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Ciarán Hinds Biography

Birth Place:
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Fast Facts

  • Studied law at Queen's University before deciding to pursue an acting career
  • Made his professional stage debut in a Glasgow Citizens Company production of Cinderella, playing the back end of a horse
  • First big-screen role was in the 1981 fantasy feature Excalibur
  • Most prominent TV role to date was Gaius Julius Caesar in the HBO-BBC co-production Rome
  • Is a patron of YouthAction Northern Ireland's youth drama group Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts


  • 2021Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2017IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role Film: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Lead Actor Film: nominated
  • 2009Tribeca Film Festival-Best Actor in a Narrative Feature: winner