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Paul Chahidi BIO

Paul Chahidi is a British actor known for his work on stage, screen, and radio. He was born on June 1, 1972, in Manchester, England, and grew up in Stockport. Chahidi attended the University of Manchester, where he studied drama and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Chahidi began his career in theater, making his professional debut in 1995 in a production of "The Tempest" at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He went on to perform in several other productions at the Royal Exchange, including "The Crucible," "The Cherry Orchard," and "The Merchant of Venice."
In 2000, Chahidi made his West End debut in a production of "The Caretaker" at the Comedy Theatre. He has since appeared in several other West End productions, including "Twelfth Night," "The 39 Steps," and "The Madness of George III."
Chahidi is perhaps best known for his work in the theater world. He has appeared in numerous productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, including "The Comedy of Errors," "The Taming of the Shrew," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He also appeared in the National Theatre's production of "One Man, Two Guvnors" in 2011, which later transferred to the West End and Broadway.
In addition to his work on stage, Chahidi has also appeared in several films and television shows. He had a small role in the 2009 film "In the Loop," and appeared in the television series "The IT Crowd" and "The Hour." He also had a recurring role in the BBC series "This Country" and appeared in the film "Mary Queen of Scots" in 2018.
Chahidi is also no stranger to the world of radio, having appeared in several productions for BBC Radio 4. He played the role of Sir Toby Belch in a radio adaptation of "Twelfth Night" in 2012, and also appeared in a radio adaptation of "The Importance of Being Earnest" in 2015.
One of Chahidi's most notable roles came in 2013, when he played the role of Maria in the Globe Theatre's production of "Twelfth Night." The production, which was directed by Tim Carroll, was notable for its all-male cast, and Chahidi's performance was widely praised by critics.
Chahidi's most recent work includes a role in the television series "The Luminaries," which aired in 2020. He also appeared in the National Theatre's production of "The Welkin" earlier that year.

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[West End]
Hugo [Replacement]

[West End]
Original Production, 2017

[West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016

[West End]
World Premiere Production, 0

Broadway Transfer, 2013
Lord Hastings

Sir James Tyrell

Broadway Transfer, 2013

[West End]
Globe Theatre Transfer, 2012


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Paul Chahidi Movies

[1996]Stella Does Tricks Chris

[1999]Notting Hill Loud Man in Restaurant

[2004]The Libertine Barrillon

[2006]Venus Period Film Director

[2010]National Theatre Live: Nation Cox

[2013]Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: Twelfth Night Maria

[2014]The Voices Dennis Kowalski

[2016]Hot Property Headmter

[2016]National Theatre Live: As You Like It Jaques

[2017]National Theatre Live: Salomé Herod

[2017]The Death of Stalin Nicolai Bulganin

[2018]Christopher Robin Cecil Hungerford

[2021]The Importance of Being Earnest Steve Merriman

[2022]See How They Run Fellowes

Paul Chahidi TV Shows

Casualty Mehmet Aslan, Doug

Ladies of Letters Anthony

This Country Reverend Francis Seaton

Paul Chahidi News

Review: PANDEMONIUM, Soho Theatre, W1

Armando Iannucci’s name carries great clout; as well as comedy and Dickens, shows such as The Thick Of It and Veep have secured his status as one of our great political satirists, yet until now he has never written anything for the stage. If anyone can skewer the madness of the last few years, it is surely Iannucci. Well, it seems not.

Photos: First Look at Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM at Soho Theatre

Pandemonium, a wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other, has released production photos for its run at Soho Theatre. 

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM at the Soho Theatre

Pandemonium, a wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other, has released rehearsal photos ahead of its run at the Soho Theatre. 

Paul Chahidi and Paul Ready Join TWELFTH NIGHT: FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced further casting for Twelfth Night: For One Night Only. Learn more about the production and find out who is starring in it here!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PHAEDRA at the National Theatre

Rehearsal images for Phaedra are released today, as writer-director Simon Stone (Yerma, Young Vic) makes his National Theatre debut reimagining Seneca’s famous tragedy in this striking new play.

Listen: RSC's INTERVAL DRINKS Podcast Returns Featuring David Tennant, Femi Temowo, and Tinuke Craig

Today (Thursday 12 May 2022) the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) releases a new episode of its in-house podcast, Interval Drinks, featuring RSC Associate Artist and star of stage and screen David Tennant in conversation with Mark Quartley, who currently plays Henry VI in the RSC productions of Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses.

VIDEO: First Look at TBS' CHAD Second Season

TBS has released a teaser of the upcoming second season starring creator, executive producer, and showrunner, Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live,” “Aladdin”). Returning cast for season two will include Jake Ryan, Paul Chahidi, Saba Homayoon, Ella Mika, Alexa Loo, and Thomas Barbusca. Sara Malal Rowe has also been added to the lineup this season.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Relaunch Of Globe Player

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the relaunch of their video-on-demand streaming service, Globe Player. The original platform was the first of its kind and the upgrade enables audiences to subscribe or pay-on-demand for world-class Shakespeare productions to devices internationally. 

Linda Bassett, Nancy Carroll, Nicholas Le Prevost and Danny Sapani Lead Jermyn Street Theatre's LOVE IN A WOOD

An all-star cast has assembled for an online reading of William Wycherley's 1671 comedy Love in a Wood, presented by Jermyn Street Theatre, conceived and directed by Hermione Gulliford, and performed in aid of Equity Charitable Trust.

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Minnie Driver and More in Donmar Warehouse's LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

The Donmar Warehouse released the first look for Looking A Lot Like Christmas  - A Donmar Festive Concert which premieres online for free on the Donmar’s YouTube Channel on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 7.30pm until Tuesday 05 January 2021.

Gemma Arterton, Lennie James, Rory Kinnear, Alison Steadman and Meera Syal To Star In UNPRECEDENTED: THEATRE FROM A STATE OF ISOLATION

The cast of over 50 UK actors taking part in Unprecedented: Theatre from the State of Isolation has been announced.

THE VOTE By James Graham Will Be Presented at Bush House Auditorium

The Vote 2019 looks at what happens in Britain on election night through the eyes of those at the polling station. Once every 5 yearsa?" although, in recent times, increasingly more! - we assert our rights as citizens to uphold or replace our government. As we engage with democracy, we do it in the most unremarkable and understated ways- in local parish churches, primary schools and community centres across the country. James Graham set out to illuminate a?oethe diverse, diligent and often hilarious individualsa?? who turn the a?oeunglamorousa?? settings of polling stations into a?oeplaces where history is made.a?? Labelled a?oea glorious night at the polling stationa?? (Observer) and a?oebrilliant apta?? (Telegraph),the original Donmar production was broadcast live on More4 in 2015 and nominated for a BAFTA

TBS Greenlights Nasim Pedrad's CHAD to Series

TBS has given a full series order to Chad, a single-camera comedy that follows a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy (Pedrad) as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad's friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother's new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity.

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre!

BWW Review: SALOME, National Theatre

Salome, that dancing seductress who demanded the head of John the Baptist, has been reclaimed by Yael Farber in this new feminist interpretation (the RSC stages Oscar Wilde's more familiar take next month). Or at least that's the intention, but Farber's production sacrifices the personal for the mythic - ironically once again losing the girl history erased in a storm of overblown symbolism.

WOYZECK Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From new takes on Brecht and Buchner to Jez Butterworth's latest and a classic musical, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews…

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for SALOME at National Theatre

The story has been told before, but never like this.

VIDEO: First Look at SALOME at National Theatre

A brand new trailer has been released for SALOME at National Theatre. Check it out below!

OSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest Season

National Theatre has just announced its newest season line-up. Check out what's coming below!

Book Now For SALOME At The National Theatre

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the centre of a revolution.


Paul Chahidi has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Paul Chahidi has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

Paul Chahidi's first West End show was Twelfth Night which opened in 2012

Paul Chahidi has been nominated for several awards for his performance in the play "Twelfth Night." He was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards.

Paul Chahidi has won the Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his performance in the play "Twelfth Night".

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