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24th Apr '13 2:14:00 PM XFllo
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Paul [=McGann=] (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor who made his name on the BBC serial ''TheMonocledMutineer'', in which he played the lead role. He's also known for his role in ''Film/WithnailAndI'', and for portraying the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie television movie]] and subsequent ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio plays.

Despite his extremely brief on-screen tenure in ''Doctor Who'' (even his regeneration into ChristopherEccleston was offscreen), his portrayal is well-loved, and his audio adventures have quite a large fandom. Starting in 2008, he got his own separate ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' series in addition to his regular monthly episodes.

Tweets as @pauljmcgann.

!!Filmography:
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* ''TheMonocledMutineer'': Percy Toplis
* ''Film/WithnailAndI'': Marwood/I
* ''Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie'': The Eighth Doctor
* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Lieutenant Bush
* ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'': David Talbot
* ''Film/LesbianVampireKillers'': Vicar
* ''Series/RipperStreet'': Stanley Bones

!!Tropes:
* BritishAccents: Scouse, which is notably very different from his received pronunciation portrayal of the Doctor.
* CozyVoiceForCatastrophes: His deep, soothing voice has led him to narrate documentaries on uncomfortable and/or frightening subjects.
* EvilIsHammy
* MrFanservice: Almost every movie he's in casts him as a lust object.
** ''The Rainbow'' pushed the trope to its natural limit by having him frolick naked through the woods.
** ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "Paul [=McGann=] Is Almost Naked A Lot".
** He spends his first ten minutes as the Eighth Doctor wearing nothing but a sheet.
** Lampshaded a bit in a BigFinish episode where, despite it being a sound-only medium, he ''still'' manages to lose his shirt. Twice.
** ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': He's not the only one Mr Fanservice is this series, but his Mr Bush tends to get wet a lot and has some glorious {{Shirtless Scene}}s.
* ScullyBox: In an interview in which he was asked how tall he is, he mentioned that he ends up standing on boxes often enough.
--> "Five feet nine. Quite little, really. From a squat tribe, you see. My brothers (and sister) are all taller than me, as are most of the actresses I'm required to smooch. At such times they usually stand me on a box. Sort of keeps your feet on the ground, paradoxically."
* WagTheDirector: Positive example in BigFinish. He pushed for a new look for his Doctor, based on WorldWarOne-era navy clothes, as well as a WorldWarOne storyline.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: No matter what he's in, it's almost a guarantee his blue eyes will get at least one close-up.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was cast as Literature/{{Sharpe}}, but broke his leg before filming could start. Had he not broken his leg, Lt. Bush would have been played by someone else.

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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dalek_6628.jpg]]

Paul [=McGann=] (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor who made his name on the BBC serial ''TheMonocledMutineer'', in which he played the lead role. He's also known for his role in ''Film/WithnailAndI'', and for portraying the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie television movie]] and subsequent ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio plays.

Despite his extremely brief on-screen tenure in ''Doctor Who'' (even his regeneration into ChristopherEccleston was offscreen), his portrayal is well-loved, and his audio adventures have quite a large fandom. Starting in 2008, he got his own separate ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' series in addition to his regular monthly episodes.

Tweets as @pauljmcgann.

!!Filmography:
%%Please help fill this out, especially with works that have articles here.
* ''TheMonocledMutineer'': Percy Toplis
* ''Film/WithnailAndI'': Marwood/I
* ''Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie'': The Eighth Doctor
* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Lieutenant Bush
* ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'': David Talbot
* ''Film/LesbianVampireKillers'': Vicar
* ''Series/RipperStreet'': Stanley Bones

!!Tropes:
* BritishAccents: Scouse, which is notably very different from his received pronunciation portrayal of the Doctor.
* CozyVoiceForCatastrophes: His deep, soothing voice has led him to narrate documentaries on uncomfortable and/or frightening subjects.
* EvilIsHammy
* MrFanservice: Almost every movie he's in casts him as a lust object.
** ''The Rainbow'' pushed the trope to its natural limit by having him frolick naked through the woods.
** ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "Paul [=McGann=] Is Almost Naked A Lot".
** He spends his first ten minutes as the Eighth Doctor wearing nothing but a sheet.
** Lampshaded a bit in a BigFinish episode where, despite it being a sound-only medium, he ''still'' manages to lose his shirt. Twice.
** ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': He's not the only one Mr Fanservice is this series, but his Mr Bush tends to get wet a lot and has some glorious {{Shirtless Scene}}s.
* ScullyBox: In an interview in which he was asked how tall he is, he mentioned that he ends up standing on boxes often enough.
--> "Five feet nine. Quite little, really. From a squat tribe, you see. My brothers (and sister) are all taller than me, as are most of the actresses I'm required to smooch. At such times they usually stand me on a box. Sort of keeps your feet on the ground, paradoxically."
* WagTheDirector: Positive example in BigFinish. He pushed for a new look for his Doctor, based on WorldWarOne-era navy clothes, as well as a WorldWarOne storyline.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: No matter what he's in, it's almost a guarantee his blue eyes will get at least one close-up.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was cast as Literature/{{Sharpe}}, but broke his leg before filming could start. Had he not broken his leg, Lt. Bush would have been played by someone else.
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24th Apr '13 2:03:00 PM XFllo
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** ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "PaulMcGann Is Almost Naked A Lot".

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** ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "PaulMcGann "Paul [=McGann=] Is Almost Naked A Lot".
13th Apr '13 3:26:06 PM maxwellsilver
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* WhatBeautifulEyes: No matter what he's in, it's almost a guarantee his blue eyes will get at least one close-up.

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: No matter what he's in, it's almost a guarantee his blue eyes will get at least one close-up.close-up.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was cast as Literature/{{Sharpe}}, but broke his leg before filming could start. Had he not broken his leg, Lt. Bush would have been played by someone else.
3rd Mar '13 2:59:04 PM Lullabee
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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Lieutenant Bush
28th Feb '13 11:19:30 AM XFllo
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** ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "PaulMcGann Is Almost Naked A Lot". ** He spends his first ten minutes as the Eighth Doctor wearing nothing but a sheet.

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** ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "PaulMcGann Is Almost Naked A Lot". Lot".
** He spends his first ten minutes as the Eighth Doctor wearing nothing but a sheet.
28th Feb '13 11:16:03 AM XFllo
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* MrFanservice: Almost every movie he's in casts him as a lust object. ''The Rainbow'' pushed the trope to its natural limit by having him frolick naked through the woods. ''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "PaulMcGann Is Almost Naked A Lot". And he spends his first ten minutes as the Eighth Doctor wearing nothing but a sheet.

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* MrFanservice: Almost every movie he's in casts him as a lust object. object.
**
''The Rainbow'' pushed the trope to its natural limit by having him frolick naked through the woods. woods.
**
''Film/WithnailAndI'' could easily just have been called "PaulMcGann Is Almost Naked A Lot". And he ** He spends his first ten minutes as the Eighth Doctor wearing nothing but a sheet.


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** ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': He's not the only one Mr Fanservice is this series, but his Mr Bush tends to get wet a lot and has some glorious {{Shirtless Scene}}s.
25th Feb '13 11:46:40 PM Lullabee
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* ''Film/LesbianVampireKillers'': Vicar
25th Feb '13 11:42:56 PM Lullabee
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!!Filmography:
%%Please go ahead and fill this out, especially with works that have articles here.
* ''TheMonocledMutineer'': Percy Toplis
* ''Film/WithnailAndI'': Marwood/I
* ''Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie'': The Eighth Doctor
* ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'': David Talbot
* ''Series/RipperStreet'': Stanley Bones


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* ScullyBox: In an interview in which he was asked how tall he is, he mentioned that he ends up standing on boxes often enough.
--> "Five feet nine. Quite little, really. From a squat tribe, you see. My brothers (and sister) are all taller than me, as are most of the actresses I'm required to smooch. At such times they usually stand me on a box. Sort of keeps your feet on the ground, paradoxically."
19th Feb '13 7:23:27 PM Xtifr
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Despite his extremely brief on-screen tenure in ''Doctor Who'' (even his regeneration into ChristopherEccleston was offscreen), his portrayal is well-loved, and his audio adventures have quite a large fandom. Starting in 2008, he got his own separate BigFinishDoctorWho series in addition to his regular monthly episodes.

to:

Despite his extremely brief on-screen tenure in ''Doctor Who'' (even his regeneration into ChristopherEccleston was offscreen), his portrayal is well-loved, and his audio adventures have quite a large fandom. Starting in 2008, he got his own separate BigFinishDoctorWho ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' series in addition to his regular monthly episodes.
19th Feb '13 7:22:53 PM Xtifr
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Paul [=McGann=] (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor who made his name on the BBC serial ''TheMonocledMutineer'', in which he played the lead role. He's also known for his role in ''Film/WithnailAndI'', and for portraying the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie television movie]] and subsequent Radio/BigFinishDoctorWho radio series.

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Paul [=McGann=] (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor who made his name on the BBC serial ''TheMonocledMutineer'', in which he played the lead role. He's also known for his role in ''Film/WithnailAndI'', and for portraying the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie television movie]] and subsequent Radio/BigFinishDoctorWho radio series.''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio plays.
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