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Born: February 9, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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A former journeyman actor who developed his craft on numerous theatres in and around his native North Ireland, Ciarán Hinds eventually became known for his appearances in period dramas on stage as well as onscreen. After making his film debut in "Excalibur" (1981), Hinds continued an impressive string of stage and film roles, all the while seeming content in not becoming a big star. More interested in doing quality work worthy of his talents, Hinds was catapulted to the front ranks of costume epics with his portrayal of the titular character in Shakespeare's "Richard III" (1993), which he performed as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. From there, Hinds landed numerous supporting roles in prominent film and television projects, though he again continued to revel in anonymity. But when he delivered memorable performances as Julius Caesar on the critically acclaimed epic drama, "Rome" (HBO, 2005-07) and as a cold and calculating Mossad assassin in "Munich" (2005), Hinds had finally become a known commodity whether he liked it or not.

A former journeyman actor who developed his craft on numerous theatres in and around his native North Ireland, Ciarán Hinds eventually became known for his appearances in period dramas on stage as well as onscreen. After making his film debut in "Excalibur" (1981), Hinds continued an impressive string of stage and film roles, all the while seeming content in not becoming a big star. More interested in doing quality work worthy of his talents, Hinds was catapulted to the front ranks of costume epics with his portrayal of the titular character in Shakespeare's "Richard III" (1993), which he performed as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. From there, Hinds landed numerous supporting roles in prominent film and television projects, though he again continued to revel in anonymity. But when he delivered memorable performances as Julius Caesar on the critically acclaimed epic drama, "Rome" (HBO, 2005-07) and as a cold and calculating Mossad assassin in "Munich" (2005), Hinds had finally become a known commodity whether he liked it or not.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Agent 47 (2015)
2.
 Driftless Area (2015)
4.
 McCanick (2014)
6.
 Frozen (2013)
8.
 Sea, The (2013)
9.
 John Carter (2012)
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Milestones close milestones

1976:
Made professional debut playing the rear end of a horse in "Cinderella" at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre in Scotland
1976:
Worked with Glasgow Citizens Theatre
1981:
Film debut in "Excalibur"
1984:
Spent part of one season with the Greenwich Theatre in London
1987:
Appeared in Peter Brook's staging of "The Mahabharata"
1990:
Appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "The Last Days of Don Juan"; directed by Danny Boyle
1990:
Featured in Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover"; first film with Helen Mirren
1992:
Starred with Colin Firth and Stephen Dillane in "Hostages"
1992:
Appeared as Samuel Byck in the London premiere of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical, "Assassins"
1993:
Breakthrough stage role, "Richard III"
1993:
Played slightly sinister character in "Prime Suspect 3" opposite Mirren
1994:
First played Rochester in a radio presentation of "Jane Eyre"
1995:
Portrayed a professor in "Circle of Friends"
1996:
Co-starred in "Persuasion"
1997:
Co-starred with Liza Walker and Clive Owen in the original production of Patrick Marber's "Closer"
1997:
Starred as Rochester in the BBC/A&E TV production of "Jane Eyre"
1997:
Had featured role in "Oscar and Lucinda"
1999:
Made Broadway debut reprising his London stage role in "Closer"
2000:
Acted in the British TV drama "The Sleeper"
2002:
Cast as President Alexander Nemerov in the drama "The Sum of All Fears"
2002:
Portrayed Finn McGovern in the crime drama "Road To Perdition"
2003:
Cast in the action feature "Tomb Raider 2"
2003:
Co-starred in the feature "Veronica Guerin," which starred Cate Blanchett as the title character
2003:
Appeared in "Calender Girls," which also starred Helen Mirren
2004:
Cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," the screen adaptation of the long-running stage musical
2005:
Portrayed Julius Caesar on the HBO original series "Rome"
2005:
Cast in Steven Spielberg's "Munich," which centered on the aftermath of the tragic massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics
2006:
Cast as FBI agent Fujima in the feature adaptation of the 80's series "Miami Vice," directed by Michael Mann
2006:
Portrayed King Herod in the biblical film "The Nativity Story"
2007:
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in the Noah Baumbach directed "Margot at the Wedding"
2008:
Co-starred in the war drama "Stop-Loss," written and directed by Kimberly Peirce
2009:
Played a villain in "Race to Witch Mountain," a re-imagining of the original 1975 film "Escape to Witch Mountain"
2010:
Replaced Jim McManus as Aberforth Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final film in the Harry Potter franchise; film released in two parts
2011:
Played a former Mossad agent in "The Debt"
2012:
Acted alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the supernatural thriller "The Woman in Black"
2012:
Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"
2012:
Co-starred with Taylor Kitsch in sci-fi Western "John Carter"
2012:
Played the former U.S. President opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA Network miniseries "Political Animals"
2013:
Featured on episodes of "Game of Thrones"
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Education

Queen's College: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1975

Notes

Hinds has worked several times opposite Helen Mirren.

On an unauthorized fan website, Hinds told PEOPLE (October 27, 1997): "It's almost like your life isn't yours. I can't decide whether it's flattering." After the article appeared, the website curtailed its coverage of Hinds.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Helene Patarot. Has two.
companion:
Helene Patarot. Actor. Together since 1987; of French and Vietnamese ancestry; born c. 1954.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Aoife Hinds. Mother of Joanna.
daughter:
Aoife Hinds. Born c. 1991.

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