Hinds in 2008
|Born||9 February 1953|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1975)|
|Partner(s)||Hélène Patarot (1987–present)|
Ciarán Hinds ( // ; born 9 February 1953) is an Irish actor. A versatile performer who often plays villainous roles in feature films such as The Sum of All Fears , Road to Perdition , Munich , There Will Be Blood , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 , Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy , Frozen , Silence , Red Sparrow , Justice League , First Man , Frozen II & The Man In The Hat .
His television roles include Gaius Julius Caesar in the series Rome , DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion , and Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones . As a stage actor Hinds has enjoyed spells with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre in London, and six seasons with Glasgow Citizens' Theatre,and he has continued to work on stage throughout his career. In 2020, he was listed at number 31 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.
Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brought up as a Catholicin North Belfast, he was one of five children and the only son of his doctor father and schoolteacher and amateur actress mother.
He was an Irish dancer in his youth and was educated at Holy Family Primary School and St Malachy's College. After leaving St Malachy's, he enrolled as a law student at Queen's University, Belfast, but was soon persuaded to pursue acting and abandoned his studies at Queen's to enroll at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art,finishing in 1975.
Hinds began his professional acting career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre in a production of Cinderella (1976). He remained a frequent performer at the Citizens' Theatre during the late 1970s and through the mid-1980s. During this same period, Hinds also performed on stage in Ireland with the Abbey Theatre, the Field Day Theatre Company, the Druid Theatre, the Lyric Players' Theatre and at the Project Arts Centre. In 1987, he was cast by Peter Brook in The Mahabharata , a six-hour theatre piece that toured the world, and he also featured in its 1989 film version. Hinds almost missed the casting call in Paris due to difficulties renewing his Irish passport.In the early 1990s, he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He appeared in the title role of the RSC's production of Richard III in 1993, directed by Sam Mendes, who turned to Hinds as a last minute replacement for an injured Simon Russell Beale. Hinds gained his most popular recognition as a stage actor for his performance as Larry in the London and Broadway productions of Patrick Marber's Tony Award-nominated play Closer . In 1999, Hinds was awarded both the Theatre World Award for Best Debut in New York and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Special Achievement (Best Ensemble Cast Performance) for his work in Closer. He was on stage in 2001 in The Yalta Game by Brian Friel at Dublin's Gate Theatre. He appeared on Broadway in The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, which ran at the Booth Theatre from December 2007 through March 2008. In February 2009 he took the leading role of General Sergei Kotov in Burnt by the Sun by Peter Flannery at London's National Theatre.Hinds returned to the stage later in 2009 with a role in Conor McPherson's play The Birds, which opened at Dublin's Gate Theatre in September 2009.
Hinds made his feature film debut in John Boorman's Excalibur in 1981. He played Captain Frederick Wentworth in Jane Austen's Persuasion in 1995, Jonathan Reiss in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and John Traynor in Veronica Guerin , both in 2003, and Firmin in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in 2004. Hinds also played Carl, a professional assisting a group of assassins, in Steven Spielberg's political thriller, Munich in 2005. In 2006, he appeared in Michael Mann's film adaptation of the 80's television show, Miami Vice , and as Herod the Great in The Nativity Story .In the 2006 film Amazing Grace , Hinds portrayed Sir Banastre Tarleton, one of the chief opponents of abolition of the slave trade in Parliament. He starred in Margot at the Wedding , alongside Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh, in a comedy-drama about family secrets and relationships. He also appeared in 2007's There Will Be Blood , directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
On television, Hinds portrayed Gaius Julius Caesar in the first season of BBC/HBO's series, Rome in 2006. He has also been featured in a number of made-for-television films, including the role of Michael Henchard in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge in 2004, for which he received the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. Additional television performances include Edward Parker-Jones in the crime drama series Prime Suspect 3 (1993), Abel Mason in Dame Catherine Cookson's The Man Who Cried (1993), Jim Browner in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Cardboard Box" (1994), Fyodor Glazunov in the science fiction miniseries Cold Lazarus (1996), Edward Rochester in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1997), the Knight Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1997) and a portrayal of the French existentialist Albert Camus in Broken Morning (2003).
Hinds was featured in two notable television docudramas: Granada Television's docudrama Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990) in which Hinds portrayed Richard McIlkenny, a Belfastman falsely imprisoned for an IRA bombing; and HBO's docudrama Hostages (1993), where he portrayed Irish writer and former hostage Brian Keenan. Hinds starred opposite Kelly Reilly in Above Suspicion , a TV adaptation of Lynda La Plante's detective story, which was broadcast in the United Kingdom in January 2009; he returned for the sequels The Red Dahlia (2010), Deadly Intent (2011) and Silent Scream (2012). Hinds has performed in audiobook and radio productions as well. He performed as Valmont in the BBC Radio production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses , and also narrated the Penguin Audiobook Ivanhoe . He also performed in Antony and Cleopatra and The Winter's Tale as part of The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare , an audio production of Shakespeare's plays which won the 2004 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama. He read the short story "A Painful Case" for the Caedmon Audio version of James Joyce's Dubliners .[ citation needed ]
Hinds played the role of Albus Dumbledore's brother Aberforth in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 , the final film in the Harry Potter series. Also in 2011, he appeared as David Peretz in the 1997 sections of The Debt alongside Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson. Hinds played Roy Bland in the 2011 adaptation of the John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy .
In September 2011, Hinds returned to the Abbey Theatre in Dublin to star as Captain Jack Boyle in a revival of Seán O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock , alongside Sinéad Cusack as Juno. The production transferred to the National Theatre of Great Britain in November 2011 for a three-month run. He played "Jim" in the film The Shore (2011), written and directed by Terry George. The Shore won the Best Short Film, Live Action category at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (The Oscars) in 2012.
In 2013, he was cast as the wildling leader Mance Rayder in Season 3 of the HBO television series Game of Thrones .He reprised this role in Season 4, and reprised it once more in Season 5. On Broadway at The Richard Rodgers Theater in New York, he was Big Daddy to Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , which began previews on 18 December 2012 and opened on 17 January 2013.
In the summer of 2013, he performed at the Donmar Warehouse in London in the premiere production of The Night Alive , a play by Conor McPherson, which transferred in November 2013, with Hinds in the lead role, to the Atlantic Theater Company in New York.
In 2015, he was in Hamlet alongside Benedict Cumberbatch at the London Barbican, playing King Claudius. He appeared the following year as Deputy Governor Danforth in the Broadway production of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible alongside Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw.
In 2018 he shot the film "The Thin Man" which has since been retitled "The Man In The Hat"in France directed by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck.
Hinds played giant-sized villain Steppenwolf in Zack Snyder's 2017 superhero film Justice League . Disappointed with the reshoots and changes made by Joss Whedon, Hinds was vocal about his hopes for the release of Snyder's cut, calling it superior to the final theatrical cut.In 2020 Warner Bros. announced their plans to release Zack Snyder's Justice League on the WarnerMedia Entertainment streaming service HBO Max sometime in 2021. The film will restore many scenes including those of Hinds which were not featured in Whedon's version.
Hinds lives in Paris with Vietnamese-born actress and designer, Hélène Patarot. They met in 1987 while in the cast of Peter Brook's production of The Mahabharata and have a daughter, Aoife Hinds, born in 1991, who is also an actress,and has appeared in Derry Girls and Normal People .
Hinds is a friend of Liam Neeson and served as a pallbearer at the funeral of Neeson's wife, actress Natasha Richardson, in upstate New York in 2009.
|1981||Excalibur||King Lot||Credited as Ciaran Hinds|
|1989||The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover||Cory|
|1991||December Bride||Frank Echlin|
|1993||The Man Who Cried||Abel Mason|
|1995||Persuasion||Captain Frederick Wentworth|
|1995||Circle of Friends||Professor Flynn|
|1996||Mary Reilly||Sir Danvers Carew||Credited as Ciaran Hinds|
|1996||Some Mother's Son||Danny Boyle|
|1997||The Life of Stuff||David Arbogast|
|1997||Oscar and Lucinda||Rev. Dennis Hasset||Credited as Ciaran Hinds|
|1998||Titanic Town||Aidan McPhelimy|
|1999||The Lost Son||Carlos|
|1999||The Lost Lover||Adam|
|2000||Jason and the Argonauts||King Aeson|
|2000||The Weight of Water||Louis Wagner|
|2002||The Sum of All Fears||President Alexander Nemerov|
|2002||Road to Perdition||Finn McGovern|
|2003||Veronica Guerin||John Traynor|
|2003||Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life||Jonathan Reiss|
|2004||Mickybo & Me||Jonjo's Da|
|2004||The Phantom of the Opera||Richard Firmin|
|2006||Miami Vice||FBI Agent John Fujima|
|2006||Amazing Grace||Lord Tarleton|
|2006||The Tiger's Tail||Father Andy|
|2006||The Nativity Story||King Herod|
|2007||Hallam Foe||Julius Foe|
|2007||Margot at the Wedding||Dick Koosman|
|2007||There Will Be Blood||Fletcher Hamilton|
|2008||In Bruges||The Priest||Uncredited|
|2008||Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day||Joe Blomfield|
|2008||The Tale of Despereaux||Botticelli||Voice role|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Henry Burke|
|2009||The Eclipse||Michael Farr||Best Actor Award 2009 – Tribeca Film Festival|
|2009||Life During Wartime||Bill Maplewood|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Aberforth Dumbledore||Replaced Jim McManus, who portrayed the role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|
|2011||The Debt||David Peretz|
|2011||The Rite||Father Xavier|
|2011||Salvation Boulevard||Jim Hunt|
|2011||Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||Roy Bland|
|2011||Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||Roarke / Mephistopheles /|
|Replaced Peter Fonda, who portrayed the role in Ghost Rider .|
|2012||The Woman in Black||Sam Daily|
|2012||John Carter||Tardos Mors|
|2013||The Sea||Max Morden|
|2013||The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby||Spencer Ludlow|
|2013||Frozen||Grand Pabbie||Voice role|
|2015||Last Days in the Desert||Father|
|2015||Hitman: Agent 47||Dr Litvenko|
|2015||The Driftless Area||Ned|
|2016||Bleed for This||Angelo Pazienza|
|2017||Woman Walks Ahead||James McLaughlin|
|2017||Justice League||Steppenwolf||Voice and motion capture|
|2018||Red Sparrow||Colonel Zakharov|
|2018||First Man||Robert R. Gilruth|
|2019||Frozen II||Grand Pabbie||Voice role|
|2020||The Man In The Hat||The Man In The Hat|
|1990||Who Bombed Birmingham?||Richard McIlkenny|
|1990||The Play on One||Martin Pitt||Episode: "Yellowbacks"|
|1992||Perfect Scoundrels||Jack Vosper||Season 3, episode 6: "The Good-Bye Look"|
|1992||Between the Lines||Det. Insp. Micky Flynn||Season 1, episode 1: "Private Enterprise"|
|1993||The Man Who Cried||Abel Mason|
|1993||Prime Suspect 3||Edward Parker-Jones|
|1993||Soldier, Soldier||Clive Hickey||Season 3, episode 7: "Trouble and Strife"|
|1994||The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes||Jim Browner||Season 1, episode 6: "The Cardboard Box"|
|1994||A Dark-Adapted Eye||Paolo|
|1994||Seaforth||John Stacey||TV series|
|1995||Rules of Engagement||Cambell Ferguson|
|1995||The Affair||Edward Leyland|
|1996||Testament: The Bible in Animation||Lucifer / Satan||Episode: "Creation and the Flood"|
|1996||Tales from The Crypt||Jack Lynch||Season 7, episode 11: "Confession"|
|1997||Jane Eyre||Edward Rochester|
|1997||Ivanhoe||Brian de Bois-Guilbert|
|1998||Getting Hurt||Charlie Cross|
|2000||Jason and the Argonauts||King Aeson|
|2000||The Sleeper||Fergus Moon|
|2000||Thursday the 12th||Marius Bannister|
|2003||Broken Morning||Albert Camus|
|2004||The Mayor of Casterbridge||Michael Henchard||Credited as Ciaran Hinds|
|2005||Rome||Gaius Julius Caesar|
|2009||Above Suspicion||DCI James Langton|
|2010||Above Suspicion: The Red Dahlia||DCI James Langton|
|2011||Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent||DCS James Langton|
|2012||Above Suspicion: Silent Scream||DCS James Langton|
|2012||Political Animals||Bud Hammond|
|2013–2015||Game of Thrones||Mance Rayder||5 episodes|
|2016||Shetland||Michael Maguire||Series 3 (6 episodes)|
|2016||LEGO Frozen Northern Lights||Grand Pabbie||Voice role; special|
|2018||The Terror||John Franklin||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|1975||The Seagull||Konstantin (Kostya)||Anton Chekhov||Peter Watson||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|1975||Arden of Faversham||Black Will||Anonymous||Geoff Bullen||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|1975||Hamp||Prosecutive officer||John Wilson||Euan Smith||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|1975||Objections to Sex and Violence||Arrogant pseudo-intellectual||Caryl Churchill||Caryl Churchill||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|1976||When Thou Art King||John Barton||John Barton||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|1976||The Night of the Iguana||Nonno||Tennessee Williams||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|1976–77||Cinderella||Albert the Horse, Courtier||Sid Colin, David Wood||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1976–77||The Country Wife||Mrs. Dainty Fidget||William Wycherley||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1976–77||The Importance of Being Earnest||Lane||Oscar Wilde||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1976–77||Macbeth||Malcolm, Third Murderer||William Shakespeare||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1976–77||Chinchilla||Tancredi||Robert David MacDonald||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1976–77||Figaro||A policeman, a lawyer||Pierre de Beaumarchais||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||Semi-Monde||Freddy Palmer||Noël Coward||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||Vautrin||Joseph||Honoré de Balzac||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||Loot||McLeavy||Joe Orton||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||Mother Goose||Villager||Myles Rudge||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||No Orchids for Miss Blandish||Johnny Frisk||Robert David MacDonald, James Hadley Chase||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||Painter's Palace of Pleasure||Giovanni||John Ford, John Webster||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1977–78||Equus||Peter Shaffer||Lyric Theatre, Belfast|
|1978–79||The Threepenny Opera||J. J. Peachum||Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1978–79||The Seagull||Dr. Dorn||Anton Chekhov||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1978–79||Dick Whittington||The Emperor of Morocco||Myles Rudge||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1978–79||Country Life||Guglielmo||Carlo Goldoni||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1978–79||Whose Life Is it Anyway?||Philip Hill (The Solicitor)||Brian Clark||Tony Dinner||Lyric Theatre, Belfast|
|1978–79||Once a Catholic||Derek (a Teddy Boy)||Mary O'Malley||Michael Poynor||Lyric Theatre, Belfast|
|1979||The Death of Humpty Dumpty||Doctor||J. Graham Reid||Patrick Mason||Abbey/Peacock Theatres, Dublin|
|1979–80||The Ha'penny Place||Hare Krishna/Yehudi||Jim Sheridan||Peter Sheridan||Project Arts Centre, Dublin|
|1979–80||The Liberty Suit||Peter Sheridan||Jim Sheridan||Project Arts Centre, Dublin|
|1980–81||The Battlefield||Faustino||Carlo Goldoni||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1980–81||The Caucasian Chalk Circle||Shauva (The Policeman), Prince Georgi||Bertolt Brecht||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1980–81||Don Juan||Father Juan||Robert David MacDonald||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1980–81||Desperado Corner||Frank||Shaun Lawton||Di Trevis||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1980–81||Madame Louise||Bishop of Porchester||Vernon Sylvaine||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1981||Bent||Greta/George||Martin Sherman||Michael Scott||Project Arts Centre, Dublin|
|1981||Krieg||Jet||Liam Lynch||Patrick Mason||Project Arts Centre, Dublin|
|1981||The Seagull||Konstantin (Kostya)||Anton Chekhov, Thomas Kilroy||Patrick Mason||Grand Opera House, Belfast|
|1982||Curse of the Starving Class||Sam Shepard||Project Arts Centre, Dublin|
|1982||On Baile's Strand||Cuchulain||James Ellis, W.B. Yeats||Christopher Fitz-Simon||Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick|
|1982||Waiting for Godot||Estragon||Samuel Beckett||Ben Barnes||Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick|
|1982||Blood and Ice||Byron/The Monster||Liz Lochhead||Kenny Ireland||Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh|
|1982–83||The Roman Actor||Paris||Philip Massinger||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||Red Roses for Me||Brennan O' the Moor||Seán O'Casey||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||Torquato Tasso||Antonio Montecatino||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||The Mother||Savely||Bertolt Brecht||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||The Impresario from Smyrna||Maccario||Carlo Goldoni||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||The Merchant of Venice||Antonio||William Shakespeare||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||Arms and the Man||Nicola, man-servant||George Bernard Shaw||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||Sirocco||Tonio||Noël Coward||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1982–83||Webster||Webster||Robert David MacDonald||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1983||The Last Days of Mankind||A Man of Government||Karl Kraus||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1983||Rosenkavalier||Valzacchi||Hugo von Hofmannsthal||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1983||Juno and the Paycock||Captain Jack Boyle||Seán O'Casey||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1983||Oroonoko||Lieutenant Governor||Thomas Southerne||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1983||Indian Summer||Cathal Dillon||Jennifer Johnston||Robert Cooper||Lyric Theatre, Belfast|
|1984||The White Devil||Lodovico||John Webster||Philip Prowse||Greenwich Theatre, London|
|1984||The Way of the World||Fainall||William Congreve||Giles Havergal||Greenwich Theatre, London|
|1984||The Seagull||Trigorin||Anton Chekhov||Philip Prowse||Greenwich Theatre, London|
|1984||The Riot Act (Antigone)||Chorus leader||Tom Paulin||Stephen Rea||Field Day Touring Company, Derry|
|1984||High Time (School for Husbands)||High Tech||Derek Mahon||Wolk and Long||Field Day Touring Company, Derry|
|1985||Mary Stuart||Paulet||Friedrich von Schiller||Philip Prowse||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1985||Blithe Spirit||Charles Condomine||Noël Coward||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1985||The Plough and the Stars||Jack Clitheroe||Seán O'Casey||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1985||Arsenic and Old Lace||"Uncle" Teddy||Joseph Kesselring||Giles Havergal||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1985||Faust||Minister of State||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1985||'Tis Pity She's a Whore||Giovanni||John Ford||Garry Hynes||Druid Theatre Company, Galway|
|1985||The Importance of Being Earnest||Oscar Wilde||John Worthing||John Ford, Garry Hynes||Druid Theatre Company, Galway|
|1986||The Representative||Pope Pius XII||Rolf Hochhuth||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1986||Hidden Fires||Clavaroche||Alfred de Musset||Robert David MacDonald||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1986||The Orphan||Castalio||Thomas Otway||Philip Prowse||Greenwich Theatre, London|
|1986||I Do Like to Be||David||Shane Connaughton||Jeff Teare||The Irish Company|
|1986||Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme||George Anderson||Frank McGuinness||Michael Attenborough||Hampstead Theatre, London|
|1987||Dialann Ocrais/Diary of a Hunger Strike||O'Connor||Peter Sheridan||Peter Sheridan||Abbey/Peacock Theatres, Dublin|
|1987||Mahabharata||Adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière||Peter Brook||Ashwattaman / Nakula World Tour|
|1988||The Lady from the Sea||The Stranger||Henrik Ibsen||Tom Cairns||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1988||Richard III||Richard III||William Shakespeare||Jon Pope||Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company|
|1989||Cuchulain Cycle||Cuchulain||W.B. Yeats||James W. Flannery||Abbey/Peacock Theatres, Dublin|
|1990–91||The Last Days of Don Juan||Don Pedro Tenorio||Tirso de Molina, Nick Dear||Danny Boyle||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1990–91||Edward II||Roger Mortimer||Christopher Marlowe||Gerard Murphy||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1990–91||Two Shakespearean Actors||Dion Boucicault||Richard Nelson||Roger Michell||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1990–91||Troilus and Cressida||Achilles||William Shakespeare||Sam Mendes||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1992||Assassins||Samuel Byck||Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman||Sam Mendes||Donmar Warehouse, London|
|1993||Richard III||Richard III||William Shakespeare||Sam Mendes||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1993||Machinal||The Young Man||Sophie Treadwell||Stephen Daldry||Royal National Theatre, London|
|1995||Simpatico||Vinnie||Sam Shepard||James Macdonald||Royal Court Theatre, London|
|1997||Closer (London production)||Larry||Patrick Marber||Patrick Marber||Royal National Theatre, London|
|1999||Closer (Broadway production)||Larry||Patrick Marber||Patrick Marber||Music Box Theatre, New York|
|2001||The Yalta Game||Gurov||Anton Chekhov, Brian Friel||Karel Reisz||Gate Theatre, Dublin|
|2007||The Seafarer||Mr. Lockhart||Conor McPherson||Conor McPherson||Booth Theatre, New York|
|2009||The Birds||Nat||Conor McPherson||Conor McPherson||Gate Theatre, Dublin|
|2009||Burnt by the Sun||Serguei Petrovitch Kotov||Peter Flannery||Howard Davies||Royal National Theatre, London|
|2011||Juno and the Paycock||Captain Jack Boyle||Seán O'Casey||Howard Davies||Royal National Theatre, London|
|2011||Juno and the Paycock||Captain Jack Boyle||Seán O'Casey||Howard Davies||Abbey/Peacock Theatres, Dublin|
|2013||The Night Alive||Tommy||Conor McPherson||Conor McPherson||Donmar Warehouse, London|
Atlantic Theater Company, New York
|2014||Our Few and Evil Days||Michael||Mark O'Rowe||Mark O'Rowe||Abbey/Peacock Theatres, Dublin|
|2015||Hamlet||Claudius||William Shakespeare||Lynsey Turner||Barbican Centre, London|
|2016||The Crucible||Deputy Governor Danforth||Arthur Miller||Ivo van Hove||Walter Kerr Theatre, New York|
|2017||Girl from the North Country||Nick Lane||Conor McPherson||Conor McPherson|| The Old Vic |
The Noel Coward Theatre
|2018||Translations||Hugh||Brian Friel||Ian Rickson||Royal National Theatre, London|
|2020||Uncle Vanya||Professor Serebryakov||Anton Chekhov||Ian Rickson||Harold Pinter Theatre||Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s new adaptation|
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Holt McCallany is an American actor, writer, and producer. He is known for portraying Bill Tench on the series Mindhunter (2017–present) and has had several supporting roles in various television series and films.
Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has performed on stage in productions in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the United States. He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards and received two Tony Award nominations. He is best known for his role as Lord Varys in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
Bríd Brennan is a Northern Irish actress who is known for her theatre work, she originated the role of Agnes in the Brian Friel play Dancing at Lughnasa, for which she won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She is also a three-time Olivier Award nominee; for Rutherford and Son (1995), The Little Foxes (2002) and The Ferryman (2018).
Conor MacNeill is a Northern Irish actor of film, television, and stage.
David Hurst was a German actor, best known for his role in the film Hello, Dolly as Rudolph the headwaiter.
Francis Martin "Fra" Fee is an Irish actor and singer, known for playing Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Misérables. He played the role of Michael Carney in Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre, West End & Broadway directed by Sam Mendes, for which he won the 2018 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play.
"Valar Dohaeris" is the third season premiere episode of the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones. Written by executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Daniel Minahan, it aired on March 31, 2013.
James Joseph "J.J." Murphy was a Northern Irish film and television actor. He was known for his roles in the films Cal (1984), Angela's Ashes (1999), Mickybo and Me (2004) and Dracula Untold (2014), as well as the Game of Thrones episode "The House of Black and White" (2015), but also known for his roles in theatre. He was also featured in The Sparticle Mystery with him being known as "The Keeper" in the final series.
William Camp is an American character actor. He became known for playing supporting roles in many films such as Lincoln (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Love and Mercy (2015), Loving (2016), Molly's Game (2017), Vice (2018), Wildlife (2018), and Joker (2019), as well as the HBO miniseries The Night Of in 2016 and The Outsider in 2020, and the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit in 2020.
and I'm very Irish
Ciarán Hinds is so Irish – so very Irish – that he spends his days in puzzled wonder at how rarely he’s asked to play his lineage...'But my dream is still to be offered these wonderful little Irish films, in Donegal or Derry. It’s good for my Irish soul.