Dr. Paul Weston

played by Gabriel Byrne

A psychoanalyst in his 50s, Paul divorced his wife and moved to Brooklyn for a fresh start.

Character Bio

As Dr. Paul Weston continues to struggle with the aftermath of his divorce, he faces new emotional and physical challenges - including hand tremors that he fears might be the onset of Parkinson's Disease, which killed his father. Frustrated with his new patients and coping with his teenage son Max who has moved in with him, Paul seeks the guidance of a younger psychoanalyst, Adele.


Irish-born Gabriel Byrne has worked with some of the cinema's leading directors, including the Coen Brothers, Win Wenders, Jim Jarmush, Ken Loach, John Boorman, David Cronenberg, and Bryan Singer. Moving between independent and studio films, in addition to producing three pictures and writing two, he has starred in 35 pictures, including Miller's Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Into the West, The End of Violence, Dead Man, Vanity Fair, and Spider. Recently Mr. Byrne starred opposite Miranda Richardson in Richard E. Grant's directorial debut Wah-Wah; opposite Laura Linney in Ray Lawrence's Jindabyne; and in Emotional Arithmetic, also starring Susan Sarandon, Christopher Plummer, and Max Von Sydow.

Mr. Byrne was nominated for a 2000 Tony Award for Eugene O'Neill's Moon for the Misbegotten and made a welcome return to Broadway in 2005, winning glowing reviews for his performance as Cornelius Melody in another O'Neill play, A Touch of the Poet. In 2009, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for HBO's In Treatment.

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