After its phenomenal success at this season’s award ceremonies, including winning the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (awarded to writers Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone), PRIDE finally arrives on DVD today!
With a stellar British cast – Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joe Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer, Freddie Fox and Jessica Gunning, among many more – stand-out independent actor and director Paddy Considine also co-stars.
To celebrate the release, I’ve created a shortlist of my favourite Considine performances and not forgetting to mention he’s a huge Adam Ant fan – as am I – so we should be best friends…
THE WORLD’S END
(Edgar Wright, 2013)
First up is Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END, the concluding third part of his famous Cornetto Trilogy. Gary King (Simon Pegg) leads his childhood friends – Andy (Nick Frost), Steven (Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman) and Peter (Eddie Marsan) – back to their hometown of Newton Haven, to complete their pub crawl originally abandoned 20 years ago. Bumping into Oliver’s sister Sam (Rosamund Pike) on the way, the fivesome are led by Gary from pub to pub…until an unfortunate incident in the gentlemen’s toilets involving an exploding teenager and lots of blue ink.
Although Paddy is part of a larger ensemble cast, he really stands out as the sarcastic Steven, especially when it comes to fighting Gary to win Sam’s attention. Five drunk men trying to save the world? What could be funnier?!