Paul Bown

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Paul Bown
Born (1957-10-11) 11 October 1957 (age 61)
Spouse(s)Jane Jamieson

Paul Bown (born 11 October 1957 in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) is an English actor.


Bown is best known for playing a leading role in the Granada Television comedy Watching (1987 to 1993) and more recently as Philip Reid in BBC's Holby City.

He starred as an AA Patrolman in the television series by the BBC, The Last Salute, in the end of the 1990s. Bown also appeared in November 2007, in acclaimed British drama Britz. He appeared in the first episode of Mr. Bean as "The Student". He was in an episode of New Tricks on 25 August 2008.

In 2009, he appeared briefly as Mike Bamber, chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, in the Brian Clough bio pic The Damned United. In the 2010 Christmas Special of My Family, he played the grandfather of a young girl who Ben meets whilst filling in for Father Christmas. Bown appeared in an advert for Toffee Crisp in the 1980s.

In 2016, he appeared in the television series by the BBC, Father Brown as Mordaunt Jackson, Episode 4.9, "The Sins of the Father". In 2017, he appeared in the television series by ITV, Endeavour as Rev Mervyn Golightly, Episode 2.4, "Canticle".

Personal life[edit]

Bown is married to the makeup artist, Jane Jamieson. The couple have four children.

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Morons from Outer Space (1985) as Julian Tope
  • Underworld (1985) as Nygaad
  • The Assam Garden (1985) as Water Board Man
  • Up Line (television movie) (1987) as Victor Technology
  • Butterfly Kiss (1995) as Gary
  • Jude (1996) as Uncle Jim
  • Young Blades (2001) as Bassous
  • Out of the Ashes (television movie) (2001) as Ben
  • Planespotting (television movie) (2005) as Ralph
  • The History of Mr. Polly (television movie) (2007) as Teacher
  • Britz (television movie) (2007) as Phipps
  • Caught in a Trap (television movie) (2008) as Mr. Thornton
  • The Damned United (2009) as Mike Bamber
  • The Arbiter (2013) as Peter
  • The Carer (2016) as Head Examiner
  • The Hippopotamus (2017) as Roddy

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