Ciaran Hinds Filmography
One of the leading Irish actors of stage and screen, Ciaran Hinds has had an acting career that has lasted for years; trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and starting on the Scottish stage as a pantomime horse in Cinderella, he eventually starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s world tour of Richard III. Eventually, Hollywood noticed his talents, and he made a successful leap from the stage to the screen.
His first screen role was in John Boorman’s 1981 film Excalibur, which starred Nigel Terry as King Arthur. He continued to act on the stage until Peter Greenaway cast him in his 1989 film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. He continued to act in television films including The Investigation, The Play on One, Perfect Scoundrels, Between the Lines and Prime Suspect 3, while also appearing in an episode of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the last series of Jeremy Brett’s run as the fabled detective before his death in 1995. Then, Ciaran starred in a six-episode BBC miniseries entitled Seaforth, which starred Linus Roache. Once again, Hollywood came calling.
More film roles
After he played a professor in the 1995 film Circle of Friends with Chris O’Donnell and Minnie Driver, he also appeared in Mary Reilly, the 1997 TV miniseries Ivanhoe, Oscar and Lucinda, The Sum of All Fears, Road to Perdition, Veronica Guerin, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Calendar Girls, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera and Steven Spielberg’s Munich before going back to television; this time, it was the American TV series Rome, in which he played Julius Caesar. Subsequent film roles included Margot at the Wedding, There Will Be Blood, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, The Tale of Despereaux, Race to Witch Mountain and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. His next film is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which is based on a novel by John LeCarre.
In his many years as an actor, Ciaran Hinds has played many accomplished roles and made himself a recognized face on the stage, the screen and television.