Adrian Paul

Adrian Paul


5/29/1959, London, England

Birth Name

Adrian Paul Hewett


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Adrian Paul Hewett's mother is Italian and his father British and he was born in London. He is well traveled and fluently speaks Italian, French, a little German and is currently learning Spanish, but he only reads in English. Upon turning 16, when most British kids graduate…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Adrian Paul stars in a Sci Fi Channel movie, Wraiths of Roanoke, about the famous colony that went missing in Roanoke, Virginia, in colonial America, in the late 16th century. The movie is directed by Matt Codd.

    • Adrian Paul takes the role of a structural engineer in the 2001 science fiction television movie, The Void.

    • In 2003, Mr. Paul had a cameo as businessman, Frank Newcome, in the movie, Little Chicago, an independent movie by Nimbus 9 Productions.

    • In 2004, Adrian Paul played the role of Gavin Matheson in an independent thriller, E5, directed and produced by Neil Elman.

    • The 2006 movie, Highlander: The Source is being produced by Adrian Paul. It is presently being filmed in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    • Paul, in the P.E.A.C.E. fund website, defines the goals of his project:

      "Children need opportunities and guidance to improve their lives. They need role models and programs that can help them change their attitudes, outlooks and, ultimately, their destinies."

    • Paul produced and starred in a stage production of Things Just Change in April, 2005, with the Actors in Process group.

    • Adrian Paul helped start an acting troup in Los Angeles, called "Actors in Process".

    • Adrian Paul is presently filming the new Highlander movie, Highlander: The Source , in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    • Notes: Adrian Paul has worked as a model, dancer, choreographer and has had a few roles in scattered tv appearances and movies. He had a small run in the play, Bouncers. Paul directed several of the most famous episodes of Highlander: The Series and in Highlander, performed and helped choreograph his own fight and sword scenes, also much of his own stunt driving. Adrian prefers to perform most of his own stunts, but since an accident on the set of The Breed, where Adrian was performing a "wire action" stunt and was dropped on his head, due to a language barrier with the Hungarian crew, Adrian usually refrains from complicated wire work.

  • Quotes

    • Adrian Paul: (Talking about playing Duncan Macleod after the show had ended) I loved Highlander. Highlander was a great part of my learning experience and I loved Duncan MacLeod. I loved playing him. In a way I kind of miss him, but then I don't, because it was time to move on.

  • Handsome, and able to do those romantic period pieces with great flair. Debonair, and quite able to turn the tables and be raw and gritty as well. Given the right script and role, he can be fantastic!moreless

    He was best known to me as Duncan Macleod from the TV series Highlander. I later saw him in the short run of Tracker--and after that I watched him in season 2 of the TV series War of the Worlds. He can be very inspiring--and his Martial arts history makes watching me in a movie that calls for it, a pleasing alternative to boring actors like Jean-Claude Van Damme.

    Some of my favorite movie I have seen him in are: Nemesis Game, Dead Men Can't Dance, The Void and Convergence. He was, of course, outstanding in Highlander: Endgame. The martial arts and sword play done in this movie was outstanding and some of the best I have seen.

    Two new movies due out in 2007 that should be very good is "Lost Colony--which will tell a rather scary and haunting story behind the disapearance of the Colony at Roanoke--and Highlander: The source, which should prove to be a close to one era of the Highlander saga, and the beginning for yet another.moreless
  • I absolutely adore Adrian and have ever since I saw him in Highlander the Series more than 10 years ago!

    There is nothing I don't know about this man! (Don't worry Adrian - I am not a stalker. Just someone who is very intrigued by your philosphies on life, your capacity to help others and the way you give time so generously for so many worthy causes - and all without the usual fanfare. I am also deeply impressed that you manage to keep so much of yourself and your life private. This says a lot about you as a person).

    I do think Adrian should have been a bigger star. He has the lot - looks, talent (he can dance and fight with the best of them) and intelligence - but he has starred in some real turkeys. Sorry to say it Adrian. Bad scripts even worse dialogue. Not even a dreamboat like Adrian Paul can rescue a truly diabolical project. And that's a problem. As stated, Adrian has starred in many a turkey and some members of the public seem to think this means he is a bad actor. But he isn't. He is a good actor who has had the misfortune to star in more than his fair share of dreadful programmes.

    Some of his best acting has been delivered throughout the Highlander series. There were some truly tear jerking moments (Tess and Ritchie's deaths) just as there were moments of real comedy (almost all his scenes with Roger Daltrey). Adrian also brings a lot to the Highlander francise. For the first time you get a sense of what it must be like to be immortal. You learn about his character's values. Although he must take heads, he plays by the rules and does not kill gratuitously. He has befriended other immortals when others would have been beheading them.

    I believe that Adrian has brought a lot of his own values to the role of Duncan MacLeod. And thank God for it! "There can be only one" and as far as I am concerned, that's Adrian Paul.moreless