British born actor Paul Blackthorne will be returning to primetime TV this fall for a third season as Quentin Lance on the CW’s hit series ‘Arrow’. In the fall he will be seen in ‘Dumb and Dumber To’, the long awaited sequel to ‘Dumb and Dumber’ with original cast members, Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels.
In 2000 Blackthorne starred as the villainous Captain Russell in the Oscar nominated film ‘Lagaan’. The Oscar campaign brought him to Los Angeles where he landed many roles in American television and film. He played manipulative reality show producer, Clark Quietly in ABC’s paranormal thriller ‘The River’ and has appeared opposite Ted Danson in ‘CSI’ and Callie Thorne in ‘Necessary Roughness’. Blackthorne played Stephen Saunders in Season 3 of ’24′, and starred in NBC’s Lipstick Jungle opposite Brooke Shields. He is well known for his portrayal as the inimitable Harry Dresden in the SiFy series ‘The Dresden Files’. Other credits include: ‘ER’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Burn notice’ and ‘Monk’ along with the movies ‘Special’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Blackthorne’s directorial debut ‘This American Journey’ was released last fall. This documentary film follows Blackthorne and Australian photographer Mister Basquali as they travel across America interviewing everyday Americans about how they feel about their country and their hopes for its future. Along the way stereotypes are shattered and wisdom found in the most unexpected places.
Blackthorne spends his free time traveling the world, and is an accomplished photographer. His first exhibition: ‘Fish Heads and Other Things’ took place in London and raised money for Greenpeace. This was followed by ‘Bollywood Backpack’ which raised money for the Gujarat Indian earthquake victims. His most recent collection: ‘Delhi to Manhattan’ was presented at Tibet House, New York. It chronicles his journey through India trekking in the Himalayan Tibetan communities and his meeting with the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, as part of ‘The Missing Peace’ project. Proceeds from this exhibition went to the Tibetan children’s villages in India and can be viewed at www.paulblackthorne.com.
Blackthorne was born in Shropshire, England in 1969. His acting career began at age 12 year when he joined the illustrious National Youth Music Theater at the Edinburgh festival. Blackthorne studied the Spiritual Psychology of Acting in London from 1996-98 with acclaimed teacher John Osborne-Hughes.
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