Paul McGann was born in Liverpool on 14th November 1959 and, alongside his siblings, was encouraged to develop his acting talents from an early age. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts he landed his breakthrough role in the ITV comedy drama series Give us a Break. This opened the door to many other roles, including the BBC series The Monocled Mutineer, his first dramatic performance, and the cult film Withnail and I, in which he shared the screen with Richard E. Grant. Paul became a household name in 1996 when he took over the reigns as the Doctor in the 1996 TV movie rebooting the Doctor Who franchise after its prolonged hiatus. Although this was his only on screen portrayal of the iconic Time Lord, he continues to play the character in the Big Finish audio adventures. Since Doctor Who, he has recieved recognition for his roles in ITV's Agatha Christie's Marple and True Dare Kiss and Jonathan Creek, both on BBC One.
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