Paul Blackthorne

as Detective Lance

Paul Blackthorne plays Detective Lance, Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) father, who is on a quest to bring down Arrow (Stephen Amell), in The CW’s new fall series Arrow.

No stranger to television, Blackthorne was a series regular on The River, Lipstick Jungle, The Dresden Files and Presidio Med. He also had recurring roles on White Collar, The Gates, Leverage, Big Shots, 24 and ER. Other notable guest star appearances include Warehouse 13, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice and Monk.

Blackthorne’s feature film credits include A Christmas Carol, Special, Four Corners of Suburbia, Mindcrime, The Truth Game and Romeo Thinks Again. He also starred in the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan.

Blackthorne currently lives in Los Angeles.

Hometown: Wellington, Shropshire, England
Birthday: March 5
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