Who is Paddy Considine?
Paddy Considine is an English actor, musician, and filmmaker. He is known for his supporting roles in the movies ‘24 Hour Party People’, ‘My Summer of Love’, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World's End’. Apart from his film roles, he has also acted in several music videos. As a filmmaker, Considine contributed to the 2011 drama flick ‘Tyrannosaur’ which earned him numerous accolades including British Independent Film Awards, BAFTA awards and recognitions at multiple festivals such as Mar del Plata Film Festival. Born in Burton upon Trent, he grew up with his siblings in a council estate in Winshill. Following his graduation from Burton College, Considine studied photography at University of Brighton before landing roles in films. An extremely private person in real life, the actor has been married to Shelly Insley for several years. He suffers from Asperger syndrome and Irlen syndrome, but refuses to let these conditions hamper the quality of his life.
Childhood & Early Life
Paddy Considine was born on September 5, 1973 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. He has five siblings.
He studied at Abbot Beyne Senior School and then went on to attend Burton College. In 1994, he enrolled at the University of Brighton to study photography.
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Paddy Considine made his film debut with the 1999 comedy drama ‘A Room for Romeo Brass’. A year later, he starred as Alfie in ‘Last Resort’.
In 2003, he played Johnny in Jim Sheridan’s ‘In America’, a drama flick focussing on an Irish family's struggle as they move to New York City. That year, the actor also featured in Coldplay’s music video for "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" as well as Moloko’s "Familiar Feeling".
In the ensuing years, he had roles in the films ‘My Summer of Love’ and ‘Dead Man's Shoes’, the latter of which he also wrote. Considine next appeared as Mike Wilson in the biographical sports drama movie ‘Cinderella Man,’ about the life of boxing champion James J. Braddock.
In 2006, he did the films ‘Bosque de Sombras’ and ‘Pu-239’ and also featured in the TV film ‘My Zinc Bed’ as ‘Paul Peplow’. Over the next few years, the actor had roles in a number of film projects including ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘The Cry of the Owl’ and ‘Submarine’.
He was cast in the ‘The Suspicions of Mr Whicher’ film series as Jack Whicher in the 2010s. In 2013, Considine appeared in the comic sci-fi flick ‘The World's End’ that follows a group of friends who find an alien invasion during a pub crawl in their home town.
He made appearances in ‘Honour’ and ‘Macbeth’ in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2016, he played Father John Hughes in the crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ and also starred in the zombie horror flick ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’.
In 2017, the actor wrote, directed, and acted in ‘Journeyman’, a story about the middleweight boxing champ Matty Burton. That year, he also made his stage debut in Jez Butterworth’s ‘The Ferryman’, the fastest selling production in the Royal Court Theatre history.
In 2007, Paddy Considine created the award-winning short movie ‘Dog Altogether.’ Starring Peter Mullan and partially based on Considine's real-life father, the film won a Silver Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival along with a BAFTA trophy for Best Short Film.
In 2011, ‘Dog Altogether’ was expanded into a feature movie titled ‘Tyrannosaur’ featuring the same actors in the lead roles. The movie garnered multiple honours at British Independent Film Awards along with accolades at various film festivals including Mar del Plata Film Festival and Munich Film Festival.
Family & Personal Life
In 1991, Paddy Considine married Shelley Insley. They have a son named Joseph.
In 2011, he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Two years later, he was diagnosed with Irlen syndrome. His condition has improved since he started wearing purple Irlen filters.