Paul Blackthorne

British born actor Paul Blackthorne will be returning to primetime TV this fall for a third season as Quentin Lance on the CW’s hit series Arrow.  In the fall he will be seen in Dumb and Dumber To, the long awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber with original cast members, Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels. 

In 2000 he found himself in India portraying the villainous Captain Russell in the Oscar nominated film Lagaan. The Oscar campaign brought him to Los Angeles where he went on to appear in many American TV shows including 24, ER, The Dresden Files, Lipstick Jungle, Deadwood, and Burn Notice. On the feature side he has appeared in Four Corners of Suburbia, Special, and A Christmas Carol.

Blackthorne’s directorial debut This American Journey was released last fall.  This documentary film follows Blackthorne and Australian photographer Mister Basquali as they travel across America interviewing everyday Americans about how they feel about their country and their hopes for its future.  Along the way stereotypes are shattered and wisdom found in the most unexpected places.

Blackthorne spends his free time traveling the world, and is an accomplished photographer. His first exhibition:Fish Heads and Other Things took place in London and raised money for Greenpeace.  This was followed by Bollywood Backpack which raised money for the Gujarat Indian earthquake victims. His most recent collection: Delhi to Manhattan was presented at Tibet House, New York. It chronicles his journey through India trekking in the Himalayan Tibetan communities and his meeting with the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, as part of The Missing Peace project.

Blackthorne was born in Shropshire, England in 1969. His acting career began at age 12 year when he joined the illustrious National Youth Music Theater at the Edinburgh festival. Blackthorne studied the Spiritual Psychology of Acting in London from 1996-98 with acclaimed teacher John Osborne-Hughes