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Paul is a recurring minor character in the Netflix miniseries, The Queen's Gambit. He is Alice Harmon's supposedly-divorced husband and Elizabeth Harmon's absent biological father.

As can be seen in Beth’s admission file[1], the surname Harmon is not his family name, but Alice's maiden name.

Very little of his character is revealed within the show, though his family is notably wealthy. At some point after 1948, Alice took Beth and began avoiding Paul for unknown reasons. In 1953, Paul gave up on following Alice and founded a family of his own.

Paul is played by Sergio Di Zio.


  1. Openings 04:21.