DATE OF BIRTH : 19th June 1940
DIED : 16th May 2013
Paul died at a Rotherham hospice following a short illness.
BIRTH NAME : George Frederick Speight
BORN : Rotherham, South Yorkshire
PARTNER : His wife Dory died in 2001
CHILDREN : Three daughters
FAMILY : Parents, George and Francise
PREVIOUS JOBS : Paul worked as a miner before turning professional in 1974
HEALTH : In 1967, Paul suffered a double slipped disc, when he fell in the pit-head baths at Silverwood Colliery – this led him to have a change of career.
In May 2009, he entered hospital at Sheffield Northern General Hospital to undergo a life-saving heart operation, and made a full recovery.
TELEVISION CREDITS : Coronation Street; Family Fortunes; This is Your Life; The Main Event; The Good Sex Guide; Shooting Stars; Doctors; Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; Stars Reunited; Today With Des & Mel; Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms; Hi-de-Hi!; You Rang, M’Lord; A Day out; Pit Strike; Life for Christine; Mr H is Late; Very Big Very Soon; Oh Dr Beeching!; Passione, La; Hilltop Hospital; Emmerdale; A Touch of Frost
FILM CREDITS : Between Two Women; Heartlands
AGENT : Billy Marsh Drama Ltd, 20 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9BT.