Paul Freeman

BirthDay:

18 Jan 1943

BirthPlace:

Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Bio:

One of Britain's most versatile character actors, Paul Freeman's dark, hypnotic good looks and talent for accents have often seen him cast as villains. He originally worked first in advertising and then he trained as a teacher, while he participated in amateur dramatics as a pastime. As a professional actor he gained extensive experience performing in repertory in England and Scotland and landed small roles at the Royal Court Theatre. He is also a founding member of the Joint Stock Theatre Company.

He acted at the National Theatre and began to get roles on British television. Films included The Long Good Friday (1980) (starring Bob Hoskins) and The Dogs of War (1980) (starring Christopher Walken). His work was noticed by American director Steven Spielberg, who cast Freeman as French archaeologist Rene Belloq, Harrison Ford's charismatic but utterly selfish rival in the blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He had expected to appear in the next Indiana Jones movie, but Spielberg and George Lucas decided on a different story. Nevertheless, his portrayal of Belloq guaranteed him good work in the following years, during which he continued to showcase his command of dialects and chameleonlike ability to disappear into roles, such as the deliciously evil Professor Moriarty in the Michael Caine comedy, Without a Clue (1988).

His notable television appearances have included Will Shakespeare (1978), Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981), Falcon Crest (1981), Inspector Morse (1987), and ER (1994). He has also continued to work as a stage actor.
Filmography

Actor ( 94 credits )

High Strung (2016)
The Gatehouse (2015) Evelyn Eldritch
Promakhos (2014) Callum (rumored)
Getaway (2013) The Man (voice)
Countdown to Murder (2013)  Reenactment Cast (1 episode, 2013)
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)  The Architect (4 episodes, 2015)
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Dr. Friedkin
After Death (2012) The inventor
Hard Boiled Sweets (2012) Shrewd Eddie
The Hollow Crown (2012)  Thomas Erphingham (1 episode, 2012)
Viral (2011) Salvo
Trimming Pablo (2011) Pablo Picasso
Centurion (2010) Governor Julius Agricola
Strike Back (2010)  Peter Evans (2 episodes, 2012)
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)  Old Edmund (1 episode, 2009)
Hot Fuzz (2007) Rev. Philip Shooter
The Whistleblowers (2007)  Joseph Cole (2 episodes, 2007)
Hotel Babylon (2006)  Sir Christopher Price (1 episode, 2008)
New Street Law (2006)  Laurence Scammel QC / ... (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Feast of the Goat (2005) Agustín Cabral
Diamond Geezer (2005)  Sergey (1 episode, 2007)
George and the Dragon (2004) Sir Robert
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004) Angus
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) English Customer
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002) Jenkins
Haker (2002) Prezes
MI-5 (2002)  Levi Cohen (1 episode, 2010)
Morlang (2001) Julius Morlang
The 3 Kings (2000) Melchior
Waking the Dead (2000)  Dr,. Charles Hoyle / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Monarch of the Glen (2000)  Andrew Booth (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
A History of Britain (2000) (1 episode, 2002)
The Dark Room (1999)  Adam Kingsley (2 episodes, 1999)
Double Team (1997) Goldsmythe
Midsomer Murders (1997)  Sir John Waverley (1 episode, 2006)
Call Girl (1996) Marco
The Horseman on the Roof (1995) Laurent de Theus
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) Ivan Ooze
Viper (1994)  Dr. Samuels (1 episode, 1994)
Grushko (1994)  Bosenko (2 episodes, 1994)
ER (1994)  Dr. Charles Corday (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Piccolo grande amore (1993) Count Otto Von Dix
Full Stretch (1993)  Freddie Reid (1 episode, 1993)
Just Like a Woman (1992) Miles Millichamp
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) Kleiss
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)  Frederick Selous (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Between the Lines (1992)  Nicholas Shaw (1 episode, 1993)
Under Cover (1991)  Col. Kalganin (1 episode, 1991)
In Suspicious Circumstances (1991)  Sir Patrick Hastings (1 episode, 1993)
Eminent Domain (1990) Ben
The Last Island (1990) Sean
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)  Col. Carbury (1 episode, 2008)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Alistair Touchstone (1 episode, 1996)
Prisoner of Rio (1988) Ronald Biggs
Without a Clue (1988) Professor James Moriarty
A World Apart (1988) Kruger
Inspector Morse (1987)  Frank Harrison (1 episode, 2000)
Yesterday's Dreams (1987)  Martin (7 episodes, 1987)
Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)  Julius Sorensen (2 episodes, 1997)
Shanghai Surprise (1986) Walter Faraday
Boon (1986)  Edward Cameron / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1992)
Worlds Beyond (1986)  Richard Wentworth (1 episode, 1986)
Flight to Berlin (1984) Nicholas
Mitch (1984)  Harry Warren (1 episode, 1984)
Si elle dit oui... je ne dis pas non (1983) Nick
Frontline (1983) (1 episode, 2005)
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982) James Calendar
The Final Option (1982) Sir Richard
The Sender (1982) Dr. Denman
Q.E.D. (1982)  Professor Rep (1 episode, 1982)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Dr. René Belloq
Falcon Crest (1981)  Gustav Riebmann (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cagney & Lacey (1981)  Yves Benoit (1 episode, 1984)
The Long Good Friday (1980) Colin
The Dogs of War (1980) Derek
Scorpion Tales (1978)  Oliver Benthall (1 episode, 1978)
Whose Child Am I? (1976) Paul Martin
The XYY Man (1976)  Ray Lynch (3 episodes, 1976)
The Sweeney (1975)  1st Detective (1 episode, 1978)
Couples (1975)  Douglas Broom (3 episodes, 1976)
Childhood (1974)  Lockwood (1 episode, 1974)
BBC2 Playhouse (1973)  Max (1 episode, 1982)
2nd House (1973) (1 episode, 1975)
The Protectors (1972)  Mechanic (1 episode, 1972)
Van der Valk (1972)  Michael Tromp (1 episode, 1992)
Crown Court (1972)  Defence Counsel / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1982)
Great Performances (1971)  Dumont (1 episode, 1992)
Jason King (1971)  Male Revolutionary (1 episode, 1972)
The Last of the Baskets (1971)  Bernard Rage (1 episode, 1972)
Play for Today (1970)  Alexander Kutsov / ... (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)  Keith (1 episode, 1973)
Champion House (1967)  Elwyn (1 episode, 1967)
BBC Play of the Month (1965)  Kravchenko (1 episode, 1979)
Coronation Street (1960)  Terry Slade (1 episode, 1973)

Writer ( 1 credit )

The Virginian (1962) (1 episode, 1969)