Image of Ciarán Hinds

Ciarán Hinds

1953-02-09 Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Image of 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) (TV), 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. IMDb Mini Biography By: Sheryl Reeder


Lost Lives 2019-10-10
Frozen II Pabbie (voice) 2019-11-20
First Man Robert R. Gilruth 2018-10-11
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen (voice) 2018-08-15
Red Sparrow Alexei Zyuganov 2018-02-28
Woman Walks Ahead James McLaughlin 2018-04-25
Elizabeth Harvest Henry 2018-08-10
Axis Jim (voice) 2017-04-07
Justice League Steppenwolf (voice) 2017-11-15
Last Days in the Desert Father 2016-05-13
Bleed for This Angelo Pazienza 2016-11-04
The Hope Rooms Eamonn 2016-08-04
Silence Alessandro Valignano 2016-12-22
National Theatre Live: Hamlet Claudius 2015-10-15
Love is a Sting Narrator (voice) 2015-07-01
Hitman: Agent 47 Litvenko 2015-08-20
The Driftless Area Ned 2015-04-18
McCanick Quinn 2014-02-17
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Spencer Ludlow 2014-10-10
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Spencer Ludlow 2014-05-14
Closed Circuit Devlin 2013-08-28
Frozen Pabbie / Grandpa (voice) 2013-11-27
The Sea Max Morden 2013-06-23
John Carter Tardos Mors 2012-03-07
The Woman in Black Mr. Daily 2012-02-03
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Aberforth Dumbledore 2011-07-07
The Rite Father Xavier 2011-01-28
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Roy Bland 2011-09-16
The Shore Joe 2011-02-10
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Roarke / The Devil 2011-12-10
The Debt David Peretz 2011-06-15
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Aberforth Dumbledore 2010-10-17
The Eclipse Michael Farr 2009-04-24
Life During Wartime Bill 2009-10-10
Race to Witch Mountain Burke 2009-03-12
Glock Luger 2009-12-31
Stop-Loss Roy King 2008-03-28
Ca$h Barnes 2008-04-23
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Joe Blomfield 2008-03-07
In Bruges Priest (uncredited) 2008-02-08
The Tale of Despereaux Botticelli (voice) 2008-12-18
Margot at the Wedding Dick Koosman 2007-08-31
Hallam Foe Julius Foe 2007-02-16
There Will Be Blood Fletcher 2007-12-28
Miami Vice FBI Agent Fujima 2006-07-27
Amazing Grace Lord Tarleton 2006-09-16
The Tiger's Tail Father Andy 2006-09-26
The Nativity Story Herod the Great 2006-12-01
Mickybo and Me Jonjo's Da 2005-03-25
Munich Carl 2005-12-23
The Phantom of the Opera Firmin 2004-12-08
The Statement Pochon 2003-12-12
The Mayor of Casterbridge Michael Henchard 2003-12-28
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Jonathan Reiss 2003-07-21
Calendar Girls Rod Harper 2003-09-02
Thursday the 12th Marius Bannister 2003-04-06
Veronica Guerin John Traynor 2003-07-11
The Sum of All Fears President Nemerov 2002-05-31
Road to Perdition Finn McGovern 2002-07-12
The Weight of Water Louis Wagner 2000-09-25
Il tempo dell'amore 1999-05-07
L'amante perduto Adam 1999-10-05
The Lost Son Carlos 1999-06-25
Titanic Town Aidan McPhelimy 1998-08-08
Getting Hurt Charlie Cross 1998-03-08
Ivanhoe Brian de Bois-Guilbert 1997-01-12
The Life of Stuff David Arbogast 1997-10-14
Jane Eyre Edward Rochester 1997-03-09
Oscar and Lucinda Reverend Dennis Hasset 1997-12-31
Mary Reilly Sir Danvers Carew 1996-02-23
Some Mother's Son Danny Boyle 1996-12-25
Persuasion Captain Frederick Wentworth 1995-05-01
Circle of Friends Professor Flynn 1995-04-07
The Affair Edward Leyland 1995-10-14
A Dark Adapted Eye 1994-01-02
Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls Edward Parker-Jones 1993-12-19
The Man Who Cried Abel Mason 1993-05-25
Hostages Brian Keenan 1992-09-23
December Bride 1991-03-18
Who Bombed Birmingham? Richard McIlkenny 1990-04-22
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Cory 1989-09-10
Excalibur King Lot 1981-04-10
The Long March Michael Canning 1980-01-01
The Sleeper Fergus Moon