His appearance in Jet Storm in 1959 was his movie debut.
On 15 July 2001, the BBC broadcast a Paul Eddington tribute called Paul Eddington: A Life Well Lived featuring actors and actresses who had worked with Paul as well as former UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who was a huge fan of Yes Minister.
In 1992, he was awarded the "London Critics Circle Theatre Award" in the Best Actor category for his performance in the play No Man's Land.
In 1987, Paul Eddington was made a "Commander of the Order of the British Empire".
A special memorial service was conducted at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden (London, UK) on February 28, 1996 to remember and celebrate Paul Eddington's life.
His interview with Jeremy Isaacs as part of the Face to Face series, taped shortly before his death, was to be his final tv appearance.
His autobiography is called So Far, So Good, published in 1995.
His last West End appearance was in the show Home, together with his friend Richard Briers.
He was a diabetic.
Paul Eddington: A journalist once asked me what I would like my epitaph to be and I said I think I would like it to be 'He did very little harm'. And that's not easy -- most people seem to me to do a great deal of harm. If I could be remembered as having done very little, that would suit me.
Paul Eddington: People abroad tended to play safe and treat me as a minister, just in case.