Paul Maxwell (12th November, 1921 - 19th December, 1991) was a Canadian actor who played Steve Tanner, Elsie's second husband, on Coronation Street in 1967. He was a voice actor in ITC productions such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, and most notably was the voice of leading character Colonel Steve Zodiac in Fireball XL5. He also made live action appearances in The Champions, The Saint and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased). In films he had a role in the blockbuster 1989 movie Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. Much further back in his career he appeared in the 1960s horror film The Haunting. He also appeared in Emmerdale Farm between 1979 and 1980.

Born in Winnipeg but naturalised American, Maxwell's mother was a concert pianist and he travelled country with her as she played at various venues. His father wanted him to be a doctor but he wanted to act and he gave up any plans to pursue a medical career to follow his ambition.

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