Paul McGann

United States

Paul McGann Bio

Who is Paul McGann

He is an English actor who came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He also starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I.

Early Life (Childhood)

Born in Liverpool in a Roman Catholic family, Paul was 17 and working in a shoe shop when, acting on the advice of one of his teachers, McGann successfully auditioned for a place on the acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Interesting Facts

He played Golic on Alien 3 and also became known for playing The Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who film. His role as Percy Toplis in the 1986 show, The Monocled Mutineer, sparked his rise to stardom.

Personal Life

He had a 14-year marriage to Annie Milner that ended in 2006; the couple had two sons, Joe and Jake. Following his divorce he had a relationship with actress Susannah Harker which lasted from 2006 until 2008.


He became known for his supporting film roles in Withnail & I and Queen of the Damned.