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Paddy Considine
Paddy Considine

DS Andy Wainwright

Paddy Considine most recently starred in the title role of The Half Life of Timofey Berezin, with Radha Mitchell and Steven Berkoff, directed by Scott Z. Burns. He will next be seen in Paul Greengrass’ The Bourne Ultimatum, alongside Matt Damon and Julia Stiles; and has just completed his directorial debut, on the short film Dog Altogether, starring Peter Mullan.

His other film credits include Jim Sheridan’s In America (for which he shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with his fellow actors); Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man; Stephen Woolley’s Stoned; Koldo Serra’s Backwoods; and Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People.

In 2005, Mr. Considine starred in two successful British independent features, Dead Man’s Shoes and My Summer of Love. He co-wrote the former with directorShane Meadows (for whom he had previously starred in A Room for Romeo Brass). Dead Man’s Shoes earned him British Independent Film Award nominations for both Best Screenplay and Best Actor; a London Film Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor; and the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor. Dead Man’s Shoes was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year.

Writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski’s My Summer of Love brought Mr. Considine a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He had earlier starred for the filmmaker in Last Resort, for which he was named Best Actor at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. My Summer of Love, in which he starred opposite Natalie Press and Emily Blunt, won two Evening Standard British Film Awards; the top prize at the Edinburgh International Film Festival; and the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year.

The native of Burton-Upon-Trent has also starred in Christopher Morris’ BAFTA Award-winning short film My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117.