Patrick George Considine, best recognized as Paddy Considine, is an English actor, screenwriter, and director. He has been in the industry since 1999 and has made a name for himself due to his amazing performances. Paddy has not only found fame from his career but has also earned critical acclaim for his work in projects such as A Room for Romeo Brass, In America, My Zinc Bed, and The Outsider to name a few.
Well, thanks to his most recent television appearance in the highly popular show, House of the Dragon as King Viserys Targaryen, Paddy’s prominence has reached new heights. And many people are very much interested in knowing more about the actor. If you are among them, in this biography we will take a detailed look at Considine’s life before and after fame.
Where Did Patrick George Considine Grow Up?
The talented actor was born on the 5th of September, 1973, in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He grew up alongside his four sisters and a brother in the council estate in Winshill, a village in Burton. IMDb, suggests that Paddy comes from a family with seven children but seeing as the actor is private about his life, this information has not been verified.
Moreover, while we know that Patrick George Considine’s father, Martin Joseph Considine was Irish there have been no reports regarding his mother. Paddy’s dad apparently spent much of his time away from home due to work so his mom was the primary caretaker for the Considine siblings. Considine has also talked about how his father, Martin, struggled to articulate himself and wound up in fights. But after he was diagnosed with the hereditary disease, Irlen Syndrome, Paddy wondered if it might explain the older Considine’s volatility.
Well, despite some difficulties, we hope that Paddy had a wonderful childhood, growing up in a large family in the beautiful Winshill.
Did Patrick George Considine Study Acting In School?
As a resident of Burton, Patrick George Considine was enrolled at Abbot Beyne Senior School and later attended Burton College. According to Paddy, he joined the school production of the play Grease when he was 13. While it is unclear if he kept up with his acting journey, he did join Burton College to do a National Diploma in Performing Arts.
Then in 1994, Paddy Considine moved to Brighton to study photography at the University of Brighton. There he studied under Paul Reas, a social documentarian. While he was threatened with expulsion from the university at one point, Considine graduated with a first-class BA degree.
When Did Patrick George Considine’s Acting Career Start?
As stated above, Patrick George Considine went to university to study photography. But today, he is known for his acting career. So, the question in everyone’s mind is how did this happen?. Well, the answer to this question is filmmaker Shane Meadows.
Paddy Considine first met Shane Meadows when the pair were attending Burton College. After Patrick completed his studies, Shane cast him in numerous short films and then in the 1999 movie, A Room for Romeo Brass, Meadows’ second film. In his screen debut, Patrick played Morell, a disturbed character, and was applauded for his performance. Moreover, his work on his debut film resulted in Considine booking the lead part in Last Resort, by Pawel Pawlikowski.
Following these two films, Paddy’s profile increased exponentially and he also booked parts in other projects such as In America, Happy Now, The Martians, Close Your Eyes, My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117, Bouncer and 24 Hour Party People. Patrick George Considine then played Richard in the 2004 film, Dead Man’s Shoes, which he also co-wrote. That year he also starred in My Summer of Love and even won a few awards for his performances in these projects.
Following this, Patrick George Considine’s acting career continued to grow with him appearing in many films, some of which are listed below:
- Cinderella Man
- The Backwoods
- Hot Fuzz
- The Bourne Ultimatum
- Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980
- Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee
- Girl on a Bicycle
- The World’s End
- The Death of Stalin
- How to Build a Girl
Besides his work on the big screen, Paddy Considine has also found much success in the television world. He has starred in series like The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Peaky Blinders, Informer, The Outsider, and The Third Day. His fame reached new heights after playing King Viserys I Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon in 2022.
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How Rich is Patrick George Considine?
As aforementioned, the English actor has worked on and found success through numerous movies and television series over the years. And thanks to all of these projects, Patrick George Considine’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. Many of the films he starred in did well at the box office and Paddy undoubtedly earned a massive sum for his works.
Furthermore, Considine has tried his hand at filmmaking. He wrote Dead Man’s Shoes, Dog Altogether, Tyrannosaur, and Journeyman and also directed the latter three. He also has a credit in the musical department of the movie, Tyrannosaur.
Talking about music, Patrick George Considine’s net worth also includes his earnings as a musician. He first found the band, She Talks To Angels with Shane Meadows, Simon Hudson, Richard Eaton, and Nick Hemming. While Shane was the vocalist, Paddy served as the drummer.
Patrick left the group to attend the University of Brighton and there he formed Pedestrians, a Britpop band. Professionally, Considine formed Riding the Low and the rock band’s first EP, They Will Rob You of Your Gifts was released in 2009. The band’s album, What Happened to the Get To Know Ya was released in 2013 and the following year, they got their big break.
Since then Paddy Considine has released more music including the second album, Are Here to Help the Neighbourhood with the band, Riding the Low. He also performs at various events and has found much success in his music career.
Well, let’s hope Patrick Considine continues to taste even more success as a filmmaker, actor, and musician.
Is Patrick George Considine Married?
Despite the popularity, he has tasted due to his success in the entertainment industry the House of the Dragons star prefers to keep his personal details away from the spotlight. But we do know that he is married and Patrick George Considine’s wife is named Shelley Insley aka Shelley Considine.
The pair have reportedly been together since Paddy was 18 and have made Burton-on-Trent their home. Moreover, Patrick and Shelley are parents of three kids but the identity of their children has not been revealed yet.
It is evident that Patrick George Considine is very protective regarding his personal life. But we hope that with time we will get to know more about the actor and his family.