Considine in September 2011
|Born||Patrick George Considine
5 September 1973
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
|Occupation||Actor, film director, screenwriter, musician|
Patrick George "Paddy" Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is best known for his portrayals of dark, troubled, and morally or mentally ambiguous characters. Considine frequently collaborates with Shane Meadows. He has starred in films such as In America, Dead Man's Shoes, The Cry of the Owl, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End.
Considine came to prominence in the early 2000s with a string of performances in independent films that prompted the Observer to describe him as "the best-kept secret in British movies". In addition to leading and supporting roles in Hollywood films, he has acted in independent British films and television shows. He wrote and directed Tyrannosaur, a 2011 film based on his directorial debut, the 2007 short film Dog Altogether. He had acted in and written several music videos, most notably the Arctic Monkeys video for "Leave Before the Lights Come On".
Considine has received an Evening Standard British Film Award, Empire Award, and Thessaloniki Film Festival Awards, as well as eight other award nominations for his acting. He has also won a BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, Silver Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival Short Film Jury Award (Narrative Special Jury Prize) for his short film Dog Altogether. He won a second BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, and a World Cinema Directing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for Tyrannosaur.
Considine was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, where he still resides. He grew up with his brother and sisters in a council estate in Winshill, a suburb of Burton. Considine attended, among other schools, Abbot Beyne Senior School and Burton College. In 1990, Considine enrolled to do a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Burton College, where he first met Shane Meadows. Neither of them completed the course. In 1994, Considine moved away to study at the University of Brighton, from which he graduated with a first-class B.A. in photography.
After graduating from university, Meadows cast Considine in several short films, as well as his second feature, A Room for Romeo Brass (1999). Considine, in his screen debut, played the disturbed character Morell. Considine's performance in the film led to Pawel Pawlikowski casting him in his first starring role in Last Resort (2000). Considine played the love-struck misfit Alfie, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. After coming to prominence for his roles as Alfie and Morell, Considine increased his profile during the early to mid-2000s with supporting and starring roles in cult films such as 24 Hour Party People and In America.
In 2004, Considine starred in what was then the most significant role of his career, as Richard in Meadows' revenge film Dead Man's Shoes (2004), a film he co-wrote and for which he won the Best British Actor award at the 2005 Empire Awards. In the same year, he starred in My Summer of Love, his second film with director Pawel Pawlikowski. Both films were recognised on the award circuit, where Considine earned five nominations and two wins. The following year, Considine played Frank Thorogood (the suspected murderer of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones) in Stoned (2005). It was around this time that Considine earned his reputation as a popular portrayer of cinema villains, antiheroes, and darker characters. 2005 also saw the release of Considine's second Hollywood film, Cinderella Man.
Considine appeared in the Spanish thriller Bosque de Sombras (2006). It was during the filming of this that Considine penned what later became his debut short, Dog Altogether. Considine claims that it was his co-star Gary Oldman who gave him confidence to make the film, which led to him thanking Oldman during his BAFTA acceptance speech. In 2006, he starred in PU-239 as Timofey Berezin, a worker at a Russian nuclear facility who gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In 2007, Considine landed roles in two popular big budget films; the third film in the Bourne Trilogy film series, The Bourne Ultimatum, in which he played newspaper reporter Simon Ross, and Hot Fuzz, in which he had his first comedic role as DS Andy Wainwright. In 2008, Considine starred in My Zinc Bed a TV film for BBC / HBO. In 2009, he starred as Peter Hunter in the Channel 4 miniseries Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord, based on the novels by David Peace, and another collaboration with Meadows, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee, a film which was unscripted, adlibbed, and filmed in five days at a cost of £48,000, and which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
In 2011, Considine starred in a film adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's book Submarine, which Richard Ayoade wrote and directed. Also in 2011, Considine appeared as Porter Nash in the adaptation of the Ken Bruen novel Blitz, as well as starring as Jack Whicher in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. In the same year, Considine was briefly reunited with one of his A Room for Romeo Brass co-stars, BAFTA-winning actress Vicky McClure. The two shared the screen in a television advert to promote "Films for Life Season". The ad was shot over two days in Spain.
Considine has consistently displayed a flair for regional and world accents; along with the Gypsy Midlander Morell in his first role in 1999's A Room for Romeo Brass, Considine played a Londoner in Stoned and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, a Russian nuclear plant worker in PU-239, a Welshman in Submarine and Happy Now, an Irish immigrant in In America, a Mancunian in Red Riding, a Yorkshireman in My Summer of Love, an American in Cry of the Owl and Cinderella Man, and a West Countryman in Hot Fuzz. He has appeared in several music videos, most notably "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" (2002) by Coldplay and Moloko's "Familiar Feeling" (2003), as well as the Arctic Monkeys track "Leave Before The Lights Come On" (2006), for which he wrote the video.
Considine starred in The World's End, as one of the "Five Musketeers" reattempting an "epic" pub crawl. Considine previously worked with the cast and crew on Hot Fuzz (2007). The film was released in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2013, and the United States on 23 August 2013. Considine is also currently writing his next film: an adaptation of non-fiction novel The Years of the Locust by Jon Hotten, the true story of a sociopathic boxing promoter, Fat Rick Parker, and his doomed relationship with his naive fighter, Tim Anderson. The film has been optioned by Inflammable/Warp Films. Considine is also writing a film from a ghost story called The Leaning, with plans to direct both film. He will continue to work with Shane Meadows on King of the Gypsies, a biopic of bare-knuckle fighter Bartley Gorman, whom Considine met and became friends with whilst working as a photographer.
In 2007, Considine wrote and directed the award-winning short film Dog Altogether, starring Peter Mullan, partially based on the life of Mullan's father. Dog Altogether won the 2007 BAFTA award for Best Short Film, as well as a Silver Lion for Best Short Film at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, a Best British Short at the 2007 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), and the Seattle International Film Festival Short Film Jury Award (Narrative Special Jury Prize), as well as a World Cinema Directing Award for his feature directorial debut Tyrannosaur at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
After a short stint in a virtual comedy thrash group called Grunt during college, Considine and Shane Meadows formed the band She Talks To Angels (inspired by the Black Crowes song of the same name) with friends Richard Eaton, Simon Hudson, and Nick Hemming, with Meadows as vocalist and Considine as drummer. He is now in a rock band called Riding the Low, who released an EP in 2009. He played at the music festival Burtfest on 17 June 2012. American rock band Local H named a song in their seventh album, Hallelujah! I'm a Bum, after Considine.
Considine remains private in his personal life and once stated that, if he ever became a celebrity, he'd "disappear and go and make shoes like Daniel Day-Lewis" (a reference to Day-Lewis' long sabbatical working as a cobbler in Italy). Considine continues to live in Burton upon Trent with his own family.
In May 2013, following a certified Irlen screening, Considine revealed that he had been found to suffer from a visual perception condition called Irlen syndrome, which stops individuals from processing full spectral light and results in behavioural issues. He now wears Irlen filters as tinted contact lenses on set, or glasses to reduce the brain's exposure to certain colours of light.
|1999||A Room for Romeo Brass||Morell|
|2001||Happy Now||Glen Marcus|
|2001||The Martins||Hatfield Recorder Editor|
|2002||24 Hour Party People||Rob Gretton|
|2002||Doctor Sleep||Elliot Spruggs|
|2002||My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117||Him||Short Film|
|2002||Bouncer||Knife Man||Short Film|
|2004||Dead Man's Shoes||Richard||Also Writer|
|2004||My Summer of Love||Phil|
|2005||Cinderella Man||Mike Wilson|
|2006||Bosque de Sombras||Norman|
|2006||This is England||-||Uncredited Writer Only|
|2006||Leave Before the Lights Come On||Man||Music Video
|2007||Hot Fuzz||DS Andy Wainwright|
|2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||Simon Ross|
|2008||My Zinc Bed||Paul Peplow|
|2009||The Cry of the Owl||Robert Forrester|
|2009||Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980||Detective Peter Hunter|
|2009||Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee||Le Donk|
|2010||Submarine||Graham T. Purvis|
|2011||The Suspicions of Mr Whicher||Detective Jonathan Whicher|
|2011||Blitz||Sgt. Porter Nash|
|2012||Girl on a Bicycle||Derek|
|2012||Now Is Good||Father|
|2013||The World's End||Steven Prince|
|2013||Honour||Unnamed Bounty Hunter|
|2014||Child 44||Andrei [Chikatilo]||Filming|
Awards and nominations
|2000||Thessaloniki Film Festival Award||Best Actor (tied with Misel Maticevic)||Last Resort||Won|
|2003||British Independent Film Awards||Best Actor||In America||Nominated|
|2004||British Independent Film Awards||Best Actor||Dead Man's Shoes||Nominated|
|2004||British Independent Film Awards||Best Screenplay (shared with Shane Meadows)||Dead Man's Shoes||Nominated|
|2004||British Independent Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor/Actress||My Summer of Love||Nominated|
|2004||London Critics Circle Film Awards||ALFS Award – British Actor of the Year||In America||Nominated|
|2004||Golden Satellite Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama||In America||Nominated|
|2004||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||In America||Nominated|
|2005||Empire Awards||Best British Actor||Dead Man's Shoes||Won|
|2005||Evening Standard British Film Awards||Best Actor||Dead Man's Shoes||Won|
|2005||London Critics Circle Film Awards||ALFS Award – British Actor of the Year||Dead Man's Shoes||Nominated|
|2006||British Independent Film Award||Best Actor||In America||Nominated|
|2006||Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actor||My Summer of Love||Nominated|
|2006||London Critics Circle Film Awards||ALFS Award – British Supporting Actor of the Year||Cinderella Man||Nominated|
|2007||Venice Film Festival Award||Silver Lion – Best Short Film||Dog Altogether||Won|
|2007||British Independent Film Award||Best British Short Film||Dog Altogether||Won|
|2007||Seattle International Film Festival Award||Special Jury Prize, Narrative||Dog Altogether||Won|
|2007||Edinburgh International Film Festival Award||Best British Short Film||Dog Altogether||Nominated|
|2008||BAFTA Awards||Best Short Film||Dog Altogether||Won|
|2011||Sundance International Film Festival Award||The World Cinema Award for Directing: Dramatic||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Nantucket Film Festival Award||Best Writer/Director||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Munich Film Festival||CineVision Award Outstanding Debut Feature||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Voices Festival of independent European Cinema||Voices Festival Prize: Best Film||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Dinard British Film Festival France||The Golden Hitchcock: Grand Jury Prize/Ciné+ Award||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Dinard British Film Festival France||The Allianz Award: Best Screenplay||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Zagreb Film Festival Croatia||T-Com Audience Award: Best Film||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece||Fischer Audience Award (For a film in the Open Horizons section)||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Mar del Plata Film Festival||Jury Special Award||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Mar del Plata Film Festival||Silver Astor for Best Screenplay||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Mar del Plata Film Festival||Argentine Film Critics Association ACCA Award||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||Mar del Plata Film Festival||SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication) Award||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2011||Stockholm Film Festival||Best First Feature||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||British Independent Film Awards||Best British Independent Film||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||British Independent Film Awards||Best Director||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2011||British Independent Film Awards||The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2011||British Independent Film Awards||Best Achievement in Production||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2011||International Press Academy Satellite Awards||Best Screenplay: Original||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2011||International Press Academy Satellite Awards||Best First Feature||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2012||Independent Spirit Awards||Best International Film||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2012||The Guardian First Film Award||Best First Film||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2012||London Critics Circle Film Awards||The Virgin Atlantic Award – Breakthrough British Film-Maker||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2012||British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)||Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2012||Evening Standard British Film Awards||Best Film||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2012||Evening Standard British Film Awards||Best Screenplay||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2012||Jameson Empire Awards||Best British Film||Tyrannosaur||Nominated|
|2012||Bucharest International Film Festival||Best Film||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2012||Bucharest International Film Festival||Critics' Choice Award||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|2012||Transilvania International Film Festival||FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award||Tyrannosaur||Won|
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- Barkham, Patrick (3 March 2009). "Dark star". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 20 April 2011.
- Mottram, James (2009) Interview: Paddy Considine, actor, The Scotsman, 2 October 2009, retrieved 2010-03-31
- Hoby, Hermione (2009) "Paddy and Shane: story of a partnership", The Observer, 27 September 2009, retrieved 2010-03-31
- "Local Heroes: Paddy Considine", BBC, 4 January 2005, retrieved 2010-03-31
- McClean, Craig (11 September 2005). "And the winner is ...". The Observer (London). Retrieved 20 April 2011.
- "Paddy Considine & Michael Sheen Board Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine'".
- film4.com. "Films for live 90 second trailer". film4.com.
- "Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine join The World's End cast".
- "Paddy Considine: Here Comes the Sun".
- "Le Donk actor Paddy Considine launches new band", NME, 12 October 2009, retrieved 2010-03-31
- "And the winner is...: Observer Magazine, 11 September 2005".
- Lockyer, Daphne (10 April 2011). "Paddy Considine: Knowing I have Asperger's is a relief". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 12 April 2011.
- Kate Goodacre. "Paddy Considine reveals Asperger's diagnosis". Digital Spy.
- "Paddy Considine battling rare sight disorder". The Daily Star (London). 7 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
- Brown, Todd. "Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan And Rosamund Pike Are Headed To THE WORLD'S END". Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Tapia, Zoha. "Film Review: Honour". Retrieved 25 April 2013.
- Robey, Tim. "Toronto Film Festival: The Double, review". Retrieved 28 August 2013.
- Paddy Considine at the Internet Movie Database
- Paddy Considine at BFI Film & TV Database
- In his own words; Paddy Considine Interview
- Here comes the sun; Paddy Considine Interview
- Paddy Considine Interview