studied Film And Drama O/A Level at Chichester College Of Technology
from 1983-85 and in his final year won the college Drama Cup.
He then began a three-year acting course at the London Academy
Of Music And Dramatic Art (LAMDA). On graduating, he was awarded
The Kenneth More Comedy Award for Best Comedy Performance for
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Paul went on to appear in a six-month
season at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre and played in the final
run of the West End hit, ‘Run For Your Wife’ at The Duchess
the early Nineties, Paul diversified into stand up comedy, performing
a full spot at the famous London Comedy Store after a mere twenty
gigs! He also helped launch The Regency Rooms, a popular weekly
cabaret night, hosted by Lenny Beige at The Talk Of London,
A frequent performer
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he acted in a number of productions
including David Wolstencroft’s premiere of ‘Shelf Life’, ‘Erpingham
Camp’ with Johnny Vegas and three of Richard Herring’s sell-out
plays. In 2001, he performed a self-written one-man show, ‘Earl
Stevens Puh-leez!’ for at the Pleasance. The show was nominated
by The Guardian as best comedy show in their Alternative Perrier
has a list of writing credits to his name that include Radio
4’s ‘The Now Show’, Radio 2’s ‘The Day The Music Died’ and ‘The
Impressionable Jon Culshaw’ for ITV 1. He co-created the comedy
with Ashley Blaker and has also written sketches and links for
corporate events including the NME Carling Awards in 1998 /99.
the mid-Nineties, Paul Putner has been a regular face in television
comedy, playing The Curious Orange in ‘Lee And Herring’s This
Morning With Richard Not Judy’ (BBC2) to the beleaguered Fat
Fighter, Paul in Little Britain (BBC1). From its humble beginnings
as a radio pilot, Paul has taken part in all the Little Britain
series and specials. He co-starred in the record-breaking live
show, Little Britain Live that toured across the UK, Ireland
and Australia to well over a million fans.
Paul has acted in several films playing
small comic roles and it was in 2006 that he travelled to the
Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of ‘Paris Je’TAime’ in
which he played the principal character of The Mime Artiste,
in the segment directed by Sylvain Chomet.
More recently, he played safecracker Gerald ‘Jelly' Kelly in the Only Fools And Horses prequel 'Rock And Chips' and acted opposite Sir Jeremy Irons in 'The Borgias' for Showtime TV.