Paul Norell (born 11 February 1952) is an English actor residing in Auckland, New Zealand. He is known for his portrayal as the King of the Dead in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Some of his other credits include Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He attended the RingCon 2004. Paul has two brothers in the UK: David who is a former actor/director and now manages Oakham School's Queen Elizabeth Theatre and teaches Acting; and Michael, who is a Consultant Cardiologist in Wolverhampton.