This screen was painted by the stage-designer, artist, caricaturist and potter Adrian Paul Allison.
He designed and made the screen especially for himself, and it stayed in his London studio until his death in 1959.
In 1985, he left Europe for the United States to pursue a dance and modeling career.
Paul has spent time in the theater with numerous plays, the most notable of which being a guest appearance in Beauty and the Beast which he has stated helped shape his acting ability.
The role encouraged him to study martial arts including: Kung Fu forms Choy Li Fut and Hung Gar, Tae-Kwon-Do, Wing Chun, and boxing.
Of necessity, he also did extensive sword training with the Japanese Katana.
He starred in the remake of The Masque of the Red Death (1989), a re-telling of the Edgar Allan Poe tale.
Paul was born in London, England in 1959, the first of three brothers, to an Italian mother and a British father.
Paul first became a model, then a dancer and choreographer.
Other movies include Dance to Win (also known as War Dancing) (1989), Love Potion No.
9 (1992) as Enrico Pazzoli, Dead Men Can't Dance (1997), Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich) (1998), Merlin: The Return (1999) as Lancelot, Convergence (also called Premonition) (1999), The Void (2001), The Breed (2001), Code Hunter (2002), Nemesis Game (2003), Throttle (2005), and Phantom Below (also known as Tides of War) (2005). He also starred as Ananias Dare in the Sci Fi original film Wraiths of Roanoke (2007) and Sir Francis Drake in the Sci Fi original film, The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009).
The role of Duncan has brought him the most prominence to date.