Updated: 05/05/2017 07:37 PM | First Published: 05/05/2017 04:47 PM

Paul Danan

Paul Danan laughing with a finger pointed, he's wearing a garland of colorful flowers

Paul Danan is a British presenter and an actor who is best known as Sol Patrick from the hit teen soap opera Hollyoaks. He also regularly appears alongside Rylan Clark on Celebrity Big Brothers Bit On the Side. 




Paul Danan's early life

He was born in Waltham Forest, London, England on July 2, 1978. Born in Chigwell, to a Sephardi family, Paul’s father was from Fez, Morocco. He attended The Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts in London. Paul currently lives in Hertfordshire.


Fame from Hollyoaks and career ascent

Paul made his debut as Agent Max Mitford in The Queen’s Nose on BBC in 1995. Two years later, he made his breakthrough in television with a role in the popular series Hollyoaks. The role, which he portrayed until 2001, propelled him to stardom.

He was later seen alongside Martin Kemp in 2002’s Daddy’s Girl. Paul also appeared in Desires of Frankenstein by James Martin Charlton at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002.

In 2005, Danan appeared in the first season of ITV’s Celebrity Love Island. He returned to the show in 2006. The same year, he signed on as a presenter for Test Drive My Girlfriend on ITV2. He joined Calum Best and Fran Cosgrave for the adventure series Calum, Fran and Dangerous Danan on ITV2 in September of 2006. That year, Danan received the Laftas Comedy Award for Funniest Reality TV Personality. 

Paul Danan laughing with a finger pointed, he's wearing a garland of colorful flowers

He appeared as a guest star in the first two seasons of the sketch comedy show, The Kevin Bishop Show, in 2009. Soon after this, he began hosting Stars and Strikes with Rick Edwards. The talented presenter has also made appearances on ITV’s Crime Stories and Sky TV’s Good Girls Club.

The Hollyoaks star will soon be starring alongside Ricky Norwood and Lateysha Grace in a new sitcom, Barberz.


Paul Danan has a son

Danan welcomed a son with his girlfriend on September 10, 2015. He shared the happy news via Twitter and later revealed that his son would be called DeNiro Benjamin Danan. The mother’s name has not been revealed yet.

Paul has been romantically linked with Isabella Hervey (2005), Nikki Ziering (2005) and Nicola Stapleton. The 39-year-old dated Melanie Sykes in the late 90s.


Danan is active on Twitter @PaulyDanan where he has garnered over 15.8 K followers as of May, 2017.

Name Paul Danan
Profession Actor
Gender Male
Birthday July 02, 1978
Age 40 Years Old
Star Sign Cancer