Patrick George Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, filmmaker, and musician. He has played a number of dark, troubled, and morally or mentally ambiguous characters. Considine frequently collaborates with director Shane Meadows. He has starred in supporting roles in films such as 24 Hour Party People (2002), In America (2003), My Summer of Love (2004), Cinderella Man (2005), Hot Fuzz (2007), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The World's End (2013) and Macbeth (2015), and leading roles in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Dead Man's Shoes (2004), The Cry of the Owl (2009), Blitz (2011), Honour (2014) and The Girl With All The Gifts (2016).
Considine came to prominence in the early 2000s with a string of performances in independent film that prompted The Observer to describe him as "the best-kept secret in British movies". In addition to leading and supporting roles in Hollywood films, he has acted in independent British films and television shows such as The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2014). He wrote and directed Tyrannosaur (2011), a film based on his directorial debut, the 2007 short film Dog Altogether. He has also acted in and directed several music videos, most notably Coldplay's video for "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" and the Arctic Monkeys video for "Leave Before the Lights Come On".
Considine has received an Evening Standard British Film Award, Empire Award and Thessaloniki Film Festival Awards, as well as eight other award nominations for his acting. He has also won a BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, Silver Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival Short Film Jury Award (Narrative Special Jury Prize) for his short film Dog Altogether. He won a second BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, and a World Cinema Directing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for Tyrannosaur.
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