Paul Bullion set to star in Netflix’s The Witcher alongside Yasen Atour


ArtsEd are delighted to celebrate two alumni cast in The Witcher, the second series of Netflix recent hit. Paul Bullion, BA Musical Theatre alumnus, is set to star as Lambert, alongside MA Acting alumnus Yasen Atour playing Coën.  

Paul graduated from ArtsEd ten years ago and has enjoyed an exciting and varied career ever since. Best known for his role as Billy Kitchen in Peaky Blinders, Paul’s other recent TV credits include Agatha Raisin and The Bastard Executioner whilst theatre roles have seen him at the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.  

Paul is forever grateful for the training he received at ArtsEd 

ArtsEd really prepared me for just how tough the industry can be, but I’ve learnt perseverance always pays off.  

The great thing about the musical theatre course is that it provides you with such a wide skillset. The dance training especially helps with coordination and retaining fight choreography. Understanding your body and how it moves is so important, and the training really helps with that.  

I honestly had the most amazing three years and I will always be grateful for the opportunities ArtsEd gave me. I look forward to our 10 year reunion this year!” 

MA Acting alumnus, Yasen Atour has enjoyed great success since graduating in 2012, Best known for 2018 feature film, Robin Hood and Channel 4’s The State, Yas is thrilled about his new role in The Witcher, and grateful for the support network and training ArtsEd provides: 

“Life can be challenging as an actor, and trying to find your way in the industry can be tough. For me, this was made easier because I had a solid foundation and a place I could call home, the one and only…ArtsEd! ArtsEd has always made me feel welcome, and the after-care is second to none – thank you for your continued love and support. Attending ArtsEd was without a doubt, the best decision I ever made!” 

This series has already started filming, and is set to be released in 2021.  

Find out more about our BA Musical Theatre course and MA Acting course