Hinds, Ciaran 1953–

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HINDS, Ciaran 1953–

(Ciarin Hinds)


Born February 9, 1953, in Belfast, Northern Ireland; father, a doctor; mother, a schoolteacher; companion of Helene Patarot (an actress), beginning in 1987; children: (with Patarot) Aoife (daughter). Education: Attended Queen's University, Belfast; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduated, 1975.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Dalzell & Beresford, Ltd., 26 Astwood Mews, London SW7 4DE United Kingdom.

Career: Actor. Worked with Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Scotland, 1976–86; appeared with Greenwich Theatre, London, England, 1984.

Awards, Honors: Outer Critics Circle Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, Theatre World Award, 1999, both for Closer; Irish Film and Television Award nomination, best supporting actor in film/television, 2003, for Veronica Guerin; Irish Film and Television Award, best actor in a TV drama, 2004, for The Mayor of Casterbridge.


Film Appearances:

(As Ciarin Hinds) Lot, Excalibur, Warner Bros., 1981.

Cory, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (also known as Le Cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme, et son amant, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Spica), Recorded, 1989.

Frank Echlin, December Bride, MD Wax/Courier Films, 1991.

Professor Flynn, Circle of Friends, Buena Vista/Rank/Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Captain Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Sir Danvers Carew, Mary Reilly, TriStar, 1996.

Danny Boyle, Some Mother's Son (also known as Sons and Warriors), Columbia, 1996.

Arbogast, The Life of Stuff, Prairie Pictures, 1997.

Reverend Dennis Hasset, Oscar and Lucinda, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Aidan McPhelimy, Titanic Town, Lauren Film, 1998.

Carlos, The Lost Son, Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Peter, Il tempo dell'amore (also known as A Time to Love and Les saisons de l'amour), 1999.

Adam, L'amante perduto (also known as Lost Lover), 1999.

Louis Wagner, The Weight of Water (also known as Le poids de l'eau), Miracle Pictures, 2000.

Finn McGovern, Road to Perdition, DreamWorks, 2002.

President Nemerov, The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2002.

John Traynor, Veronica Guerin, Buena Vista, 2003.

Jonathan Reiss, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (also known as Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die wiege des lebens), Paramount, 2003.

Rod Harper, Calendar Girls, Buena Vista, 2003.

Pochon, The Statement, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Firmin, The Phantom of the Opera (also known as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera"), Warner Bros., 2004.

Jonjo's Da, Mickybo and Me (also known as Mickybo & Me), Universal, 2005.

Carl, Munich, Universal, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, The Making of "The Phantom of the Opera" (documentary), 2005.

Federal agent Fujima, Miami Vice, Universal, 2006.

Amazing Grace, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

John Stacey, Seaforth, BBC, 1994.

Voice, Testament: The Bible in Animation (animated), HBO, 1996.

Gaius Julius Caesar, Rome, HBO and BBC2, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ashwattaman, The Mahabharata (also known as Le Mahabharata), 1989.

Abel Mason, The Man Who Cried, 1993.

Edward Parker-James, Prime Suspect 3, PBS and ITV, 1994.

Fyodor, Cold Lazarus, BBC1, Channel Four, and Bravo, 1996.

Brian de Bois Guilbert, Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" (also known as Ivanhoe), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

King Aeson, Jason and the Argonauts, NBC, 2000.

Marius Bannister, Thursday the 12th, Bravo, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Richard McIlkenny, The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing (also known as Who Bombed Birmingham?), HBO, 1990.

Martin Pitt, Yellowbacks, BBC, 1990.

Brian Keenan, Hostages, HBO, 1993.

Paolo, A Dark Adapted Eye, BBC and PBS, 1994.

Edward Leyland, The Affair (also known as Black Tuesday), HBO, 1995.

Campbell Ferguson, Rules of Engagement, Yorkshire Television, 1995.

Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Charlie Cross, Getting Hurt, BBC, 1998.

Michael Henchard, The Mayor of Casterbridge, ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Also appeared in The Long March.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Albert Camus, Broken Morning (documentary), 2003.

Presenter, The 3rd Annual Film and Television Awards, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Campbell Ferguson, Rules of Engagement, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Goodbye Look," Perfect Scoundrels, 1992.

Detective Inspector Micky Flynn, "Private Enterprise," Between the Lines, BBC, 1992.

Clive Hickey, "Trouble and Strife," Soldier, Soldier, ITV, 1993.

Paolo, "A Dark Adapted Eye," Mystery!, PBS, 1995.

Jim Browner, "The Cardboard Box," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, ITV and PBS, 1995.

"Confession," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

(Professional debut) Albert the Horse and Courtier, Cinderella, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1976.

Mrs. Dainty Fidget, The Country Wife, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

Lane, The Importance of Being Earnest, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

Tancredi, Chinchilla, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

Freddy Palmer, Semi-Monde, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

Joseph, Vautrin, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

McLeavy, Loot, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

Villager, Mother Goose, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1977.

Johnny, No Orchids for Miss Blandish, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1978.

Giovanni, Painter's Palace of Pleasure, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1978.

J. J. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1978.

Dorn, The Sea Gull, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1978.

The emperor of Morocco, Dick Wittington, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1978.

Malcolm and third murderer, Macbeth, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1979.

Country Life, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1979.

Faustino, The Battlefield, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1980.

Shauva, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1980.

Father Juan, Don Juan, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1980.

Frank, Desperado Corner, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1981.

Bishop of Porchester, Madame Louise, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1981.

Paris, The Roman Actor, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1982.

Brennan O the Moor, Red Roses for Me, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1982.

Antonio Montecantino, Torquato Tasso, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1982.

Savely, The Mother, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1982.

Maccario, The Impresario from Smyrna, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Antonio, The Merchant of Venice, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Nicola, Arms and the Man, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Tonio, Sirocco, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Webster, Webster, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

A man of government, The Last Days of Mankind, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Valzacchi, Der Rosenkavalier, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Captain Jack Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Lieutenant Governor, Oroonoko, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1983.

Lodovico, The White Devil, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1984.

Fainall, The Way of the World, Greenwich Theatre, 1984.

Trigorin, The Sea Gull, Greenwich Theatre, 1984.

Castalio, The Orphan, Greenwich Theatre, 1985.

Paulet, Mary Stuart, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1985.

Charles Condomine, Blithe Spirit, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1985.

Jack Clitheroe, The Plough and the Stars, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1985.

Arsenic and Old Lace, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1985.

Minister of state, Faust, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1985.

David, I Do Like to Be, Irish Company at Soho Poly, 1986.

Pope Pius XII, The Representative, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1986.

Clavaroche, Hidden Fires, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1986.

George Anderson, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1986.

The stranger, Lady from the Sea, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1988.

Richard III, Richard III, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, 1988.

Don Pedro Tenorio, The Last Days of Don Juan, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990 and 1991.

Achilles, Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990 and 1991.

Roger Mortimer, Edward II, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990 and 1991.

Dion Boucicault, Two Shakespearean Actors, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990 and 1991.

Samuel Byck, Assassins, Donmar Warehouse, London, 1992.

The young man, Machinal, Royale National Theatre, London, 1993.

Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1993.

Vinnie, Simpatico, Royal Court Theatre, 1995.

Larry, Closer, Royal National Theatre, 1997, then Music Box Theatre, London, 1999.

Also appeared in Cuchullain Cycle, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; as Giovanni, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, Druid Theatre Company, Dublin, Ireland; Jack Worthing, The Importance of Being Earnest, Druid Theatre Company, Dublin, Ireland.

Major Tours:

Mahabharata, world tour, 1987.

Richard III, world tour, 1993.

Radio Appearances:

Chris, Poison Hearts, 1994.

Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre, 1994.

No Way Out (Sartre's No Exit), 1995.

Torvald Helmer, Ibsen's A Doll House, 1995.

Reader, Ivanhoe, 1996.

Anton Chekhov, A House by the Sea, 1997.


Taped Readings:

(With others) James Joyce's Dubliners, Caedmon Audio, 2005.



People, October 27, 1997, pp. 77-78.