Dominic Brunt

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Dominic Brunt
Born
Dominic Adam Brunt

(1970-04-15) 15 April 1970 (age 50)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2003)
Children2

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.

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Early and personal life

Brunt was born on 15 April 1970 in Macclesfield, Cheshire. [1] He was educated at Accrington Moorhead Sports College and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he met his wife Joanne Mitchell. [1] 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. [1]

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. [2]

Career

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, [3] as well as receiving nominations for Best Comedy Performance in 2009, 2010 and 2013. [4] At the 2019 British Soap Awards, Brunt was nominated for three awards. He received a longlist nomination for Best Actor, [5] 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. [6] 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. [1]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995 The Bill Shop AssistantEpisode: "Value for Money"
1995 2point4 Children Petrol Station AttendantEpisode: "Greed"
1995 Crimewatch File Gary BriantEpisode: "Going Under"
1995SkinMartinShort film
1996 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... Young ManEpisode: "Twelve Angry Men"
1996 Soldier Soldier Ron JarvisEpisode: "Money for Nothing"
1996 Inspector Morse DetectiveEpisode: "The Daughters of Cain"
1997 Crimewatch UK Witness Driver1 episode
1997–present Emmerdale Paddy Kirk Series regular
1997 Holding On Policeman1 episode
1999Emmerdale: Don't Look Now! - The Dingles in VenicePaddy KirkSpecial
200828The ButcherFilm
2011InbredPodgeFilm
2013Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1Dr. JacksonFilm
2013Ghost BurgerBenedict TooleyShort film
2015The BoxHaroldFilm
2017Attack of the Adult BabiesSterculius VoiceFilm; also director
2017Funny CowLandlordFilm
2020Sky SharksIce Cream GuyFilm

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryResultRef.
1999 The British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership
(with Lisa Riley)
Nominated [4]
2009The British Soap AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceNominated [4]
2009The British Soap AwardsBest On-Screen Partnership
(with Mark Charnock)
Nominated [7]
2010The British Soap AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceNominated [4]
2010 Inside Soap Awards Best ActorNominated [8]
2010Inside Soap AwardsFunniest PerformanceNominated [8]
2011The British Soap Awards Best Actor Longlisted [3]
2013The British Soap AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceNominated [4]
2017The British Soap AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceNominated [4]
2018 23rd National Television Awards Serial Drama PerformanceLonglisted [9]
2019 24th National Television Awards Serial Drama PerformanceLonglisted [10]
2019The British Soap AwardsBest ActorLonglisted [5]
2019The British Soap AwardsBest Male Dramatic PerformanceNominated [6]
2019The British Soap AwardsBest On-Screen Partnership
(with Lucy Pargeter)
Nominated [6]
2019Inside Soap AwardsFunniest MaleNominated [11]
2019Inside Soap AwardsBest Partnership
(with Lucy Pargeter)
Won [11]
2020Inside Soap AwardsBest ActorLonglisted [12]
2020Inside Soap AwardsBest Partnership
(with Lucy Pargeter)
Nominated [12]

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