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 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/devisor/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 Hunter 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.  

As an actor, Paul has appeared in: 

Theatre: 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). 

TV: Quiz, Midsummer Murders (ITV); Bridgerton (Shonda Rhimes/Netflix); Still Open All Hours (BBC); Marvellous (Tiger Aspect/Fifty Fathoms/BBC); Trinity (Roughcut/ITV2); Black Books (Assembly Film & TV/Channel 4); Hardware (Thames TV); My Family (DLT/BBC).

Film: Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh, Walt Disney); Pan (Joe Wright, Warner Bros); Denial (Mick Jackson, Krasnoff / Foster Entertainment/Sunray Films); Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall, Blackbeard Productions).