Gladiator 2: who is Paul Mescal

The sequel of Gladiator is confirmed: if you loved the Ridley Scott film but you know that Maximus Decimo Meridio can’t come back. So who is replacing Russell Crowe in Gladiator 2a role for which theactor did he win the Oscar? The choice fell on Paul Mescal.

Maybe this name doesn’t tell you much, but if you are a fan of TV series you may have seen him in action: Mescal has in fact become known thanks to the role of Connell Waldron in the series Normal People.

Born in 1996, the Irish actor is on the rise: he is also in the film Aftersun (which can be found on the MUBI platform) and starred in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The dark daughterbased on the novel by Elena Ferrante.

So let’s find out who is Paul Mescalthe protagonist of Gladiator 2.

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Gladiator 2, who is Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal, the protagonist of Gladiator 2, was born on February 2, 1996 in, Maynooth, Ireland. He is the son of a policewoman and a teacher. He has a past from soccer player: Played as a defender in the under-21 Gaelic football clubs Kildare GAA and Maynooth GAA. Due to an injury he then decided to study acting: he graduated in 2017 from Trinity College.

After a start like theater actor at the Gate Theater in Dublin, success arrived in 2020, thanks to the TV series Normal People (which in Italy is on the Starz platform, also available through Prime Video). For the role of Connell she received several nominations: including Emmy and Golden Globe.

Normal People is the story of two boys, the female protagonist is Daisy Edgar-Jones, who are together from the end of high school to university: a love story so true and poignant that it has captivated the public.

There filmography of Paul Mescal it is not very long, but already very interesting: in 2021 he was at the Venice Film Festival with the film The dark daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut based on the novel by Elena Ferrante. And then Aftersunin which he is a young father who reconnects with his teenage daughter.

In 2022 he was at another important festival: he presented in Cannes, in the Directors’ Fortnight section, God’s Creatures, still unpublished in Italy. Still unreleased too Carmendirectorial debut of Benjamin Millepied (dancer, choreographer and husband of Natalie Portman), loosely based on Bizet’s work.

Paul Mescal: Who is the girlfriend

Paul Mescal lives in London and plays the piano. The passion for music he shares with his partner: the Paul Mescal’s girlfriend is Phoebe BridgersAmerican singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

The actor also appeared in the music video Savior complexof the Bridgers‘, directed by actress and screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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