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Date Of BirthMarch 5, 1969
FactOriginally auditioned on 24 (2001) to play Michael Amador.

Paul Blackthorne is an English actor, musician, and director who is best known for his roles as Captain Quentin Lance on The CW series Arrow, Lestat de Lioncourt on The CW series The Originals, and as Harry Dresden on The Dresden Files. He was born on August 5, 1969 in Shropshire, England, UK. His parents are Hazel (née Martin) and Neville Blackthorne. He has two sisters, Nicola and Catherine. Blackthorne was educated at Manchester Grammar School. He began his career as a musician, playing in various rock bands.

He later turned to acting, appearing in various television shows and films. Blackthorne’s breakout role came in 2002 when he was cast as Harry Dresden in The Dresden Files. The show ran for one season and was cancelled after low ratings. Blackthorne has since appeared in a number of films and television shows, including 24, Lost, and CSI: Miami. He currently stars as Captain Quentin Lance on The CW series Arrow.

Blackthorne is married to Megan West. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NamePaul Blackthorne
Date Of BirthMarch 5, 1969
Height1.92 m
ProfessionVoice Actor


NominationsIIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
MoviesLagaan, Special, Four Corners of Suburbia, A Christmas Carol, Justice League: Doom, This American Journey, Dumb and Dumber To, Dark Ascension, Rhythm & Blues, Untitled Secret Service Project, The Gold Lunch
TV ShowsBurn Notice, The River, Lipstick Jungle, The Dresden Files, Arrow, Presidio Med

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1He has played the same character (Quentin Lance) in three different series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
2He spent six months learning Hindi for his role in Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001).
3Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), the film in which he made his film debut, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
4Originally auditioned on 24 (2001) to play Michael Amador.
5In the final episode of the third series of 24 (2001): Day 3: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., a profile of his character, Stephen Saunders, is seen on a computer screen. It describes him as being only 5' 10", despite the fact that he is notably taller.




Dark Ascension II: The Journey to Hell2018pre-productionWillis
Dark Ascension2017pre-productionWillis
Daisy Winters2017post-productionRobert Stergen
Arrow2012-2017TV SeriesQuentin Lance
Legends of Tomorrow2016-2017TV SeriesQuentin Lance
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare2016Video Game voice, as Paul B Blackthorne
The Flash2015TV SeriesQuentin Lance
Dumb and Dumber To2014Emergency Room Doctor
Arrow: Blood Rush2013TV SeriesQuentin Lance
Necessary Roughness2012TV SeriesJack St. Cloud
The River2012TV SeriesClark Quietly
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2012TV SeriesTom Laudner
Justice League: Doom2012VideoMetallo Henry Ackerdson (voice)
White Collar2010-2011TV SeriesJulian Larssen Julian Larson
Warehouse 132010TV SeriesLarry Newley
The Gates2010TV SeriesChristian Harper
CSI: Miami2010TV SeriesTony Enright
Leverage2010TV SeriesTony Kadjic
A Christmas Carol2009Guest #3 / Business Man #2
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesThomas O'Neill
Lipstick Jungle2008-2009TV SeriesShane Healy
The Gold Lunch2008ShortMan
Big Shots2007-2008TV SeriesTerrence Hill
The Dresden Files2007-2008TV SeriesHarry Dresden
Monk2006TV SeriesDr. Polanski
Deadwood2006TV SeriesHearst's man needling Cornishmen
Special2006Jonas Exiler
Four Corners of Suburbia2005Walt Samson
Medium2005TV SeriesHenry Stoller / Henry Stoller's Son
242004TV SeriesStephen Saunders
ER2004TV SeriesDr. Jeremy Lawson
Gramercy Park2004TV MovieJack Quinn
Presidio Med2002-2003TV SeriesDr. Matt Slingerland
Untitled Secret Service Project2002TV MovieGraham Davis
The Truth Game2001Dan
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India2001Captain Andrew Russell
Holby City2001TV SeriesGuy Morton
Rhythm & Blues2000John
This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis1999DocumentaryVictor Ward
Jonathan Creek1999TV SeriesGino
Peak Practice1999TV SeriesLiam McGregor Liam MacGregor
Romeo Thinks Again1998ShortRomeo


Victorious Women of the Gridiron2017Documentary executive producer post-production
Women with Balls2016Documentary executive producer post-production
This American Journey2013Documentary executive producer


This American Journey2013Documentary


This American Journey2013Documentary

Camera Department

This American Journey2013Documentary still photographer


Arrow: From Vigilante to Hero2014Video documentary short special thanks
Arrow: Year One2013TV Movie thanks


Save the Rhino VietnamDocumentary post-productionHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Arrow: From Vigilante to Hero2014Video documentary shortHimself
This American Journey2013DocumentaryHimself
Central Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
24Inside2004TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Arrow: Year One2013TV MovieQuentin Lance


Won Awards

2013BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJustice League: Doom (2012)
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJustice League: Doom (2012)

Nominated Awards

2002Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyPerformance in a Negative RoleLagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2002ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Performance in a Negative RoleLagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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