Paul Laverty- Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Ethnicity

Paul Laverty

Paul Laverty is a lawyer and screenwriter best known for his emotionally charged scripts that often border on didacticism. He had a long and productive working relationship with Ken Loach. His writing had a distinct characteristic that was peppered with bittersweet humor and, on sometimes, romance.

Quick Facts

Real NamePaul Laverty
Nick NamePaul
Date Of Birth1957
Age (As of 2024)67 years old
BirthplaceCalcutta, West Bengal, India
Professionlawyer, screenwriter
Height5 feet 8 inches
Weight57 kg
Hair ColorBald
Eye colorBrown
Net Worth$1 million – $5 million

Paul Laverty Age & Early Life

Paul was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, in 1957. He was born in the United Kingdom to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. However, his parents’ names and other information are not yet public. We don’t know anything about the famed screenwriter’s siblings. Despite being born in Calcutta, India, Paul has British nationality and is of mixed Irish-Scottish ancestry. In terms of his scholastic history, he attended Souls School in Wigtown, where he grew up. Later, he earned a philosophy degree from Rome’s Gregorian University. He also received his law degree from Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow.

Paul Laverty Height & Weight

Paul Laverty is 5 feet 8 inches tall. He weighs approximately 57 kg. He has lovely warm brown eyes and he is bald. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.

Paul Laverty

Paul Laverty’s Net Worth

How much is Paul Laverty’s net worth? Paul Laverty, is a 65-year-old screenwriter, and lawyer, with a net worth of $1 million-$ 5 million in February 2024.


His professional career began in the mid-1980s. He moved to Nicaragua and began living there where he worked for a Nicaraguan domestic human rights group that supplied factual proof of human rights atrocities during the battle between the elected Nicaraguan Government and the United state-backed “Contras”. He went to combat zones as a lawyer and gathered validated eyewitness statements, which he then passed on to international human rights groups.

In 1996, he made his writing debut with Carla’s song, directed by Ken Loach. He continues to write screenplays for Ken Loach, with his most well-known works being My Name is Joe (1998), Bread and Roses (2000), and Sweet Sixteen (2002). At the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, b received the prize for best screenplay. Following their successful cooperation with Ken, they made The Wind That Shakes The Barley in 2006, which explores the Irish War of Independence in the early 1920s, and received the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 2006. Looking For Eric, a comedy genre film was released in 2006, and Route Irish, a film about mercenaries in Iraq, was released in 2010.

Paul Laverty Wife & Marriage

Who is Paul Laverty’s wife? Paul Laverty, the famed screenwriter of Sweet Sixteen, got married. He is married to Iciar Bollain, a Spanish director and actor. They had been together since 1955. On the set of Ken Loaches in Land and Freedom, the pair initially met. They are the parents of three kids.