Mostly Credited As: Ciarán Hinds
Sometimes Credited As: Ciaran Hinds
Date Of Birth: February 09, 1953 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was the youngest 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 be come an actor. Movie Credits
Though he did begin Law school at Queen University, he left that in order train in acting at RADA. He began his stage career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theater as the rear end of a 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 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, and Captain Wentworth in Persuasion 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, commited relationship with a French-Vietnamese actress named Hélène Patarot and they have a daughter together and live in London. 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.
Hallam Foe (2006) - Julius Foe
The Nativity Story (2006) - King Herod
Miami Vice (2006) - FBI Agent Fujima
Munich (2005) - Carl
The Phantom of the Opera (2004) - Firmin
The Statement (2003) - Pochon
Calendar Girls (2003) - Rod Harper
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) - Jonathan Reiss
Veronica Guerin (2003) - John Traynor
Road to Perdition (2002) - Finn McGovern
The Sum of All Fears (2002) - President Nemerov
The Weight of Water (2000) - Louis Wagner
... and many more.
Trivia Kate Thompson's latest novel, Living the Dream, features a brief mention of Ciarán.
Ciaran is an 2004 Audie Award Winner, for best audio drama performance for his work on The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare.
Ciaran won the Outer Critic Circle Award, Special Achievement, for best ensemble cast performance, in 1999 for Closer.
Ciaran won the Theatre World Award for best debut in NYC in 1999 for Closer.
Ciaran won Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2004 for The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Ciaran danced with the Patricia Mulholland Irish Ballet.
Ciaran Hinds (At 12, as a skinny grammar school boy, Ciaran apparently made a terrific "Lady Macbeth."): My mum says I haven't done anything as good, so it's an on-going battle trying to hit that high again.
Ciaran has been dubbed by some as the “accidental heart-throb.”
Ciaran's father was a doctor and his mother, Moya, was an amateur actress.
Ciaran has starred in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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