PAUL BLACKTHORNE – British born actor, director, producer and philanthropist is best known for starring 8 seasons in his series regular role asDetective Quentin Lance of The CW’s hit series ArrowBlackthorne is also well known for  his starring role as the inimitable Harry Dresden in The Sci-Fi Channel series The Dresden FilesRecently his starred as Detective Tom Hackett in NBC’s The In Between. Blackthorne recently complete Charlotte Sieling’s  historical drama Margrete, shortly to be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films

Blackthorne played Dr. Kipper in the Universal Pictures film Dumb and Dumber To alongside original cast members, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. In 2013 Blackthorne’s directorial debut This American Journey was released. The documentary film follows Blackthorne as he travels across America in the wake of the 2008 economic crash interviewing Americans about the state of the country and their hopes for its future. 

Early in his career Blackthorne starred in the Oscar-nominated, film Lagaan as the villainous Captain Russell. During the  film’s 2002 Los Angeles Oscar campaign, he landed his first American television role in the John Wells hospital drama, Presideo Med. Blackthorne also portrayed Stephen Saunders in Season 3 of 24 and starred in NBCs Lipstick Jungle opposite Brooke Shields. Other US television shows include Deadwood, ER, Necessary Roughness, Monk, Burn Notice, CSI, CSI Miami and ABC’s paranormal thriller The River. Film credits include Four Corners of Suburbia, Special, and A Christmas Carol. 

Blackthorne successfully raised substantial monies for ‘Poach Eggs Not Elephants’ t shirt campaign. All proceeds go to the Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd Initiative, an organization employing the use  of drones to help combat illegal poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. 

Blackthorne is currently producing the documentary‘Women With Balls’, a film chronicling the 2015 championship winning season of women’s American football team, the D.C. Divas 

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, raising money for Greenpeace. This was followed by Bollywood Backpack, raising money for the Gujarat Indian earthquake victims. His next exhibition: Delhi To Manhattan was  presented at Tibet House, New York. This chronicled his trek through the Himalayan Tibetan communities of India and  his meeting with the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala. Proceeds from this exhibition went to the Tibetan children’s villages of  Dharamsala. 

Blackthorne was born in Shropshire, England in 1969. His acting career began aged 12, when he joined the 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.