Award-winning actor and writer Paul Copley taught English and Drama in Walthamstow before joining the Leeds Playhouse Theatre in Education Company as an actor and teacher in 1971. In 1976 he won the Olivier acting award for the part of Private Hamp in ‘For King and Country’ by John Wilson. More recently, his theatre work has included ‘Breathing Corpses’ by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005, and he is currently filming an episode of ‘Shameless’ for Channel 4.
Paul started writing for the theatre in 1976, and has written extensively for BBC Radio as well, including the play ‘On Mayday’ which involves the Chernobyl disaster, as he was travelling in the former USSR at the time of the disaster. His published work also includes plays written specifically for the classroom.