Paterson Joseph

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Paterson Joseph
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Born Paterson Joseph
(1964-06-22) 22 June 1964 (age 49)
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present

Paterson Joseph (born 22 June 1964) is a British actor best known for his role as Alan Johnson in Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show. He has also appeared in Survivors, Boy Meets Girl and Green Wing. Joseph currently plays DI Wes Layton in Law & Order: UK.

Career[edit]

Joseph was born in London and attended Cardinal Hinsley R.C High School in North West London. He first trained at the Studio '68 of Theatre Arts, London (South Kensington Library) from 1983 to 1985 with Robert Henderson, then at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He has played many roles in continuing British television programmes, both drama and comedy. These include Reuben in William and Mary alongside Martin Clunes; Mark Grace in Casualty; the Marquis de Carabas in Neverwhere; Alan Johnson in Peep Show; Lyndon Jones in Green Wing and Shorty in the first episode of Jericho.

He also appeared in the acclaimed drama Sex Traffic, in the TV version of Kwame Kwei-Armah's acclaimed play Elmina's Kitchen and in the Doctor Who episodes "Bad Wolf" and "The Parting of the Ways" as Rodrick, a contestant on a futuristic Weakest Link who is eventually killed by the Daleks. He has also appeared in various supporting roles in Dead Ringers.[1] In 2006 he appeared in the television sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look where he played Simon, a contestant on the game show Numberwang.[2]

He appeared as Keaty in the Hollywood film The Beach alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and starred as Giroux alongside Charlize Theron and Peter Clarke[disambiguation needed] in Paramount Pictures's Æon Flux.

Joseph played Space Marshall Clarke in two series of the BBC sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive, and was Benjamin Maddox in the BBC serial-drama Jekyll. He also provided the voice of K.O. Joe in Chop Socky Chooks.

In 2008, he played Greg Preston in Survivors, the BBC remake of the 1970s science fiction drama of the same name. He would reprise the role for the second series in 2010, after which the program was cancelled.

Also in 2008, Joseph appeared as former hitman Patrick Finch in Series 1, Episode 5 of The Fixer.

In 2009, he was the bookmakers' favourite to become Doctor Who's eleventh Doctor, but the role was awarded to Matt Smith.[3]

Joseph provided the narration for the National Geographic series Mega Cities from 2005 to 2011, and Wild Russia in 2009. He played Tyler in the BBC Switch film Rules of Love in 2010.

In 2011, he returned to Doctor Who where he appeared in the audio drama Earth Aid in which he played Victor Espinosa.[4]

Joseph's theatre credits include the title role in Othello, as well as parts in Henry IV, King Lear, and Hamlet for a performance in New York City.[2] In 2012 he played Brutus in a performance by the RSC of Julius Caesar set in Africa. In 2004 he undertook a project, filmed for Channel 4 in a documentary entitled My Shakespeare, to direct a version of Romeo & Juliet, using 20 young non-actors from the deprived Harlesden area of London.[5] In 2006, he became a patron of OffWestEnd.com, a listings site for theatre outside the mainstream.[6] His more recent stage appearances include the leads in The Royal Hunt of the Sun and The Emperor Jones at the Olivier Theatre, London.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Joseph lives in France with his wife and one son.[9] He was a chef before becoming an actor.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Between the Lines Sergeant Viv Jones Episode: "Words of Advice"
1994 Soldier Soldier Fusilier Eddie Nelson Episode: "Changing the Guard"
1994 Casualty Michael Episode: "Hidden Agendas"
1996 Neverwhere Marquis de Carabas 6 episodes
2000 Safe as Houses Gabriel
2001 Armadillo Alan
2001 Now You See Her Mark
2001 Cold Feet Suggs Episodes: 4.5 and 4.6
2002 Waking the Dead Dermot Sullivan Episode: "Life Sentence Part 1"
2002 Silent Witness Sergeant Terry Harding Episodes: "The Fall Out Part 1" and "The Fall Out Part 2"
2003 Loving You Felix Fisher
2003 A Touch of Frost Colin Stokes Episode: "Close Encounters"
2003–05 William and Mary Reuben 10 episodes
2003–present Peep Show Alan Johnson 11 episodes
2004 Murphy's Law Dr. Mark Maddison Episode: "The Group"
2004 Sex Traffic Martin
2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister Detective Gary McRyan 6 episodes
2004–06 Green Wing Lyndon Jones 9 episodes
2005 Dalziel and Pascoe Alisdair Collinson Episodes: "Heads You Lose Part 1" and "Heads You Lose Part 2"
2005 Elmina's Kitchen Deli
2005 Doctor Who Rodrick Episodes: "Bad Wolf" and "The Parting of the Ways"
2005 Rose and Maloney Harry Callaghan Episode 2.1
2005 Jericho Shorty Episode: "A Pair of Ragged Claws"
2005 Open Wide Neil
2006 Mayo Dr. Rossi Episode 1.1
2006 That Mitchell and Webb Look Various characters
2006–07 Hyperdrive Space Marshal Clarke 7 episodes
2007 Jekyll Benjamin Lennox 4 episodes
2007 Chop Socky Chooks KO Joe
2008–10 Survivors Greg Peston
2008 The Fixer Patrick Finch Series 1, Episode 5
2009 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cephas Buthelezi Episodes: "Beauty and Integrity" and "A Real Botswana Diamond"
2009 Boy Meets Girl Jay Metcalfe
2010 Blood and Oil Ed Daly 2 episodes
2010 On Christmas Night Presenter Reading from the Gospel of John
2011 Case Histories Patrick Carter 2 episodes
2011 Coming Up: Food English man 1 episode
2011 Death in Paradise William 1 episode
2012 Hustle Dexter Gold[11] Series 8, Episode 1
2013-14 Law & Order UK DCI Wes Leyton Series 7-8
2013 Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom Narrator
2014 Babylon Assistant Commissioner Charles Inglis Series 1

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1993 In the Name of the Father Benbay
2000 The Long Run Gasa
2000 The Beach Keaty
2000 Greenfingers Jimmy
2004 The Baby Juice Express Sean Boetang
2005 Æon Flux Giroux
2008 The Other Man Ralph

References[edit]

  1. ^ "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (Press release). BBC. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Paterson Joseph". BBC. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Doctor Who: Runners and riders". BBC. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "2.06 Doctor Who: Earth Aid". Big Finish. 
  5. ^ Rampton, James (22 December 2004). "Baz and the Bard". The Independent (London: Independent News & Media). Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Joseph, Paterson. "Patron – Paterson Joseph". OffWestEnd.com. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  7. ^ Billington, Michael (13 April 2006). "The Royal Hunt of the Sun, National, London". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  8. ^ Nightingale, Benedict (30 August 2007). "The Emperor Jones". The Times (London: Times Newspapers). Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  9. ^ Deacon, Michael (21 April 2009). "Interview: Paterson Joseph on Boy Meets Girl". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  10. ^ http://sky1.sky.com/10-minute-tales-paterson-joseph-interview
  11. ^ "Programme Information: Hustle". BBC Media Centre (London). Retrieved December 2011. 

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