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Born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, London, England, UK
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Warren is a British actor known for playing characters in prosthetic makeup and creature suits in such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Clash of the Titans and World War Z.

He began his film career as a body double for Daniel Radcliffe on the film Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. Spending much of his time 20ft up in the air on the hydraulic broomstick system and performing other physically demanding activities, it wasn't long before Paul started to get noticed as a versatile performer.

In 2007, he was recommended to the legendary Stan Winston Studio as a good choice to portray an emaciated version of the title character in 'The Deaths of Ian Stone'. The horror role required full body prosthetics and cgi head replacement with lead actor Mike Vogel. The invaluable experience Paul gained working with Stan's crew to achieve this tricky effect is what ultimately set him on a path to becoming a creature performer.

His first creature role was in the remake of Clash of the Titans. Working with the Oscar nominated Creatures Inc, he underwent a 5 hour makeup process to transform into a tortured soul that pulls the boatman across the river styx. To add to the challenge of performing covered in such extreme silicone prosthetics, the scene was filmed in a large outside water tank at Pinewood studios.

In 2010, Paul was chosen by director Joe Johnston to be a visual effect double for skinny Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. Working closely with Lola Visual Effects, he helped bring Skinny Steve to life in the pre-production VFX tests and was on set as a visual reference for the recruitment scene. The remainder of body double duties on the film were performed by Leander Deeny and Paul went on to work on X-Men: First Class.

He has since gone on to appear in many films playing aliens and monsters, but most notably in Star Wars: The Force Awakens along side Neal Scanlan's CFX crew. Paul is credited as a 'creature and droid puppeteer' and he plays an alien called 'Varmik'. This character is of particular interest to Star Wars fans due to his origin and connection to the original trilogy. Varmik is based on 2 classic pieces of Ralph McQuarrie production art from 1975 - the cantina showdown and early Chewbacca designs. The former was a particular favourite of J.J Abrams' that he wanted to bring to life on screen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

Performing in films under heavy prosthetic makeup

Trivia (9)

Paul was a body double for Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Paul was not only the creature that pulls the boat across the sea of tortured soul's in 'Clash of the Titans'(2010), but also appears a Begger that is killed by the Kraken and a Refugee.
He was set for a role as one of the Joker's gang in the jail scene on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. It was deemed far too dangerous due to the explosives being used and he was replaced by a stuntman a week before filming.
One of the body doubles and stand in's for young Magneto in Xmen: First Class.
Was used as the template and part of the preproduction visual effects tests for Skinny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Captain America (2011).
Spent a year as a projectionist at a prestigious London West End Cinema, where he worked the UK premiere for Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003). In 2010 he was directed by Eastwood as a dying patient in 'Hereafter'.
Was used for the zombie prosthetic make up tests and provided movement reference for the CGI zombies on World War Z (2012).
Paul Warren played the god Hermes in Wrath of the Titans (2012). His scenes did not appear in the theatrical release of the film.
Played a beggar in a scene opposite Ricky Gervais in Derek Season 2. It didn't appear in the final cut of the show.

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