Paul Clayton (actor)
|Occupation||Actor, director, author, Columnist|
Paul Clayton (born 8 March 1957) is an English actor, director and author.
Clayton will be seen again as Roger Ffolkes in Holby City for one episode in April 2019. He recently directed Joe Orton's The Ruffian on the Stair at The Hope Theatre in January 2019 featuring Lucy Benjamin, Gary Webster and Adam Buchanan. Most recently Clayton was seen in "Outrageous Fortune", the opening episode of Series two of Shakespeare & Hathaway, alongside Alan Partridge in This Time With Alan Partridge, and in the acclaimed Black Earth Rising. He can be seen in season 2 of The Crown on Netflix as Bob Boothby. He will be seen in a new film with Steve Coogan later in 2019. He also filmed Delicious with Dawn French for Sky 1. Clayton made his first stage appearance for ten years in Brimstone and Treacle at the Hope Theatre for which he was nominated for an Off West End award for Best Actor. May 8th 2018 saw Clayton appearing in major roles in Holby City and The Split on BBC One. He also shot the short horror picture Service directed by Theo Watkins.
Clayton played Ian Chapman in award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show. for five series. In 2011, Clayton portrayed Sam Foster, father of Frank Foster in Coronation Street. Clayton also appears in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her where he plays Graham. In 2013 and 2014, he played Superintendent Marlow in Hollyoaks, until his character was murdered on 21 April.
Clayton has made other notable television appearances in Doctor Who, My Family, Doctors and Wire in the Blood, as well as films such as Ali G Indahouse. He also features in the British crime thriller The Rise.
On stage, Clayton was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company where he appeared alongside actors including Judi Dench and Zoe Wanamaker. In the West End, Clayton played the leading role of Tony in the improvised comedy whodunnit Scissor Happy at the Duchess Theatre alongside The Comedy Store Players.
Directing credits include Privates on Parade at the Greenwich Theatre, starring Tony Slattery, The Comedy of Errors at Nottingham Playhouse starring Robert Bathurst, Paula Wilcox and Janet Dibley, The Pocket Dream at York Theatre Royal starring Lucy Benjamin and seven productions at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury.
Clayton is also an established actor, presenter, director and trainer in the corporate sector with over 1,400 corporate event credits.[better source needed] He has written two books, a guide to corporate acting called So You Want to Be A Corporate Actor, published by Nick Hern Books (2013). and The Working Actor also published by Nick Hern Books (2016). He is a regular columnist and feature writer for The Stage. His first novel The Punishment is out with agents at the moment.
Clayton was Chairman of the Actors' Centre in Covent Garden for ten years, stepping down in January 2018 and a former member and associate artist of the National Youth Theatre. He is a regular columnist for The Stage newspaper and patron of The Hope Theatre in Islington. He is also a patron of children’s literacy charity, Grimm & Co, based in his home town of Rotherham.
Clayton works across the globe as a presentation trainer, conference director and communications coach.
Recently he staged four conferences for McDonalds UK, including one for 2,600 people in Manchester, as well as similar events in Rome, Portugal, and Wembley.
|2019||Shakespeare & Hathaway||Leonard Baxter||1 episode|
|2018||Holby City||Roger Ffoulkes||1 episode|
|2018||Unamed Feature Film Comedy with Steve Coogan||Headmaster||Film|
|2018||This Time with Alan Partridge||Dr Harding||1 episode|
|2018||Holby City||Roger Ffoulkes||1 episode|
|2017||The Split||Stanley Brining||1 episode|
|2017||The Forgiving Earth||Jack Markham||1 episode|
|2017||The Crown||Bob Boothby||3 episodes|
|2016||Man in an Orange Shirt||Registrar||1 episode|
|2016||Drifters||Uncle Gerald||1 episode|
|2016||Delicious||Guy Trevelyan||1 episode|
|2016||The Frankenstein Chronicles||Confectioner||2 episodes|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Sir William Kingston||2 episodes|
|2015||Mr Selfridge||Auctioneer||Episode 3.3|
|2013–14||Hollyoaks||Supt. Marlow||9 episodes|
|2012–13||Him & Her||Graham||5 episodes|
|2013||Vera||Hotel Manager||Prodigal Son|
|2012||The Secret of Crickley Hall||Ted Mason||Episode 1|
|2012||The Rise||Albert Rendell||Film|
|2012||VIP||The Daily Mail||1 episode|
|2011||Coronation Street||Sam Foster||3 episodes|
|2011||Sugartown||Panel Member 1||Episode 2|
|2011||Law & Order: UK||Kenny||Crush|
|2007–15||Peep Show||Ian Chapman||6 episodes|
|2010||Doctors||Rowly Calderone||5 episodes|
|2009||The Queen||Benard Ingham||The Rivals|
|2009||Monday Monday||William Campbell||Episode No. 1.6|
|2009||My Family||Peter||A Difficult Undertaking|
|2008||Wire in the Blood||Governor Williams||3 episodes|
|2008||Affinity||Mr. Vincy||TV Film|
|2008||Doctor Who||Mr Bartle||Planet of the Ood|
|2008||He Kills Coppers||Tweed Suit||1 episode|
|2008||Doctors||Eddie Martindale||Holding Back|
|2007||Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest||Mergrass (voice)||3 episodes|
|2007||Hotel Babylon||Businessman||Episode No. 2.4|
|2007||Rich Man, Poor Man: Ben Dover Straightens Up||Himself – Acting Coach||Documentary|
|2006||The Amazing Mrs Pritchard||John Hughes MP||Episode No. 1.1|
|2006||The Bad Food Guide||Raymond Postgate||Drama documentary|
|2006||Save Lullingstone Castle||Himself – Narrator||Six Part documentary|
|2005||Coronation Street||Mal Quillan||Episode No. 1.6108|
|2005||55 Degrees North||Charles Bellows||Episode No. 2.4|
|2003||Georgian Underworld||Ordinary||Invitation to a Hanging|
|2002||My Family||Director||The Second Greatest Story Ever Told|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||Alan Swan||Film|
|2001||Doctors||John Lanson||Coming Home|
|2000||One Foot in the Grave||Mitch Werner||The Futility of the Fly|
|2000||The Man Who Cried||Second Official||Film|
|1999||Kiss Me Kate||Client||Money Matters|
|1999||Tabs Tales||Various||Multiple Episodes|
|1996||Drop the Dead Donkey||Mike||Luck|
|1989||Forever Green||Commentator 2||Episode No. 1.2|
|1988||Salome's Last Dance||1st Nazarean||Film|
|1982/83||Jigsaw||Himself – Presenter||Multiple Episodes|
|1981||Brideshead Revisited||Tom Markham||Orphans of the Storm|
|1980||All Creatures Great and Small||Brian Weeting||If Wishes Were Horses|
|1979||Screenplay||Major Von Richter (Barricade Major)||Gossip from the Forest|
|1979||Mersey Pirate||Himself – Presenter||Multiple episodes|
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- "The Rise". British Board of Film Classification.
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- "New Series 5 of Torchwood: Aliens Among Us! - News - Big Finish". www.bigfinish.com. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- British Theatre Guide. "Pocket Dream Review". Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- "Author Biography - Nick Hern Books".
- Elkin, Susan (29 July 2013). "What do you know about corporate acting?". The Stage. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- "The Actors Centre Website".
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- "Paul Clayton becomes new patron of London's Hope Theatre | News | The Stage". The Stage. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- "It's curtain up for Grimm's Glorious Grand Gala". Rotherham Advertiser. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- "Corporate Training". Paul Clayton. Retrieved 10 December 2017.