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Martin Scorsese's Silence will have a Northern Irish cast

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.


Game of Thrones: Mance bows out

Vous ne m'avez pas crue... vous m'aurez cuite ! (Jeanne d'Arc)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 in BBC series Shetland

Douglas Henshall with Ciaran Hinds in ShetlandCiarán, 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.


Ciarán in Hamlet this Summer

From August 5 to October 31, Ciarán will play alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in William Shakespeare Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre, London.

As Claudius, Hamlet's Machiavellian uncle, he finds a role where his talents for playing villains will most assuredly shine as bright as ever.

Unfortunately, due to Mr. Cumberbatch's fans, the show is already sold out, but it will be broadcast live from the Barbican in London to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015.


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