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Paddy Considine

Paddy Considine has received much critical acclaim for his roles in the successful British films Dead Man's Shoes and My Summer of Love.

Directed by Shane Meadows and co-written by Meadows and Considine, Dead Man's Shoes starred Considine in the lead role as the tormented Richard. It was for this performance that he was awarded Best British Actor at the 2005 Evening Standard British Film Awards and Empire Film Awards; he was also nominated for Best British Actor at the London Film Critics' Circle and British Independent Film Awards. The film won Best British Film at that year's South Bank Show Awards and received a nomination for the Alexander Korda Award at the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards.

Considine played the character of Phil in My Summer of Love, alongside Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt and under the direction of Pawel Pawlikowski. The BAFTA Award-winning drama about the lives of two young women who spend the summer together in the same village earned Considine a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards in 2004.

In 2002, Considine played the male lead, Johnny, in In America, alongside Samantha Morton and under the direction of Jim Sheridan. In addition, he played Him in the BAFTA Award-winning short film My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117. Other film credits include 24 Hour Party People, Last Resort (for which he won Best Actor at the Thessaloniki Film Festival) and A Room for Romeo Brass, also directed by Shane Meadows.

He has also played opposite Russell Crowe in the critically acclaimed Cinderella Man; in Stephen Woolley's directorial debut, Stoned, about the events leading up to the death of the ex-Rolling Stone Brian Jones; and most recently, in the comedy Hot Fuzz, directed by Edgar Wright, and The Half Life of Timofey Berezin.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Paddy Considine Facts

BirthdaySeptember 5, 1974 (48)
BirthplaceBurton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Paddy Considine compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Girl With All the Gifts
Girl on a Bicycle
The Bourne Ultimatum
Child 44
The World's End
Cinderella Man
The World's End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy
Hot Fuzz
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