Watch KIN on BBC iPLAYER

Kin

RTÉ’s hit crime drama KIN has begun airing on the BBC following the show’s huge success in Ireland. Written and created by Peter McKenna and co-created by Ciarán Donnelly, Kin follows a war between a small crime family and a huge international cartel, which is sparked by the murder of a young boy, and stars Ciarán Hinds, Aiden Gillen, and Charlie Cox. The series has clocked up more than four million lifetime streams in Ireland, with the second season averaging a 40 per cent audience share in its Sunday-night slot, and its finale becoming the most-viewed programme of the year, outside of sport.

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IN THE LAND OF SAINTS & SINNERS trailer

Liam Neeson

Watch IN THE LAND OF SAINTS AND SINNERS trailer! The film, starring Liam Neeson, receives its premiere at the Venice Film Festival today, September 6. Neeson is joined by a powerhouse list of Irish stars including Kerry Condon (THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN), Jack Gleeson (GAME OF THRONES), Sarah Greene (ROSIE), Ciarán Hinds (BELFAST) and Colm Meaney (THE SNAPPER). Netflix has acquired the Irish and UK rights, however, a release date has yet to be announced.

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Irish Film

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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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Irish Film

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IN THE LAND OF SAINTS AND SINNERS

Liam Neeson

Netflix has acquired the rights to distribute Liam Neeson’s upcoming film, IN THE LAND OF SAINTS AND SINNERS, in the UK and Ireland. The action-thriller is centered around a newly retired assassin who finds himself drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists and will have it’s world premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival which begins next month. Joining Neeson is Ciarán Hinds (GAME OF THRONES, BELFAST) and Kerry Condon (BANSHEES OF INISHERIN). 

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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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Irish Film

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