Adrian Paul Hewett (born 29 May 1959), better known as Adrian Paul, is an actor. He played the Immortal Duncan MacLeod in Highlander : The Series (1992-1998), Highlander : Endgame (2000) and Highlander : The Source (2007). The role of Duncan has brought him the most prominence to date.
During his tenure with Highlander: The Series Paul directed and produced numerous shows which eventually led to his role as producer for the spinoff movies of the series.
Paul was born in London, England in 1959, the first of three brothers to an Italian mother and a British father. Paul first became a model, then a dancer and choreographer. In 1985, he left Europe for the United States to pursue a dance and modeling career. Paul has spent time in the theater with numerous plays, the most notable of which being a guest appearance in Beauty and the Beast which he has stated helped shape his acting ability.
His first role was on the ABC television series, The Colbys as the Russian ex-patriate ballet dancer, Kolya (1987–1988). This was followed by guest appearances on the television shows Beauty and the Beast (1987), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Tarzan (1991), Relic Hunter (1999), and as himself in WWF SmackDown (1999). He appeared in a January 2003 episode of Charmed and off Broadway in the play Bouncers. He also appeared in the made-for-TV movies Shooter (1988) and The Cover Girl Murder (1993) which starred Lee Majors. He appeared in a regular role in the second season of the television series War of the Worlds (1989–1990) as John Kincaid, three episodes of Dark Shadows (1991) as Jeremiah Collins, and made a pilot for CBS Television for a series called The Owl (1991).
In 2001, he starred in Tracker. Paul's first film appearance was in the 1988 film Last Rites, which starred Tom Berenger. He starred in the remake of The Masque of the Red Death (1989), a re-telling of the Edgar Allan Poe tale. He also appeared in Sheena Easton's "Days Like This" music video as her love interest and Duran Duran's "My Own Way" music video as a dancer. Other movies which he has starred or co-starred are Dance to Win (also known as War Dancing) (1989), Love Potion No. 9 (1992) as Enrico Pazzoli, Dead Men Can't Dance (1997), Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich) (1998), Merlin: The Return (1999) as Lancelot, Convergence (also called Premonition) (1999), The Void (2001), The Breed (2001), Code Hunter (2002), Nemesis Game (2003) Throttle (2005), and Phantom Below (also known as Tides of War) (2005). In 2006 he co-starred in the horror film Séance and in Little Chicago. He also starred as Ananias Dare in the Sci Fi original film Wraiths of Roanoke (2007) and Sir Francis Drake in the Sci Fi original film The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009). His upcoming films include the futuristic thriller Eyeborgs and the thriller/drama The Heavy. In 2008 he began voice acting the character of Patrick O'Brien in the animated War of the Worlds television show.
Paul was married to actress Meilani Paul but later divorced.
Since 1997, Paul has worked extensively for his charity organization PEACE (Protect, Educate, Aid Children Everywhere) under the auspices of Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, which puts into action the "School Makes a Difference" program, taking celebrities into schools and community centers to mentor children.