Dominic Adam Brunt
15 April 1970
Dominic Adam Brunt (born 15 April 1970) is an English actor, director and producer, known for portraying the role of Paddy Kirk in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale . For his role as Paddy, Brunt has been nominated in various categories at the British Soap Awards, Inside Soap Awards and the National Television Awards. As well as acting, Brunt also produces and directs horror films alongside Joanne Mitchell; he also co-hosts an annual zombie film festival with Emmerdale co-star Mark Charnock.
Brunt was born on 15 April 1970 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.He was educated at Accrington Moorhead Sports College and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he met his wife Joanne Mitchell. Brunt and Mitchell have two children together; when their son Danny was eight months old, he underwent an operation after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
Brunt is a fan of zombie horror films, and with Emmerdale co-star Mark Charnock, the pair conduct an annual zombie film festival in Leeds.
Since 1997, Dominic Brunt has played the role of Paddy Kirk in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale . For this role, Brunt was nominated in the category of Best Actor at the 2011 British Soap Awards,as well as receiving nominations for Best Comedy Performance in 2009, 2010 and 2013. At the 2019 British Soap Awards, Brunt was nominated for three awards. He received a longlist nomination for Best Actor, and shortlist nominations for Best Male Dramatic Performance and Best On-Screen Partnership, the latter with Lucy Pargeter, who portrays his on-screen wife Chas Dingle. Brunt directed and starred in a zombie film called Before Dawn which was made in 2012, and directed Bait (2014) and Attack of the Adult Babies (2017) with Laurence R. Harvey and Lucas Briand in a secondary role. Dominic also featured in the British movie Inbred (2011), playing the role of chainsaw welding Podge.
|1995||The Bill||Shop Assistant||Episode: "Value for Money"|
|1995||2point4 Children||Petrol Station Attendant||Episode: "Greed"|
|1995||Crimewatch File||Gary Briant||Episode: "Going Under"|
|1996||Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's...||Young Man||Episode: "Twelve Angry Men"|
|1996||Soldier Soldier||Ron Jarvis||Episode: "Money for Nothing"|
|1996||Inspector Morse||Detective||Episode: "The Daughters of Cain"|
|1997||Crimewatch UK||Witness Driver||1 episode|
|1997–present||Emmerdale||Paddy Kirk||Series regular|
|1997||Holding On||Policeman||1 episode|
|1999||Emmerdale: Don't Look Now! - The Dingles in Venice||Paddy Kirk||Special|
|2013||Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1||Dr. Jackson||Film|
|2013||Ghost Burger||Benedict Tooley||Short film|
|2017||Attack of the Adult Babies||Sterculius Voice||Film; also director|
|2020||Sky Sharks||Ice Cream Guy||Film|
|1999||The British Soap Awards||Best On-Screen Partnership |
(with Lisa Riley)
|2009||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Nominated|
|2009||The British Soap Awards||Best On-Screen Partnership |
(with Mark Charnock)
|2010||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Nominated|
|2010||Inside Soap Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2010||Inside Soap Awards||Funniest Performance||Nominated|
|2011||The British Soap Awards||Best Actor||Longlisted|
|2013||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Nominated|
|2017||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Nominated|
|2018||23rd National Television Awards||Serial Drama Performance||Longlisted|
|2019||24th National Television Awards||Serial Drama Performance||Longlisted|
|2019||The British Soap Awards||Best Actor||Longlisted|
|2019||The British Soap Awards||Best Male Dramatic Performance||Nominated|
|2019||The British Soap Awards||Best On-Screen Partnership |
(with Lucy Pargeter)
|2019||Inside Soap Awards||Funniest Male||Nominated|
|2019||Inside Soap Awards||Best Partnership |
(with Lucy Pargeter)
|2020||Inside Soap Awards||Best Actor||Longlisted|
|2020||Inside Soap Awards||Best Partnership |
(with Lucy Pargeter)
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