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Paul Kaye is a popular English comedian and actor. He is popular for his portrayals of shock interviewer Dennis Pennis on The Sunday Show, Thoros of Myr in HBO’s Game of Thrones, New York lawyer Mike Strutter on MTV’s Strutter, and Vincent the Fox on the BBC comedy Mongrels. He is also known for portraying the role of ‘Thoros of Myr’ in the Web Series ‘Game of Thrones’.
Paul was born on 15 December 1964 in the Clapham area of London. He and his twin sister, Lisa were adopted by Ivan and Jackie Kaye and spent their childhood in Wembley, where their adoptive parents ran a sportswear shop called ‘Jackie’s, first in Kingsbury and afterwards in Kenton. Paul is of Jewish background. He was a dedicated schoolboy athlete who achieved an impressive time in the 100-metre race. Later, Paul became a fan of punk rock, especially the Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. When he was age of 16, he went to Harrow Art School to do a two-year foundation course and achieved a distinction before earning a first-class degree in Theater Design from Nottingham Trent University.
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Paul presented as an essayist and entertainer in the T.V. film Anyone for Pennis? 1995. Later, he appeared in T.V. series, including Perfect World, The Sunday Show, and Two Thousand Acres of Sky.
In 1992, Paul made the character of Dennis Pennis, a fictional shock interviewer who was popular for his offensive and outrageous behavior. He first appeared on the Channel 4 comedy show, The Sunday Show, and later he starred in his own sketch show, Dennis Pennis Unleashed. The character was a commercial and criticizing success and helped to make Paul a shining star in British comedy.
In the era of 1990s, Paul played a role in some popular films, some are The Full Monty (1997), Twin Town (1997), Notting Hill (1999) and more. In the year 2000, Paul appeared in the popular BBC comedy series My Beautiful Son, and then, he also had recurring roles in the American television series, The IT Crowd (2007-2013) and Game of Thrones (2011-2014).
He started his profession in 2003 in cinema with the film Blackball. In recent years, Paul has continued to work in drama and comedy.
Paul has appeared in the BBC comedy series, The ITV drama series Vera (2014), Mongrels (2009-2018), and the Netflix film The Stranger (2020). He is also a voice actor and voiced characters in a number of television series and animated films, including Danger Mouse (2015) and Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015).
He continuously appeared in movies and T.V. series, leading him to function as Thoros of Myr in Game of Thrones from 2013 to 2017. For his part in the series, Paul was designated for Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He, alongside G.O.T., projected, including Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Nathalie Emmanuel, also won the CinEuphoria Awards for the outfit cast. Paul worked in many T.V. series like Zapped, Wanderlust, The Apocalypse and Tomorrow, The Windsors and the film Anna. In 2019, Paul worked on After Life, introducing the screen to Tony Way, Ashley Jensen, Roisin Conaty, and Kerry Godliman.
Superstar questioner Dennis Pennis – made by Paul and Hines – was one of Pual’s most famous characters. With affected coats decorated with punk-style identifications, colored red hair, and thick glasses, Pennis stood apart from the group. They asked popular people abnormal inquiries, going from active to merciless. In 2013, Paul was Danno in the B.B.C. Radio 4 series Love in Recovery and Thoros of Myr in the third period of the HBO series Game of Thrones. In 2016, again he appeared as Thoros of Myr in the 6th period of Game of Thrones and returned for the 7th season.
Paul is an intense fighter for peace between Palestine and Israel. He even, raised his voice on the disputes many times and also visited both countries in an effort to promote understanding and reuniting. He also supports human rights and social justice causes.
In 2022, Paul voiced in a Video game “The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me, as Charles Lonnit. The same year he appeared in two Television series, ‘Mood’ and ‘Pennyworth’.
In 2023, he appeared in two films, “The Offering” and “Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose”. Paul also starred in The Pillowman, staged at the Duke of York’s Theater, London.
In 1983, Paul took a year out of university and lived on Israel’s Gvar’am kibbutz. There he met his soulmate Orly Katz, an Israeli woman. They were tied in 1989. The couple have two sons and they happily live in the Hendon area of London.
Kaye published an article in 2009 after death of his mother-in-law by Hamas rocket strike on the Gvar’am kibbutz. In this he requested peace between Palestine and Israel.
In March 2019, Paul gave a reading at the funeral of The Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint.
Paul has received the film award of Best Actor in the US Comedy Arts Festival. It was for It’s All Goen Pete Tong. He was also nominated for Best Actor in Method Fest and Genie Awards. This was for his work in It’s All Gone Pete Tong.
He has been also nominated for two major theater awards. These include Best Supporting Actor in a Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards and Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for Matilda the Musical.
As per some sources, Paul has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has achieved significant wealth from his acting profession while acquiring appreciable fortune from his underwriting bargains.