Heartfelt homage to a truly gifted actor
Ciarán attended the 12th IFTA Awards at Dublin's Mansion House on Sunday May 24. The event, presented by Sean Bean (Game of Thrones,Sharpe), saw filmmaker Jim Sheridan receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, a tribute to his highly decorated and illustrious career that spans 30 years with credits that include In the Name of the Father, The Field and Some Mother's Son (where Ciarán played Sinn Fein spokesman Danny Boyle).
Ciarán will star alongside his longtime friend Liam Neeson in Silence, Martin Scorsese's pet project for almost two decades, a story about the challenges faced by Jesuit missionaries attempting to spread Christianity in 17th century Japan. Based on Shusaku Endo's novel, it's all about God's silence in the face of human suffering, according to director Martin Scorsese.
"The subject matter is very close to my heart. I've been working on it since I first read the book in 1989", Scorsese said. "It deals with spiritual matters in a concrete, physical world; a world where invariably the worst of human nature is revealed."
Ciarán will play Alessandro Valignano (1539-1606), the Italian missionary who oversaw Jesuit activity in Asia for over thirty years. Silence is expected to be released in time for the 2016 awards season.
In Season 5 first episode of Game of Thrones, Mance, the Wildling king, chose to be burned at the stake rather than pledge his allegiance to Stannis. Thus ends Ciarán's run on the show. "'Oh, this is it. This is where you're gonna get burnt.' And then you think, 'Oh, I hope it doesn't hurt.' And then people convince you it's safe, and they go through the ritual of the health and safety routine", Ciarán said of his first barbecue. Lo and behold the things you must do to earn a living...
Ciarán, delighted to join the cast in Season 3, says : "I'm looking forward to locking swords with Douglas Henshall and working against the stunning backdrop of Shetland. I came to Scotland a lot in the 70s and 80s in various theatre productions and of course to film Hallam Foe but this is the furthest I've ever been."
The third season of Shetland, originally based on Anne Cleeve's crime novels, introduces a new storyline featuring police inspector Jimmy Perez, and was written by Gaby Chiappe, Robert Murphy and David Keane (Prime Suspect). The plot revolves around the disappearance of a young man taking the ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick. When foul play is suspected, Inspector Perez and his team are put on the case, but their investigation will turn out to have far-reaching consequences for their team as well as for the local community.
Shooting has already begun in Scotland and is expected to wrap this summer.
Download here a month calendar with nice pictures of Ciarán.
February 3, 2015:
The Disappearance of ER, DVD & BR
January 13, 2015:
Above Suspicion, complete collection, DVD region 1
June 23, 2014:
The Sea, DVD region 2
March 18, 2014:
Frozen, DVD & Blue Ray
February 17, 2014:
Closed Circuit, DVD region 2
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