Ciarán Hinds

Biography

Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciaran follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his decision to become an actor. Though he did enroll in Law at Queens' University of Belfast, he left that in order to train in acting at RADA. He began his stage career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre as a pantomime horse in the production of "Cinderella". Staying with the company for several years, he starred in a number of productions, including playing the lead roles in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Faust". His stage career has included working with The Field Day Company and a number of world tours. He has starred in a number of productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including a world tour in the title role of "Richard III". Hinds' film career began in 1981 in the movie Excalibur (1981), which boasted a cast rich in talented actors including Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart. In-between his movie work, he's amassed a large number of television credits. Playing such classic characters as "Mr. Rochester" in Jane Eyre (1997) (TV), and "Captain Wentworth" in Persuasion (1995) has increased his popularity and most definitely given him much increased recognition. As for his personal life, you won't be likely to see his name in the weekly tabloids. He likes to keep his private life private. It is known that he is in a long-term, committed relationship with a French-Vietnamese actress named Hélène Patarot and they have a daughter together and live in Paris. He is in very high demand and his reputation as a quality, professional actor is sure to keep him busy for as long as he chooses. IMDb Mini Biography By: Sheryl Reeder

Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciaran follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his decision to become an actor. Though he did enroll in Law at Queens' University of Belfast, he left that in order to train in acting at RADA. He began his stage career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre as a pantomime horse in the production of "Cinderella". Staying with the company for several years, he starred in a number of productions, including playing the lead roles in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Faust". His stage career has included working with The Field Day Company and a number of world tours. He has starred in a number of productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including a world tour in the title role of "Richard III". Hinds' film career began in 1981 in the movie Excalibur (1981), which boasted a cast rich in talented actors including Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart. In-between his movie work, he's amassed a large number of television credits. Playing such classic characters as "Mr. Rochester" in Jane Eyre (1997) (TV), and "Captain Wentworth" in Persuasion (1995) has increased his popularity and most definitely given him much increased recognition. As for his personal life, you won't be likely to see his name in the weekly tabloids. He likes to keep his private life private. It is known that he is in a long-term, committed relationship with a French-Vietnamese actress named Hélène Patarot and they have a daughter together and live in Paris. He is in very high demand and his reputation as a quality, professional actor is sure to keep him busy for as long as he chooses. IMDb Mini Biography By: Sheryl Reeder

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Gender Male

Known Credits 78

Birthday 1953-02-09

Place of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Silence as Father Valignano
2016 Bleed for This as Angelo Pazienza
2016 The Hope Rooms as Eamonn
2016 Last Days in the Desert as Father
2015 National Theatre Live: Hamlet as Claudius
2015 Hitman: Agent 47 as Dr. Litvenko
2015 The Driftless Area as Ned
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him as Spencer Ludlow
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
2014 The Sea
2014 McCanick as Quinn
2013 Frozen as Pabbie / Grandpa (voice)
2013 Closed Circuit as Devlin
2012 Political Animals as Bud Hammond
2012 Political Animals(10 episodes) as Bud Hammond
2012 John Carter as Tardos Mors
2012 The Woman in Black as Mr. Daily
2011 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as Roarke / The Devil
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Roy Bland
2011 The Debt as David
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Aberforth Dumbledore
2011 Game of Thrones(35 episodes) as Mance Rayder
2011 The Shore as Joe
2011 The Rite as Father Xavier
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Aberforth Dumbledore
2009 Life During Wartime as Bill
2009 The Eclipse as Michael Farr
2009 Race to Witch Mountain as Burke
2009 Above Suspicion(12 episodes)
2008 The Tale of Despereaux as Botticelli
2008 Ca$h as Barnes
2008 Stop-Loss as Roy King
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as Joe Blumfield
2008 In Bruges as Priest (uncredited)
2007 There Will Be Blood as Fletcher
2007 Margot at the Wedding as Dick Koosman
2007 Hallam Foe as Julius Foe
2006 The Nativity Story as Herodes der Große
2006 The Tiger's Tail as Father Andy
2006 Amazing Grace as Lord Tarleton
2006 Miami Vice as FBI Agent Fujima
2005 Munich as Carl
2005 Rome(22 episodes) as Julius Caesar
2005 Mickybo and Me as Jonjo's Da
2004 The Phantom of the Opera as Firmin
2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge as Michael Henchard
2003 The Statement as Pochon
2003 Calendar Girls as Rod Harper
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life as Jonathan Reiss
2003 Veronica Guerin as John Traynor
2002 Road to Perdition as Finn McGovern
2002 The Sum of All Fears as President Nemerov
2000 The Weight of Water as Louis Wagner (as Ciaran Hinds)
2000 Jason and the Argonauts(2 episodes)
1999 The Lost Son as Carlos
1999 Il tempo dell'amore
1998 Titanic Town as Aidan McPhelimy
1997 Oscar and Lucinda as Reverend Dennis Hasset (as Ciaran Hinds)
1997 Jane Eyre as Edward Rochester
1997 Ivanhoe as Brian de Bois-Guilbert
1997 Ivanhoe(6 episodes)
1996 Some Mother's Son as Danny Boyle
1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation(5 episodes)
1996 Cold Lazarus(4 episodes)
1996 Mary Reilly as Sir Danvers Carew
1996 Cold Lazarus as Fyodor
1995 Persuasion as Captain Frederick Wentworth
1995 Circle of Friends as Professor Flynn
1994 A Dark Adapted Eye
1993 Prime Suspect 3 as Edward Parker-Jones
1992 Between the Lines(1 episode)
1991 Prime Suspect(2 episodes)
1991 December Bride
1990 Who Bombed Birmingham? as Richard McIlkenny
1990 Perfect Scoundrels(1 episode)
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Cory
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1900 Woman Walks Ahead

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