Paterson Joseph is a British actor who has appeared in American films such as In The Name Of The Father, The Beach and Æon Flux.
In recent years he has had a high number of prominent roles in television programmes: as Reuben in William and Mary alongside Martin Clunes; Mark Grace in Casualty; the Marquis de Carabas in Neverwhere; Alan Johnson in Peep Show; Lyndon Jones in Green Wing and Shorty in the first episode of Jericho.
He also appeared in the acclaimed drama Sex Traffic, in the TV version of Kwame Kwei-Armah's acclaimed play Elmina's Kitchen and in the Doctor Who episodes "Bad Wolf" and "The Parting of the Ways" as Rodrick.
He has also appeared in various supporting roles in Dead Ringers.
In 2006 he appeared in the television sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look where he most famously played Simon, a contestant on the game show Numberwang.
In 2007 he voiced the role of KO Joe, a crime-fighting kung fu chicken, in the animated series Chop Socky Chooks.
Paterson can also been seen in two seasons of the BBC sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive playing Space Marshall Clarke, and as Benjamin in the BBC serial drama Jekyll.
He appeared as Keaty in the Hollywood film The Beach alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and starred as Giroux alongside Charlize Theron and Marton Csokas in Paramount Pictures' Æon Flux (2005).