Just put up a couple of links to old interviews with Shane on the front page of the site. I was just wondering whether people find these as interesting as I do?
I particularly like the discussion of Paddy Considine in the IndieWire.com interview, because it is so early in his career as an actor. From interview: "So he did the audition for the film and I knew he had the humour, and I knew he could do the strangeness of this guy (Morrell), but the psychotic edge, I didn't know if he was capable of it. My belief is that, if say, Gary Oldman or some old school British actor had played Morell, they would have won an award for it. Because he (Paddy) is so convincing, you just think he's someone you found in a field. It's a shame that this was his first film, really, because if he played a romantic lead first and then did this, people would appreciate the range that he has. Without building him up too much, I think he's the most talented actor in our country right now, because of his potential."
It's really interesting reading such comments now that we know how Paddy is doing these days!
He is an awesome actor and plays the charecters amazingly, mind u i see gary oldman was mentioned and he is pretty good too. I would love to see Paddy in some more roles like Morrel and Richard he was awesome as both charecters.
Its funny that Oldman and Paddy have worked together now. I like the way that Paddy seems only to choose projects he is interested in. He hasn't taken the route that so many British actors seem to go for and accept as many roles as they can to cash in on their exposure. Rhys Ifans, for example, is a quality actor but after Twin town he starred in some truley shit films (not including Once upon a Time in the Midlands!). If more actors showed a bit more integrity to their profession I'm sure the film industry would benefit.
Could u tell me the name of the film Paddy and Gary Oldman are in as I wouldnt mind seeing it. Your right about Paddy not cashing in on what he can and also i totally agree Twin Town is another of my favourite films well worth a butchers.