Paul Warren

Actor, Creature Performer

Years Active

2006 - Present

Known For

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Ready Player One
Ghost Stories

Paul Warren is an actor / creature performer most known for playing Varmik in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (credited as creature & droid puppeteer).

He has also appeared under heavy prosthetic makeup in such films as Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Clash of the Titans and World War Z.

The oldest of three brothers and three sisters, Paul Warren was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England in 1974.

Leaving school with qualifications in drama, art and music, he formed the post-punk rock band 'Monkey Boy' with his brother, Mark in 1995. A minimalist trio from London, they consisted of just two bass players and Paul the singing, front-man drummer.

In 1998, after generating a massive buzz on the underground punk rock scene, they signed a record deal and immediately started touring Europe, building a formidable following and critical acclaim from the likes of John Peel, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rocksound and Melody Maker.

The band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2006 after Paul was offered the job of Daniel Radcliffe's body double on Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. He spent much of his time 20ft up in the air on the hydraulic broomstick system and doing other physically demanding activities during the shoot, whilst building a good rapport with the cast/crew and a reputation as a versatile performer.

In 2007 he was recommended to the legendary Stan Winston Studio as a good choice to play a character in prosthetics in 'The Deaths of Ian Stone'. This door opening into the world of acting under silicone and foam latex, is what ultimately led to a film career playing characters in heavy prosthetics and creature suits.

Although known mostly now as a creature performer, he had a regular role on BBC's Sorry I've Got No Head for 3 seasons and was one of the visual effect doubles for skinny Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America: The First Avenger.

filmography

2017
  • Ghost Stories

    Woolly

2016
  • ABCs of Death 2.5

    Griffin (segment "M is for Merry Christmas"))

  • Houdini and Doyle

    First Alien

  • Flat TV

    Ronny

2015
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Varmik

2014
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Alien

  • Rev.

    Steve's Mate

  • Sherlock

    Homeless Spy

2013
  • The Tractate Middoth

    Rant's Ghost

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Creature Marauder

  • World War Z

    Russian Zombie

  • The Last Days on Mars

    Infected Marko

  • Jack the Giant Slayer

    The Not So Strong Man

2012
  • Peep Show

    Supply Teacher

  • Capital

    Angry Homeless Man

2011
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Gypsy

2010
  • EastEnders

    Dan Pearce / Homeless BBQ Gatecrasher / Psychiatric Patient

  • Holby City

    Drug Addict

  • How TV Ruined Your Life

    Paul the Tramp

Gallery of Work