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PADDY CONSIDINE (Mike Wilson) has received much critical acclaim in the last year 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, Paddy played the lead role as the tormented Richard in Dead Man's Shoes. It was for this performance that he was awarded Best British Actor at the 2005 Evening Standard Film Awards and Empire Film Awards, and nominated for Best British Actor at the London Film Critics Circle and British independent Film Awards. The film also won Best British Film at this year's South Bank Awards and received a nomination for the Alexander Korda Award at the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards.

Also released in Summer 2004, Paddy played the character of Phil (alongside newcomers Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt) in My Summer of Love, directed by Phil Pavlikovsky. 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 this year.

In 2002, Paddy played and the male lead of Johnny in In America, alongside Samantha Morton and directed by 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.

Later this year, following Cinderella Man, Paddy will be seen starring as the character of Frank Thoroughgood in Stephen Woolley's directorial debut Stoned, about the events leading up to the death of the ex-Rolling Stone Brian Jones.


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