The show first aired in 2011, with its sixth series airing last year.
The cast recently filmed a retrospective special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the comedy – which is due to air later this year.
Aside from the Channel 4 show, he had a string of other TV credits to his name, starring in BBC drama The Game, Cold Feet, Chernobyl and Vera.
He also lit up the big screen, appearing in James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in 2009, as Eldred Worple, a wizard introduced to Harry at Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party.
Paul is survived by his wife Polly and his children Frank and Noah.
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