Patrick George “Paddy” Considine is an English actor, director, screenwriter and musician. As an actor, he refuses to audition for film roles.
Marking Considine’s acting debut, “A Room for Romeo” was released in the U.K. on August 23, 1999. He played Morell in the drama comedy film directed by Shane Meadows, who co-wrote the screenplay with Paul Fraser.
Considine is a father of three. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England in 1973 to Martin Joseph Considine and Pauline Considine.
- He attended Abbot Beyne Senior School and Burton College, which are both in Burton upon Trent. In 1990, he enrolled to do a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Burton College where he first met Meadows.
- In 1991, he started dating Shelley Insley. In the same year, he and Meadows formed the band She Talks to Angles with their friends Richard Eaton, Simon Hudson and Nick Hemming. He was the drummer while Meadows was the vocalist.
- From 1994 to 1997, he attended the University of Brighton in Brighton, England, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in photography. Social documentarian Paul Reas was his mentor. He formed a Britpop band called Pedestrians while he was in the university. While he was a college student, he took photographic portraits that were published in the British newspaper The Guardian.
- He played Alfie in “Last Resort,” which was screened in film festivals in the U.K., Greece, Spain, Canada and Italy in 2000. For his performance, he tied with Misel Maticevic for the Best Actor award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, which was his acting award.
- He starred in the films “24 Hour Party People,” “Close Your Eyes,” “In America” and “My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117,” which were all released in 2002. He appeared in music videos for the Coldplay song “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face” and the Moloko song “Familiar Feeling,” which were also released in 2002. In the same year, he married Insley.
- He wrote and directed his first short film titled “Dead Man’s Shoes,” a crime drama film screened in film festivals in Canada, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. in 2004, in Argentina, Finland, France, Poland, Sweden and the United States in 2005 and in the Netherlands and the U.S. in 2006. He played Richard in the film, which earned him various awards including Best British Actor from the Empire Awards and Best Actor from Evening Standard British Film Awards. The film also won Silver Lion- Best Short Film from the Venice Film Festival, the Best British Short Film award from the British Independent Film Awards and the Special Jury Prize from the Seattle International Film Festival.
- He wrote the story of the music video for the Arctic Monkeys song “Leave Before the Lights Come On,” which was released in 2006. He also appeared in it. He starred in “Pu-239” and “The Backwoods,” which were also released in 2006.
- He starred opposite Uma Thurman and Jonathan Pryce in “My Zinc Bed,” a television drama film released in the U.K. on August 27, 2008. BBC commissioned it and produced it in association with HBO Films.
- He became a member of the rock band Riding the Low, which released an extended play titled “They Will Rob You of Your Gifts” in 2009 and an album titled “What Happened to the Get To Know Ya?” in 2013. He starred in “Girl on a Bicycle,” “The World’s End” and “The Double,” which were all released in 2013. Also in 2013, he was diagnosed with a visual-perception condition called Irlen syndrome.
- He revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in April 2011. He starred with Jason Statham and Aidan Gillen in “Blitz,” which premiered in Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Estonia, Ireland and the U.K. in May 2011. He wrote and directed his first full-length film titled “Tyrannosaur,” a drama film screened in various film festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Greece, Japan, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. in 2011. The film has a long list of nominations and awards including Best Short Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer from the BAFTA Awards and The World Cinema Award for Directing: Dramatic from Sundance International Film Festival.
- He wrote and directed “Journeyman,” which premiered in the U.K. on October 12, 2017. He played Matty Burton in the sport drama film, which also starred Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell and Tony Pitts. He also starred in the films “The Death of Stalin” and “Funny Cow,” which were both released in 2017.
- He played Claude Bolton in “The Outsider” Season 1 in 2020. In the same year, it was announced that he will play King Viserys in “House of the Dragon,” a TV series set to air in 2022.