Shane Meadows follows in the tradition of film–makers Ken Loach and Mike Leigh in his exposé of England‘s working class humility. He is renowned for such films as the 1999 tale that is inspired by his childhood; A Room For Romeo Brass, the stunning 2006 This Is England, and its‘ 5–part television series follow–up This Is England ’86. Paddy Considine features in a lot of his film work; the pair have been close friends since they met at Art School in the Midlands. In Meadow‘s most recent film Considine is again in the starring role, as the manic Arctic Monkeys roadie in Le Donk & Scor–Zay–Zee; a parody of documentary that he filmed in just 5 days. The film was made in the vein of This Is Spinal Tap and harks back to the quasi–guerilla film–making style of his collegiate years. King Of The Gypsies is the epitome of this early documentary–style work, and it also lends a lot of understanding into Meadow‘s creative and formulaic perspective. Enjoy.