Time and time again, Paddy Considine has proven himself to be one of the greatest (and most underrated) British actors of recent times.
Now he’s ready to prove himself as an equally talented writer/director, with his debut feature, Tyrannosaur.
Tyrannosaur features acclaimed actor Peter Mullan ( Trainspotting ) as Joseph, an alcoholic with a tendency for violence, who is befriended by a Christian charity shop worker (and domestic abuse victim) named Hannah (Olivia Colman).
The film is adapted from Considine’s BAFTA Award winning short, Dog Altogether , and received huge praise at this year’s Sundance festival.
The trailer is incredibly dark and gritty, featuring some disturbing scenes of violence on a drab British council estate.
Despite this, it’s also incredibly beautiful in its direction, and may even have you welling up (yeah, sure, you just had a bit of grit in your eye...)
Paddy has notably said in interviews that although Tyrannosaur is by no means autobiographical, it is about his “interpretation of life”.
You can view that very grim interpretation below:
Tyrannosaur will charge its way into UK cinemas on 7 October 2011.