Paul Anderson: Career, Peaky Blinders & Net Worth

Of course, if you are into web series and TV shows, then you might have came crossed the famous BBC production series, Peaky BlindersThe show is based on gangsters in post-First World War Birmingham.

Paul Anderson, a British actor, came to prominence for his prominent role as Arthur Shelby in this show. 

Paul Anderson posing for a photo
Paul Anderson posing for a photo

Similarly, his major appearance includes Legend, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, and The Revenant.

Moreover, before kicking off his career as an actor, he worked as a ticket scalper and aspiring musician.

In this article, we have gathered detailed information about Paul Anderson regarding his educational background, career, and many more.

Quick Facts

Here are some astonishing quick facts about Paul Anderson:

Full Name Paul Anderson
Nick/Celebrated name Paul, Boycey
Date of birth 12 February 1978
Birthplace London, England, United Kingdom
Age 43 years old
Parents Father’s name- Not available
Mother’s nameNot available
Siblings Brother – Andy Anderson
Sister Vicki Anderson
Nephew Jacob Anderson (Sister’s son)
Relatives Bethany Anderson Rich
Nationality British
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Christianity
Complexion White
Zodiac Sign  Aquarius 
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.76m)
Weight 75 kg (165lbs)
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Light blue
Hair Color Light blonde
Chest 43 inches
Waist 37 inches
Biceps 15 inches
Sexual Orientation Straight
High School Not available
University Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
Favorite food BBQ, Ice-cream
Hobby Smoking
Favorite movie The Warriors
Favorite Sports Team Tottenham Hotspur
Pets Ray/Bear
Marital Status Single
Years active 2000-present
Debut (Movie) Engaged to Kill (2006)
Debut (TV Show) Pink Serenade (2003)
Salary Not specified
Net worth $2 million – $3 million
Social Network Instagram
Last update October, 2021

Paul Anderson: Family Background

Paul Anderson was born on February 12th, 1978, in London, England, United Kingdom.

Sadly, there is no information about his parents. However, it is believed that her mother worked as a barmaid in a pub.

Similarly, he grew up with his siblings in the council estate.

Likewise, his brother’s name is Andy Anderson, and his sister’s name is Vicki Anderson.

In addition, he usually sends his scripts to his brother for his approval.

Likewise, he also has a nephew Jacob Anderson, who played “Grey Worm” in Games of Thrones.

Educational Background

Unfortunately, Paul was around 14-15 years old when he left the school.

Interestingly, his interest in acting rose when he and his actor friend were talking about acting.

He got inspired and applied to the drama schools. Similarly, he was selected for the Guildhall and Webber Douglas.

However, he enrolled in the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art for an entertainment career.

Body Measurements and Religion

Paul has an athletic body type and stands 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall. Similarly, he weighs around 75 kg (1655lbs).

Likewise, Paul has a beautiful pair of light blue color eyes. Furthermore, his hair color is golden blonde.

In addition, his chest measures 43 inches, and his waist measures 37 inches. Furthermore, the actor’s biceps measurement is 15 inches.

Moreover, the February-born actor zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Likewise, he is Caucasian by ethnicity and Christianity by religion. In addition, he has the complexion of white.

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Paul Anderson: Career

He joined the London Stage after his completion from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Moreover, he was quickly promoted to the TV screen.

Similarly, he began his career by appearing in a play written by his friend Gregory Burke.

Moreover, he has also performed in different acts as well.

Likewise, he also appeared in Tartuffe in 2018, written by famous French playwright Molière & directed by Gérald Garutti.

Furthermore, the play was at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. He has also performed in other acts like The Firm, Piggy, and The Sweeney.

Furthermore, he made his first debut in the TV show in 2003 through Pink Serenade. Likewise, he played the character, Jeremy Fischer.

Afterward, he appeared in different television shows like Doctor Who (2005), Silent Witness (2007), Ashes to Ashes (2008), and Inspector Lewis (2008).

He also acted in Midsomer Murders (2009), The Promise (2011), Top boy (2013), and the Great train Robbery (2013).

Finally, however, Peaky Blinders helped him get the recognization that he deserved. 

Similarly, his first significant role in the movie was in the British film, The Firm (2009).

Similarly, his other films include The Basement (2010), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Legend (2015), Brimstone (2016), and many more. 

Interestingly, he also appeared in the famous movie Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows (2011), where he played Colonel Sebastian Moran.

Similarly, he appeared in the American epic Revisionist Western film, The Revenant (2015), along with the famous actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

Furthermore, his upcoming movie includes Nightmare Alley, which is still under production.

Paul Anderson: Peaky Blinders

Paul Anderson portrayed the role of ‘Arthur Shelby.’ In the series, he is one of the pack leaders in Peaky Blinders. Similarly, the character runs a pub and a gambling racket.

Similarly, he is one of the biggest fans of writer and creator Steven Knight, the original writer of the series itself.

Likewise, the director of the first three episodes, Otto Bathurst, had a good impression of him.

Moreover, he helped him take up the role of Artur as well.

In addition to Otto, the series is directed by different directors, including Tom Harper, Colm McCarthy, Tim Mielants, David Caffrey, and Anthony Byrne.

Paul Anderson during a set of Peaky Blinder's. From right Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory(deceased), and Cillian Murphy
Paul Anderson during a set of Peaky Blinder’s. From right Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory(deceased), and Cillian Murphy

The series is based on the Shelby crime family in the direct aftermath of the First World War.

Similarly, the characters are based on the real urban youth gang of the same name.

Furthermore, they were active in the city from the 1890s to the early 20th century.

In addition, there is a whole five seasons of the series. Similarly, the series was first released on 12 September 2013.

Furthermore, the sixth season of the series is also releasing in February 2022.

Moreover, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Adrien Brody, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Tom Hardy, Aiden Gillen, etc., also acted in the series.

Paul Anderson: Interesting Facts

  • Paul Anderson is fond of pets. Similarly, he has a dog named Ray/Bear. Moreover, he often shares posts with his pet as well.
  • Interestingly, he is passionate about singing. Moreover, it was singing that brought him to the acting.
  • Paul loves football. Similarly, he is a die-hard fan of Tottenham Hotspur football club.
  • Likewise, Paul has an A Cross tattoo on his left chest and a diagram on his right chest.
  • He has a thick south London accent.

Paul Anderson: Net worth 

It is estimated that Paul Anderson has an estimated net worth of $2 million – $3 million.

Moreover, the primary source of income for Paul is movies and Tv shows.

In addition, the actor also earns from the endorsement deals.

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Paul Anderson: Social Media

Paul is not an active social media user. Moreover, he is active only on Instagram.

With over 765k followers, his account is also verified. Similarly, his username is @boyceyboycey. Regarding his posts, it is about his personal life.

Paul Anderson with his pet Ray/Bear.
Paul Anderson with his pet Ray/Bear.

Likewise, in his early days on Instagram, he used to share post a lot about his pet, Ray/Bear.

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Paul Anderson: Quotes

“You always have that insecurity as an actor.”

“Brutal and Violent characters are the most exciting roles to play. There is so much scope in playing those roles.”

“I am an actor, and I don’t dig roads for a living. It’s a luxury.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How did Paul Anderson get cast in the famous western drama movie The Revenant (2015)?

Since Tom Hardy was also engaged in the BBC series Peaky Blinders, he shared with Paul that he was doing a movie, The Revenant, and going to Canada.

Similarly, he shared that there is something for him too in the film.

Moreover, his most significant interest was doing movies with Alejandro (González Iñárritu). Therefore, both Alejandro and Paul skyped, and he got the role.

What is the name of the movie that Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson did together?

The movie’s name that Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson did together was In The Heart of The Sea, released in 2015.

Similarly, the film casts include Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Benjamin Walker, and many more artists.

Furthermore, the film received mixed reviews and was a box-office bomb.

What is the relationship between Stephanie Clark and Paul Anderson?

There was rumored that Stephanie and Paul were dating.

However, they have not confirmed the relationship, and there is no significant information regarding this topic.

Thus, the relationship between Stephanie Clark and Paul Anderson is unknown.

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