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Paul Freeman (actor) : biography

18 January 1943 –

Paul Freeman (born 18 January 1943) is a British film, stage, and television actor. He is best known for his role as rival archeologist René Belloq in Raiders of the Lost Ark and as the evil wine baron, Gustav Reibmann on season 4 of Falcon Crest.

Personal life

Freeman was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, on 18 January 1943. He is married to Maggie Scott, who was his co-star in the 1981 film The Dogs of War. They have a daughter. Freeman was previously married to actress Judy Matheson.



Year Title Role Notes/Awards
1976 Feelings Paul Martin
1980 The Long Good Friday Colin
1980 The Dogs of War Derek
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Dr. René Belloq Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1982 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman James Calendar
1982 Who Dares Wins Sir Richard
1982 The Sender Dr. Joseph Denman
1983 Si elle dit oui… je ne dis pas non Nick
1984 Flight to Berlin Nicholas
1986 Shanghai Surprise Walter Faraday
1988 Prisoner of Rio Ronald Biggs
1988 A World Apart Kruger
1988 Without a Clue Professor James Moriarty
1992 Just Like A Woman Miles Millichamp
1993 Piccolo Grande Amore Otto Von Dix
1994 The Sum Of Us George
1994 Lie Down With Lions Dubois
1995 Horseman On The Roof Laurent de Theus
1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Ivan Ooze
1996 Squillo Marco
1997 Double Team Goldsmythe
1997 Bribery And Corruption Julius Sorenson
1999 The Devil’s Arithmetic Rabbi
2001 Morlang Julius Morlang Cairo International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2002 And Now…Ladies and Gentlemen English Customer
2002 Haker President of MIT
2003 George and the Dragon Sir Robert
2003 Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War Jenkins
2004 When I’m 64 Ray
2006 The Feast of the Goat Agustin
2007 Hot Fuzz Rev. Philip Shooter
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Monsignor Godlewski
2010 Centurion Governor Agricola


  • 1967 – Champion House – Elwyn
  • 1992 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "British East Africa, September 1909" – Frederick Selous
  • 1998-2002 – ER – Dr. Charles Corday – 3 episodes