Ciarán Hinds

Biography: Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was the youngest of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán 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 be come an actor.
Though he did begin Law school at Queen's University, he left that in order train in acting at RADA. He began his stage career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre as the rear end of a 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's film career began in 1981 with Excalibur, a film
Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was the youngest of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán 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 be come an actor.
Though he did begin Law school at Queen's University, he left that in order train in acting at RADA. He began his stage career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre as the rear end of a 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's film career began in 1981 with Excalibur, a film that 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 characters as Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, and Captain Wentworth in Persuasion 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 London. 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.
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Ciarán Hinds' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 85 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lowest Metascore: 28 McCanick
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
38 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
60 Calendar Girls Dec 19, 2003 Rod 7.6
45 The Statement Dec 12, 2003 Pochon 5.8
55 Veronica Guerin Oct 17, 2003 John Traynor 7.5
43 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Jul 25, 2003 Jonathan Reiss 7.3
45 The Weight of Water Nov 1, 2002 Louis Wagner 6.5
72 Road to Perdition Jul 12, 2002 Finn McGovern 7.8
73 Titanic Town Sep 1, 2000 Aidan McPhelimy 5.5
66 Oscar and Lucinda Dec 31, 1997 Reverend Dennis Hasset 7.6
44 Mary Reilly Feb 23, 1996 Sir Danvers Carew 7.0
70 Circle of Friends Mar 15, 1995 Professor Flynn 8.5