The oldest of three brothers and three sisters, Paul was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England in 1974.
Leaving school with qualifications in drama, art and music, he formed the post-punk rock band 'Monkey Boy' with his brother Mark in 1995. A minimalist trio from London, they consisted of just two bass players and Paul the singing, front-man drummer.
In 1998, after generating a massive buzz on the underground punk rock scene, they signed a record deal and immediately started touring Europe, building a formidable following and critical acclaim from the likes of John Peel, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rocksound and Melody Maker.
Paul began his film career as a body double for Daniel Radcliffe on the film Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. He spent much of his time 20ft up in the air on the hydraulic broomstick system and doing other physically demanding activities during the shoot, whilst building a good rapport with the cast/crew and a reputation as a versatile performer.
In 2007, he was recommended to the legendary Stan Winston Studio as a good choice to portray an emaciated version of the title character in 'The Deaths of Ian Stone'. The role required full body prosthetics and cgi head replacement with lead actor Mike Vogel. The invaluable experience Paul gained working with Stan’s crew to achieve this tricky effect is what ultimately led to future roles as a creature performer.
His first creature performing role was in 2009, when he played a tortured soul who pulls the boat across the river styx in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. Working with the Oscar nominated Creatures Inc, Paul underwent a full 5 hour makeup process and then performed in the outside water tank at Pinewood Studios.
In 2010, he was chosen by director Joe Johnston to be a visual effect double for skinny Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. Working closely with Lola Visual Effects, Paul was Skinny Steve in the pre-production proof of concept tests and was on set as a visual reference for the recruitment scene. The remainder of body double duties on the film were performed by Leander Deeny.
While in pre-production on World War Z, Paul was approached by two time Oscar winner Mark Coulier to come in and help screen test the practical zombie makeups for Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster and provided various movement for the CG zombies the VFX team were creating.
In 2014 Paul was invited to join Neal Scanlan's CFX team on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Credited as a 'creature and droid puppeteer', he plays an alien called 'Varmik', a cult fan favourite based on classic Ralph McQuarrie concept art from 1975.