Paul Hunter is co-founder and Artistic Director of Told by an Idiot. Paul has worked on all Told by an Idiot shows to date as director/writer/performer. 

Directing credits include: The Ghost Train (Told by an Idiot / Royal Exchange, Manchester); Too Clever By Half (Told by an Idiot / Royal Exchange, Manchester); Every Last Trick (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); You Can’t Take It With You (Told by an Idiot / Royal Exchange, Manchester);  The Mouse and his Child (RSC); Low Pay, Don’t Pay (Salisbury Playhouse); Senora Carrar’s Rifles (Young Vic); The Opium Eater and Light is Night (Brouhaha); The Underpants (Hope Street, Liverpool); One Set to Love (National Theatre, Hungary); Not With That Hand and Jiggery Pokery(Tour/BAC), Ordago (for Punto Finco in Bilbao).  

As Associate Director at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Paul directed: The Venetian Twins, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Best Production, Manchester Evening News award), Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Cleo, Camping Emmanuelle and Dick.  

Theatre performance credits include: La Cage Aux Folle (Park Theatre); Wise Children (Wise Children Old Vic and UK tour); Life of Galileo (Young Vic); The Little Match Girl (Shakespeare’s Globe); Gaslight (Royal and Derngate); Tartuffe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, The Globe Mysteries, Troilus And Cressida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare's Globe); Rapunzel and The Red Shoes (Kneehigh); Under The Black Flag (Shakespeare's Globe); The Water Engine (Young Vic/Theatre 503); The Play What I Wrote (West End); Oliver Twist and Pinocchio (Lyric Hammersmith); Into Our Dreams (Almeida); the title role in Richard III (English Shakespeare Company), Animal Farm and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (Northern Stage); Les Enfants Du Paradis (RSC); and the title role in The Servant With Two Masters (Sheffield Crucible). 

Film performance credits include: Pan, Cryano, Princess and Peppernose (Dir. Joe Wright); Cinderella (Dir. Kenneth Branagh); Denial (Dir. Mick Jackson); This Beautiful Fantastic (Dir. Simon Aboud); Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides (Dir. Rob Marshall).

Television performance credits include: Masters of the Air (Playtone/Amblin/Apple TV); The Great (Amazon/Channel 4); Bridgerton (Shondaland/Netflix); Quiz, Midsomer Murders (ITV); Trinity (Roughcut/ITV); My Family, Still Open All Hours (BBC); Marvellous (Tiger Aspect/Fifty Fathoms/BBC); Black Books (Assembly Films and TV/Channel 4).