He attended St. Francis Xavier's Grammar School, Liverpool and St Mungo's Academy, Glasgow then worked for merchant banks for six years before training as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Having moved to London he then toured with a children's theatre company.
He provided the voice of Ringo Starr and the Chief Blue Meanie in the film Yellow Submarine.
Television and film appearances
He has appeared in many British television programmes such as George and Mildred,Callan, The Liver Birds, The Onedin Line, Man About The House, Quiller, The Sweeney, The Gentle Touch, Bergerac, Armchair Theatre, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, Robin's Nest, Juliet Bravo, Casualty,The Grimleys and Porridge as the tattooed former seafarer 'Navy Rum'.
He also played Alf Garnett's son-in-law Mike in the 1972 film The Alf Garnett Saga. Other feature films include The Mini-Affair (1967), Otley (1968), Battle of Britain (1969), Sweeney! (1977), Hussy (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Runners (1983). He is the older brother of Michael Angelis, who is famous for narrating the popular children's TV show, Thomas and Friends, which had Ringo Starr (whom Paul Angelis voiced in Yellow Submarine) as narrator for the first two seasons.
He has written several BBC radio shows, a television food programme for TSW and a novel.