Ciarán Hinds



Place of birth:

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK:


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


Elizabeth Harvest (2018)
Red Sparrow (2018)
Alexei Zyuganov
Justice League (2017)
Steppenwolf (voice)
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Silence (2016)
Father Valignano
My Mother and Other Strangers (2016)
Bleed for This (2016)
Angelo Pazienza
The Hope Rooms (2016)
Last Days in the Desert (2016)
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
The Driftless Area (2015)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2014)
Spencer Ludlow
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Spencer Ludlow
The Sea (2014)
Max Morden
McCanick (2014)
Frozen (2013)
Pabbie / Grandpa (voice)
Closed Circuit (2013)
Political Animals (2012)
Bud Hammond
John Carter (2012)
Tardos Mors
The Woman in Black (2012)
Mr. Daily
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Roarke / The Devil
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Roy Bland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Aberforth Dumbledore
The Shore (2011)
The Rite (2011)
Father Xavier
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Aberforth Dumbledore
The Debt (2010)
David Peretz
Life During Wartime (2009)
The Eclipse (2009)
Michael Farr
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Botticelli (voice)
Ca$h (2008)
Stop-Loss (2008)
Roy King
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Joe Blumfield
In Bruges (2008)
Priest (uncredited)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Dick Koosman
Hallam Foe (2007)
Julius Foe
The Nativity Story (2006)
Herodes der Große
The Tiger's Tail (2006)
Father Andy
Amazing Grace (2006)
Lord Tarleton
Miami Vice (2006)
FBI Agent Fujima
Munich (2005)
Mickybo and Me (2005)
Jonjo's Da
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Michael Henchard
The Statement (2003)
Calendar Girls (2003)
Rod Harper
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Jonathan Reiss
Veronica Guerin (2003)
John Traynor
Road to Perdition (2002)
Finn McGovern
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
President Nemerov
Jason and the Argonauts (2001)
King Aeson
The Weight of Water (2000)
Louis Wagner
The Lost Son (1999)
Il tempo dell'amore (1999)
Titanic Town (1998)
Aidan McPhelimy
Getting Hurt (1998)
Charlie Cross
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Reverend Dennis Hasset
The Life of Stuff (1997)
David Arbogast
Jane Eyre (1997)
Edward Rochester
Ivanhoe (1997)
Brian de Bois-Guilbert
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Danny Boyle
Mary Reilly (1996)
Sir Danvers Carew
Cold Lazarus (1996)
The Affair (1995)
Edward Leyland
Persuasion (1995)
Captain Frederick Wentworth
Circle of Friends (1995)
Professor Flynn
A Dark Adapted Eye (1994)
The Man Who Cried (1993)
Abel Mason
Hostages (1993)
Brian Keenan
December Bride (1991)
Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)
Richard McIlkenny
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Excalibur (1981)
King Lot
The Long March (1980)
Michael Canning