Heartfelt homage to a truly gifted actor
Ciarán joins Jessica Chastain in Woman Walks Ahead, the story of Caroline Weldon, an artist and activist, who befriended Sitting Bull, and espoused the cause of the Lakota Sioux native people who tried to resist being dispossessed of their land.
Production has started in New Mexico, and release is expected in 2018.
Arthur Miller's Witch-Hunt Drama The Crucible has begun previews at the Walter Kerr Theater on March 1, and, although reviews are hard to find before the official opening night, the good news is that Ciarán has already left his mark on his fellow actors. According to actress Jenny Jules "He has so much command. He is in charge, he just walks on that stage and he has respect."
But for the man himself, it's all about rising to the challenge: "My character enters with no doubts, no fears - whereas I'm riddled with them. People say I have an ease about me. But when it comes to work, I'm a great doubter. I take the work, but it's always a bloody challenge."
Vincent Gallagher's Love is a Sting has been distinguished with two awards at the Clones Film Festival and the Richard Harris International Film Festival.
This experimental short film, narrated by Ciarán and played by Donegal actor Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, tells the story of the attempts of a hyper-intelligent mosquito to communicate with a struggling children's book writer.
According to producer Ian Hunt Duffy, Ciarán was the final piece of this ambitious puzzle: "We really felt the story deserved a great actor to narrate it, so we were delighted to get Ciará Hinds on board. He just brings such gravitas and emotion to the piece”.
Ciarán stars 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 plays 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.
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