About Paul Herzberg
Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, actor and voice-over artist.
Paul trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and has been active in three disciplines over a career spanning 40 years. On several occasions he has performed in productions of plays that he has written (BBC, Royal Exchange, Centaur Montreal and Park Theatres).
In 2020, Paul won the ‘best performance’ Award at the Apple Arcade Community Awards for his voice work as General Yurkovoi in Little Orpheus. The Moth, a commissioned monologue for Elysium Theatre Company, broadcast on YouTube, is currently shortlisted for 3 short film awards (see below).
Recent work as an actor includes Black Earth Rising, the award-winning The Honourable Woman and the stage hit Oslo, which transferred from the National Theatre to the Pinter. Paul performed in his play The Dead Wait at The Royal Exchange (and Park), which won Best Actor and nominations for Best Play and Production in the Manchester Evening News Awards.
Combining work through agents and with a well-equipped home studio, Paul has worked as a voice-over artist since the 80s. Recently much of his focus has been on video games and ads. He plays the co-lead in Little Orpheus – the sinister Russian General Yukovoi, for which he has won the ‘best performance’ Award at the Apple Arcade Community Awards. He also is the taciturn British robot Smokefinger in Warframe. Ads currently running on UK, European and American TV are for E-Toro, BMW and Butter Royale. Paul is currently the voice of the Numan ads on British TV.
Paul was recently commissioned by Ecosse Films to work on a new project, the adaptation of a major 20th-century novel. He co-wrote Almost Heaven, which won the Nashville Film Festival Best Feature. His screenplay for Ecosse, Anna’s Story, won a place on the 2018 Brit List. During lockdown he was commissioned by Elysium Theatre Company to write The Moth for release on You Tube, which has received rave reviews.
Watch The Moth: