Ciarán Hinds

Lowest Rated: 9% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Birthday: Feb 9, 1953
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
An Irish actor of charisma and talent, Ciarán Hinds has applied his skills to screen, stage, and television. A towering, burly man whose jagged features make him a natural for playing strong, silent types, Hinds has won respect and recognition from critics and drooling women alike.Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on February 9, 1953, Hinds was the fifth child of a doctor and an amateur actress. He attended Belfast's Queen's University for a year with an eye toward studying law, but he left to pursue acting. After studying at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hinds found employment with the Glasgow Citizens Company, where he made his professional debut playing the back end of a horse in Cinderella. He acted with the company for the better part of the next decade, splitting his time between Glasgow and Ireland. In 1987, he received one of his first big breaks, at the hands of esteemed director Peter Brook, who selected him as a member of his Paris-based theatrical company; the actor was soon performing all over the globe.Hinds made his film debut in John Boorman's 1981 Excalibur, but he did not make another movie until 1989. That year, he appeared in a supporting role in Peter Greenaway's stylishly horrifying The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. After sharing the screen with actors like Richard Bohringer, Tim Roth, and Excalibur co-star Helen Mirren, Hinds went on to make December Bride the next year, and in 1993 he won acclaim for his performance in the made-for-TV Hostages. Two years later, Hinds began to win recognition outside of the U.K., first for his small role as a university professor in the popular Circle of Friends and then for his more sizable performance in Roger Michell's acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion. As Captain Frederick Wentworth, captor of heroine Anne Elliot's repressed affections, Hinds caused many an audience member to wonder where he had been for so long, and, more important, when and where he would reappear. When was the following year and where was Some Mother's Son, a drama based on a 1981 hunger strike in a Belfast prison. Hinds had a supporting role in the film, which reunited him with Mirren, but the next year he had a more substantial part in Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda, in which he played a reverend. That character was a far cry from his next role, a man trapped in the Irish conflict in 1970s Belfast in Titanic Town (1998). In 1999, Hinds could be seen in Chris Menges' The Lost Son with Daniel Auteuil, Bruce Greenwood, and Natassja Kinski, and in Il Tempo Dell'Amore, which was shown at that year's Toronto Film Festival.The new millennium seemed to bring about something of a re-birth for Hinds' enduring career, with featured roles in such widely-seen films as The Sum of All Fears, The Road to Perdition, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and The Phantom of the Opera hinting that Hollywood may have finally grown savvy to the impressive talents of the physically-imposing actor. Of course it wasn't all Hollywood glamor, with roles in such limited-release but critically-praised independents as The Weight of Water and Veronica Guerin, and Calendar Girls serving well to help Hinds balance out the big-budget blockbusters. In 2006 Hinds would step into the sandals of no less that Julius Caesar when he essayed the role of the notorious Roman general in HBO's lavish historical drama Rome, with a subsequent role in director Steven Spielberg's 2005 drama Munich preceding a turn as a hard-charging FBI agent in Michael Mann's high-octane action thriller Miamy Vice in 2006. In 2007 he played the closest associate of oil tycoon Daniel Plainview in Paul Thomas Anderson' Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood, and appeared in Margot at the Wedding. He was in Todd Solondz's sort-of sequel to Happiness, Life During Wartime, and was prominent in the well-reviewed 2011 adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He joined the cast of Harry Potter in that successful series'


Highest Rated Movies



87% First Man Gene Kranz 2018
47% Elizabeth Harvest Henry 2018
51% Woman Walks Ahead Actor 2018
45% Red Sparrow Colonel Zyuganov $17.1M 2018
83% Silence Actor $7.1M 2017
No Score Yet Axis Actor 2017
69% Bleed For This Angelo Pazienza $5.1M 2016
77% Last Days In The Desert The Father 2016
9% Hitman: Agent 47 Litvenko 2015
No Score Yet The Driftless Area Ned 2015
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Actor 2014
65% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Spencer Ludlow $0.5M 2014
13% McCanick Quinn 2014
90% Frozen Pabbie/Grandpa $400.8M 2013
43% Closed Circuit Devlin $9.7M 2013
50% The Sea Max Morden 2013
52% John Carter Tardos Mors $73.1M 2012
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Roarke $51.8M 2012
66% The Woman in Black Samuel Daily $54.4M 2012
No Score Yet The Shore Actor 2012
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Roy Bland $20.3M 2011
77% The Debt David Peretz $31.2M 2011
21% Salvation Boulevard Joe Hunt $27.9K 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Aberforth Dumbledore $381.1M 2011
21% The Rite Father Xavier $33.1M 2011
69% Life During Wartime Bill $0.3M 2010
75% The Eclipse Michael Farr 2010
42% Race to Witch Mountain Henry Burke $67.2M 2009
57% The Tale of Despereaux Botticelli $50.9M 2008
No Score Yet Ca$h (Cash) Barnes 2008
65% Stop-Loss Roy King $10.8M 2008
78% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Joe $12.3M 2008
84% In Bruges Priest--uncredited $7.6M 2008
No Score Yet Tiger's Tail Actor 2008
91% There Will Be Blood Fletcher $40.2M 2007
52% Margot at the Wedding Dick Koosman $2M 2007
68% Amazing Grace Lord Tarleton $21.2M 2007
73% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) Julius Foe 2007
37% The Nativity Story King Herod $37.7M 2006
14% The Tiger's Tail Father Andy 2006
46% Miami Vice Agent Fujima $63.5M 2006
78% Munich Carl $47.4M 2005
33% The Phantom of the Opera Firmin $51.2M 2005
No Score Yet Mickybo & Me Jonjo's Da 2005
74% Calendar Girls Rod $31M 2003
23% The Statement Pochon $0.6M 2003
53% Veronica Guerin John Traynor 2003
No Score Yet The Mayor of Casterbridge Michael Henchard 2003
25% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Jonathan Reiss $65.8M 2003
No Score Yet Thursday the 12th Marius Bannister 2003
80% Road to Perdition Finn $104.1M 2002
59% The Sum of All Fears President Alexander Nemerov $118.5M 2002
35% The Weight of Water Louis Wagner 2001
84% Titanic Town Aidan McPhelimy 2000
33% Jason and the Argonauts King Aeson 2000
No Score Yet The Lost Son Carlos 1999
No Score Yet A Time to Love (Il Tempo Dell'Amore) Peter 1999
No Score Yet Lost Lover Actor 1999
66% Oscar and Lucinda Rev. Dennis Hasset 1997
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Edward Rochester 1997
No Score Yet Ivanhoe Sir Brian 1997
69% Some Mother's Son Danny Boyle 1996
26% Mary Reilly Sir Danvers Carew 1996
No Score Yet The Affair Edward 1995
86% Persuasion Capt. Wentworth 1995
78% Circle of Friends Prof. Flynn 1994
No Score Yet Mystery! - A Dark Adapted Eye Paolo 1994
No Score Yet Hostages Keenan 1993
No Score Yet Catherine Cookson's The Man Who Cried Abel Mason 1993
No Score Yet December Bride Frank Echlin 1991
No Score Yet The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing Richard McIlkenny 1990
87% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Cory 1989
79% Excalibur Lot 1981
No Score Yet Our Boys Actor 1981


50% MotherFatherSon
  • 2019
92% The Terror
Sir John Franklin
  • 2018
No Score Yet Shetland
Michael Maguire
  • 2016
  • 2015
89% Game of Thrones
Mance Rayder
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Above Suspicion: Silent Scream
DCS James Langton
  • 2012
62% Political Animals
Donald "Bud" Hammond Bud Hammond
  • 2012
No Score Yet Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent
  • 2011
No Score Yet Above Suspicion: The Red Dahlia
James Langton
  • 2010
No Score Yet Above Suspicion
James Langton
  • 2009
84% Rome
Gaius Julius Caesar
  • 2006
  • 2005
82% Tales from the Crypt
  • 1996
No Score Yet Mystery!
  • 1995
100% Prime Suspect
Edward Parker-Jones