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Ciarán Hinds

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), 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.

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Feb 9, 1953 In Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tales from the Crypt 1989-06-10
Latest Project:
Series Political Animals 2012-07-15

5 wins & 9 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Political Animals
Poster of Game of Thrones
Poster of Rome
Poster of Tales from the Crypt
Political Animals Bud Hammond 6 episodes, 2012 2012-07-15
Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent DCS James Langton 2011-01-03
Game of Thrones Unknown 2011-04-17
Above Suspicion DCS James Langton / ... 11 episodes, 2009-2012 2010-01-25
Rome Gaius Julius Caesar 13 episodes, 2005-2007 2005-08-28
Ivanhoe Brian de Bois-Guilbert 6 episodes, 1997 1997-01-12
Cold Lazarus Fyodor 4 episodes, 1996 1997-06-04
Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Soldier Soldier Unknown 1991-06-10
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10