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PADDY CONSIDINE (Simon Ross) has received much critical acclaim 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, Dead
Man's Shoes starred Considine in the lead role as the tormented Richard. It was for this
performance that he was awarded Best British Actor at the 2005 Evening Standard
British Film Awards and Empire Film Awards; he was also nominated for Best British
Actor at the London Film Critics' Circle and British Independent Film Awards. The film
won Best British Film at that year's South Bank Show Awards and received a nomination
for the Alexander Korda Award at the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards.
Considine played the character of Phil in My Summer of Love, alongside Nathalie
Press and Emily Blunt and under the direction of Pawel Pawlikowski. 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 in 2004.
In 2002, Considine played the male lead, Johnny, in In America, alongside
Samantha Morton and under the direction of 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
He has also played opposite Russell Crowe in the critically acclaimed Cinderella
Man; in Stephen Woolley's directorial debut, Stoned, about the events leading up to the
death of the ex-Rolling Stone Brian Jones; and most recently, in the comedy Hot Fuzz,
directed by Edgar Wright, and The Half Life of Timofey Berezin.
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