Paul Winchester was born in Northern Ireland to English parents and at just one year of age, was relocated to England where he began his schooling. Having just turned nine, Paul arrived in Perth, Australia where he did his high school and Drama School study. Finally he moved to Sydney when he was 22 where he now resides.
Paul first attended acting classes when he was twelve, where he played the Sheriff of Nottingham in the classic play, Robin Hood. In High School he became involved in the high-school circus where he trained to juggle fire, unicycle and clown. One of Paul’s first professional jobs was performing in a nightclub playing a clown at just 15 years old.
Paul became a regular member of the local Amateur Theatre where he performed in plays and Musicals like Mister Scrooge, Annie, Romeo and Juliet and the Browning Version. At the same time he starred in all high-school plays where he received the Most Promising Performer of the Year Award on two occasions.
Paul made his Australian television debut at 17 in the teen drama, “A good Time Tonight”. That same year Paul gained entry into the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he would study Acting for the following three years.
After graduation Paul moved to Sydney and worked in Theatre, short film and Television. Paul became the co-director of the Point Break Drama Acting School in 2002.
Paul’s latest work is the feature film Gabriel(Sony Pictures), which he worked on with local Aussie director, Shane Abbess. Paul first worked with Shane on a short film called, “Sunday Drivers”.