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Paul Copley (I)


Paul Copley was born on November 25, 1944 in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, England as Paul Mackriell Copley. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), The Remains of the Day (1993) and Zulu Dawn (1979). He has been married to Natasha Pyne since July 6, 1972. See full bio »

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Downton Abbey Mr. Mason
(2011-2015)
(1993)
Zulu Dawn Cpl. Storey
(1979)
Queer as Folk Roy Maloney
(1999)

Filmography

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 2018 Thousand Yesterdays (Short)
Charlie Rainbird
 2018 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Obadiah Dingle
- Episode #1.8269 (2018) ... Obadiah Dingle
 2007-2018 Doctors (TV Series)
Eric Wylie / Douglas Harper / Andrew Hantley / ...
- Boisterous (2018) ... Douglas Harper
- There Is No Place (2016) ... Andrew Hantley
- Tweet (2013) ... Peter Jennings
- My Big Fat Ruined Wedding (2011) ... Leo Channing
- Harry: A Decorous Death (2009) ... Eric Wylie
 2017 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Walter O'Donnell
- From the Mouths of Babies (2017) ... Walter O'Donnell
 2017 What Does an Idea Sound Like? (Short)
PC
 2017 Trust Me (TV Series)
Arthur Hardacre
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Arthur Hardacre
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Arthur Hardacre
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Arthur Hardacre
 2017 Broken (TV Series)
Joe Kerrigan
- Father Michael (2017) ... Joe Kerrigan
- Carl (2017) ... Joe Kerrigan
- Roz (2017) ... Joe Kerrigan
- Christina (2017) ... Joe Kerrigan
 2016 The Nest Egg (Short)
Ernie
 2012-2016 Last Tango in Halifax (TV Series)
Harry
- Episode #4.2 (2016) ... Harry
- Episode #4.1 (2016) ... Harry
- Episode #3.6 (2015) ... Harry
- Episode #3.3 (2015) ... Harry
- Episode #3.1 (2014) ... Harry
 2016 The Coroner (TV Series)
John Roxwell
- The Beast of Lighthaven (2016) ... John Roxwell
 2016 Mount Pleasant (TV Series)
Arthur
- Episode #6.3 (2016) ... Arthur
 2016 Suspects (TV Series)
Joseph Kramer
- The Enemy Within: Part 6 (2016) ... Joseph Kramer
- The Enemy Within: Part 5 (2016) ... Joseph Kramer
 2016 Reg (TV Movie)
Man 2
 2016 A Special Guest (Short)
Harold
 2016 Moving On (TV Series)
Ronnie
- Passengers (2016) ... Ronnie
 2016 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Tommy Smith
- Episode #5.2 (2016) ... Tommy Smith
 2011-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Mr. Mason
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Mr. Mason
- Episode #6.8 (2015) ... Mr. Mason
- Episode #6.7 (2015) ... Mr. Mason
- Episode #6.6 (2015) ... Mr. Mason
- Episode #6.5 (2015) ... Mr. Mason
 2015 The Sound of Music Live (TV Movie)
Franz
 2015 Code of a Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Sidney Jeffreys
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Sidney Jeffreys
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Sidney Jeffreys
 2015 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Ernie
- The 12 Days of Christine (2015) ... Ernie
 2014 Vera (TV Series)
Malcolm Kenrich
- On Harbour Street (2014) ... Malcolm Kenrich
 2014 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Frank Dewar
- Let Us Prey (2014) ... Frank Dewar
 2013 Tea Time in Haworth (Short)
Graham
 2012 The Day My Nan Died (Short)
Peter
 2012 In with the Flynns (TV Series)
Alan
- Life Is Sweat (2012) ... Alan
- Liam Flynn, Party Legend (2012) ... Alan
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series)
Alan (Present Day)
- The Sea of Trees (2012) ... Alan (Present Day)
- The Eye of the Needle (2012) ... Alan (Present Day)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... Alan (Present Day)
- The Dark Side of the Moon (2012) ... Alan (Present Day)
 2011 The Royal (TV Series)
Nesbitt
- Below the Surface (2011) ... Nesbitt
 1990-2010 The Bill (TV Series)
Douggie Price / Dave Walton / Douglas Frampton / ...
- Who Dares Wins (2010) ... Dave Walton
- Pay Back (2008) ... Douglas Frampton
- 379: Sequence of Events - Part 2 (2006) ... Douggie Price
- 378: Sequence of Events - Part 1 (2006) ... Douggie Price
- 189: Forgiveness (2004) ... Leonard Noakes
 2010 Sniff (Short)
Harry
 1995-2010 Casualty (TV Series)
Arthur / Arthur Dixon / Mick McCarthur / ...
- Love of a Good Man (2010) ... Arthur Dixon
- Just Like a Woman (2010) ... Arthur
- Love Is a Battlefield (2010) ... Arthur
- An Ugly Truth (2010) ... Arthur
- Abide with Me (2006) ... Mick McCarthur
 2010 Survivors (TV Series)
Ted
- Episode #2.5 (2010) ... Ted
 2009 Torchwood (TV Series)
Clement McDonald
- Children of Earth: Day Four (2009) ... Clement McDonald
- Children of Earth: Day Three (2009) ... Clement McDonald
- Children of Earth: Day Two (2009) ... Clement McDonald
- Children of Earth: Day One (2009) ... Clement McDonald
 2009 Inspector George Gently (TV Series)
Dr. Philip Morgan
- Gently with the Innocents (2009) ... Dr. Philip Morgan
 2008 A Distant Mirage
Mr Morris
 1999-2008 Holby City (TV Series)
Ross Saunders / Jeff Jones
- TKO (2008) ... Ross Saunders
- Search for the Hero (1999) ... Jeff Jones
 2008 Kingdom (TV Series)
Vincent Straker
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... Vincent Straker
 1972-2007 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Ivor Priestley / Photographer
- Episode #1.6696 (2007) ... Ivor Priestley
- Episode #1.6691 (2007) ... Ivor Priestley
- Episode #1.6689 (2007) ... Ivor Priestley
- Episode #1.6686 (2007) ... Ivor Priestley
- Episode #1.6669 (2007) ... Ivor Priestley
 2007 The Shadow in the North (TV Movie)
Paton
 2006 The Street (TV Series)
Headteacher
- The Flasher (2006) ... Headteacher
 1992-2006 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Malcolm Stainsby / Herbie Lloyd / Dick Radcliffe
- Get Back (2006) ... Malcolm Stainsby
- One Thing Leads to Another (2004) ... Herbie Lloyd
- Nowt But a Prank (1992) ... Dick Radcliffe
 2006 No Angels (TV Series)
Harry
- Episode #3.8 (2006) ... Harry
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Reg Cole
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Reg Cole
 2006 Shameless (TV Series)
Norman Owens
- Episode #3.5 (2006) ... Norman Owens
 2006 Johnny and the Bomb (TV Mini-Series)
Sgt Bourke
- Déjà Voodoo (2006) ... Sgt Bourke
- The Butterfly Effect (2006) ... Sgt Bourke
- Mrs Tachyon and the Bags of Time (2006) ... Sgt Bourke
 2006 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Davie
 2005 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Clifford Day
- Cold Fusion: Part 2 (2005) ... Clifford Day
 2005 Marian, Again (TV Movie)
Phillip Walsh
 2005 Dead Man Weds (TV Series)
Blind Man
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Blind Man
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Blind Man
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Blind Man
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Blind Man
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Blind Man
 2004 Best Friends (TV Series)
Gemma's Grandad
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Gemma's Grandad
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Gemma's Grandad
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Gemma's Grandad
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Gemma's Grandad
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Gemma's Grandad
 2004 Messiah: The Promise (TV Mini-Series)
Ian Fleet
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Ian Fleet
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Ian Fleet
 2004 New Tricks (TV Series)
Pat the Rat
- Painting on Loan (2004) ... Pat the Rat
 2004 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Noel Shakespeare
- If Wishes Were Horses (2004) ... Noel Shakespeare
 2004 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Hubert
- A Small Flourish (2004) ... Hubert
 2003 How Clean Is Your House? (TV Series)
Narrator
- Val & Lucy (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Pat Crothers ... Narrator (voice)
- Nooska Mullins ... Narrator (voice)
- Meryl Gaskin ... Narrator (voice)
- James Grieve ... Narrator (voice)
 1999-2003 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Laurence Parkin / Chris Tillison / Chris Tillson
- Beyond Guilt: Part 2 (2003) ... Laurence Parkin
- Beyond Guilt: Part 1 (2003) ... Laurence Parkin
- Gone Tomorrow: Part 2 (1999) ... Chris Tillison
- Gone Tomorrow: Part 1 (1999) ... Chris Tillson
 2003 The Key (TV Series)
Dave
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Dave
 2003 Burn It (TV Series)
Terry Grimshaw
- Episode #1.9 (2003) ... Terry Grimshaw
 2003 Hornblower: Duty (TV Movie)
Matthews
 2003 Horatio Hornblower 3 (TV Movie)
Matthews
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Jack Henslowe
- The Unwanted (2002) ... Jack Henslowe
 2002 Nice Guy Eddie (TV Series)
Kevin Denton
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Kevin Denton
 2002 Aka Albert Walker (TV Movie)
Danny Peck (as Paul Copely)
 1995-2001 Peak Practice (TV Series)
DS Patrick Hopkins / Tim Shardlow
- Episode #12.8 (2001) ... DS Patrick Hopkins
- Episode #12.7 (2001) ... DS Patrick Hopkins
- To Have and to Hold (1995) ... Tim Shardlow
 2001 Merseybeat (TV Series)
Ray Boulter
- For Better or for Worse (2001) ... Ray Boulter
 2001 Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (TV Movie)
Matthews
 2001 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Mal Aindow
- Bev's Story (2001) ... Mal Aindow
 2001 Hornblower: Mutiny (TV Movie)
Matthews
 2001 In Deep (TV Series)
Lenny Wendover
- Ghost Squad: Part 2 (2001) ... Lenny Wendover
- Ghost Squad: Part 1 (2001) ... Lenny Wendover
 2001 Blow Dry
Ken
 1999 Relative Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
James Lessing
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... James Lessing
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... James Lessing
 1999 The Worst Witch (TV Series)
Algernon Rowan-Webb
- The Dragon's Hoard (1999) ... Algernon Rowan-Webb
- Carried Away (1999) ... Algernon Rowan-Webb
- Animal Magic (1999) ... Algernon Rowan-Webb
- It's a Frogs Life (1999) ... Algernon Rowan-Webb
 1999 Queer as Folk (TV Series)
Roy Maloney
- Episode #1.8 (1999) ... Roy Maloney
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Roy Maloney
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (TV Movie)
Matthews
 1997-1999 The Lakes (TV Series)
Peter Quinlan
- Episode #2.10 (1999) ... Peter Quinlan
- Episode #2.9 (1999) ... Peter Quinlan
- Episode #2.8 (1999) ... Peter Quinlan
- Episode #2.7 (1999) ... Peter Quinlan
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... Peter Quinlan
 1998 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
January (English version, voice)
 1998 Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (TV Movie)
Matthews
 1998 Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (TV Movie)
Matthews
 1998 Driven
Brian Chappel
 1996-1997 This Life (TV Series)
Jerry Cook
- She's Gotta Get It (1997) ... Jerry Cook
- Last Tango in Southwark (1997) ... Jerry Cook
- Let's Get It On (1996) ... Jerry Cook
- Father Figure (1996) ... Jerry Cook
- Just Sex (1996) ... Jerry Cook
 1996 Jude
Mr. Willis
 1994-1995 Roughnecks (TV Series)
Ian
- Episode #2.7 (1995) ... Ian
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Ian
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Ian
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Ian
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Ian
 1993-1995 Cracker (TV Series)
Pathologist
- Brotherly Love: Part 2 (1995) ... Pathologist
- Brotherly Love: Part 1 (1995) ... Pathologist
- To Be a Somebody: Part 1 (1994) ... Pathologist
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 (1993) ... Pathologist
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 1 (1993) ... Pathologist
 1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1995)
 1994 A Pinch of Snuff (TV Movie)
Charlie Heppelwhite
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Harry Smith
 1993 Harry (TV Series)
Thomas Thomas
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Thomas Thomas
 1993 Rides (TV Series)
Graham
- Episode #2.4 (1993) ... Graham
- Episode #2.3 (1993) ... Graham
- Episode #2.2 (1993) ... Graham
 1991 How's Business
Jack
 1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Michael
- A Roman Empire (1991) ... Michael
 1991 Trainer (TV Series)
Stan
 1989-1991 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Duncan Yeats / St Joseph's Caretaker
- Dartmoor#2 (1991) ... Duncan Yeats
- Dartmoor (1991) ... Duncan Yeats
- Bikers (1989) ... St Joseph's Caretaker
 1990 The Paradise Club (TV Series)
Mousey Pavitt
- The Rotherhithe Project (1990) ... Mousey Pavitt
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Gerry
- Testimony of a Child (1989) ... Gerry
 1989 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
Chimnery Sweep
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Chimnery Sweep
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Dagget - Pamela's Chauffeur (Moscow)
- Part VII (1988) ... Dagget - Pamela's Chauffeur (Moscow)
 1988 Gruey (TV Series)
Mr. Grucock
- Backyard Heroes (1988) ... Mr. Grucock
- A Nose for Business (1988) ... Mr. Grucock
- Race Against Time (1988) ... Mr. Grucock
 1987 Our Geoff (TV Movie)
Tony
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
Local Man
- Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus (1986) ... Local Man
 1985 Silas Marner (TV Movie)
William Dane
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Brigley
- Thunder Rock (1985) ... Brigley
 1980-1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Arthur Steadwell / Harold Coop
- Talk to Me (1985) ... Arthur Steadwell
- Oscar (1980) ... Harold Coop
 1985 The Bright Side (TV Series)
Lionel Bright
- A Little Bit of Chutzpah (1985) ... Lionel Bright
- On the Move (1985) ... Lionel Bright
- Stiffs (1985) ... Lionel Bright
- Never Look a Gift Horse in the Eye (1985) ... Lionel Bright
- Visiting Orders (1985) ... Lionel Bright
 1985 The Mistress (TV Series)
Jamie
 1985 Bird Fancier (TV Movie)
Roy Pearson
 1984 Big Deal (TV Series)
Max
- Nine Bob Notes (1984) ... Max
 1984 Tenko (TV Series)
P.O.W.
- Episode #3.2 (1984) ... P.O.W.
 1982 Doll's Eye
Social Worker
 1982 Ghost in the Water (TV Movie)
Mr. Reed
 1982 Story Lines (Short)
 1981 World's End (TV Series)
Tony
- Episode #1.13 (1981) ... Tony
- Episode #1.12 (1981) ... Tony
 1973-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
PO Jordan / Robert / Tom / ...
- PQ17 (1981) ... PO Jordan
- A Room for the Winter (1981) ... Robert
- Cries from a Watchtower (1979) ... Andy
- Destiny (1978) ... Paul McShane
 1981 West End Tales (TV Series)
Herbert
- A Really Good Watch (1981) ... Herbert
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
Palmer
- The Old School Tie (1980) ... Palmer
 1975-1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Vernon / Jim
- Happy (1980) ... Vernon
- Diane (1975) ... Jim
 1979 Turning Year Tales (TV Series)
Tim
- Dear Harriet (1979) ... Tim
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Cpl. Storey
 1979 After Julius (TV Series)
Dan
- Sunday (1979) ... Dan
- Saturday (1979) ... Dan
- Friday (1979) ... Dan
 1979 Strangers (TV Series)
Des White
- Call of the Wild (1979) ... Des White
 1978 Premiere (TV Series)
Young William / Middle William / Sales rep
- Travellers (1978) ... Young William / Middle William / Sales rep
 1978 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Brian Wilson
- Mucking Out (1978) ... Brian Wilson
 1977-1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Bill / Finnegan
- Arnhem: The Story of an Escape (1977) ... Finnegan
 1978 Some Enchanted Evening (TV Movie)
 1977 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Fred
 1977 Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Gunn
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Ben Gunn
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Ben Gunn
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
Eric Finch
- Second Chance (1977) ... Eric Finch
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Private Wicks
 1976 Arnhem: The Story of an Escape (TV Movie)
Finnegan
 1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
 1975 Trinity Tales (TV Series)
Dave the Joiner
- The Man of Law's Tale (1975) ... Dave the Joiner
- The Wife of Batley's Tale (1975) ... Dave the Joiner
- The Joiner's Tale (1975) ... Dave the Joiner
- The Judy's Tale (1975) ... Dave the Joiner
- The Fryer's Tale (1975) ... Dave the Joiner
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Matthews
- 1926: General Strike (1975) ... Ben Matthews
- 1924 (1975) ... Ben Matthews
- 1921 (1975) ... Ben Matthews
- 1916: Joining Up (1975) ... Ben Matthews
 1975 Alfie Darling
Bakey
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Viventius
- The Lost Island (1975) ... Viventius
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
James
- Willy (1973) ... James
 1973 Father Dear Father
Dumbo (as Paul Copely)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Andrew Davies's play, "Prin," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Sheila Hancock, Susie Blake, and John Michie in the cast. Richard Wilson was director. See more »


Alternate Names:

Paul Copely
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Trivia:

He appeared in two depictions of Operation Market Garden in September 1944 in which he played a member of the 1st Airborne Division: Arnhem: The Story of an Escape (1976) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).

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