Paul grew up in Newport, Shropshire and spent most of his formative years either role playing with his friends on the school playground during breaks, recreating scenes with his action figures or reading Marvel comics about his favourite characters. Yep, he was pretty much immersed in that galaxy far, far away.
Up until January 2017, Paul was Supplements Editor for two of the UK’s largest regional newspapers, working for both the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton, and Shropshire Star, based in Telford. He had been with the organisation for 25 years. Then, in February, he launched his own 'empire' - a design and pr agency by the name of Media & You.
When the call comes in for Star Wars content his desk makes the jump to hyperspace at the drop of a hat. He particularly enjoys interviewing the cast of his beloved franchise - even if he does chuckle along a lot.
Biggest regrets – selling much of his Kenner/Palitoy collection in his teens. “If only I still had my cardboard Death Star and Jawa with vinyl cape,” he winces.
Paul announced he was leaving Jedi News after seven years on 29th September 2017.