Heartfelt homage to a truly gifted actor
Although Mr. Cumberbatch may be "too much in the sun", patient readers can dig out some interesting comments out of the buzz surrounding the first performances of Hamlet.
Fortunately, Sherlock's fame do not completely outshine "a cast that includes the always moving and intelligent Ciarán Hinds as Hamlet's murdering uncle Claudius..."
"... a bold production to those who know Shakespeare’s play well" (The Stage), worth seeing if you're lucky enough to grab a ticket.
Ciarán will play Governor Thomas Danforth in Broadway Revival of Arthur Miller's Witch-Hunt Drama The Crucible.
Rehearsals will begin in January 2016 with a first preview currently scheduled for February 29 at a venue yet to be announced. It will open April 7 and continue through July 17.
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.
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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