Paddy Considine is an English actor, director, screenwriter, and musician who is particularly known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. He is also known for his frequent collaborations with filmmaker and director Shane Meadows.
In this post, I will be writing about Paddy Considine biography, age, career, net worth, relationship, and other facts about his. First, let’s look at his profile summary.
Considine was born on September 5, 1973, in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. He grew up with his siblings (a brother and four sisters) in a council estate in Winshill, a village of Burton. He had an Irish father by the name of Martin Joseph Considine (late).
Considine attended Abbot Beyne Senior School and Burton College. He got enrolled to do a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Burton College in 1990 and there he first met Shane Meadows.
Considine later moved away to study photography at the University of Brighton in 1994. While there, he studied under the social documentarian, Paul Reas, who described one project, portraits of Considine’s parents in their house in Winshill, as “fucking brilliant”. Considine was once threatened with expulsion but he graduated with a first-class B.A.
Paddy Considine Career
Considine came to prominence in the early 2000s with a string of performances in independent films that prompted those who were observing to describe him as “the best-kept secret in British movies”. He is popularly known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. He is also known for his frequent collaborations with filmmaker and director, Shane Meadows.
Considine’s first major onscreen appearance was in his first collaboration with Shane Meadows in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), in which he played the small-town disturbed character, “Morell”. He actually gained recognition for his first lead role as love-struck misfit “Alfie” in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Last Resort (2000) and this role won him the Best Actor Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. After he gained recognition for his debut roles, Considine came to prominence in the early 2000s for his strong leading performance in both “In America (2003)” and “My Summer of Love (2004)”, and also in supporting parts in “Doctor Sleep (2002)” and in the cult film “24 Hour Party People (2002)”.
Considine also had wide acclaim and recognition through his breakthrough role as Richard in Meadows’ revenge film “Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)”, a film he co-wrote and for which he won the Best British Actor Award at the 2005 Empire Award for Best British Actor and received a nomination for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor. He also gained further recognition for his support performances in Cinderella Man (2005) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). His other critical successes include many of his diverse comic roles in the films Hot Fuzz (2007), Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009), Submarine (2010), The World’s End (2013), Pride (2014), Miss You Already (2015), The Death of Stalin (2017), Funny Cow (2017) and How to Build a Girl (2019), with all nine films, received praise for Considine’s performances, with his dramatic roles in The Cry of the Owl (2009), Blitz (2011), Girl on a Bicycle (2012), Now Is Good (2012), Honour (2014), Child 44 (2015), Macbeth (2015), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) and Journeyman (2017).
On television, Considine also had lead roles in several television productions including; Pu-239 (2006), My Zinc Bed (2008), Red Riding (2009), and the BBC series Informer (2018), notably starring in the title role as Detective Inspector Jack Whicher in The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher series of television films. He also starred in smaller recurring roles in series 3 of the BBC gangster series Peaky Blinders (2016), and the HBO miniseries The Outsider (2020). Considine currently stars alongside Jude Law in the Sky Atlantic miniseries The Third Day (2020). He will also be taking on the role of King Viserys I Targaryen in the upcoming HBO series House of the Dragon (2022).
Considine made his filmmaking debut with the short film Dog Altogether (2007). He wrote and directed the film and he won a BAFTA Award for Best Short Film, a British Independent Film Award, a Silver Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival Short Film Jury Award (Narrative Special Jury Prize) and its 2011 feature film adaptation Tyrannosaur which won a second for BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and a British Independent Film Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and acting awards for both its lead actors Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan. He followed this up by directing and starring in his second feature Journeyman to critical acclaim. He has also acted and directed several music videos, most notably Coldplay’s “God Put a Smile upon Your Face” and the Arctic Monkeys’ “Leave Before the Lights Come On”.
Despite portraying Banquo in the onscreen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (2015), Considine has only had a very brief, but successful career on stage. He received Olivier Awards and Tony Award nominations as Best Actor in 2018 and 2019 for his performances in The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre and The Ferryman at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway.
He has also received two British Academy Film Awards, three Evening Standard British Film Awards, British Independent Film Awards, and a Silver Lion for Best Short Film at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.
Paddy Considine Family
Considine has kept his personal life private and he once said that if he ever became a celebrity, he would “disappear and go and make shoes like Daniel Day-Lewis” (a reference to Day-Lewis’ sabbatical working as a shoemaker in Italy). Considine was in a relationship with Shelley Insley since he was 18 and they later got married in 2002. The marriage is blessed with three children, one of which is Joseph Considine. Considine lives in his hometown of Burton upon Trent with his family.
Paddy Considine Health Challenges
Considine revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in April 2011. Although initially reassured by the diagnosis, he continued to struggle in social situations until he was diagnosed in 2013 with Irlen syndrome, a condition in which the brain cannot adequately process visual stimuli. His condition has improved significantly since he began wearing purple Irlen filters, either as specially made contact lenses when on-set or as traditional tinted glasses.
Paddy Considine Net Worth
Considine has an Estimated net worth of $4 million In Accordance with business insider.