Paul Chahidi

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Paul Chahidi is a British actor.

An associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company,[1] Chahidi appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe[2] and appeared on Broadway in all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III.[3] Chahidi was nominated for both an Olivier award and a Tony Award for his portrayal of Maria in Twelfth Night, where he appeared alongside Mark Rylance's Olivia.[4][5]

Chahidi played defence minister Nikolai Bulganin in Armando Ianucci’s historical comedy The Death of Stalin.[6]

Chahidi has a recurring role in British TV comedy This Country, in which he plays a vicar who tries to help the characters created and played by siblings Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Chahidi is of Iranian descent.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Stella Does Tricks Chris
1999 Notting Hill Loud Man in Restaurant
2004 The Libertine Barrillon
2006 Venus Period Film Director
2013 Twelfth Night Maria
2014 The Voices Dennis Kowalski
2016 Hot Property Headmaster
Boyka: Undisputed Kiril
2017 The Death of Stalin Nicolai Bulganin
2018 Christopher Robin Cecil Hungerford


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  2. ^ "Treading the broads".
  3. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe. "Paul Chahidi is set to steal scenes in two New York stage productions   - NY Daily News".
  4. ^ "Paul Chahidi on Hugh Jackman's Soft Hands & Falling Head Over Heels for London's Shakespeare in Love - Broadway Buzz -".
  5. ^ "Rylance gets Tony nomination double". 30 April 2014 – via
  6. ^ "Armando Iannucci's The Death Of Stalin a dazzling black Russian comedy". The Irish News.
  7. ^ "This Country star Paul Chahidi: All the characters have a lot of underlying pain". 8 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Nasim Pedrad's 'Chad' Fox Comedy Pilot Pushes Production To May & Casts Duo, Remains In Midseason Consideration". 15 April 2016.