Paul spent ten years working as a professional photographer for the fashion and music press before becoming a film and television director. His first feature, the television adaptation of Irvine Welsh's The Acid House, put him squarely on the map, winning him the RTS Award for Best Newcomer along with the RTS Award for Best Single Drama and a host of other prizes.
Paul followed The Acid House with a string of acclaimed features and counts among his credits such films as Push, Lucky Number Slevin and Gangster No.1.
Paul's television work includes many successful dramas and documentaries, and more recently Sherlock for BBC/Hartswood, which Paul set-up and directed across two series of the multi award-winning show. He also directed the first series of Monroe for ITV1/Mammoth Screen.
Paul directed Shonda Rhimes' Scandal pilot for ABC Studios, an episode of NBC's Smash and also Marc Cherry's drama pilot Devious Maids for ABC Studios, along with ABC's drama pilot Lucky 7. His ABC pilot The Family has been picked up to go to series, and Paul has also directed Marvel's Luke Cage for ABC/Netflix, and new pilot Designated Survivor, and recently finished filming on new feature Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool.
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