Paul Anderson (actor)

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Paul Anderson
Born (1978-02-12) 12 February 1978 (age 40)
Occupation Actor
Years active2005–present

Paul Anderson (born 12 February 1978) is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Arthur Shelby Jr. in Peaky Blinders , Anderson in The Revenant , and Sebastian Moran in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows . [1]



Anderson decided to pursue acting in the mid 2000s, after working for many years as a ticket scalper and aspiring musician and enrolled at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He began his acting career by appearing in plays written by friend Gregory Burke, whose made his debut with the critically acclaimed film '71 , released in 2014. [2] He had his first leading role in the British movie of 2009, The Firm.

Anderson's break came when, in 2013, he was cast as a main character in the BBC Two show Peaky Blinders as Arthur Shelby, a gangster in post First World War Birmingham. Since then, Anderson has appeared in many major films, including Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea and The Revenant, as well as Brimstone , which was released in 2016.

Personal life

Anderson is from South London. [2] He is known by close companions and fans as "Boycey"[ citation needed ].



2006Engaged to KillHunter
2008Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than MeRoger
2009 The Firm Bex
2010The BasementJake
2011 A Lonely Place to Die Chris
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Colonel Sebastian Moran
2012 The Sweeney Allen
2012 Passion Dirk
2014 '71 Sergeant Leslie Lewis
2014 Electricity Barry O'Connor
2015 Legend Albert Donoghue
2015 In the Heart of the Sea Caleb Chappel
2015 The Revenant Anderson
2016 Brimstone Frank
2017 24 Hours to Live Jim Morrow
2017 Hostiles Corporal Tommy Thomas
2018 Robin Hood Guy of Gisborne


2003Pink SerenadeJeremy Fischer
2005 Doctor Who JasonEpisode: "The Christmas Invasion"
2007 Silent Witness DS Dave Leeson2 episodes
2008 Ashes to Ashes PC Murder SuspectEpisode: 1.8
2008 Lewis Frank SporettiEpisode: "The Great and the Good"
2009 Midsomer Murders Graham SpateEpisode: "The Black Book"
2011 The Promise Seargeant Frank Nashtelevision mini series
2011 Lewis Alistair DarlowEpisode: "Wild Justice"
2013 Top Boy Mike3 episodes
2013 The Great Train Robbery Gordon Goodytelevision mini series
2013–present Peaky Blinders Arthur ShelbyMain character


  1. "Interview with Paul Anderson". BBC.
  2. 1 2 Emma Brown (October 13, 2015). "Paul Anderson and Team Arthur". Interview .