Paul McGann

Paul McGann (born November 14, 1959) is an English actor who made his name on The Monocled Mutineer, in which he played the lead role. He is also known for his role in Withnail and I, and for portraying the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie as well as other media that features his incarnation of the character.

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Alien³ (1992)

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Withnail & I (1987)

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Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Doctor Who (1996)

The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Eric Roberts  •  Daphne Ashbrook  •  Sylvester McCoy

The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Eric Roberts  •  Daphne Ashbrook  •  Sylvester McCoy

The Three Musketeers (1993)

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D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Oliver Platt

D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Oliver Platt

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Florence Hoath  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Elizabeth Earl

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Florence Hoath  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Elizabeth Earl

Paper Mask (1990)

A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Jimmy Yuill

A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Jimmy Yuill

The Merchant of Venice (1996)

A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Horrox
CAST:  Bob Peck  •  Paul McGann  •  Haydn Gwynne  •  Benjamin Whitrow

A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Horrox
CAST:  Bob Peck  •  Paul McGann  •  Haydn Gwynne  •  Benjamin Whitrow

Britain's Greatest Codebreaker (2012)

Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing's achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Beavan  •  Nic Stacey
CAST:  Ed Stoppard  •  Henry Goodman  •  Paul McGann  •  Asa Briggs

Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing's achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Beavan  •  Nic Stacey
CAST:  Ed Stoppard  •  Henry Goodman  •  Paul McGann  •  Asa Briggs

Godard & Others (2010)

An uncompromising anarchic comedy about the state of independent film making in Britain's ever increasing surveillance society. With specific reference to Godard's call to revolutionary action with his movie La Chinoise we follow the exploits of two guerrilla film ...  (more)

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CAST:  Paul McGann

An uncompromising anarchic comedy about the state of independent film making in Britain's ever increasing surveillance society. With specific reference to Godard's call to revolutionary action with his movie La Chinoise we follow the exploits of two guerrilla film ...  (more)

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CAST:  Paul McGann

My Kingdom (2001)

A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie -- and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Boyd
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Jimi Mistry  •  Lorraine Pilkington  •  Lynn Redgrave

A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie -- and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Boyd
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Jimi Mistry  •  Lorraine Pilkington  •  Lynn Redgrave

Gypo (2005)

Gypo is the story of a working class family in Margate, Kent, a town where immigrants have become the focus of most of the public's discontent. The film tells the story of the a couple of weeks in this family's life, beginning when a young Czech girl, Tash, comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Dunn
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Tamzin Dunstone  •  Pauline McLynn  •  Rula Lenska

Gypo is the story of a working class family in Margate, Kent, a town where immigrants have become the focus of most of the public's discontent. The film tells the story of the a couple of weeks in this family's life, beginning when a young Czech girl, Tash, comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Dunn
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Tamzin Dunstone  •  Pauline McLynn  •  Rula Lenska

Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Hornblower ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  David Warner  •  Nicholas Jones

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Hornblower ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  David Warner  •  Nicholas Jones

Hornblower: Duty (2003)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Admiral ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Paul McGann  •  Ron Cook

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Admiral ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Paul McGann  •  Ron Cook

Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)

Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Paul McGann  •  Lorcan Cranitch

Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Paul McGann  •  Lorcan Cranitch

Hornblower: Retribution (2001)

Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  David Warner  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Nicholas Jones

Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  David Warner  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Nicholas Jones

The Monk (1990)

In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions begin to show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francisco Lara Polop
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Sophie Ward  •  Isla Blair  •  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions begin to show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francisco Lara Polop
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Sophie Ward  •  Isla Blair  •  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

The Rainbow (1989)

Ken Russell's rather loose adaptation of the last part of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" sees impulsive young Ursula coming of age in pastoral England around the time of the Boer War. At school, she is introduced to lovemaking by a bisexual physical education ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Sammi Davis  •  Paul McGann  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Christopher Gable

Ken Russell's rather loose adaptation of the last part of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" sees impulsive young Ursula coming of age in pastoral England around the time of the Boer War. At school, she is introduced to lovemaking by a bisexual physical education ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Sammi Davis  •  Paul McGann  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Christopher Gable

Fables of Forgotten Things (2008)

A mysterious drifter and his young friend must save a frightened, forgetful old lady from a memory eating ghost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Meakins
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  James Bird  •  Louise Dumayne  •  Anthony Wise

A mysterious drifter and his young friend must save a frightened, forgetful old lady from a memory eating ghost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Meakins
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  James Bird  •  Louise Dumayne  •  Anthony Wise

Afraid of the Dark (1991)

A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Peploe
CAST:  James Fox  •  Fanny Ardant  •  David Thewlis  •  Paul McGann

A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Peploe
CAST:  James Fox  •  Fanny Ardant  •  David Thewlis  •  Paul McGann

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

With their women having been enslaved by a pack of lesbian vampires, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Claydon
CAST:  James Corden  •  Mathew Horne  •  Paul McGann  •  MyAnna Buring

With their women having been enslaved by a pack of lesbian vampires, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Claydon
CAST:  James Corden  •  Mathew Horne  •  Paul McGann  •  MyAnna Buring
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