Paul Chowdhry

Paul Chowdhry

Date of birth: 21-08-1974
Paul Chowdhry started stand-up in 1998, and his comedy career has since taken him to Hong Kong, the Gulf, Amsterdam, Germany, South Africa and headlining the International Indian Kings of Comedy tour. In 2003, he became the first British act to perform at the Caribbean Comedy Festival in Trinidad.

He was nominated as best comedian in the 2002 EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy) awards, and won the critics' choice award at the 2003 Smirnoff South African International Comedy Festival.

He has also appeared in the 2004 film Colour Me Kubrick, playing a club announcer, and on various stand-up shows on TV.

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Paul Chowdhry to star in international financial drama

Major new series for Sky

Paul Chowdhry has landed a leading role in a new international TV series for Sky.

Devils is a financial thriller based on the best-selling novel by Guido Maria Brera about a conspiracy uncovered by a group of traders of a large investment bank.

It is not known what role he will play, but he is one of the main cast named in the initial announcement 

Patrick Dempsey, the actor best known as Derek Shepherd – aka Dr. McDreamy – from ABC's Grey's Anatomy, leads cast alongside Italian star Alessandro Borghi.

Filming starts next month in London and Rome and will take 24 weeks.

Nils Hartmann, head of Sky Italia Original Productions, which is making the show, said Devils was ‘an ambitious project which marks Sky’s debut into a genre, the financial thriller, that has been little explored in Italy.’

Luca Bernabei, chief executive of co-producers Lux Vide added: ‘Once finance had to do with some rich people who had the capital to "play" on the stock exchange; now finance takes hold of the lives of all of us and changes them profoundly, making most of us poorer and a few privileged ones much richer.

‘That’s exactly what struck me in the excellent novel by Guido Maria Brera, Devils. that tells the secrets of the new masters of the world: the lords of finance. 

‘[This is] a new enthralling series that will tell the stories of men and women who work in the financial markets no longer to earn money but to become the masters of the world. ‘

The series will première in Italy on Sky and internationally distributed by Sky Vision. 

Chubby Funny star Harry Michell also has a role, while other co-stars include Laia Costa, Malachi Kirby  Pia Mechler and Sallie Harmsen

Devils will be is directed by Nick Hurran, best known for hit series like Sherlock, Doctor Who and, Fortitude. He will also be showrunner  alongside Jan Michelini

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Published: 20 Aug 2018

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Paul Chowdhry

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Paul Chowdhry: Lost in Confusion

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Paul Chowdhry Is Not PC

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World


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