Paul Shelley is an English actor.
Shelley was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, and trained at RADA. Since then he has mainly worked in the theatre as a classical actor. He has worked extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and has appeared in several West End productions.
His work for television includes A Tale of Two Cities, the BBC Sunday Classic serial in which he played the dual lead roles of Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, Secret Army as Major Nicholas Bradley, Special Branch, Blake's 7, Doctor Who, Inspector Morse, Paradise Postponed based on book by John Mortimer and its sequel Titmuss Regained, The Fourth Arm, Revelations, Heartbeat and Crossroads. In the popular ITV detective drama Midsomer Murders episode "The Creeper" Shelley performed as Inspector Barnaby's boss, Chief Constable Richard Lovell and appeared as Jed Gray in several episodes in BBC TV series Doctors.
Films include: Oh, What a Lovely War!, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, Polanski's Macbeth and God's Outlaw.