Ciarán Hinds

Last updated on the 12 June 2024 by Maeve

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Born: 9 February 1953, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ciarán Hinds was raised in a working class family. He attended Holy Family Primary School and later enrolled at St. Malachy’s College, where his interest in acting began to flourish.

After completing his education, Hinds joined the Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, and gained recognition in the theatre world for his performances in numerous Shakespearean plays, including “Richard III” and “Hamlet.”

Rome - Ciarán Hinds
Rome – Ciarán Hinds and Kevin McKidd

Ciarán Hinds made his breakthrough on the big screen in 1981 with a role in “Excalibur.” Since then, he has appeared in a wide range of notable films, including “Road to Perdition” (2002), “Munich” (2005), and “There Will Be Blood” (2007). His portrayal of Gaius Julius Caesar in the HBO series “Rome” (2005-2007) garnered critical acclaim and further established his talent as a versatile actor.

In addition to his successful acting career, Hinds values his privacy and keeps his personal life out of the spotlight. However, it is known that he is married to French-Vietnamese actress Hélène Patarot, and they have a daughter together, actress Aoife Hinds.


Suggested viewing


The Man in the Hat (2020)

The Man in the Hat poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.4

A man, known only as “The Man in the Hat,” embarks on a solitary road trip across France, accompanied by a framed photograph of a mystery woman. His tranquil journey is disrupted by a persistent group of five angry men, who relentlessly pursue him in their Citroën Dyane. As he dodges their attempts to capture him, The Man in the Hat encounters a series of eccentric characters, each leaving an indelible mark on his enigmatic journey.

Top cast: Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Dillane, Maïwenn, Amit Shah, Brigitte Roüan, Mark Padmore, Claire Tra’n, Joseph Marcella, Sheila Reid.


Rome (2005)

Rome poster (2005)

Bftv 9.5 / IMDb 8.7

Amidst the backdrop of ancient Rome, as the city transforms from a republic to an empire, two families, the noble Julii and the plebeian Atii, intertwine their destinies, seeking power, love and vengeance amidst the tumultuous political landscape. From the battlefields of Gaul to the lavish halls of the Senate, Rome’s epic saga unfolds, filled with intrigue, betrayal and the rise and fall of empires.

Top cast: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, James Purefoy, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Simon Woods, Ciarán Hinds.


Above Suspicion (2009)

Above Suspicion poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.1

In this gripping crime drama, a young detective named Anna Travis joins a team of seasoned investigators led by the seasoned DCI James Langton. Together, they delve into a series of perplexing murders, uncovering shocking secrets and confronting the dark underbelly of London’s criminal landscape. As the investigation intensifies, Anna and James must tackle the complexities of their personal and professional lives, while maintaining their composure under immense pressure.

Top cast: Ciarán Hinds, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Holmes, Shaun Dingwall, Amanda Lawrence, Holliday Grainger.


Belfast (2021)

Belfast poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

Set in 1969 Belfast, amidst the outbreak of The Troubles, a young boy named Buddy navigates the complexities of his working class Protestant family and the escalating sectarian violence that threatens to tear their community apart. Through Buddy’s innocent eyes, we witness the struggles of his family, the camaraderie of his community and the enduring power of love and hope amidst a backdrop of turmoil.

Top cast: Jude Hill, Judi Dench, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Lewis McAskie, Lara McDonnell, Gerard Horan.


The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)

The Mayor of Casterbridge poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.7

In Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Michael Henchard, a proud and ambitious man, makes a fateful decision while drunk – he sells his wife and infant daughter for five guineas. Haunted by guilt and remorse, Henchard rises from poverty to become the mayor of Casterbridge, only to see his fortunes plummet due to a series of bad decisions and personal conflicts.

Top cast: Ciarán Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Jodhi May, James Purefoy, Alex Kelly, Polly Walker, Ben Crompton, David Bradley, Trevor Peacock.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978) poster


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