Ciarán Hinds filmography and biography

Date of birth: 9 February 1953, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Ciarán Hinds biography

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 which boasted a cast rich in talented actors including Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, and Patrick Stewart (I). 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) (TV), 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, 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.

Ciarán Hinds trivia


- Daughter's name is Aoife (pronounced 'Ee-fa,' Irish variant of Eve).
- Is a close friend of Liam Neeson.

Ciarán Hinds filmography

Name Year
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2012
John Carter of Mars 2012
The Woman in Black 2011
The Sea 2011
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011
The Rite 2011
Midday Sun 2010
Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent 2010
The Debt 2010
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia 2010
Glock 2009
The Eclipse 2009
Above Suspicion 2009
Race to Witch Mountain 2009
Life During Wartime 2009
The Tale of Despereaux 2008
In Bruges 2008
Ca$h 2008
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008
Stop-Loss 2008
4th Irish Film and Television Awards 2007
Hallam Foe 2007
Margot at the Wedding 2007
There Will Be Blood 2007
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace 2007
The Tiger's Tail 2006
Munich: The Mission - The Team 2006
Munich: The Experience 2006
Munich: Portrait of an Era 2006
Amazing Grace 2006
The Nativity Story 2006
Miami Vice 2006
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
The Making of 'The Phantom of the Opera' 2005
Rome 2005
Munich 2005
Mickybo and Me 2004
The Phantom of the Opera 2004
Broken Morning 2003
The Mayor of Casterbridge 2003
The Statement 2003
Veronica Guerin 2003
Calendar Girls 2003
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003
The Real Jane Austen 2002
Road to Perdition 2002
The Sum of All Fears 2002
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 2001
The Sleeper 2000
Thursday the 12th 2000
The Weight of Water 2000
Jason and the Argonauts 2000
Il tempo dell'amore 1999
L'amante perduto 1999
The Lost Son 1999
Getting Hurt 1998
Titanic Town 1998
Jane Eyre 1997
The Life of Stuff 1997
Ivanhoe 1997
Rules of Engagement 1997
Oscar and Lucinda 1997
Some Mother's Son 1996
Mary Reilly 1996
Cold Lazarus 1996
Testament: The Bible in Animation 1996
Rules of Engagement 1995
The Affair 1995
Circle of Friends 1995
Persuasion 1995
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1994
A Dark Adapted Eye 1994
Seaforth 1994
The Man Who Cried 1993
Prime Suspect 3 1993
Between the Lines 1992
Hostages 1992
HBO First Look 1992
December Bride 1991
Soldier Soldier 1991
Perfect Scoundrels 1990
The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing 1990
The Mahabharata 1989
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover 1989
Tales from the Crypt 1989
The Play on One 1988
Our Boys 1981
Excalibur 1981