Paul Charlton
Paul is an award winning British playwright, screenwriter and actor. He is the co-creator and co-star of BBC2 sketch show The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek.

He trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now called Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow, where he still lives with his other half and their imaginary dog Santiago.

He also loves real dogs, however the wife won’t let him have one. Ever! Even though Santiago is old and going to die soon! He’s thinking about getting an imaginary pet rabbit when Santiago dies, but it’s quite a commitment and Rabbits are for life, not just for stew! Plus the price of imaginary carrots is extortionate these days!

As well as being an imaginary animal lover, Paul has also won two Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival for his theatre plays ‘Love, Sex and Cider’ and ‘Crush’- the latter was also nominated for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award before embarking on a sell out national tour.

Paul has previously been a member of the BBC writersroom10 and the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and has a long standing relationship with Live Theatre Newcastle (producers of West End and Broadway hit ‘The Pitman Painters’) His most recent comedy play Moving Family premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 and was produced by his own theatre company Northern Nomads and supported by Live theatre.

Television and film credits include: Little Britain (BBC) Sirens (C4) Live Girls present Dog Town (BBC) The Battle for Monte Casino (C4) and Sir Richard Attenborough’s feature film Closing the Ring.

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Love, Sex and Cider: ‘Paul Charlton has created a script that portrays fourteen year olds with hysterical and disturbing accuracy.’ THE SCOTSMAN
Crush: ‘Charlton won a Scotsman Fringe First award in 2003 and hasn't had a play at the festival since. It's been far too long and it's a joy and a privilege to have him back.’ THE SCOTSMAN

Crush: ‘...set apart by its taut writing and bleakly clear-eyed view of its protagonists...this is a sharp piece of writing about the dissatisfaction of a generation who thought the future was theirs for the taking.’ THE GUARDIAN

Moving Family ‘Two-time Fringe First winner Paul Charlton plunges into the murky waters of prejudice dressed up as banter in this sharp comedy with smart, rich and colloquial writing.’ THE SCOTSMAN

Entries by Paul Charlton

Economics Is the Key to the Independence Debate

(9) Comments | Posted 3 May 2014 | (00:00)

Political discourse in the 21st century media-focussed world mainly revolves around sound bites and short, faceless attacks on people's opinions. The latter usually boils down complicated subjects to a 'pick and mix' selection of angry diatribe, semantic one-upmanship, gross overreactions, selective statistical point scoring, abstract notional romanticism, racism/bigotry, accusations of...

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Cynicism Killed the Cat - A Plea for Optimism!

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2014 | (20:05)

Cynicism's had its day; it's time for pragmatic optimism. I'm rallying the troops and you're the first for the press gang!

Every day we hear the moaners doing their thing; recent gripes-with some justification, I grant you- range from the Guardian's Owen Jones attacking the whole Metropolitan police service to...

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Loud Music: Bursts Your Eardrums and Bursts My Brain

(3) Comments | Posted 9 October 2013 | (00:00)

Warning: I'm going to rant!

This isn't an intellectual comedy discourse like my previous blog. In the words of the Jaws The Revenge tagline: This time it's personal!

Do you own a phone with accompanying ear/headphones, or perhaps an iPod/ equivalent MP3-type device? Yes?

Ok, well do you ever ride...

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The Future of Sketch Comedy in Britain

(6) Comments | Posted 27 September 2013 | (00:00)

Comedy is like cheese. There are a few that are very popular, but everyone has a different favourite and some of them really stink!

And with so much dairy in the pantry these days, I thought I'd write a regular opinion piece about comedy.

"But who are you...

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