Paul McGann

1959 - Today

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Paul John McGann (; born 14 November 1959) is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the television serial The Monocled Mutineer (1986), then starred in the dark comedy Withnail and I (1987), which was a critical success and developed a cult following. McGann later became more widely known for portraying the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul McGann has received more than 2,820,822 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul McGann is the 5,493rd most popular actor (down from 4,607th in 2019), the 4,207th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,539th in 2019) and the 683rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 2.8M

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  • 55.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Paul McGann ranks 5,493 out of 10,030Before him are Robert G. Vignola, Rob Estes, Robin Lord Taylor, Sergei Bodrov Jr., Katherine Langford, and Park Yoo-chun. After him are AnnaSophia Robb, Tracey Walter, Joshua Jackson, Ge You, Richard Masur, and Ruth Wilson.

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Among people born in 1959, Paul McGann ranks 318Before him are Ashlyn Gere, Antonio Pappano, Hisashi Kaneko, Viktor Chanov, Lene Hau, and Daniel Sturla. After him are Trond Sollied, Choi Kang-hee, Eiríkur Hauksson, Nizar Rayan, Hal Hartley, and Rineke Dijkstra.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul McGann ranks 4,207 out of 6,924Before him are Benjamin Wilson (1721), Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), Lily Allen (1985), Don McCullin (1935), Darren Shan (1972), and Kenneth Connor (1918). After him are John M. Allegro (1923), Ruth Wilson (1982), Mark Herman (1954), George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784), Ernest Dowson (1867), and Dorothy Richardson (1873).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Paul McGann ranks 683Before him are Valerie Hobson (1917), William Moseley (1987), Denis Lawson (1947), Will Poulter (1993), Ian McNeice (1950), and Kenneth Connor (1918). After him are Ruth Wilson (1982), Roger Allam (1953), Jane Lapotaire (1944), Daniel Sharman (1986), Indira Varma (1973), and Bernard Cribbins (1928).

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