Paul Putner in 2007 (performing his "Earl Stevens" character)
Paul Putner is an English comedian and actor.
Life and career [ edit ]
He was born in
East Grinstead. He studied at LAMDA where he won the Kenneth More prize for comedy acting.
His first significant TV role saw Putner as numerous characters in
shown on BBC2. His real break in comedy came after he set up the club The Glam Metal Detectives The Regency Rooms with fellow performers Steve Furst and Oliver Darly. The club developed a cult following and was attended by many comics. Richard Herring saw Paul performing there and cast him in his play Punk's Not Dead at the Edinburgh Fringe. This role lead to many others including TV roles in Lee and Herring's shows.
He has appeared in numerous British TV and radio shows, including
(1998) (perhaps most notably as the Curious Orange, who appeared in every episode, but also in several other recurring roles), This Morning With Richard Not Judy (1999), Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (1999), Spaced (2000), Rock Profile (2004–present), The Day the Music Died (2004) and Look Around You (2003–2005). He appeared in a minor role as a zombie in the comedy movie Little Britain in 2004, and could also be heard on the zombies' 'commentary' track on the DVD release. More recently he has appeared in the Shaun of the Dead BBC Radio 4 science fiction comedy (2005), Nebulous on Peacefully in their Sleeps Radio 4 in 2007, in 2007 and The Peter Serafinowicz Show in 2009 and 2014. Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
He has also contributed material to programmes including
The Impressionable , Jon Culshaw , Little Britain and is a co-creator of the website "TV Dregs". The Peter Serafinowicz Show
In 2005, Putner took the starring role (as a
mime) in the 7th district section of the film written and directed by Paris, je t'aime Sylvain Chomet. The film opened the " Un Certain Regard" section of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. From late 2005 until early 2007 Putner toured in the show, and later appeared in Little Britain Live Matt Lucas and David Walliams' TV follow-up, . In 2010 and 2011, Putner played the ill-fated Gerald "Jelly" Kelly in the Come Fly With Me Only Fools and Horses prequel trilogy, , written by Rock & Chips John Sullivan.
In 2013, he appeared in
Kevin Eldon's sketch show, It's Kevin.
Also in 2013, Putner appeared in an episode of the second series of
as a troll called Mervyn. Wizards vs Aliens
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