Paul Higgins is a Scottish actor. He has appeared onstage in Paul, Black Watch and in the film Complicity. He played the character Alan in "Staying Alive", a hospital drama on ITV, which also starred Sophie Okonedo and Jessica Hynes. He has also played the character Jamie McDonald, a press officer, in the BBC television programme The Thick of It and its spin-off feature length film, In The Loop. He wrote a play titled "Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us" which was performed at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in November 2008. In 2009 he appeared playing Gil Cameron on the BBC One TV Drama Hope Springs.
He was brought up as a Roman Catholic, but now he considers himself a lapsed Catholic. As a teenager he trained to be a priest but gave his training up aged 17 when he began dating.
He is married to English actress Amelia Bullmore, whom he met in 1992 while co-starring in A View from the Bridge in Manchester. The couple have two daughters.