Jean-Paul Ly is an award winning action actor, who studied acting at the Identity Drama School, London.

He played:

  • NGUYEN in Disney upcoming feature film ARTEMIS FOWL (Release May 2020), directed by Kenneth Branagh

  • RAPTOR, in Chinese action feature film THE GUARDIAN / PATRON SAINT (2019), directed by Jimmy Henderson

  • DONNIE, a lead role in his 2nd feature film NIGHTSHOOTERS (2018), nominated at 2018 RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL for Best UK Feature

  • BLACK ZERO LEADER in KRYPTON TV SHOW (2018 Warner Bros)

  • KELSO in VENGEANCE 2 (2019) starring Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones

  • LY, a lead role in his 1st feature film JAILBREAK (2017), now on NETFLIX INTERNATIONAL and won Best Action Feature Film in Fantasia (July 2017), with praised critics from VARIETY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, SCREEN ANARCHY etc 


Behind the cameras, Jean-Paul also works as Action Director on several feature films: JAILBREAK, NIGHTSHOOTERS, THE PREY, and EXODUS (May 2019), fight choreographer on commercials such as NICORETTE TV & ONLINE AD, BBC WOMEN' AID CINEMA AD.

He directed his first film : THE DIVISION, a 27min action film with an innovative approach from a UK film production (film available in the FILMMAKER SECTION).

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