Paddy Considine

  • Birth Name: Patrick George Considine
  • Birth Place: Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Musician
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  • While a college student, he had a series of photographic portraits published in the British newspaper the Guardian.
  • Performed in the bands She Talks to Angels (named after a Black Crowes song) and Riding the Low.
  • Appeared in music videos for Coldplay's "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face" (2002) and the Arctic Monkeys' "Leave Before the Lights Come On" (2006). Also wrote the story for the latter video.
  • Was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in 2011, and in 2013 it was discovered that he has a visual-perception condition called Irlen syndrome.
  • Has an extensive collection of Star Wars merchandise, as well as a number of Happy Days figurines.
  • Refuses to audition for film roles.


  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Film: Winner
  • 2011, Sundance Film Festival — World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best International Film: Nominee
  • 2018, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee


  • Pauline Considine — Mother
  • Shelley Considine — Wife
  • Joseph Considine — Son


  • Attended Burton College, Burton-on-Trent, England; University of Brighton, Brighton, England (BA in Photography, 1997)

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