Considine in September 2011
|Born||Patrick George Considine
5 September 1973
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
|Occupation||Actor, film director, writer, musician|
Patrick George "Paddy" Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, musician and frequent collaborator with Shane Meadows, who is best known to audiences for his portrayals of dark, troubled, morally or mentally ambiguous characters. He has starred in films such as In America, Dead Man's Shoes, The Cry of the Owl, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee and Hot Fuzz, as well as in television films such as The Red Riding Trilogy, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, and PU-239.
Considine came to prominence in the early 2000s with a string of strong 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, Considine has frequently acted in independent British films and television shows. Aside from acting, he directed and wrote Tyrannosaur, a film based on his directorial debut, the short film Dog Altogether both of which feature actors Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Paul Popplewell. He was both actor and writer on several music videos, namely the Arctic Monkeys promotional video for "Leave Before the Lights Come On".
Among other accolades, 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 work. He has also 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 best short with Dog Altogether as well as a second BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award and a World Cinema Directing Award for his feature directorial debut film, Tyrannosaur, at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Early life 
Considine was born 5 September 1973, brought up and still resides in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. He grew up with his brother and sisters in a council estate in Winshill, a suburb of Burton. In 1990, he enrolled to do a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Burton College, where he first met Shane Meadows. Neither Considine nor Meadows completed the Performing Arts course.
He attended, among other schools, Abbot Beyne Senior School and Burton College, all in Burton upon Trent. In 1993, Meadows moved from his home town of Uttoxeter to study in Nottingham, and Considine moved away in 1994 to study photography at the University of Brighton, where he went on to get a first-class degree in photography. In April 2011, Considine revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. In May 2013, Considine revealed that further to his Aspergers diagnosis that he had also been found to suffer with a visual perception condition following a certified Irlen Screening; Irlen Syndrome, which stops individuals from processing full spectral light, results in behavioural issues. He now wears irlen_filters as tinted contact lenses on set or glasses to reduce the brains exposure to certain colours of light.
Film career 
Film debut and foray into American cinema 
After graduating with a BA in Photography from the University of Brighton, Meadows cast Considine in several short films, as well as his second feature, A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), in which Considine, in his screen debut, plays the disturbed character Morell.
Considine's performance in A Room For Romeo Brass led to Pawel Pawlikowski casting him in his first starring role in Last Resort (2000) the following year. 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 role as Alfie and Morell, Considine increased his profile during the early to mid-2000s via supporting and starring roles in cult films such as Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People (in which he played the first of many real-life portrayals: Rob Gretton, manager of the post punk band Joy Division/New Order) and Jim Sheridan's In America.
Mainstream success in the mid-2000s 
In 2004, Considine starred in what was at that point the most significant role of his career; as Richard in Shane Meadows' revenge film, Dead Man's Shoes (2004), a film he co-wrote  and won the 'Best British Actor' award for at the 2005 Empire Awards. In the same year, he co-starred alongside Emily Blunt and Natalie Press in My Summer of Love (2004), his second film with director Pawel Pawlikowski. Both films were recognized on the award circuit where Considine earned five nominations and two wins. The following year, Considine played the suspected murderer of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones in The Builder; Frank Thorogood in Stephen Woolley's 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 in Ron Howard's Cinderella Man.
Since 2005 
Considine appeared opposite Gary Oldman in the Spanish thriller Bosque de Sombras (2006). It was during the filming of Bosque de Sombras that Considine penned what later became his debut short, Dog Altogther; Considine claims that it was Oldman who gave him confidence to make the film and subsequently led to his thanking Oldman during his BAFTA award acceptance speech.
In 2006, he starred opposite Radha Mitchell in his first TV film; PU-239 (also known as The Half Life of Timofey Berezin; 2006), as Timofey Berezin, a worker at a Russian nuclear facility who gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market. In 2007 Considine landed roles in two popular big budget films. In the third film in the Bourne Trilogy film series, playing a Guardian newspaper reporter Simon Ross in The Bourne Ultimatum alongside Matt Damon, and his first comedic role as DS Andy Wainwright in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Police action comedy Hot Fuzz.
In 2008 Considine starred in My Zinc Bed a TV film for BBC/HBO alongside Uma Thurman and Jonathan Pryce. In 2009 he starred as Peter Hunter in the Channel 4 miniseries Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord (1980), based on the novels by David Peace and another collaboration with Meadows, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee, a low-budget mock-rock-umentary (it was unscripted, adlibbed and filmed in five days at a cost of £48,000), featuring the Arctic Monkeys and UK rapper Scorzayzee, in which Considine plays roadie "Le Donk", which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
In 2011, Considine co-starred with Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor on a film adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's book Submarine, for which Richard Ayoade directed and wrote the screenplay. Also in 2011, Considine appeared as Porter Nash in the adaptation of the Ken Bruen novel Blitz, directed by Elliott Lester, also starring Jason Statham, David Morrissey and Aidan Gillen, as well as starring as Jack Whicher in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
Also in 2011, Considine was briefly reunited with one of his 'A Room For Romeo Brass' co-stars; The BAFTA-winning English actress Vicky McClure. The two shared the screen in a big-budget TV advert to promote "Films For Life Season". The ad was shot over two days in Spain by director Kate Dunn.
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 has played Londoner Frank Thorogood and Detective Whicher 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.
Considine 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) (he wrote the video).
Other ventures 
In 2007, Considine directed and wrote the award-winning Dog Altogether, starring Peter Mullan, partially based on the life of Mullan's father Joseph. 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.
Current and future projects 
Considine is currently writing his next films, An adaptation of non-fiction novel; 'The Years of the Locust' [A True Story of Murder, Money and Mayhem in the Last Age of Boxing] by Jon Hotten about the dark world of professional boxing, a true tale of a sociopathic boxing promoter; Fat Rick Parker and his doomed relationship with his naive fighter Tim Anderson. Which has been optioned by Inflammable/Warp films. And a ghost story called 'The Leaning, with plans to direct both, and he continues to work with 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. Considine recently began working with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on The World's End, an upcoming comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by Wright and Simon Pegg and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows a group of friends reattempting an "epic" pub crawl. They previously worked together on the second of the three films in the so-called "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy"; Hot Fuzz (2007). Filming began in September 2012 at locations in Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City. The film is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2013 and in the United States on 25 October 2013
Musical activity 
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 a Black Crowes song of the same name) with friends Richard Eaton, Simon Hudson, Nick Hemming as lead guitar, Meadows as vocalist and Considine as drummer. He is now in a rock band called Riding the Low, and released an EP in 2009. He recently played in a music festival called Burtfest on 17 June 2012.
Personal life 
Considine remains private in his personal life, once stating if he ever became a celebrity he'd "fucking disappear and go and make shoes like Daniel Day-Lewis" (a reference to Day-Lewis' long sabbatical working as a cobbler in Italy), Considine was born and brought up in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, and continues to live in the Midlands with his own family.
Filmography (actor) 
|1999||A Room for Romeo Brass||Morell|
|2001||Happy Now||Glen Marcus|
|The Martins||Hatfield Recorder Editor|
|2002||24 Hour Party People||Rob Gretton|
|Doctor Sleep||Elliot Spruggs|
|My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117||Him||Short|
|2004||Dead Man's Shoes||Richard||Also Writer|
|My Summer of Love||Phil|
|2005||Cinderella Man||Mike Wilson|
|2006||Bosque de Sombras||Norman||International English Title: BackWoods|
|Pu-239||Timofey Berezin||TV Film|
|2007||Hot Fuzz||DS Andy Wainwright|
|The Bourne Ultimatum||Simon Ross|
|2008||My Zinc Bed||Paul Peplow||TV Film|
|2009||The Cry of the Owl||Robert Forrester|
|Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980||Detective Peter Hunter||TV Miniseries|
|Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee||Le Donk|
|2010||Submarine||Graham T. Purvis|
|2011||The Suspicions of Mr Whicher||Detective Jonathan Whicher||TV Film|
|Blitz||Sgt. Porter Nash|
|Tyrannosaur||Voice only. Also Writer & Director|
|2012||Girl on a Bicycle||Derek|
|Now Is Good||Father|
|2013||The World's End||Steven|
Filmography (writer) 
- Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
- This is England, Uncredited (2006)
- Leave Before The Lights Come On Arctic Monkeys music video (2006)
- Dog Altogether (Short) (2007)
- Tyrannosaur (2011)
Filmography (director) 
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||Dead Man's Shoes||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay (Shared with Shane Meadows)||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor/Actress||My Summer of Love||Nominated|
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||ALFS Award - British Actor of the Year||In America||Nominated|
|Golden Satellite Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2005||Empire Awards||Best British Actor||Dead Man's Shoes||Won|
|Evening Standard British Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||ALFS Award - British Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|2006||British Independent Film Award||Best Actor||In America||Nominated|
|2006||Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actor||My Summer of Love||Nominated|
|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|
|British Independent Film Award||Best British Short Film||Won|
|Seattle International Film Festival Award||Special Jury Prize, Narrative||Won|
|Edinburgh International Film Festival Award||Best British Short Film 2nd Place||Won|
|2008||BAFTA Awards||Best Short Film||Won|
|2011||Sundance International Film Festival Award||The World Cinema Award for Directing: Dramatic||Tyrannosaur||Won|
|Nantucket Film Festival Award||Best Writer/Director||Won|
|Munich Film Festival||CineVision Award Outstanding Debut Feature||Won|
|Voices Festival of independent European Cinema||Voices Festival Prize: Best Film||Won|
|Dinard British Film Festival France||The Golden Hitchcock: Grand Jury Prize/Ciné+ Award||Won|
|Dinard British Film Festival France||The Allianz Award: Best Screenplay||Won|
|Zagreb Film Festival Croatia||T-Com Audience Award: Best Film||Won|
|Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece||Fischer Audience Award (For a film in the Open Horizons section)||Won|
|Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina||Jury Special Award||Won|
|Silver Astor for Best Screenplay||Won|
|Argentine Film Critics Association ACCA Award||Won|
|2nd place SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication) Award||Won|
|Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden||Best First Feature||Won|
|British Independent Film Awards||Best British Independent Film||Won|
|Best Director: Paddy Considine||Nominated|
|The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]: Paddy Considine||Won|
|Best Actress: Olivia Colman||Won|
|Best Actor: Peter Mullan||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Marsan||Nominated|
|Best Achievement in Production||Nominated|
|International Press Academy Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Olivia Colman||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay: Original||Nominated|
|Best First Feature||Won|
|2012||Independent Spirit Awards||Best International Film||Nominated|
|The Guardian First Film Award 2012||Best First Film||Nominated|
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||The Virgin Atlantic Award – Breakthrough British Film-Maker: Paddy Considine||Nominated|
|British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)||Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Considine/Scrimshaw)||Won|
|Evening Standard British Film Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay: Paddy Considine||Nominated|
|Jameson Empire Awards 2012||Best British Film||Nominated|
|Bucharest International Film Festival (Bucuresti IFF) 2012||Best Film||Won|
|Critics’ Choice Award||Won|
|Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania||FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)Award||Won|
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|“||It`s all about cutting your teeth. I would hate to be thrust into the middle of a big film and not deliver. There's young actors and they're put into these central roles and they're commanding armies - but they can't quite pull it off. I'd much rather do it in small steps and build it from there. But at least now, for me...||”|
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