As one of Great Britain’s most versatile character actors, Paul Freeman’s dark, hypnotic good looks and talent for accents have often led him to be cast as villains. His work at the National Theatre was noticed by American director Steven Spielberg, who cast the actor as French archaeologist Rene Belloq, Harrison Ford’s charismatic but utterly selfish rival, in the blockbuster, Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Other films include The Long Good Friday (starring Bob Hoskins) and The Dogs of War (starring Christopher Walken) and the dance film High Strung.
Most recently, he has been shooting Netflix’s upcoming Untitled WWII series and enjoyed a starring role in Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. Other notable television appearances include The Bible, The Walking Dead, Life Of Shakespeare, Secrets And Lies and Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. He has also continued to work as a stage actor. He has extensive experience performing in repertory in England and Scotland and the Royal Court Theatre. He is also a founding member of the Joint Stock Theatre Company.