Paddy Considine

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Date of Birth: September 5th 1974

Paddy (Patrick) Considine, born 5th September 1974, in the Midlands town of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. As a teenager, Considine studied a drama course at Burton College where he met with now friend and director Shane Meadows who together formed a band called "She talks to angels" (Paddy was their drummer). Neither finished the course, however, but Paddy went on to study photography at Brighton University where he earned a first class honors degree.

After returning from uni Paddy worked on a short film with old friend Shane Meadows, called "Three tears for Jimmy Prophet" about a doomed boxer who's life took a turn for the worse. Following this, Meadows cast Considine in his first role in a feature film as the disturbed character Morell in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999). Despite the film's huge success at the Edinburgh film festival, rumor has it that Paddy found himself at the local Job center the Monday following its premiere.

However, Paddy's outstanding performance had not gone unnoticed, and he soon found himself cast in Pawel Pawlikowski's Last Resort (2000) the following year, playing the love struck misfit Alfie, for which he won the best actor award at the Thessaloniki film festival

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