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Probably one of Britain's most underrated actors, Paul Freeman has accumulated literally hundreds of screen credits over several decades, most notably as the main villain in the Steven Spielberg classic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and he has worked extensively in the theatre, but he has managed to avoid becoming a star or even a household name... See full bio »
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Hot Fuzz Rev. Philip Shooter
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  Viking Destiny (completed)
 2011 Trimming Pablo (Short) (completed)
Pablo Picasso
 2018 A Very English Scandal (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Joseph Cantley
 2017 Absentia (TV Mini-Series)
Warren Byrne
 2017 Tokyo Trial
William D. Patrick
 2016 Tokyo Trial (TV Mini-Series)
William. D. Patrick
 2016 The Gatehouse
Evelyn Eldritch
 2016 High Strung
 2015 Da Vinci's Demons (TV Series)
The Architect
 2015 A Private Man (Short)
Old Man
 2014 Promakhos
Callum (rumored)
 2013 Bad Day at the Office (Short)
 2013 Lucan (TV Mini-Series)
John Pearson
 2013 Countdown to Murder (TV Series documentary)
Tommy Cressman
 2013/I Getaway
The Man
 2013 The Bible (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2012 After Death
The inventor
 2012 Strike Back (TV Series)
Peter Evans
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Thomas Erpingham
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Dr. Friedkin
 2012 Hard Boiled Sweets
Shrewd Eddie
 2011/I Viral (Short)
 2010 MI-5 (TV Series)
Levi Cohen
 2010 Centurion
Governor Julius Agricola
 2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (TV Movie)
Sir Arthur Newsholme
 2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (TV Movie)
Monsignor Godlewski
 2009 Lark Rise to Candleford (TV Series)
Old Edmund
 2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Col. Carbury
 2008 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Sir Christopher Price
 2007 The Whistleblowers (TV Series)
Joseph Cole
 2007 A Girl and a Gun (Video short)
 2007 Hot Fuzz: Hot Funk: The TV Version (Video short)
Rev. Philip Shooter (uncredited)
 2007 Diamond Geezer (TV Series)
 2006-2007 New Street Law (TV Series)
Laurence Scammel QC / Laurence Scammell QC
 2007 Hot Fuzz
Rev. Philip Shooter
 2006 Number 13 (TV Movie)
Mr. Harrington, Cathedral Archivist
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Sir John Waverley
 2005 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Hoyle
 2005 La fiesta del Chivo
Agustín Cabral
 2004 When I'm Sixty-Four (TV Movie)
 2004 George and the Dragon
Sir Robert
 2002-2003 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Andrew Booth
 2002 Haker
 1998-2002 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Corday
 2002 Fields of Gold (TV Movie)
Sir James Ferneyhough
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
English Customer
 2001 Morlang
Julius Morlang
 2000 The 3 Kings
 2000 Ghost Stories for Christmas (TV Mini-Series)
 2000 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Frank Harrison
 2000 Rough Treatment (TV Movie)
Mr. Masters
 1999 The Dark Room (TV Series)
Adam Kingsley
 1999 The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Movie)
 1998 Only Love (TV Movie)
 1997 Double Team
 1997 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Julius Sorensen
 1996 Circles of Deceit: Sleeping Dogs (TV Movie)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Mini-Series)
 1996 Squillo
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Alistair Touchstone
 1995 The Final Cut (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Makepeace
 1995 The Horseman on the Roof
Laurent de Theus
 1994 Lie Down with Lions (TV Movie)
 1994 Grushko (TV Series)
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Dr. Samuels
 1993 Piccolo grande amore
Count Otto Von Dix
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Nicholas Shaw
 1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Frederick Selous
 1993 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Sir Patrick Hastings
 1993 Full Stretch (TV Series)
Freddie Reid
 1988-1992 Boon (TV Series)
Edward Cameron / Ronnie Hains
 1992 Just Like a Woman
Miles Millichamp
 1992 A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (TV Movie)
 1992 Double Edge (TV Movie)
 1992 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Michael Tromp
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III
 1991 Under Cover (TV Series)
Col. Kalganin
 1990 Eminent Domain
 1990 The Last Island
 1990 May Wine (TV Movie)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Carl Meyerhoff
 1989 Magic Moments (TV Movie)
Brian Swann
 1989 Twist of Fate (TV Mini-Series)
SS-Oberfuhrer Mittendorf
 1988 Prisoner of Rio
Ronald Biggs
 1988 Without a Clue
Prof. James Moriarty
 1988 A World Apart
 1987 Yesterday's Dreams (TV Series)
 1986 Worlds Beyond (TV Series)
Richard Wentworth
 1986 Shanghai Surprise
Walter Faraday
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series)
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
 1984-1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Gustav Riebmann
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
Harry Warren
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Pavel Leontiev
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Yves Benoit
 1984 Flight to Berlin
 1983 Enemies of the State (TV Movie)
Julius Tomin
 1982 Gavilan (TV Series)
Mr. Snow
 1982 The Sender
Dr. Denman
 1982 The Final Option
Sir Richard
 1974-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Defence Counsel / John Bernard / Leonard Tyler
 1982 Q.E.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Vincent Rep
 1982 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
James Calendar
 1980-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Willie / Doctor / Alexander Kutsov
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Ralph Wigram
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
 1980 The Dogs of War
 1980 The Long Good Friday
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
1st Detective
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Dick Burbage
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
Oliver Benthall
 1976 The XYY Man (TV Series)
Ray Lynch
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Douglas Broom
 1976 Whose Child Am I?
Paul Martin
 1975 2nd House (TV Series)
 1974 Baa Baa Black Sheep (TV Movie)
 1974 Childhood (TV Series)
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
 1973 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Terry Slade
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Male Revolutionary
 1972 The Last of the Baskets (TV Series)
Bernard Rage
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
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He acted in Doug Lucie's play, "Fashion," at the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Jim Carter in the cast. See more »

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[on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)] The script developed as we were making it, and at one point the producer Suzanne Todd would be sitting in the corner on set, writing the script on her laptop. In the middle of speaking lines, I'd get handed rewrites, and a producer would say: 'Here, say this instead.' See more »


He was considered for the roles of Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985). See more »

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