Joseph Thompson (actor)

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Joseph Thompson
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Thompson in 2015
Years active2005–present

Joseph Thompson is a British theatre, screen and voice actor best known for playing Dr. Paul Browning in the British Channel 4[1] serial drama Hollyoaks. He studied at the University of Bristol[2] and trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.


He made his 2005 theatre debut in Romeo and Juliet[3] at the Royal Exchange, Manchester alongside Andrew Garfield and Gugu Mbatha-Raw and has worked extensively on stage. Notable productions include The Voysey Inheritance[4] Fram and The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, Petrol Jesus Nightmare #5 at The Traverse Theatre and Earthquakes in London[5] for Headlong.[6] Other television work includes playing Eddie in Falling Water, Preston in Time After Time, George Hastings in the Sky Television adaptation of She Stoops To Conquer and roles in Elementary, Casualty, and EastEnders.[citation needed]


He won the British Soap Award for Best Newcomer[7] at The British Soap Awards and was nominated in the same category at the National Television Awards in 2013 for his portrayal of Dr. Browning.[8] He was also nominated for Best On-Screen Partnership with Jennifer Metcalfe at The British Soap Awards 2014, as Hollyoaks won Best Soap.

Personal life[]

Following his departure from Hollyoaks he moved to New York.[9]


  1. ^ "News | Channel 4".
  2. ^ "CELEB GRAD: Joseph Thompson". 23 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Romeo and Juliet, Royal Exchange, Manchester". the Guardian. 15 September 2005.
  4. ^ Benedict, David (4 May 2006). "The Voysey Inheritance".
  5. ^ "Earthquakes in London (tour – Cambridge) | WhatsOnStage".
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  7. ^ Wallis, Sara (4 September 2013). "Hollyoaks' evil Dr Browning's exit scenes are "brilliant and unexpected" and more twisted deeds to come". mirror.
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (18 April 2013). "'Hollyoaks' star on new Browning twists". Digital Spy.
  9. ^ "Hollyoaks Favourites: What happened to killer Dr Browning after he married Mercedes?". Radio Times.

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