Feature | Mar 30 2018

Paddy Considine and the long road to Journeyman, his new boxing film

Matt Christie meets Paddy Considine, a lifelong boxing fan who has been accused of making an anti-boxing movie
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ROLL-UPS on jeans with jacket to match. Double denim? And sunglasses indoors? I know your kind, Considine.

But the ego that often accompanies such hipper than hip appearances is nowhere to be found. Pretentiousness is absent too. Paddy Considine might be one of the coolest filmmakers-slash-actors in the country, in both appearance and reputation, but it’s his humility that leaves the biggest impression.

We meet at a studio, a suitably swanky converted building down a cobbled south east London side street where he is rehearsing his latest project – starring in the Sam Mendes-directed play The Ferryman – with obvious apprehension about his ability to execute it.

 

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