloyd's production of She Stoops to Conquer.

Film and TV[edit]

He is also notable for appearances in La Vie en Rose (2007) and Waking the Dead (2008).



  1. ^ "Rebecca Night". btvguide.net. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ BBC Four gets turned on to Andrew Davies' steamy adaptation of Fanny Hill, BBC (13 July 2007)
  3. ^ Daily Mail "Harry and his labour of love". 3 February 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Official London Theatre "Harry Hadden-Paton". 18 January 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ The Guardian "Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries". 21 January 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "No Naughty Bits – review". Guardian News and Media Limited. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Film Review: ‘About Time’". Variety Media, LLC. 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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