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Ciarán Hinds is currently starring on Broadway in Conor McPherson's The Seafarer.
He began his acting career with The Glasgow Citizens Theatre, and was a company member for many years. In Ireland, he has performed with the Lyric Theatre in Belfast; the Druid Theatre in Galway; and at the Project and the Abbey in Dublin, where he last appeared as Cuchulain in The Yeats Cycle. At Dublin's Gate Theatre, he has appeared in The Field Day Company's stagings of Antigone, The School for Wives, and The Yalta Game.
Mr. Hinds has toured internationally with Peter Brook's company in The Mahabharata and has starred with and/or at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre. It was at the latter that he originated the role of Larry in Patrick Marber's Closer, which he also played in the Broadway production.
Worldwide television audiences recently saw him as Julius Caesar in the series Rome; his portrayal was honored with an Irish Film & Television (IFTA) Award. This followed his starring roles in such telefilms and miniseries as David Thacker's The Mayor of Casterbridge, for which he also an IFTA Award; David Drury's Prime Suspect 3; and Robert Young's Jane Eyre, opposite Samantha Morton.
Mr. Hinds' many feature film credits include John Boorman's Excalibur and The Tiger's Tail; Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, The Wife, and Her Lover; Thaddeus O'Sullivan's December Bride; Pat O'Connor's Circle of Friends; Roger Michell's Persuasion and Titanic Town; Terry George's Some Mother's Son; Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda; Chris Menges' The Lost Son; Kathryn Bigelow's The Weight of Water; Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition; Phil Alden Robinson's The Sum of All Fears; Nigel Cole's Calendar Girls; Joel Schumacher's Veronica Guerin, for which he was an IFTA Award nominee, and The Phantom of the Opera; Steven Spielberg's Munich; Michael Mann's Miami Vice; Michael Apted's Amazing Grace; Catherine Hardwicke's The Nativity Story; David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe; Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding; Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood; and Kimberley Peirce's soon-to-be-released Stop Loss.