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21/12/12 First Official Pic From The World's End...

THE WORLDS END

To mark the end of principal photography and as a sort of Christmas present to fans, Simon Pegg has tweeted the first official still from The World's End. TWE is Paddy's reunion with 2007's Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman as well as his Tyrannosaur Star Eddie Marsan. It's the story of an apocalyptic pub crawl and so seems singularly suited for today when, ahem, no apocalypse has actually occurred despite Mayan predictions.

The film sees Pegg play a slacker who reunites a group of friends to finish the pub crawl they abandoned years ago. Unfortunately, they're interrupted by some sort of large-scale event marking the end of days. Which is even more of a downer than an ill-timed chunder in your evening plans.

The film takes place 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. We are, naturally, looking forward to seeing this final instalment of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy.

The World's End also stars Rosamund Pike, and hits cinemas on August 14, 2013.

 
04/12/12 A Mr Whicher Sequel? We had our Suspicions...

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Sequel

Paddy will be reprising his role in the sequel to The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

Paddy played Jack Whicher - a real-life pioneer who worked in the newly-established Detective Branch of the Metropolitan Police during the 19th Century in the 2011 drama that was based on Kate Summerscale’s detective novel set in the 19th century. The original Suspicions Of Mr Whicher premiered with almost 6 million viewers on Easter Monday back in 2011.

ITV Drama’s Laura Mackie said in a statement: ‘We’re delighted Paddy Considine has agreed to reprise his role as Jack Whicher, the most celebrated detective of his day.’

The first Suspicions of Mr Whicher was based on the best-selling book by Kate Summerscale, with the author giving her blessing to the new sequel.

Mark Redhead, Head of Drama and Hat Trick who produced the show, said that the sequel follows Whicher as he continues with his career as ‘one of the first so-called “private inquiry agents.”’

He said: ‘The story launches him into that career, and he becomes involved in a disturbing and puzzling murder case which brings him into conflict with powerful figures including his former colleagues in the Metropolitan Police.’’

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 2 will begin shooting on January 7th. 2013 in Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and central London, with Christopher Menaul (Prime Suspect, Zen) attached to direct.

Watch a trailer for the first Suspicions of Mr Whicher film below or buy the DVD from our shop HERE:



 
29/10/12 Warp Films posters re-imagined by Pete McKee for 10th Anniversary ...

Pete Mckee DMS

As part of the Warp Films tenth anniversary celebrations, Sheffield based artist Pete McKee was asked to re-work the posters for ten of Warp's biggest films. Of the ten films given the McKee's treatment 4 Paddy projects are included; Tyrannosaur, Dead Man's Shoes, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee and Submarine...

As well as being exhibited at the Showroom cinema in Sheffield, a limited run of prints are available for pre-order on Warpstore online. Each illustration is limited to a print run of just 50, and each print hand signed by Pete McKee. To see all of Peter's artworks or to order your own print, head on over to the Bleep online store HERE.

 
29/10/12 Help Warp Films Celebrate 10 Years...

Warp10 DMS

THIS AUTUMN WARP FILMS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH A NUMBER OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND SCREENINGS IN SHEFFIELD & LONDON.

SELECTED EVENTS

Warp Films retrospective - 2-9th November, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.

Dead Man's Shoes Live Re-score - 17th November, Magna, Sheffield Warp Films celebrates 10 years of pioneering cinema with an exclusive large-scale screening of Dead Man's Shoes, re-scored live by Gavin Clark (Clayhill, UNKLE), Joel Cadbury (UNKLE, South), Ali Friend (Clayhill), Jah Wobble, Marc Layton-Bennett, James Griffith (UNKLE) & Helen Boulding.

Followed by DJs Andrew Weatherall, Tom Ravenscroft and Pablo Clements. Plus All-Night Warp Films Cinema, Seven by 7 DJ sets from Shane Meadows, Vicky McClure, Justin Kurzel and more.

For full list of events see: www.warpfilms10.com

A special range of limited edition WarpFilms10 merchandise will be released through Bleep.com, including a very special WarpFilms10 book, chronicling 10 years of films with never before seen material. There will also be a reprint of the acclaimed Dead Man’s Shoes graphic novel, T-Shirts, film downloads and more. www.bleep.com

Sign up to Warp Films mailing list to be first in the queue for merchandise and event info/tickets

 
12/10/12 Exclusive The World's End Poster...

THE WORLDS END TEASER POSTER

If you're one of the 2.6 million people who follow Simon Pegg on Twitter (enough to form his own city, Peggville, where the currency is fried gold), then you'll have seen him mention an upcoming exclusive for his new film, The World's End. And here it is, a new poster.

Like the Comic-Con World's End teaser poster, there's definitely an emphasis on the public house side of things – the film is about a pub crawl, after all – but this time around there's much more of a Ragnarök / armageddon / cataclysm / doomsday vibe, what with the licks of flame, falling asteroids and the excellent tagline of "Good food. Fine ales. Total annihilation."

The plot of the final part of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy from Simon Pegg (writes, stars), Nick Frost (stars) and Edgar Wright (writes, directs) finds five childhood friends reuniting after 20 years because one of them – Pegg's 40 year-old Gary King, who refuses to grow up – is trying to drag his less-than-enthusiastic mates – Nick Frost, Paddy Considine and the recently-confirmed Eddie Marsan and Martin Freeman – on a recreation of an epic 12-venue pub crawl in their home town, which culminated at a boozer called The World’s End. That's somewhat apt, because this time it seems that the world may actually be ending.

The logo for the film is, roughly speaking, the same one revealed on the front page of Pegg and Wright's working script a few months ago (albeit added to a pub sign). There's a suggestion here of a world-flattening asteroid, but Pegg and Wright previously told Empire that the film will be a 'social' sci-fi movie, where the threat might be something akin to a John Wyndham (Day of The Triffids) or John Christopher novel (The Tripods). Curiouser and curiouser...

The World’s End will arrive on Wednesday August 14, 2013, just in time for Ragnarök.

 
01/10/12 Limited Edition Dead Mans Shoes Graphic Novel...

Limited Edition Dead Mans Shoes Graphic Novel

To celebrate it's 10-year anniversary, Warp Films are re-issuing a Limited Edition run of the acclaimed Dead Man's Shoes Graphic Novel by Anjan Sarkar.

Anjan Sarkar, an aspiring graphic and comic book artist, was hired to draw the storyboards for Chris Morris' My Wrongs #8245-8249 and 117 and Shane Meadows' Dead Man’s Shoes. Using his dark and haunting storyboards as a starting point, Anjan created an eerie 80-page graphic novel based on the film.

The book is published by Warp Films and available to pre-order now.

Warp Films 10-Year Anniversary Metal Pin Badge Free with all orders of WarpFilms10 shirts & books (while stocks last).

PRE-ORDER - Paperback, Released 16th November 2012, £11.99.

Order your copy from Warp's online store (Bleep) HERE.

 
05/09/12 The End of the World is Nigh...

THE WORLDS END TEASER POSTER

We can exclusivley reveal that Paddy will be joining Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Edgar Wrights latest comedy romp 'The World's End'. This is the second Edgar Wright project Paddy will have been involved in following 2007's box office hit Hot Fuzz.

The World's End completes Wrights final instalment in his loose trilogy of films known whimsically as the "three flavours Cornetto trilogy", a reference to a running joke about Cornettos being the perfect hangover cure [The World's End will feature the green mint choc-chip flavour, to signify science fiction. The use of the three flavours/colours of Cornetto is a reference to Krzysztof Kie?lowski's Three Colours film trilogy].

The World's End will centre on five childhood friends who reunite 20 years after an epic pub crawl when one of them decides it's time they tried to repeat the feat. To complete the challenge, they simply have to reach the titular drinking establishment without ending up in the gutter; but wider forces are at work and it becomes clear that current events may have ramifications for the future of mankind itself.

Paddy is set to play a former ladies man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect. The film is due to begin production in October for a spring 2013 release.

 
26/10/12 How about now?...

Now Is Good Movie Poster

Ol Parker, writer of this year’s sensationally successful The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, returns to the big screen next month with his sophomore feature behind the camera, Now Is Good.

We got the first trailer for the film, starring Dakota Fanning in the lead, back in March, and now we have the new UK poster ahead of its release next month.

“Tessa is seventeen and passionate about life. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, she determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what a normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs. With the help of her friend Zoey, she sets the list in motion. While her family deals with fear and grief, each in their own way, Tessa explores a whole new world. Falling in love with Adam, her new neighbour, wasn’t on the list, but it proves to be the most exhilarating experience of them all.”

Fanning stars alongside a strong supporting cast, headed up by Paddy Considine, Jeremy Irvine, Olivia Williams,Kaya Scodelario, and Joe Cole, with Parker adapting the original novel by Jenny Downham.

Now Is Good will be released in the UK on 19th September. There’s no date set for the US, but it should be forthcoming, more news on that soon. For now, enjoy this new look poster, encouraging you to share the moments of your life on Twitter using ‘#nowisgood’.

 
10/06/12 One more film festival win and a Bourne again Paddy?...

TIFF ROMANIA

The 11th Transylvania IFF, Romania (www.tiff.ro) gave one of its top awards (the FIPRESCI Award) to Tyrannosaur last night. The FIPRESCI is offered by the International Federation of Film Critics.

241 movies from 45 countries were screened between June the 1st and June 10, among them 190 features. This is Tyrannosaur's fourth consecutive award win this year taking the award tally up to an incredible 29 since it's 2011 Sundance International Film Festival debut.

In other news, eagle eyed film fans may have noticed Paddy pop up unexpectedly in the new trailer for The Bourne Legacy, The popular spy series continues without leading man Matt Damon. Most series tend not to fare well once the star exits, but the latest trailer for "The Bourne Legacy" is making us believe that it could buck the trend.

Strangley there's Matt Damon's face right there in the trailer. The actor made it clear that he himself won't appear in the newest addition to the series he led through three films, but his headshot briefly appears on a newscast in the trailer. The same goes for other connections to the past films with perhaps the most intriguing element of the new trailer — besides how good Jeremy Renner looks as the new lead — has to be the clear connections to the previous film, "The Bourne Ultimatum." Paddy, who's Newspaper journo; Simon Ross didn't survive the events of "Ultimatum," shows up in the trailer. It appears that the events of "Ultimatum" and Bourne's appearance in Manhattan spur the events of "Legacy."

 
31/04/12 Highlights announced for 'ID Fest' Film Festival...

ID FEST

The international film festival, ID Fest, returns for its second year to explore the many facets of heroism in a diverse programme which includes; live appearances from key industry figures, professional practice events for new and emerging film makers, premieres of new films, plus a retrospective strand exploring the theme of 'Heroes'.

The keynote events and screenings announced for ID Fest include Q&A sessions and live appearances with actors, directors and industry professionals. QUAD Patron Paddy Considine will host an event on 'Directing actors on screen' on Saturday 26th May.

In this illustrated seminar, Paddy explores his directing process and his experiences of working with a variety of different directors including Shane Meadows, Edgar Wright and Michael Winterbottom. Directing Actors with Paddy Considine takes place on Saturday 26th May at 2:30pm.

Weekend pass and tickets for individual events are now on sale, priced at: £55 full price, £50 concessions and £45 for QUAD Members. Single day passes for Friday, Saturday or Sunday are also available, priced at: £20. Tickets are also available for Showcase events priced at: £14 full price, £12 concessions and £10 for QUAD Members. Advanced booking is recommended. Regular ticket prices apply for single film screenings: priced at £7.40 and £5.75 concessions. Tickets for BAFTA events and workshops are: £5, £3 concessions and QUAD Members.

Full information on the programme as more screenings and events are confirmed, please see: www.idfest.co.uk

For more information about QUAD, please call the Box office on: (01332) 290606 or go to: www.derbyquad.co.uk

 
26/03/12 Tyrannosaur picks up Empire Award plus Romanian Festival Triumph...

JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS 2012 LOGO

Olivia Colman was honoured with Best Actress last night for her turn in Paddy's directorial debut Tyrannosaur at the Jameson Empire Awards. Olivia praised Paddy, saying that he was a "natural" in the director's chair on the set.Speaking at the Empire Awards on Sunday evening (March 25), Colman explained that she was enthusiastic about the project from the moment she first read the script.

Colman said: it felt "like something special, because the script was so amazing. It was the best script I think any of us had read - I think [for] me, maybe ever - and everybody involved on it just said yes straight away having read the script...it did feel good.

"I've been very lucky to work with lots of wonderful directors, but Paddy was up there straight away. And if that was his first punt at it, I'd love to see what he's gonna be like at the end of 40 years, at the end of a very long career. He was amazing, he was a natural. He was brilliant." Colman admitted that she was flattered by fans' campaign to get her nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Tyrannosaur, saying: "That was nice! Obviously a very nice feeling. It was lovely to see that people really got behind it... it was quite nice."

Tyrannosaur narrowly missed out on Best British Film honour being topped by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which won the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine. The film didn't miss out however on The Bucharest Interntional Film Festival's top prizes picking up both the Best Film award and the Critics’ Choice Award.

 
02/03/12 Now Is Good Trailer: Dakota Fanning Has Paddy on Her Bucket List...
Hollywood child star Dakota Fanning is all grown up now, which means it's time for a grown-up weepy teen romance movie.

In Now Is Good, Fanning plays 17-year-old Tessa, who learns she is dying of leukemia and sets out to do "as much as she can as fast as she can. That includes doing drugs, breaking the law, and a relationship with Adam (Jeremy Irvine), a boy who is sweet enough to stand by her side and help enrich her final experiences. Oh, and did I mention that Fanning has a British accent and Paddy Considine is her dad?

We were just enjoying getting used to seeing Fanning as an adult actress. When addy Pops-up telling her what to do. Watch the trailer and see for yourself.

Now Is Good is released on 25th May 2012 (UK)
 
19/02/12 Revealed; Tyrannosaur follow up plans...

THE YEARS IF THE LOCUST

Paddy Considine plans to adapt and direct true-life tale; The Years of the Locust [A True Story of Murder, Money and Mayhem in the Last Age of Boxing], Jon Hotten's account of match-fixing and murder in the boxing world.

Considine confirmed his involvement backstage at the Baftas on Sunday. Jon Hotten, author of The Years of the Locust, said on his blog last year that Considine had bought and currently owns the film rights.

Hotten's book examines the morally dubious foray into professional boxing of Florida door-to-door salesman turned boxing promoter Rick "Elvis" Parker and his doomed relationship with journeyman heavyweight Tim "Doc" Anderson. Parker allegedly staged an elaborate plan to secure a massive payday for himself using boxer Mark Gastineau against former heavyweight champion George Foreman, who was at that point staging a comeback, by fixing a number of fights.

Parker's scheme came unstuck when Anderson refused to take a dive in a 1991 match-up against Gastineau, delivering a severe beating. Parker had cunningly billed Gastineau (a former NFL player) as the next "great white hope" of US boxing. It's the story of two men who never should have met, and when they did, one killed the other. There are walk-on parts for Don King, George Foreman, the FBI and a fallen NFL hero, yet it's the two central characters Parker and Anderson - that make this story extraordinary and unforgettable.

Paddy hopes to start pre-production in the summer and shoot in 2013.

 
 
26/03/12 Tyrannosaur picks up Empire Award plus Romanian Festival Triumph...

JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS 2012 LOGO

Olivia Colman was honoured with Best Actress last night for her turn in Paddy's directorial debut Tyrannosaur at the Jameson Empire Awards. Olivia praised Paddy, saying that he was a "natural" in the director's chair on the set.Speaking at the Empire Awards on Sunday evening (March 25), Colman explained that she was enthusiastic about the project from the moment she first read the script.

Colman said: it felt "like something special, because the script was so amazing. It was the best script I think any of us had read - I think [for] me, maybe ever - and everybody involved on it just said yes straight away having read the script...it did feel good.

"I've been very lucky to work with lots of wonderful directors, but Paddy was up there straight away. And if that was his first punt at it, I'd love to see what he's gonna be like at the end of 40 years, at the end of a very long career. He was amazing, he was a natural. He was brilliant." Colman admitted that she was flattered by fans' campaign to get her nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Tyrannosaur, saying: "That was nice! Obviously a very nice feeling. It was lovely to see that people really got behind it... it was quite nice."

Tyrannosaur narrowly missed out on Best British Film honour being topped by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which won the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine. The film didn't miss out however on The Bucharest Interntional Film Festival's top prizes picking up both the Best Film award and the Critics’ Choice Award.

 
02/03/12 Now Is Good Trailer: Dakota Fanning Has Paddy on Her Bucket List...
Hollywood child star Dakota Fanning is all grown up now, which means it's time for a grown-up weepy teen romance movie.

In Now Is Good, Fanning plays 17-year-old Tessa, who learns she is dying of leukemia and sets out to do "as much as she can as fast as she can. That includes doing drugs, breaking the law, and a relationship with Adam (Jeremy Irvine), a boy who is sweet enough to stand by her side and help enrich her final experiences. Oh, and did I mention that Fanning has a British accent and Paddy Considine is her dad?

We were just enjoying getting used to seeing Fanning as an adult actress. When addy Pops-up telling her what to do. Watch the trailer and see for yourself.

Now Is Good is released on 25th May 2012 (UK)
 
19/02/12 Revealed; Tyrannosaur follow up plans...

THE YEARS IF THE LOCUST

Paddy Considine plans to adapt and direct true-life tale; The Years of the Locust [A True Story of Murder, Money and Mayhem in the Last Age of Boxing], Jon Hotten's account of match-fixing and murder in the boxing world.

Considine confirmed his involvement backstage at the Baftas on Sunday. Jon Hotten, author of The Years of the Locust, said on his blog last year that Considine had bought and currently owns the film rights.

Hotten's book examines the morally dubious foray into professional boxing of Florida door-to-door salesman turned boxing promoter Rick "Elvis" Parker and his doomed relationship with journeyman heavyweight Tim "Doc" Anderson. Parker allegedly staged an elaborate plan to secure a massive payday for himself using boxer Mark Gastineau against former heavyweight champion George Foreman, who was at that point staging a comeback, by fixing a number of fights.

Parker's scheme came unstuck when Anderson refused to take a dive in a 1991 match-up against Gastineau, delivering a severe beating. Parker had cunningly billed Gastineau (a former NFL player) as the next "great white hope" of US boxing. It's the story of two men who never should have met, and when they did, one killed the other. There are walk-on parts for Don King, George Foreman, the FBI and a fallen NFL hero, yet it's the two central characters Parker and Anderson - that make this story extraordinary and unforgettable.

Paddy hopes to start pre-production in the summer and shoot in 2013.

 
12/02/12 Paddy wins Outstanding Debut BAFTA for Tyrannosaur!...


Paddy Considine and producer Diarmid Scrimshaw were awarded the Outstanding British Debut BAFTA for Tyrannosaur at last nights star-studded BAFTA Award ceremony at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Tyrannosaur saw off tough competition from films including Joe Cornish's 'Attack The Block' and Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus' as well as another film he's been involved in; 'Submarine' to scoop Outstanding Debut, His second BAFTA to date.

See his pre-win red carpet interview HERE.

Paddy later went on to confirm that he is next adapting the book 'The Year of the Locust', the true-life tale of a journeyman boxer and ultra-shady promoter whose efforts to make their way in the fight game of the early 1990s ended in murder.

Tyrannosaur will go on to compete for the Best International Film at the Independent Spirit Awards in America.

11/02/12 iPaddy. New Free Film Magazine goes live...
INDUSTRIA MAGAZINE

INDUSTRIA is the brand new lifestyle magazine for the iPad – focusing on the point where movies, games, fashion and the digital arts collide. INDUSTRIA is dedicated to the visionary directors, editors, writers, developers, producers and even agents, studio heads, dealmakers and decision-makers who are responsible for the stuff we see on our screens – big or small. And sometimes we’ll even be interested in the front-of-camera talent.

This iPad magazine combines world-class editorial with moving images (trailers and short films) and interactive features. The launch issue includes:

Cover – a moving image of actor/writer/director Paddy Considine shot by world renowned photographer Rankin plus a special multi-interactive interview article.

Rushes – the latest news stories from the entertainment world, plus, as a special treat, the Full 16 minute BAFTA winning short film Dog Altogether starring Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman.

Download Industria direct from The Apple App Store completely free Now.

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

 
06/02/12 Tyrannosaur Blu-Ray and DVD out now (win one)...
Tyrannosaur DVD & Blu-Ray

Bag your copy of the multiple award winning Tyrannosaur, out to own on DVD, BluRay from Today.

Winner of 3 Sundance Awards and 3 awards at Dinard, Winner of 3 BIFA awards including ‘Best Independent British Film’ Nominated for 3 Critics’ Circle Awards

The disc is packed with extras which include:
- ‘The Making of Tyrannosaur’ Booklet
- Audio Commentary with Director Paddy Considine
- Dog Altogether Short
- Deleted Scenes
- Stills Gallery
- Trailer


Order the DVD and Blu-Ray now from Amazon.co.uk: DVD £10.99, Blu-ray £15.99.

For your chance to win your own signed Tyrannosaur DVD, Quad (cinema size) poster & super exclusive, limited print run Dan McCarthy screen print from Paddy's personal collection just answer this simple question:

Tyrannosaur is a feature length development of Dog Altogether - Paddy's BAFTA Award winning short. But which of Paddy's other projects was provisionally named 'Dog Altogether' as a working title?

(a) Dead Man's Shoes [CORRECT ANSWER]
(b) My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117
(c) In America

Send your answer to info@paddyconsidine.co.uk with the email subject heading "TYRANNOSAUR COMPETITION!" before Midnight on 17th February 2012 including your name and postal address. Entrants must be 18 Years of age or above and reside in the UK or Ireland. COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Winner: John Goldberg from Chatham, Kent. Congratulations.

 
06/02/12 Olivia Colman Wins at London Evening Standard Film Awards...

BAFTA Awards

Olivia Colman won BEST ACTRESS at the London Evening Standard Film Awards tonight for her role as Hannah; a wife pushed to the limit in Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur.

Colman picked up her award in person at a glittering ceremony hosted by Episodes/ Green Wing star Stephen Mangan at the London Film Museum tonight.

Her win marks a major achievement for Colman who was shortlisted alongside three Oscar-winning British actresses: Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus), Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea).

Colman said of the win: "For people to have seen it and loved it means everything to me," Colman says. "It's the thing I'm proudest of. I've been very lucky and had some lovely parts but this was the first proper chance, which Paddy gave me, to do a proper, meaty role with a beautiful script. Everyone working on it felt we were making something special."

The London Evening Standard Film Award is her 9th best actress award for the role.

 
19/01/12 Tyrannosaur & Submarine: Win at London Critics' Circle Film Awards..

BAFTA Awards

Olivia Colman has won British Actress of the year for her incredible performances in both Tyrannosaur and The Iron Lady.

On 19 of January 2012 the London Critics' Circle announced the winners for their 32nd Film Awards, at the BFI Southbank.

Olivia Colman was awarded with the Moët & Chandon Award- British Actress of the year.

Craig Roberts also won an award for Young British performer of the year, for his role in Richard Ayoades debut feature Submarine.

View the full list of winners of the Critics' Circle Film Awards on their website HERE.

 
17/01/12 BAFTA and Evening Standard Nominations announced...

BAFTA Awards

Tyrannosaur was nominated for Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the Orange British Academy Film Awards today. Paddy's film is up against buddy Richard Ayoade (Submarine) as well as Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus) and Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley, Sarah Brocklehurst (Black Pond).

The announcement was a little overshadowed by the controversey surrounding the omission of Olivia Colman in The Best Actress category which lead to a global trending of both Olivia Colman and Tyrannosaur on Twitter. Users were shocked to see arguably the years strongest female performance overlooked. Including several notable celebrities who voiced their opinons on the debate, in favour of Colman.

Only hours later the Evening Standard announced it's nominations for this years Evening Standard British Film Awards. Tyrannosaur has been mominated in four major categories, poignantly including Olivia Colman in their Best Actress category;
Best Film
Best Actress: Olivia Colman
Best Actor: Peter Mullan
Best Screenplay: Paddy Considine

BAFTA winners will be announced on Sunday 12th February at London's Royal Opera House, London. See the full list of nominations HERE.

Evening Standard winners will be announced at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards at the London Film Museum on Monday, February 6th.

 
11/01/12 Guardian first film award shortlist...

The Guardian First Film Award
Paddy Considine’s debut film Tyrannosaur has been revealed as one of the 10 debut films jostling for The Guardian First Film Award, in the company of films ranging from a thriller about aliens in London to a documentary about Danish soldiers in Afghanistan.

Previous winners have included The Arbor, Unrelated and Sleep Furiously. Judges – who include Guardian film team Peter Bradshaw, Xan Brooks and Catherine Shoard will decide it's winner next week, where the Guardian claims the winner will "receive a handsome piece of glass and plastic purchased, from the trophy shop round the corner" but "Nevertheless, bragging rights will be awesome".

Submarine, in which Paddy played a supporting role, has also been nominated.

Here's the shortlist:
Animal Kingdom (dir: David Michôd)
Armadillo (dir: Janus Metz)
Attack the Block (dir: Joe Cornish)
Black Pond (dirs: Tom Kingsley, Will Sharp)
The Guard (dir: John Michael McDonagh)
The Inbetweeners Movie (dir: Ben Palmer)
Sleeping Beauty (dir: Julia Leigh)
Snowtown (dir: Justin Kurzel)
Submarine (dir: Richard Ayoade)
Tyrannosaur (dir: Paddy Considine)

 
06/01/12 BAFTA high five for Tyrannosaur...

BAFTA Awards

Paddy Considine’s debut film is in the potential running for five gongs at this year’s BAFTAs.

Tyrannosaur has made the longlist for Outstanding British film and Original Screenplay in the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Also in line for potential awards are the film’s stars, Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan as best leading actor, leading actress and supporting actor respectively.

The Longlist is the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy. With 285 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduced the list of eligible films to 15 in each category. Round Two voting, which opened on 6th January, will reduce these 15 contenders down to the five nominations in each category. Appearing on the Longlist does not constitute a nomination.

Tyrannosaur has already earned Paddy best debut director and best film awards in last month’s British Independent Film Awards, in which Olivia Colman also won the coveted best actress prize.

The film has also been shortlisted in the international film category at the US based Independent Spirit Awards, winners of which are announced on February 25th.

Submarine, in which Paddy played a supporting role, has also been nominated for Best British Film, as well as a second nom for Olivia in a best supporting actress role for Carol the daughter to Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

Full list of contenders

 
29/12/11 Pre-order Tyrannosaur Blu-Ray and DVD now...
Tyrannosaur DVD & Blu-Ray

Bag your copy of the multiple award winning Tyrannosaur, out to own on DVD, BluRay from 6th February 2012.

Winner of 3 Sundance Awards and 3 awards at Dinard, Winner of 3 BIFA awards including ‘Best Independent British Film’ Nominated for 3 Critics’ Circle Awards

The disc is packed with extras which include:
- ‘The Making of Tyrannosaur’ Booklet
- Audio Commentary with Director Paddy Considine
- Dog Altogether Short
- Deleted Scenes
- Stills Gallery
- Trailer


Pre-order the DVD and Blu-Ray now from Amazon.co.uk: DVD £10.99, Blu-ray £15.99.

Look out for our competitions to win your own copy and poster in the new year!

Thanks to @ and @ of @ for all the advance information.

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21/12/11 One more Award and 4 more nominations for Tyrannosaur...
MOET BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Tyrannosaur picked-up it's 21's consecutive film award o being given a Special Achievement Award for Best First Feature at the coveted International Press Academy Satellite Awards in LA.

The film narrowly missed out on Best Original Screenplay and a Best Actress gong for Olivia Colman (her 7th nomination).

The Satellites are judged by a group of entertainment journalists formed by a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association 15 years ago.

The Awards took place Sunday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California.

Tyrannosaur has since been nominated in three major categories for The London Critics Circle Film Awards and for Best International Film at The Independent Spirit Awards. Both awards will be decided in early 2012.
 
17/12/11 Paddy Considine BIFA 2011 Best Debut Director Award Interview...


Ahead of Monday's International Press Academy Satellite Awards where Tyrannosaur has nominations in three major categories which include Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best First Feature. Why not recap on Paddy's last big win at the recent 2011 BIFA's with a look at his winner interview. (More from the evening HERE)

Follwing the Satellite Awards Tyrannosaur will go on to see if it can pick up another award at The Independent Spirit Awards where it's been nominated for Best International Film.

 
10/12/11 Big News: Tyrannosaur makes it a BIFA hat-trick...

MOET BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Paddy's directorial debut movie has won a hat-trick of accolades at the 14th British Independent Film Awards — more than any rival picture.

Tyrannosaur not only scooped Paddy the Douglas Hickox award for best debut director, but picked up the best film honour as well as the best actress accolade for Olivia Colman.

Tyrannosaur took the BIFA best film award despite being up against a tough shortlist which included 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', 'Shame', 'Senna' and 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'.

Olivia Colman won despite more well known and strong competition from Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List) and Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin).

Paddy took his honour after being nominated with Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), John Michael McDonagh (The Guard) and Richard Ayoade (Submarine).

Tyrannosaur narrowly missed out on four other awards: best director, best actor, best supporting actor for Peter Mullan and best achievement in production. Although director Richard Ayoade took Best Screenplay for 'Submarine'.

 
03/12/11 Tyrannosaur award scoop round-up...

Paddy Considine's Directorial debut Trannosaur has been stalking and devouring awards like it's pre-historic nameake, You'd be forgiven for having lost count of just what it has won. Here we round-up the awards to date:

Sundance International Film Festival Award, USA
The World Cinema Award for Directing: Dramatic
World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance: Peter Mullan
World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance: Olivia Colman

Nantucket Film Festival, USA
Best Writer/Director

Munich Film Festival
, Germany
CineVision Award Outstanding Debut Feature

Voices Festival of independent European Cinema, Russia
Voices Festival Prize: Best Film
Best acting prize: Olivia Colman

Dinard British Film Festival, France
The Golden Hitchcock: Grand Jury Prize/Ciné+ Award
The Allianz Award: Best Screenplay

Chicago International Film Festival, USA
Silver Hugo for Best Actress: Olivia Colman

Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia
T-Com Audience Award: Best Film

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
Fischer Audience Award (For a film in the Open Horizons section)

Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina
Jury Special Award
Silver Astor for Best Screenplay
Argentine Film Critics Association ACCA Award
2nd place SIGNIS Award (World Catholic Association for Communication)

Stockholm Film Festival , Sweden
Best First Feature

That's an incredible total of 17 wins. With 11 nominations from The British Independent Film Awards, Satellite Awards and The Independent Spirit Awards still to come.

 
25/09/11 Tyrannosaur: Q&A's Galore!...


A full list of all the special UK advanced screenings (with Q&A's) of Tyrannosaur during October:

Apple Store, Regent St, London: Paddy Considine, Olivia Colman & Eddie Marsan discuss their film Tues 27th Sept 2011, 19:00.

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A Thur 29th Sept 2011, 18:15.

QUAD Derby: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A. Sat 1st Oct 2011, 18:30.

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A. Sun 2nd Oct 2011, 17:15.

Irish Film Institute, Dublin: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A. Mon 3rd Oct 2011, 18:15.

Cornerhouse Manchester: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A. Tue 4th Oct 2011, 18:20.

Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley, London: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A (With Paddy & Eddie Marsan). Wed 5th Oct 2011, 18:30.

BFI Southbank, London: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A. NFT1 Thurs 6th Oct 2011, 20:20.

Curzon SoHo, London
: Tyrannosaur plus Q&A (With Paddy & Olivia Colman). NFT1 Fri 7th Oct 2011, 18:30.

Tyrannosaur is released Nationwide from Friday 7th October.

 
 
25/08/11 Tyrannosaur: World exclusive first trailer...



The first trailer for Paddy‘s first feature as a director; Tyrannosaur is now online. It feels like we've waited an eternity to see it now it release is just around the corner .The trailer features the award winning cast, co-stars the always reliable, often impressive character actor Peter Mullan as a violent, self-destructive alcoholic who strikes up a friendship with Olivia Colman's Hannah, a Christian charity-shop worker. Paddy adapted the feature from his previous short Dog Altogether, and has said that “mainly [Tyrannosaur is] about my interpretation of life, and trying to function as a human.”

The film got outstanding reviews at Sundance early this year and has already scooped seven awards up during festival season so far, and is set to play TIFF next month. So here is an absolutely outstanding trailer that shows off the film’s grit ang gives a taste of the incredible performances that have sent the critics and award panels into a frenzy.

If you just can't wiat untill October the 7th for it's officlal UK release then why not treat yourself to an advanced viewing at the BFI Southbank (London) where Paddy himself will be doing a special advanced preview screening followed by a Q+A session. The screening will take place on 6th of October at 20:30 in the NFT1. Book now at www.bfi.org.uk to attend this super-exclusive event. Tyrannosaur will also be shown at the The 31st Cambridge Film Festival which takes place 15-25 September 2011.

There's also a special treat for Paddy fans from across the Channel. Tyrannosaur amongst some of this years most successful British films (David Mackenzie’s You Instead, Jim Loach’s Oranges And Sunshine and John. M. McDonagh’s The Guard) will compete for this year’s Hitchcock D’Or Award at the 22nd Dinard Film Festival in France, which runs from October 5th to the 9th. Find out more at festivaldufilm-dinard.com.

If all this isn't enough for you then Canadian's you too have the chance to see Tyrannosaur at the Toronto International Film Festival from 16th-17th of September. More HERE.

 
20/07/11 Hackgate: The Movie spoof trailer goes viral...


TYRANNOSAUR ONE SHEET POSTER

A spoof trailer about the phone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's News International and featuring Paddy has taken the internet by storm.The fake promo about the closing of the News Of The World and the subsequent fallout has gone viral and become one of the most popular clips on the video-sharing website YouTube.

On Tuesday evening, the video had been watched over 131,961 times, receiving over 1,800 ‘likes’. The ‘trailer’ for the imaginary film, entitled Hackgate: The Movie, is effectively one long joke about finding top acting lookalikes to play the major figures in the scandal. Paddy is cast as private investigator AKA 'The Hacker' Glenn Mulcaire, while Simon McBurney plays the former News of the World deputy features editor Paul McMullan.

The rest of the cast includes Russell Crowe as Andy Coulson, Rowan Atkinson playing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Hugh Grant as prime minister David Cameron, Colin Firth playing Hugh Grant, Steve Coogan playing himself, Peter Kay at MP Tom Watson, Hilary Swank as James Murdoch, Geoffrey Rush as his father Rupert Murdoch, and there is a comedy payoff for the role of Rebekah Brooks.

The spoof trailer even comes with its own strapline - The news at the end of the World. Watch 'Hackgate: The Movie' HERE.

In other news (of the world). Paddy's debut feature; Tyrannosaur has picked up even more awards on it's world tour of Film Festivals. The film has recently won honours at the Munich Film Festival (Filmfest München) recieving The CineVision Award for Outstanding Debut Feature (See the acceptance video HERE). Tyrannosaur also picked up two awards at the Russian Voices Festival of independent European Cinema, being rewarded with the Voices Festival Prize for Best Film as well as the Best acting prize going to Olivia Colman for her role in the film. These wins take the award tally to lucky number Seven!

 
30/06/11 Big News: Tyrannosaur gets two awards, a poster and a release date...

TYRANNOSAUR ONE SHEET POSTER

This week has been a big week for Paddy's long awaited debut feature; Tyrannosaur, Scooping up two awards in less than a week. Firstly, receiving the coveted Best Writer/Director award at the Nantucket Film Festival in America, followed shortly by another win just days later at festival in Munich for Outstanding Debut Feature. Cast member Paul Popplewell was on hand to collect whilst Paddy is filming 'Now is Good'.

To top off such brilliant award results we can EXCLUSIVELY reveal the first ever look at the lovley hot-off-the-press one-sheet poster for Tyrannosaur HERE. A truly beautiful sepia-toned illustration of Mullan’s character Joseph, standing above a T-Rex skeleton's grave (with something ominous in it's jaws), The poster was commissioned to and illutrated by one of Paddy's favourite artists; Dan Mccarthy and is easily one of the more memorable film posters for a very long time, let hope to see it in a cinema poster frame near you soon. For more art from Dan McCarthy check out danmccarthy.org.

Tyrannosaur now has an offical UK release date of October 7th 2011. Make a note of it. It's a film you won't want to miss, the award judges sure didn't! Strand Releasing have the U.S. rights, but haven’t yet set a date.

 
18/06/11 A new film? Now Is Good...

NOW IS GOOD - PADDY, OLIVIA WILLIAMS, JEREMY IRVINE, DAKOTA FANNING

Screen Daily reported recently that among various projects that BBC Films unveiled as part of the 2011/2012 slate, one is “Now Is Good,” a drama about a girl dying of leukemia who puts together a list of what she wants to achieve before she dies, the top choice being to lose her virginity.

Teen star Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) has been attached to the film since last year and is now joined Paddy as well as Olivia Williams (Rushmore, An Education) and Jeremy Irvine, the young star of Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming “War Horse,” have all signed on to the project. There’s no immediate word as to who each actor would play, but we assume that Williams would be cast in a part we imagine to be Fanning’s mother, with Paddy as her father, and Irvine as a potential lover to Fanning's lead?

Ol Parker, director of the decent-enough lesbian rom-com “Imagine Me & You” (and Mr. Thandie Newton), is writing and directing, from Jenny Downham‘s novel “Before I Die.” The script made the 2009 Brit List, so we’re expecting some good things, and the cast very are promising. Shooting has laready begun in the UK.

 
03/06/11 Exclusive: post Whicher interview...

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Anyone who's done any public speaking will know that having a large number of people all watching you at once can be quite a daunting experience. Now imagine if the number of people watching was around 7 million and it was during a primetime UK TV slot on Easter Weekend. Pressure? Nah...

Paddy's most recent TV project; The Suspicions of Mr Whicher was a UK TV smash during the weekend of the Royal Wedding; pulling in around 7 million viewers and blowing all competition out of the water, leading to calls for a second episode from ITV's top execs. Having been Paddy's first ever truly period drama we caught up with him exclusivley to find out his take on the whole experience...or perhaps we should we call it; 'The Whicher Phenomenon'?

Read 'The Suspicions of Mr Considine' HERE now!

 
10/05/11 Bliz released this month...

BLITZ

Due for for release this month, Blitz staring Jason Statham (Crank, Transporter) as the uncompromising and un-PC detective Brant, who is teamed with unlikely partner Sgt Porter Nash played by Paddy Considine to investigate a series of police murders.

BAFTA nominees Aidan Gillen and David Morrissey (Red Riding) also star as a cop-hating serial killer (Gillen) and hack crime reporter (Morrissey).

Zawe Ashton (St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold) features as Brant and Nash’s colleague.

Written by Nathan Parker (Moon) and produced by Zygi Kamasa, Steve Chasman (The Bank Job), Brad Wyman and Donald Kushner, BLITZ is the second feature to be directed by Elliott Lester.

Blitz is set for release on May 20th.

 
26/04/11 TV Review: Mr Whicher 6 Million Viewer Man...

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Paddy's Mr Whicher unsuspiciously enchants 6m.

Paddy Considine's new drama The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher premiered with almost 6 million viewers this Easter Monday evening, outperforming the popular Masterchef on BBC One, according to the latest audience data.

The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher, starring Paddy as inspector Jonathan Whicher, averaged 5.97m viewers (26.2%) for ITV1 between 9pm and 11pm, along with 177k (1.2%) later on ITV1+1 catch-up service.

The drama proved too strong for Masterchef: The Final which had 4.7m (18.3%) on BBC One in the 9pm hour. It also outperformed the predicted TV smash of the weekend; Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale's 1.62m (6.7%) on Channel 4 between 9pm and 10.30pm.
 
01/04/11 TV Preview: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher & Q&A...

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

You can catch The Suspicions of Mr Whicher first on the 12th April at the BFI Southbank NFT1 before it airs on ITV1 9PM Easter Monday.

Paddy stars in a gripping true-crime drama based on Kate Summerscale's best-seller, Set in 1860, begins when a three-year-old is brutally murdered. Inspector Jack Whicher, the so-called ‘Prince of Sleuths' from the newly-formed Scotland Yard, is despatched to seek justice but this case was to prove the most difficult of his career. Behind the respectable middle- class façade of the Kent family, he discovers adultery, insanity and jealousy.

In addition to director, James Hawes, and writer Neil McKay, also appearing as part of the Q&A will be Samuel Johnson Prize winning author Kate Summerscale and cast member Alexandra Roach (soon to appear as the young Margaret Thatcher in the movie The Iron Lady).

Book HERE now for tickets.
 
31/03/11 Film 4 reunite stars of A Room for Romeo Brass...


The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

It's been 12 long years since they both shared the screen in 1999's 'A Room For Romeo Brass' but Film 4 have seen fit to reunite Paddy and Vicky McClure (Best known as Lol in Shane Meadows' 'This Is England') who played the love interest; Ladine to Paddy's Morell. Albeit momentarily, the pair once again share screen time in this epic, post apocalyptic landscape in the traler for Film 4's 'Films For Life' Season shot over two days in Spain by director Kate Dunn.

Vicky McClure tweeted from her Twitter account [VickyMcClureLol] on the 6th of March: "Just got back! [From Malaga] Been a pleasure working with Paddy Considine again! Top guy! :)" but gave nothing away as to what the project might be untill this trailer emerged. Let's hope it's not the last time we see them together again, and lets al least hope it's not for another 12 years.

A season of films that stand the test of time, starting on Film4 on Saturday 9 April 2011. See the Trailer HERE.

In addition to the trailer why not go behind the scenes of the Film4 Films For Life video shoot and watch them talk about their films for life. HERE.

To top it all off Dead Man's Shoes is also one of the many brilliant film's showing during Film 4's 'Films for life' season.

 
18/03/11 Submarine released nationwide today...

SUBMARINE SNIPPET

When you think of great Submarine movies many may spring to mind: Crimson Tide, U-571 maybe even Das Boot for example, but we're not talking deep sea adventures and periscopes here, We're talking about the most hotly anticipated British film of the year; Richard Ayoade's Coming-of-age indie from Warp Films 'Submarine' which is released nationwide today.

Paddy's latest acting role is in Submarine as new age mystic Graham T. Purvis. The details of exactly who Graham is have been under wraps since the film premiered at the London Film Festival late last year, but in this exclusive video we can reveal exactly "Who is Graham T. Purvis?" Watch and be mystified. WARNING: Video may contain mild mind control techniques.


Submarine is released nationwide in the UK today and in the US June 3rd 2011.
 
07/02/11 First Submarine Trailer Online...

SUBMARINE POSTER

Paddy's latest acting role is in 'Submarine'; Richard Ayoade's Submarine is not a nautical epic but a coming-of-age story set in Wales in the 1970s. But while that might not sound appetising in itself, what Ayoade's done with the film is truly superb, so you might just want a look at the new trailer and UK poster (above or bigger HERE).

Via a wonderful new technique known only as 'bribery' the trailer was only going to be released if the film recieved 3000 'likes' on it's official Facebook page. Since the 'like's' currently stand at around 4,780 the trailer is now free to view online on Facebook ...Just one catch. You have to personally 'like' it to see it. 'Like' then watch it HERE right now (damn you Mark Zuckerberg).

EDIT: If all of the above is of little use to you because, like me you're not on Facebook then see it here and now.


Submarine is released nationwide in the UK on March the 18th.
 
06/02/11 Tyrannosaur press round-up...

Since it's reception at Sundance last month the entertainment press have been devouring anything to do with Tyrannosaur. So, I've rounded up the best-of-the-best in one place.

Interviews:
The Guardian: Paddy Considine: 'I'm trying to make sense of a lot of things'
Sundance.org: Opinion: Paddy Considine
Paddyconsidine.co.uk: 'Paddy Considine: Utah Saint'
screendaily.com

Reviews:
www.guardian.co.uk
www.hollywoodreporter.com
www.screendaily.com
Why Seminary [Blog]
www.ifc.com
www.indiewire.com
www.saltlakemagazine.com
 
31/01/11 Award hat-trick for Tyrannosaur at Sundance!...

Sundance

Forget Colin Firth with his Kings Speech and Gervais' Golden Globes, there's other Britis on the scene making waves Stateside this week.

Tyrannosaur picked up an amazing three major awards in competition at the world famous Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday. The film saw off strong competition from around the world to be awarded The World Cinema Award for Directing [Dramatic] and Two World Cinema Special Jury Prizes [Dramatic] for Breakout Performances which were presented to both Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan for their roles in the film. Tyrannosaur was one of only three films in competiton to recieve multiple awards.

Tyrannosaur, is another success from Warp Films - the team behind This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes.

Hugo Heppell, Head of Production at Screen Yorkshire, who co-funded Tyrannosaur and gave locations and crewing support, says:
"We are absolutely thrilled at the success of Tyrannosaur at the Sundance Film Festival and congratulate Paddy Considine, Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman for their richly deserved awards. This unflinching, wonderful film, shot entirely on location in Leeds, takes its place alongside The Arbor and The Kings Speech among the most lauded films of the year, and shows that film is still very much alive... despite these difficult times."

Read our recent exclusive post-Sundance interview 'Paddy Considine: Utah Saint' HERE.
 
29/01/11 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Paddy Considine Utah Saint...

PADDY, PETER & OLIVIA

STOP THE PRESS!: Sundance 2011 World Cinema Award for Direction goes to Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur AND Sundance 2011 Special Jury Prize for World Cinema Performance is shared between Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan both for Tyrannosaur. What a result!

So, I present to you the second part to last years WORLD EXCLUSIVE pre-Sundance interview. This time we caught up with Paddy just days after his first trip to a Festival in support of Tyrannosaur, taking it stateside to the world renowned Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We are again honored to interview Paddy exclusively to capture his post-Sundance reaction, and this time we've gone one better presenting for the first time online a handful of previously unseen behind-the-scenes stills and a first look at the official festival only poster for Tyrannosaur.

Have a read to find out exactly how the film was recived by the fans and critics, If the critics have effected the film, what's next for 'Paddy Considne: The Director and even why Paddy missed out on the chance to see a documentary on Sesame Street's Elmo.

Read 'Paddy Considine: Utah Saint' HERE.

If that's not already enough for you why not read an equally as interesting interview by Eric Hynes live from Sundance HERE.


 
24/01/11 TYRANNOSAUR devides critics but universally wow's at Sundance...

Theatre Sundance

Well, the cat (or should I say Dog) is out of the bag and the long awaited, highly anticipated debut feature from Paddy Considine; TYRANNOSAUR has been unleashed on the world. Following it's premiere screening at Sundance this week the film has already controversially divided critics drawing polar opposite reviews ranging from: 'Best film of the Festival', 'Scalding, tender and fine' to '...audiences crawled out of this on their hands & knees,weeping' and 'unwatchable'. Regardless of the critics the general consensus is that, good or bad Tyrannosaur will not move-on quietly and is a film that demands to be noticed weather you want to or not.

Read some reviews from Sundance and see just what's causing such response:
www.guardian.co.uk
www.hollywoodreporter.com
www.screendaily.com
www.ifc.com
www.indiewire.com
www.saltlakemagazine.com

And why not treat yourself and watch these three short interviews with Paddy and the cast from Sundance HERE, HERE and HERE.

Tyrannosaur will next resurface at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam which starts later this week and is rumoured to be making a stop at the Berlin Film Festival right after in February. Look out for our exclusive post-Sundance interview with Mr Considine fresh from Utah later this week.

10/01/11 TYRANNOSAUR gets European premiere at Film Festival Rotterdam...

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

Happy new year and Happy new news; The European premiere of TYRANNOSAUR at International Film Festival Rotterdam comes hot on the heels of the film's world premiere as part of the World Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival on 21 January, 2011.

Last weekThe International Film Festival Rotterdam unveiled its Bright Future programme of first and second feature films, comprised of 80 films from 38 countries.

Both fiction films and documentaries are included in festival, as are many films that have little time for such distinctions. The selection as a whole encompasses a wide range of subjects and filmic forms. The festival runs from 26th Jan - 6th Feb.

See the full Bright Future programme on the International Film Festival Rotterdam website HERE.

16/12/10 TYRANNOSAUR World exclusive interview...

Paddy Photograph: Gary Calton

We promised it earlier in the year and it took it's time coming but here it is...May I present to you this WORLD EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scene still from Paddy's directorial debut; 'Tyrannosaur' showing him midflow directing one of the film's stars; Olivia Colman.

But that's not all, this week we were again honored to interview Paddy exclusively for his first interview since the news came that Tyrannosaur has been selected for next years Sundance Film Festival.

Have a read to find out exactly why he thinks it's been picked, How he's helped reveal Olivia Colman's serious side. And what's next for 'Paddy Considne: The Director' and much, much more!

Read 'Paddy Considine: Here Comes The Sun' HERE.

02/12/10 Blitz here...

Paddy Photograph: Gary Calton

IGN has the world exclusive on the first quad poster for next year's British serial killer drama Blitz.

Due out Summer 2011, Blitz is a British drama about a tough cop dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Directed by Elliot Lester,starring Jason Statham and co-starring Paddy, Aidan Gillen (The Wire), and David Morrisey (The Red Riding Trilogy), Blitz is being distributed in Britain by Lionsgate UK.

See the full poster HERE.

02/12/10 Here comes the sun...
Paddy Photograph: Gary Calton

Next year's Sundance Film Festival line-up in Park City, Utah, was announced yesterday. The festival showcases 115 features, culled from an initial 3,812 (yes that many) submissions.

Among the 13 hand selected films in the world cinema dramatic competition, British hopes look set to rest on Paddy's 'Tyrannosaur', which has Peter Mullen as a man in meltdown and Olivia Colman as the charity shop manager who may just offer a shot at redemption. Sundance will be Tyrannosaur's world premiere screening.

The 2011 Sundance film festival runs from 20-30 January in Utah, USA. Sundance is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States and is responsible for giving many (now) famous independent filmmakers their big break, including Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Jim Jarmusch

As an added bonus there will be a double hit of Paddy Stateside as Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' will aslo make an appearance alongside Tyrannousaur at the event albeit in the noncompetitive film category.

For more information visit www.sundance.org/festival.

Photograph: Gary Calton

01/11/10 Trailer watch: 'Blitz' first look...


Lionsgate has recently released the international trailer for Paddy's upcoming detective/serial killer thriller, Blitz…as in Blitzkrieg. The film, which is due out in 2011, stars Jason Statham, a cop who has been dispatched “to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.”

The London thriller also stars Richard Riddell, David Morrissey, Luke Evans and Aidan Gillen. It is directed by Elliot Lester (Love is the Drug) and adapted by Nathan Parker (Moon) from the novel by Ken Bruen.

This movie is touted to be a revenge fueled thrill ride that is sure to leave action junkies satisfied. Check out the trailer above.

10/10/10 'Submarine' first look...
SUBMARINE SNIPPET

Feast your eyes on this exclusive UK first look at the poster for Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' which premieres at this month's London Film Festival.

Submarine is Richard Ayoade's (The IT Crowd) directorial debut and has been creating a massive buzz since it premiered a the Toronto International Film Festival last month. Based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne the flm stars Noah Taylor (Shine, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), Paddy Considine, newcomer Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige (‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’) and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky).

Full poster after the jump here.

08/09/10 Announced: the full programme of the 54th BFI London Film Festival...

SUBMARINE'S GRAHAM T PURVIS

Bringing the world's best new films to London is the 54th BFI London Film Festival. Be at the front of the queue for this year's festival and be one of the first to enjoy Paddy's latest release 'Submarine', an affecting coming of age comedy that feels genuinely original, made by someone who's clearly in love with cinema. The debut feature from Richard Ayoade.

Priority online booking is available to BFI Members from 11.30am on Monday 20th September. Public booking for the Festival opens on Monday 27th September.

Fri 22nd, 20:15, Vue Screen 6
Fri 22nd, 21:00, Vue Screen 3
Sat 23rd, 15:30, Vue Screen 3
Wed 27th, 18:15, RICH MIX Screen 1

Ticket Prices: Rich Mix: £7.50. Vue West End: £13. Concession from £5.

For tickets and more information visit www.bfi.org.uk/lff.

07/09/10 'Dead Man's Shoes' gets a remake...

DEAD MANS SHOES REMAKE POSTER

On the 19th August famed design studio AllCity held a private exhibition to celebrate the studios 10th birthday. The 'AllCity Redrawn' exhibition displayed superb original artwork from a selection of artists asked to choose a film from AllCity's portfolio and create their own ‘fan posters’. AllCity is responsible for some of the most impactful movie posters of recent years including the revered 'Dead Man's Shoes' poster.

The redrawn poster (above) was created by Allan Graves a Tattooist, originally from Spain, he owns a haunted tattoo shop in London, likes to draw monsters and collects vintage horror comics...then, don't we all.

This wonderful limited edition [of 25] print is available to purchase at the bargain price of £150 + P&P (30x40” Giclee on archive paper numbered and embossed). Just email your purchase enquiries to: hello@allcitymedia.com.

To see more from all the incredible 'Allcity Redrawn' exhibition mosey on over and pay a visit to allcitymedia.com.

28/08/10 ITV announce The Suspicions of Mr Whicher...

IYV 1: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

ITV commissions major adaptation of award-winning best-seller 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'; adapted from the novel by Kate Summerscale about an infamous murder in a Victorian country house. The two hour drama will star Paddy in the lead role of Inspector Jonathan Whicher and will be adapted by Neil McKay (Mo, See No Evil: The Moors Murders).

Set in 1860, this is a gripping true story of murder, psychological suspense and courtroom drama. As the local police struggle to solve the crime, the case becomes a national scanda and on the orders of the Home Secretary, Inspector Jonathan “Jack” Whicher, the so-called “Prince of Sleuths” from the newly formed Scotland Yard detective department, is despatched to the countryside to restore justice. A very modern story. It gripped the country in the way that the case of Madeleine McCann has done in our day.

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher will film on location around London in October. Directed by James Hawes (DCI Banks: Aftermath, Enid) and Executive Produced by Hat Trick Productions' Mark Redhead (Mutual Friends, God On Trial, Bodies, Bloody Sunday).

“The Suspicions of Mr Whicher has been a huge literary success and Neil McKay has done a superb job adapting Kate Summerscale’s fascinating book. Paddy Considine is the perfect actor to bring Whicher to the screen”. - Sally Haynes (ITV Controller of Drama Commissioning).

Enjoy a taster at mrwhicher.com.

 
12/08/10 Wales sends 'Submarine' to Toronto...

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Welsh filmmakers will be taking to the red carpet at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival running from 9th – 19th September. Submarine, funded by the Film Agency for Wales, has been selected for the internationally renowned film festival.

A Warp Films Production, Submarine stars Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor and Sally Hawkins. It is based on a book by Joe Dunthorne, and is executive produced by Ben Stiller.

Written and directed by Richard Ayoade, the off-beat comedy tells the story of Oliver Tate, a young boy who must fight to save his mother from the advances of a mystic, and simultaneously lure his eczema-strafed girlfriend in to the bedroom.

Submarine has also been selected for the London Film Festival and joins other films backed by the Film Agency for Wales that are now enjoying international recognition. More HERE.

 
14/07/10 Coleman at work...

OLIVIA COLEMAN

They say that the sweetest sound of all is praise; Issue 67 of The Stage podcast is an Olivia Coleman feature following the first airing of her new TV sitcom "Rev' on BBC2. The issue contains links to a free extended podcast interview with Olivia on all things Coleman. A familiar face through her appearance on That Mtchell & Webb Look, Look around you, Peep Show and Beautiful People. Olivia speaks in length about her career to date and future projects and about her experience of working under the direction of Paddy during the recent filming of his debut feature 'Tyrannousaur'. Listen to what Olivia has to say HERE (iTunes) or streaming HERE.

 
14/07/10 Paddy and Arctics reunite on comedy...

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS

So, you thought that Paddy's involvement with the Artic Monkeys ended when the credits rolled on 'Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee' but you'd be wrong. We have news that following the completion of Paddy's latest acting role in the Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd) helmed comedy 'Submarine', Arctic Monkey's and Last of the Shadow Puppets frontman; Alex Turner has written the original 'Submarine' soundtrack with the help of Simian Mobile Disco'sJames Ford. Combining the acting skill of Paddy and the signature Arctics sounds for the first time since 2004's 'Leave Before the Lights Come On' music video. Keep your eyes open and ears peeled for the film and soundtrack appearing 2011!

 
07/06/10 In the mix...

THE CRY OF THE OWL

It's a big week because Adam Buxton (of Adam & Joe fame) has Paddy as his guest on Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape on BBC Radio 6 music. Adam lovingly crafts a weekly compilation tape for listeners, based on a theme (This week it's film related music with particular emphasis on music by actors). It's well documented that Paddy's obsessed with American indie kings Guided By Voices and the solo work of lead singer Robert Pollard so we expect he'll be bringing along some good stuff from his GBV locker.

Catch the show as a downladable podcast on the BBC Radio 6 site HERE from Wednesday the 9th July onwards or live on Sunday from midday to 2pm. Alternativley you could relentlessly stalk Mr Buxton on his Twitter at twitter.com/AdamsBigMixTape.

EDIT: This Just in: after days of preparation, we hear that mere hours before they were due to record the show, that Paddy has been forced to cancel due to unforeseen work commitments. However there is a silver lining. Ken Korda the writer/director, entrepreneur and Jim Belushi historian has agreed to fill in at very short notice in the role of both presenter and guest. Look out fo a Paddy apearace soon!

 
01/06/10 A conversation with...
PADDY & PETER MULLEN

Paddy's feature writer/director debut Tyrannosaur wrapped earlier this month and both film and Paddy are deep in the editing process.

We'll be speaking exclusivley to Paddy about the whole experience very soon but in the meantime we leave you with this taster, Paddy deep in conversation directing his lead actor Peter Mullan during the shoot. These great photographs come coutesey of Jack English, stills photographer for Tyrannosaur (and Gary Oldman's Nil By Mouth jackenglish.co.uk) See the full size image here.

19/04/10 No need to Cry, The Owl hits DVD today...
THE CRY OF THE OWL

We first told you about Jamie Thraves' The Cry of the Owl during last November, then things were rather silent. Now comes word that Paramount Home Entertainment today has released the film onto DVD with US release to follow on June 8th. Sadly no extras of any kind will be included on the disc. Trust us when we say that the story is strong enough to stand on its own.

From the writer of "The Talanted Mr. Ripley". Reeling from a painful divorce, Robert (Paddy) escapes his city life for the tranquility of a small town. But when his attraction to a new neighbour (Julia Stiles) turns into something horrifyingly darker both their lives begin to spiral out of control into a fatal path of obsession, cold blooded murder and unrelenting fear.You can draw your curtains, you can lock your doors, but somebody is always watching you.

The below artwork is for the reg 2. DVD, Does any one think they might be trying to capitalise on Paddy's British indie credentials with this cover concept?

THE CRY OF THE OWL DVD

Grab your copy HERE.

 
03/04/10 Paddy to shoot debut feature starting April 12th...
Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan

Paddy's debut feature Tyrannosaur, starring Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan, starts shooting April 12th.

Paddy makes his feature writing/directorial debut with Tyrannosaur, an exploration of how love and friendship can be found in the darkest of places. Tyrannosaur stars Peter Mullan (My Name Is Joe, Trainspotting), Olivia Colman (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Eddie Marsan (Happy Go Lucky, Vera Drake). Tyrannosaur will be produced by Warp's Diarmid Scrimshaw, with shooting to take place on location in Leeds for four weeks starting next week.

Tyrannosaur is the story of Joseph (Peter Mullan), a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences for both of them.

Paddy previously wrote and directed the short film Dog Altogether for Warp Films, winning the Best Short Film BAFTA and BIFA awards as well as the Silver Lion award at Venice in 2007. Dog Altogether stared Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman and introduces the story which Paddy's feature debut Tyrannosaur now continues.

Tyrannosaur is a Warp X and Inflammable Films presentation, backed by Film4, the UK Film Council, Screen Yorkshire, Optimum Releasing, EM Media, Madman and Nonstop Entertainment. International sales are being handled by Protagonist Pictures.

Plus: read an interview with Paddy Considine about his year ahead HERE.

10/04/10 Donk on the DL...
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WARP FILMS LAUNCHES DIGiTAL DOWNLOAD STORE.

Warp Films’ new digital download store is now live. DRM-free downloads, scaled to fit any device, are available now from www.warpfilmstore.comPaddy's most recent project, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee is one of the first few Warp films to be made available for download alongside, All Tomorrow's Parties, and Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo (directed by Paddy's mate Richard Ayoade).

Watch the first 10 minutes of Le Donk and ATP free at their Facebook pages facebook.com/ledonk and facebook.com/scorz.

To date the Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee DVD has only been available in Britain for Region 2 devices, so overseas Pad fans don't miss the chance to get hold of your own copy of the film today!

14/03/10 Paddy in his own words. Exclusive: first 2010 interview...
Paddy as Graham
Following last months exclusive first look at his latest film (above), comes this: This week we were lucky enough to have the chance to interview Paddy exclusivley for his first interview of the year.

Have a read to find out exactly why he's been chasing Sally Hawkins around Wales under the watchful eye of the IT Crowd's Richard Ayode, Who he's still itching to collaborate with (casting directors; pens at the ready), how he's feeling about embarking on the mammoth task of directing his first solo feature Tyrannosaur and already planning the one after that. And what's this about about the BBC sci-fi series; Heatseekers that got cancelled after one season? All will be revealed!

Read Paddy Considine is his own words HERE!

21/02/10 Exclusive: first Paddy pic from new Britcom...
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May I present to you this world exclusive image, first still of Paddy's character from Submarine, showing him as the films antagonist, The scuzzy, New Age, motivational speaker; Graham T. Purvis in front of his very own van, customised respray and everything. gotta love the hairdo, is anybody getting a strong whiff of Terence Stamp's General Zod from Superman II?

Based on the terrific novel by Joe Dunthorne, Submarine has a superb British cast, a real talent on the megaphone (Richard Ayaode) and from what we’ve heard a most exciting soundtrack. So if it’s not already on your movie radar, make sure it pings onto it now. Submarine involves anti-hero teen Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) burgeoning romance with a pyromaniac (Yasmin Paige) and attempts to stop his mother (Sally Hawkins) cheating on his Dad (Noah Taylor) with Paddy's Graham. See it bigger here.

This image is copyright of and used with the kind permisson of Warp Films and Red Hour Films.

29/01/10 Go on, tweet yourself...
Paddy as Graham You all know what this monolithic 'T' means by now don't you? Well, like a web based Luddite we here at Paddyconsidine.co.uk have been avoiding following suite, jumping in with both feet and embraing the craze of Twitter untill we finaly caved and gave in realising it was actually quite useful after all. So now we've seen the future why not be part of it with us. Log on to twitter.com/paddy_considine and start following our tweets. By following what we tweet you'll get instant up to the second Paddy updates including stuff that dosen't normally make this news page meaning you'll get more news updates, sooner. Go on take a look now...your in for a real tweet.

Should you have missed any of the early twitter updates you will have certainly missed this slice of fried gold; lovley forum member JudeCalverttoulmin managed to capture a Le Donk post screening Q&A event with Paddy, Shane and producer Mark Herbert from the Showroom in Sheffield in October 2009. Jude has kindly uploaded it for all to see and has also very professionally introduced the video herself like some kind of pretty Mark Kermode off the telly. See it here on Vimeo today.

For this and much, much more get following us on Twitter.

09/01/10 Red Riding US domestic promotion 2010...
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Following festival success Stateside, arriving in US theaters next month is The Red Riding Trilogy.

IFC (the US distributor) has given Vulture [of nymag.com] first look at the poster and they premiered the above image on their site today. The poster is, like the trilogy clearly both striking and severe. Despite looking a bit too much like an alternate (or rather generic) design for something like Angels and Demons, it would get our attention if we didn’t already know anything about the films. Considering that the trailer has to represent three films, it gets the core idea across really well. It's much slicker and sexier than the UK version. See for yourself HERE.

See extended US trailers for each of the three films at www.ifcfilms.com.

Enjoy our film America! But remember. Evil Lives Here.

02/11/09/ Paddy boards Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine'...

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Paddy, [Our favourite leading lady] Sally Hawkins (Happy-go-lucky) and Noah Taylor (Shine, Vanilla Sky) will all be starring in the comedy; Submarine, which is being brought to the screen by Brit comedy god Richard Ayoade. Adapted from Joe Dunthorne's novel, Submarine finds teenaged Oliver Tate (newcomer Craig Roberts) attempting to woo classmate Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Page).

Ayoade, of course, is probably best known for his work as super geek; Moss on The IT Crowd and for co-creating, directing and co-starring (as Dean Lerner) in the awesome Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and his work on The Mighty Boosh and Nathan Barley. The acting talent he's gathered is impressive, and frankly, we're very excited to see what he can do with a real budget and a cinematic outlet. The film is shooting even as you read this.

Billed as a coming of age comedy, The film is set in Swansea and details the story of 15-year-old Oliver Tate who is living through his parents' marriage breakup and his first love. Paddy will play a self-help guru who runs courses on Mental and Physical Wellbeing. The movie production team include Mark Herbert (Dea Man's Shoes, Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee) under the Warp FIlms production banner and Red Hour Films' Executive producer Ben Stiller [Yes that Ben Stiller!]. The film began shooting in Swansea on Monday for seven weeks.

16/10/09/ Paddyconsidine.co.uk exclusive Le Donk signed goodies competiton...

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Join in on our brand new exciting Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee competition exclusive to paddyconsidine.co.uk where the prize is a unique oppourtunity to win a signed cinema sized quad poster for Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee. The poster is signed by Director; Shane Meadows, Stars; Le Donk and Scorzayzee and Paddy Considine.We have three up for grabs plus a special runners up prize, so why not head on over to the competition page HERE right now and just answer three simple questions. Rock the F**k on!

Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee is in cinemas now and will be released on DVD on the 26th October. Get the chance to meet the film’s director Shane Meadows, and stars of the film Paddy & Scor-Zay-Zee when they make an in-store appearance at HMV’s Wheelergate store in Nottingham on Monday 26th October 2009 to celebrate the release of the film on DVD. They will all be at the store from 1.00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of the new DVD.

We have recently uploaded some recent interviews recorded during the promotional tour for 'Le Donk...'. You can hear Paddy in an indepth interview on the BBC Radio 4 'The Film Programme' HERE, You can listen to him in another indepther with Simon Mayo (with a cameo from Kevin Smith!) HERE, and finaly you can wrap your ears around Paddy, Shane Meadows and Scorz in a two part extravaganza on 'Number One Celebrity Paddy fan'; Edith Bowman's show, Part one HERE and two HERE.

08/10/09/ Le Donk released in UK cinemas tomorrow! plus competition time...


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Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee is released across the UK on the 9th of October. With the release now upon us, the promotion for the film has hit the promo trail hard with interviews appearing on TV, radio and online left right and center.

Both Paddy and Shane Meadows were interviewed by Jonathan Ross on Film 2009 on Monday night. If you missed it, then you'll be pleased to know that the lovley people at Auntie Beeb have the BBC iPlayer for you (in the UK). You can watch Monday's show HERE or catch it on an

y PS3. It will remain on the iPlayer for 7 days. I'll make sure it is made avaliable after then elsewhere.

Rotten Tomatoes.com recently uploaded a very rare interview with Le Donk himself in which he talks at length about his top ten favourite films of all time. You can watch it HERE. Secondly, there's an interview with Paddy, Shane and Scorz on digitalspy.co.uk HERE. If that's not enough for you then why not finish off with a Timout magazine online exclusive interview with Paddy HERE. Keep your ear and eye holes open over the next few days for more.

An exciting competition has appeared on TotalFilm.com where The prize is a unique oppourtunity to win walk-on part in Shane's forthcoming TV series, We Were Faces (which is a four part TV series sequel to This Is England) Which may feature a cameo from Paddy. head over to the Total Film competition page HERE and just answer one simple question. Look out for an exclusive signed goodies competiton here very soon.

25/09/09/ George Lamb and Paddy; Riding the low in Submarine...


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Paddy Considine joined George Lamb on his BBC radio 6 show this week and talked about his deep dark well and told George about his new musical project; Riding the low.

Paddy also confirmed the rumours that he will be going on to star alongside Michael Sheen in the adaptation of Joe Dunthorn's novel 'Submarine' following the completetion of shooting 'Blitz' this week.

Submarine will be the directorial debut by Richard Ayaode, better known for his acitng work as Maurice Moss in 'The IT crowd'. Paddy said of the project "I play a David Ike, Guru style character...who's been around America and come back to a small town as a kind of Guru and gives a few little seminars, but he's basically just trying to get Chicks".

He also revealed that he'd really love to work with Tom Hardy (Bronson) or Stephen Graham (This is England) at some time in the future.

Listen to the full interview HERE. For more on paddy's new music project please visit www.ridingthelow.co.uk.

17/09/09/ Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee DVD...


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The final design for the cover of the Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee DVD has now been corrected and finalised!

The DVD is released on the 26th of October and has the following extra features:
* Edinburgh international Film Festival Special Footage
* Deleted scenes
* Feature trailer
* Bigger Things Trailer.

To pre-order a copy of the DVD please go to the paddyconsidine.co.uk shop. To watch the latest trailer for Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee just have a look down to the news item below.

Thanks to Dave at shanemeadows.com and Alice at Warp for all the info.

09/09/09/ Final offical Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee trailer plus Q&A event in London...




The new theatrical trailer is out now...take a look!

A special Q&A event will be taking place at the Curzon cinema in Soho, London on Sunday the 11th of October. Paddy, Shane Meadows Considine, and Warp films producer Mark Herbert will all be there with a possible appearance from the movies star Le Donk. For further information on this special event on the Curzon cinemas website HERE. There will also be a special preview screening at the Watershed in Bristol on the 8th of October where Scor-zay-zee and either Paddy or Le Donk will be making an appearance followed by a special appearance by Paddy at Old Vic theatre also in Bristol. The film will aslo be shown at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham on the 6th of October followed by Q&A with Shane Meadows hosted by the owner of the Electric Cinema Tom Lawes.

03/09/09/ PU-239 get's UK premiere at Raindance, Le Donk images & more...

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The lineup for the 17th Raindance Film Festival was announced yesterday, with the London-based event playing host to a wide range of 75 features and 150 shorts over 12 days from 30th September – 11th October. Finally after almost a decade* of waiting, having its world premiere is The Cry Of The Owl. More at Raindance.co.uk.

Forum member Chromebaby (BKA Bill Edwards), the talent behind the acclaimed title sequence for Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee, has kindly given us a sneaky peek at some artwork from the film's titles in advance of the film's release, see them on the forum HERE. What's more, the press has responed well to his story and have recently published an article about him in the Guardian. Read the full article at Guardian.co.uk. An advance screenings of Le Donk will be shown at the Cambridge Film Festival on the 26th September.

Finally, The Observer Film quarterly recently ran a poll to find the 25 Greatest British films of the past twenty five years, three Paddy films made the grade with Dead Man's Shoes in 19th place and My Summer Of Love and 24 hour Party People making it in at 23rd and 24th place respectivley. We can't forget to mention Paddy's pal Shane Meadows gets another nod with This is England making it in higher at 17th.

03/07/09/ Welcome whoever you are...

Shooting Stars Cast

Legendary comedy duo Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer return with a brand new series of the hit comedy panel show 'Shooting Stars' this month. Joining in with madness, music and sketches is none other than Paddy Considine (Eranu!). The brand new series starts in August on BBC Two and BBC HD. Paddy will join fan favourite; George Dawes (Little Britain's Matt Lucas) with original team captain Ulrika [ka ka] Jonsson and new boy, Jack Dee. Vic is quoted in saying that Paddy was amongst "his favourites in the new series". Paddy's episode will be shown on Wed 9th September 2009 @ 22.00 on BBC2 and BBC HD where he will face-off against Julia Bradbury and comedy actor Martin Freeman (Hot Fuzz,The Office) on Jack's team. As promised a behind the scenes clip HERE. We really wanna see those fingers!

15/08/09/ Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee; the tour rocks on...

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Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee is now scheduled to have a limited theatrical release in October, followed by the DVD release towards the end of October with an online version avaiable to view via Warp films during this time. However There is still a chance to see the film before the masses though, as it is being shown duringboth August on the Alternative stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals. Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee will be shown at Leeds on Saturday 29th and at Reading on Sunday 30th. The film with be verry fittingly acompanied by the screening of the rockumentaries This is Spinal Tap and Anvil! The Story of Anvil. for more follow the links HERE

In other news principal photography began on August 9 for Paddy's latest film Blitz (see below). Blitz is scheduled for a release via Lionsgate U.K in 2010.

03/07/09/ Paddy and Statham Blitz it...

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Paddy and Jason Statham (Snatch, Crank, Transporter) have both been confirmed as signed on to star in Blitz, based on a crime novel by Ken Bruen. In Blitz, Statham will play Brant, a crude, un-pc, borderline sociopath of a cop, with Paddy playing his partner; Sergeant Porter Nash an openly gay cop who works with Statham's homophobe. Brant is on the trail of a serial killer called "The Blitz" who is killing cops all over London. Elliott Lester (Love Is the Drug) is directing from a script by Nathan Parker, who made his debut with this summer's indie sci-fi sensation, Moon. Filming starts on August 10th in London.

01/07/09/ Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee; the tour continues...

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If you missed the world premiere of Le Donk in Edinburgh you have another unique chance. There's a host of new additions to the other entertainment on offer at this summer's Latitude Festival in Southwold, Suffolk away from the music. In the Film and Music Arena BAFTA presents a line-up of events including an on-stage Q&A with Shane Meadows and Paddy alongside a screening of 'Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee'.

Le Donk and the Q&A will take place in the Film & Music Arena on Saturday 18th July. Latitude festival is held Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk. Find Latitude Festival tickets, information, merchandise and more at Latitudefestival.co.uk.

For anyone who has already seen Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee and even if you haven't yet, you will be pleased to know that in his recent Empire Magazine interview Shane Meadows has confessed that because of the huge positive reponse from the film he and Paddy are already planning to make another with the charachter Le Donk saying "...the big news is that we’re already thinking about doing another Le Donk. It’ll be another ‘Le Donk And...’. We’ve come up with a few ideas, and we might just go straight back and do another one, because we had such a laugh doing this one...So it’ll be something like Le Donk & The Tomb Of The Cursed Fanny."[that title was right off the top of his head]. read the full interview at Empireonline.com

29/06/09/ Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee Edinburgh aftermath...

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First up, thanks to Paddy we have The official Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee film poster which was made for the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). surfers with a keen eye for detail will notice that Scor-Zay-Zee's name is spelt incorrectly (as confirmed and apologised for by Shane Meadows on his forum) so the final poster may change a little before the theatrical release and following Download/DVD release [on the 5th October] Click HERE to see it bigger.

That would normally be enough to see me trhough until the DVD release but the lovley people up there in Edinburgh have gone and put a big red cherry on top of this already sweet cake by uploading a three part series of their day 7 Festival Rushes with three clips which show some amusing behind the scenes peeks during the premiere which reveal some rifts between Le Donk and Shane during the festival. Not only that, but we get an impromptu freestyle rap from the talented Scor-Zay-Zee in the back of his pink pimp limo. Click the links below to see the videos on the EIFF website:

Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

23/06/09/ Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee World Premiere takes Edinburgh by storm...

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After last year's 71-minute Somers Town Shane Meadows is backin Edinburgh with the similarly sized Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee, which receives it's world premiere today.

Paddy and Shane join forces again for this hilarious improvised mockumentary.The story follows roadie Le Donk who has lived, loved and learned. Along the way, he’s lost a classy girlfriend (Olivia Colman), but gained a sidekick in up-and-coming Nottingham rap prodigy Scor-zay-zee (playing himself). With Meadows’ fly-on-the-wall crew in tow, Donk sets out to make Scor-zay-zee a star…with a little help from the Arctic Monkeys (or as Donk calls them "these Article Monkeys").

Following it's premiere today the film has already been entered into the 'Best of the Fest' selection for the Festival (see the full line-up at edfilmfest.org.uk) and has already received from the film press with Empire magazine's Nev Pierce proclaiming "EMPIRE loves Le Donkt" and goes on to say that "[Le Donk]...does not disappoint, is very funny and oddly touching and features a brilliant performance from Considine." See the full review at empireonline.com.

07/05/09/ Le Donk World Premiere confirmed for Edinburgh!...

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The wait is finally over... the full program for the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has finally been announced, and 2009 is set to be a special year. Why? You guessed it. This years Special Screening/World premiere film just happens to be Le Donk. Shane Meadows' first '5-Day-Feature' project will receive its world premiere on the 23rd of June. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Shane. For details and to book tickets for the event on the EIFF website HERE.

On the following day (the 24th of June) Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert will be holding a second event to launch the '5-Day-Features' film-making philosophy to encourage film-makers to have a go at shooting a feature length film in 5 days!.

As if all this wasn't already enough the amazing news comes that Bi-forum member Chromebaby AKA Ben has been asked to animate the opening titles sequence for the film and is currently undertaking the unenviable task of hand drawing over a minutes worth of material. He has kindly let us have a sneak peak at two cells of his animation. see it yourself too here.

13/04/09/ Red Riding DVD out now...

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Too old for Easter Eggs? Prefer a treat that's a bit more grown up? Look no further. The not so long awaited Red Riding Trilogy DVD boxed set is released today. Jam packed with special features including interviews and deleted scenes from all three films. Now's the time to pick up your copy of the full set, for the bargain price of £17.99 including free delivery (the cheapest on the web) HERE, then sit tight and enjoy the ride! this time without those freaking ad breaks every five minutes.

See an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the making of 1980 on the guardian.co.uk website Here. (Thanks to Amy on the forum for this info).

If you'd like the chance to win a free copy of the trilogy then get your answer registered in the Channel 4 Red Riding competition HERE. The closing date for entries is at midnight on 20th of April 2009.

02/04/09/ Put a Donk on it; Dogme-style goes on tour?...

With plans on hold whilst King Of The Gypsies fights its way through legal red tape, attention has shifted towards Shane Meadows and Paddy's latest collaboration; Le Donk, Meadows new Dogme-style (see Wikipedia for more) feature-length mocumentary.

Meadows took time out at the recent Empire Awards to speak to the magazine about what he describes as "his first balls-out comedy" which he claims is akin to Spinal Tap albeit 'on the road'. 

Made in five days for just £30,000, Le Donk stars Paddy as a roadie for the Arctic Monkeys as he takes retired UK rapper Scorzayzee, on tour with him in the hope of launching his career. "Paddy’s a rocker who’s always wearing a beanie and Scorzayzee’s this big, 17 stone white rapper who’s converted to Islam" says Meadows "They’re a brilliant comedy double act". 

The exciting news for us is that Meadows has announced that Le Donk will debut at the Edinburgh Festival this June and on top of that "If people like the film, the two of them may go on tour". Check out the full article by clicking HERE. Many thanks to Pedro on the forum for the scoop.

08/03/09/ Read all about it, More news than you can shake a stick at!...

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So much news this time around that I may just have to do a news report in bullet points. At the time of writing this we a one film in to the Red Riding Trilogy eagerly awaiting Paddy to take over our screens in the second offering '1980', screening on THURSDAY 12TH MARCH 9PM Channel 4. If you were unlucky enough to miss the first installment of the trilogy or you just know you're going to need to see 1980 again, the good news is that the DVD is available from the 13th of April but can be pre-ordered HERE if you just can't wait to hand over the money.

If you happened to be looking to expand you DVD collection just a little more (and you just happen to have a region one DVD player) then look no further than this months DVD release of the BBC/HBO production 'My Zinc Bed' starring Paddy, Uma Thurman and Jonathan Pryce available from the HBO online store HERE from 17th of March.

Trailers Galore: Hot on the heels of last months random Spanish trailer for 'Cry of the Owl', Myriad Pictures has released the official UK/US trailer for all to see. We think it's a better version than the previous incarnation but judge for yourself HERE. Anyone with a keen eye will notice that the title of the films has changed to 'The Cry of the Owl' Thanks to Bill Campbell on the email for this information. Whilst your on Youtube why not take the opportunity to take in the extended UK trailer for Red Riding and a short interview with Paddy on his role in the project HERE and THERE. Be sure to leave a comment.

One more news worthy item before you run off to follow up all these links. Shane Meadows has responded to new reports that the script for King of the Gypsies is complete and ready to by saying "...I wish the script for King of the Gypsies was finished! We have finished the first draft, not the entire writing process I'm afraid. We had to stop writing due to a Hollywood mogul trying to get in on the act last year.Daft two will commence this year but there is no way it will get made until 2010 at the earliest..." Read More at Shanemeadows.co.uk.

22/02/09/ If you were born in the 80's...

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As the launch of the long awaited TV trilogy; Red Riding draws ever closer I can finally offer you a date. Make a note 21:00 THURSDAY 5TH MARCH (UK) Channel 4. The trilogy kicks off with 1974 so get your Betamax primed for recording and prepare to take the phone off the hook. If this is just too long to wait and you happen to live anywhere near the fine cities of Leeds or London then your in luck! As the BFI Southbank and the Cottage Road Cinema in Leeds are offering a unique opportunity to see all three films back-to-back on the big screen before the TV airing. The London screening offers an appearance by a number of those involved in the project talking about their work including writer Tony Grisoni and the three directors with several cast members including Paddy Considine, Andrew Garfield and Maxine Peake (Sat 28 Feb 15:00).The Leeds showing offers punters the opportunity to see the films at £5 per film or all three for £12. To the North!

On a slightly different note a trailer for Paddy's latest completed US release; psychological thriller 'Cry of the Owl' an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name has unexpectedly surfaced via a Spanish movie site. There is still very little information on when, where and if this is going to get an official UK or US cinema release but a trailer is as good a signal of intent as any. Until anything else pops up have a look at the trailer for yourself HERE amigos.

10/01/09/ Red Riding Good...

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If you have been at home watching TV on an evening you may have come across a short 10 second teaser trailer on (UK) Channel 4 for one of Paddy's latest complete film projects 'Red Riding' during the ad breaks (with a web link to a longer one online). If you missed it then here it is. 'Red Riding 1980' is the second of three TV movies about the true crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper set between 1974-1983. Coming soon to a TV near you. Get excited.

Slightly worse news however with regards to the 'King of the Gypsies' project. Written by Shane Meadows and Paddy and due to be the pair's next feature film project it is a bio-pic of bare-knuckle boxer Bartley Gorman. However, due to unspecified legal issues, the pre-production on the film is currently at a stand-still. Here's hoping that whatever the issue is, it's resolved as soon as possible! Paddy has advised fans to take the news with a pinch of salt. You can read the original source of this story at the Empireonline website HERE. Thanks to Pedro on the FORUM for letting us know about the article.

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Here's just stuff we hear. However, there are no guarantees to the accuracy of the information...

Chloe Grace MortezAcording to Variety, Chloe Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass) is in negotiations to star alongside Paddy in 'Maggie', a film set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse.

Commercials director Henry Hobson will make his feature debut, from a Black List script written by John Scott 3, and it is claimed to be due to start shooting in September. Inferno Entertainment will finance and handle the international sales for the $10 million drama at Cannes this year.

Maggie tells the story of a deadly virus that runs rampant across the United States, affecting the titular Midwest girl (Moretz) who slowly starts to become a zombie. Her family, including her loving father (Considine), must face the creeping dread as she slowly loses her struggle with the infection.


Shan KhanPaddyis set to star in writer-director Shan Khan's debut feature, "Honour." Pic, which is set to shoot on Nov. 8, is backed by Isle of Man-based film financing and production company CinemaNX and Julia Lebedev's Code Red Prods.

The project, dubbed a contemporary thriller, will see Considine return to the front of the camera following his directorial debut, "Tyrannosaur".

"Honour," appeared on last year's Brit List, a list of the best unproduced screenplays, is being produced by Nisha Parti of Parti Prods. and Jason Newmark of Newscope Films.

The script was developed with money from the now-defunct U.K. Film Council.

CinemaNX's Steve Christian and Marc Samuelson are exec producers along with Code Red's Lionid Lebedev and Julia Lebedev.

The pic will shoot on location in the Isle of Man and Glasgow, Scotland.


DAKOTA FANNINGindiewire claims that Paddy's next project will be 'Now Is Good'; a BBC made drama about a girl dying of leukemia who puts together a bucket list list of what she wants to achieve before she dies, the top choice being to lose her virginity. Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds. I am Sam) has been attached to the film since last year, and it was reported about six months ago that Naomi Watts was in talks to join her.

Watts has since opted out of the project but rumour has it that some very strong replacements have stepped into the void, other than Paddy, Olivia Williams (Sixth Sense, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), and Jeremy Irvine, the young star of Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming “War Horse,” have all signed on to the project. There’s no immediate word as to who each actor would play, but assumption points towards Williams in a part we imagine to be Fanning’s mother, with Paddy possibly as her father, and Irvine as a potential love interest

Ol Parker (AKA Mr. Thandie Newton), director of lesbian rom-com “Imagine Me & You”, is writing and directing, from Jenny Downham‘s novel “Before I Die.” The script made the 2009 Brit List, so we’re expecting some good things from a cast that is more than promising. No exact word on when filming will begin, but with four principles in place, we assume it’ll be soon.


THE LEANINGAlready looking to the future, Paddy told Total Film of his plans to start his next project; a ghost story called "The Leaning". The film is said to be about family secrets and legacies, how the dead come to terms with their sins and let go. The story follows a "young woman haunted by a childhood trauma who in adult life struggles to form meaningful relationships. Every time she gets intimate with men a phenomena happens around her and she begins to feel a presence or activity.

Not wishing to make a generic ghost film Considine has already started writing the film himself and plans to direct it shooting it in the UK. Paddy refers to The Exorcist as a main reference point for the project but don’t expect pea green-puke and spinning heads – the dilemma of the mother when she doubts her own daughter are more his inspiration.

According to Total Film, Considine was hinting at the possibility of Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) having a role in the film.


YEARS OF THE LOCUSTSSpeaking on his very website Paddy stated that after "The Leaning" [Above] that he had a book called 'The Years Of The Locust' that he is adapting. But didn't wish to give away too much. His aim is to be constantly writing or going into production on another film. Keep them coming.

The Years of the Locust is a non-fiction account about the underground boxing world from Jon Hotten. Here’s an intriguing excerpt from Scotland on Sunday‘s review of the book:

"This is the tragic tale of sociopathic door-to-door salesman turned boxing promoter Rick ‘Elvis’ Parker and his doomed relationship with loyal, naive and ultimately incorruptible fighter Tim Anderson. Parker is a freakishly fat ginger-haired giant with a southern lilt who wants to become the next Don King. He cuts corners, lies, cheats and fixes fights; he’s a man who wouldn’t know a moral compass if one hit him between the eyes.

His boxer Anderson is a handsome, funny former baseball pro who dreams of being the heavyweight champion of the world. But they are a toxic combination that should never have mixed. The results of their collaboration are a train crash."


RED MIST NOVELWord on the street (meaning the internet!) is that Paddy is being courted for a role in 'Last Will and Testament' a thriller from Geoff Thompson the writer of 'Watch my back', 'Bouncer', 'Clubbed' and the BAFTA award winning short 'Brown Paper Bag'.

'Last Will...' is to be an adaptation of his novel 'Red Mist' and is being develoed with Screen West Midlands. The Story is a tragic love story of Martin and Ginger set against a cruel and brutal world. Paddy is said to be in talks to play Martin.

It si understood that The film is to be directed by The Shammasian brothers [Paul and Ludwig] winners of Cannes Young Director award in 2005.


ITALIA '90Fueled by the news that Shane Meadows has been given the green light by Channel 4 to develop another series of This Is England. Pundits and fans alike have been speculating about who from Shane Meadows acting 'stable' will make an appearance in 'This is England '90 (or even 88).

TIE 90' will be set 4 years after the recent series. Channel 4's head of drama Camilla Campbell said: 'This Is England will be returning to C4. It is a continuation of the same characters four years on,' looking at rave culture and the World Cup [Italia 90]. Shane is brimming with ideas and we are really excited.'

With the 'villain's' of both the original This is England' and the'86 reboot either dead or in Jail, smart money is on Paddy to make an appearance in some capacity during the series...Watch this space.


Edgar WrightAccording to cimenatical, fans of 'Scott Pilgrim Vs The World director'; Edgar Wright are backing Paddy to make an appearance in Wright's third and final instalment of his three-flavored Cornetto Trilogy begun by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz currently under the working title of 'The World's End'. Wright announced a two-film deal with Working Title Films -- World's End with Simon Pegg, and a separate action thriller currently titled Baby Driver. Wright hasn't given up much on what genre it could be, but admitted it might be a doomsday sci-fi piece. "It's kind of going in that direction." Sci-fi does seem to be an appropriate choice for mint chocolate chip Cornetto that is supposed to appear in this.


Le DonkFollowing unexpected popularity of Shane & Paddy's MockDoc; 'Le Donk & Scorzayzee' rumours have been circulating the web with regards to a follow up Donk film.

These rumours were fueled by recent comments from Shane Meadows in Empire magazine who said: "Yeah, the big news is that we’re already thinking about doing another Le Donk. It’ll be another ‘Le Donk And...’, something completely not music based. We’ve come up with a few ideas, and we might just go straight back and do another one, because we had such a laugh doing this one. Not like a sequel in terms of trying to be like the other one, but he’s got his missus and his kid’s a bit older, and a whole different set of events. So maybe before I do this next big film, might just go out, grab five days somewhere and knock another out so we can come back (to Edinburgh) next yearSo it’ll be something like Le Donk & The Tomb Of The Cursed Fanny,”and we’ll stress that title was right off the top of his head.



King of the Gypsies Book coverAccording to recent interviews, Paddy and Shane Meadows next project may be the boxing epic 'King of the Gypsies' based on the life of Gypsy Bare-knuckle boxing champion; Bartley Gorman. Gorman (now sadly deceased) was the inspiration for Morell's unusual accent in 'A Room for Romeo Brass'

This project has been Paddy and Shane's dream project for many years. (In the same way that 'Raging Bull' was that of De niro and Scorsese) In the light of This Is England's box office success and predicted DVD sales, it appears that Shane may now have access to all the financial backing he needs to do the story justice. Both Shane and Paddy have stated recently that they begin work on a script for the film this Autumn/Winter (2007). Watch this space.


Geoff Thompson According to varied sources, Paddy may have a future project in line with BAFTA award winning writer, teacher and martial arts master and former hard-man Geoff Thompson. Thompson penned the successful short film 'Bouncer' starring Ray Winstone and Paddy (which was nominated for a BAFTA in the 2003 awards). And 'Clubbed' 2009.

Geoff Thompson has written 30 published books and was on the Sunday Times Best-Seller list with his autobiographical book 'Watch My Back'. According to his official site Thompson has Paddy in his sights to take the lead in 'The Death of Christine James' about the violent breakdown of a marriage , optioned by Dreamfinder Productions with Michael Baig-Clifford (Bouncer) attached to direct.

In response to this Paddy states: "Geoff's an amazing talent and I know we will work together. It's just a matter of when. I love 'The Death of Christine James' and fully wish to do the project


Following the Festival success of Paddy's directorial debut, the short film 'Dog Altogether' Paddy is working on the script for another short film about a prize fighting boxer provisionally titled 'Journey Man'.

Selected films that Paddy was attached to but which never became reality'.The Water Horse', 'Then She found me' ,'The Watchmen' 'Once upon a Time in the Midlands'...



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