House of the Dragon: 5 things to know about Paddy Considine, King Viserys I of the series

Do you know well the interpreter of King Viserys I in the series “House of the Dragon”, whose performance continues to be praised over the weeks by viewers?

Week to week, episode to episode, Paddy Considine continues to impress viewers around the world for his performance as King Viserys I Targaryen in House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones.

The 49-year-old actor from Burton upon Trent in England already appears to many observers as the big favorite of the next awards ceremonies, so much so that the idea that the next Emmy Award for Best Actor could escape him seems to increasingly unlikely.

While some viewers only discovered him during the House of the Dragon series, here are 5 things to know about Paddy Considine!

Appeared in many successful films and series

Fans of the Peaky Blinders series will certainly remember that Paddy Considine lent his features to Father John Hughes in the third season of the program. But it is in the cinema that the latter has made most of his career, appearing in particular in the comedies The Last Pub before the end of the world and Hot Fuzz (in the role of the crazy inspector Andy Wainwright).

He is also a director

Alongside his acting career, Paddy Considine has also directed several films. His BAFTA-winning short Dog Altogether (2010) was adapted into a feature film the following year, as Tyrannosaur; This intimate drama follows the story of a bereaved man (Peter Mullan), and his meeting with Hannah (Olivia Colman), a fervent believer ready to put her faith at the service of Joseph to help him resurface.

His second feature film Journeyman (2017) which follows the story of a boxer at the end of his career who wakes up from a coma with memory and identity problems was released directly from us on DVD without going through the cinema box.

He has Irlen syndrome.

In 2011, Paddy Considine revealed he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. A few years later, he learned that he also had Irlen syndrome, a condition involving impaired perception due to hypersensitivity to light, leading to difficulty in reading and writing. Wearing Irlen’s glasses (in the form of violet-tinted lenses and glasses) has greatly improved his condition in recent years.

Appeared in several music videos

Apart from his appearances in series and films, Paddy Considine has also participated in the filming of several music videos for successful bands, including God Put a Smile upon Your Face by Coldplay in 2003. He also appeared in the music video Leave Before the Lights Goes On from the Arctic Monkeys, which he also co-wrote.

The Artic Monkeys Leave Before the Lights Goes On music video:

He hates fame

Will the success of House of the Dragon be well experienced by Paddy Considine? Nothing is less certain, since a few years ago the latter said in an interview that he hated fame, and that he would not hesitate to withdraw from public life, like Daniel Day-Lewis. , if he were to become a star known to all.

Episodes of the House of the Dragon series can be found every Monday exclusively on OCS City, and on the OCS platform on demand.

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House of the Dragon: 5 things to know about Paddy Considine, King Viserys I of the series