Ciaran Hinds on The Troubles

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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Ciaran Hinds

BELFAST star Ciaran Hinds has been cast in a recurring role in THE RINGS OF POWER. Hinds is a GAME OF THRONES alum joining the fold, having been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2022 for his performance in BELFAST alongside OUTLANDER‘S Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, and Judi Dench.

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TREASON now on Netflix

Ciaran Hinds

Belfast-born Ciaran Hinds plays Sir Martin Angelis in TREASON, now on Netflix. The drama follows Adam Lawrence, trained and groomed by MI6, whose career seems set. But when the past catches up with him in the form of Kara, a Russian spy with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life.

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Ciaran Hinds joins THE FAMILY PLAN

Ciaran Hinds

Written by David Coggeshall, THE FAMILY PLAN tells the story of a suburban dad who must take his family on the run when his past catches up with him. Hinds is coming off his Oscar-nominated performance in Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST. The film also stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan. Simon Cellan Jones, who recently collaborated with Wahlberg on ARTHUR THE KING, will direct.

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Ciaran Hinds on playing “Pop”

A veteran stage and screen actor who has been working onscreen since 1977, Hinds has appeared in more than 60 films, including Road to PERDITION, MUNICH, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, TINKER TAILER SOLDIER SPY, and the final HARRY POTTER film, among others. But it was the role of the sweet and sage grandfather in Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film that brought him the closest he’s been to his home, BELFAST, in a long time.

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