Paul McLaughlin is a graduate of Otago University (Allen Hall) and Toi Whakaari. He has appeared in over 50 professional theatre productions in a 15 year career as a full time actor and director. Notable performances include Colin McColl's celebrated production of Cabaret! at Downstage, Speed-the-Plough, The Bach and Peninsula at Circa and Speer at BATS, for which he was named Actor of The Year in 2007. Paul has appeared in core-cast roles in TV drama such as Jacksons Wharf and comedy - Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby. His last engagement was at Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North, directing the critically acclaimed Enlightenment. Paul is also the Artistic Director of Site Specific Theatre NZ; the team behind the shows HOTEL and SALON; which continue to tour the arts festival circuit.
Recent roles include Laurie in Kings of the Gym and Bill in The Truth Game, both at Circa.