Ciaran Hinds

Oscar-nominated BELFAST actor Ciaran Hinds has said he was lucky to avoid the violence of the Troubles and admitted he could have got involved in a “bad way”. Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster’s podcast Red Lines, the actor, who has starred in films such as THERE WILL BE BLOOD, MUNICH and the final HARRY POTTER entry and comes from a middle class Catholic background, said he was living in Belfast at the time when violence broke out. Born to a GP father and a mother who was a teacher, Hinds, who was involved in Irish dancing until he was 19, said when the Troubles broke out, he was aware of people joining the IRA.

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