Paul trained at The Lir Academy, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art. Immediately after graduating, Paul was cast in the title role of The Great Gatsby at Dublin’s prestigious Gate Theatre. This was the first of several consecutive leading stage roles in both Dublin and London. His credits include: THE RED SHOES, ASKING FOR IT, THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

Paul has also just finished shooting Lisa McGee’s new TV drama THE DECEIVED and short film DRIFTING. In January 2020, Paul played the title role in Martin McDonagh’s critically-acclaimed THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, to outstanding reviews.

Paul plays the lead role of Connell in the adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel NORMAL PEOPLE, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.