Paul M Layton

Paul Michael Layton (born November 8, 1986) is an Australian actor, writer, producer and director. He is known for his lead role in seasons 3–8 of The Horizon, in which he played Jake.[1][2]


Paul Michael Layton was born in Sydney, Australia, on November 8, 1986. He studied at The Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts.[3]


Layton started out in theatre, with many of his performances being in roles at the Pilgrim Theatre in Sydney. He later moved into TV and film, with roles in short films, like My Thoughts Exactly,[4] and various TV series. In 2013, he was cast in the lead role of popular web series, The Horizon, and performed alongside David Collins (Umbilical Brothers) in The Detectives of Noir Town.[2]

In more recent years, Layton took on the role of writer and producer in 25 Frames and The Detectives of Noir Town,[5][6] winning an award for The Detectives of Noir Town at the Connect Film Festival AUS in 2015.[7] Layton began his directing career in 2018 with The Oxford Circus, which he also produced and starred in.[8][9]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Mediator Peter Short film
2009 Two of a Kind Charlie Video short
2010 The Gift of the Gun Ben Short film
2010 25 Frames TV series
2011 Panic at Rock Island Davern TV movie
2011 Story Keeper Davern
2013 My Thoughts Exactly Mark Short film
2013–2016 The Horizon Jake Web series
2014 Two Brothers and a Girl Ben Harris
2014 The Detectives of Noir Town Detective Hugh Mann Short film
2015 Endless Highway Ira Short film
2016 Horizon Jake TV movie
2017 Dream Channel Tan Man TV series
2018 The Oxford Circus Francois Dahlvinyer Von Vundakint TV movie

Producer and Writer

Year Title Role Notes
2010 25 Frames Producer, writer 14 episodes
2014 The Detectives of Noir Town Co-producer, co-writer
2018 The Oxford Circus Executive producer/producer, writer


Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Oxford Circus Director

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Connect Film Festival, AUS Straight to the Poolroom Award: Best Aussie Comedy The Detectives of Noir Town Won [7]


  1. ^ "Oz thriller deals with the perils of adultery". IF Magazine. 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  2. ^ a b "The Horizon series 7 and 8 (2016) - The Screen Guide - Screen Australia". Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. ^ Equity. Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance. 2014. p. 28.
  4. ^ "Title No: 1495844". NFSA. Retrieved 10 Sep 2019.
  5. ^ "Title No: 1495942". NFSA. Retrieved 10 Sep 2019.
  6. ^ "Title No: 1495940". NFSA. Retrieved 10 Sep 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Connect Film Festival, AUS (2015)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  8. ^ "Title No: 1495832". NFSA. Retrieved 10 Sep 2019.
  9. ^ Kornits, Dov (2019-01-30). "Sydney's Lock Out Laws Inspire Web Series". FilmInk. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

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