Shetland: season 3 on BBC One

Wonderfully two-faced Ciaran HindsWhen a young man disappears on a ferry crossing and a small boy ends up in intensive care, DI Jimmy Perez and his team become convinced the two events are connected.

As the investigation pulls Perez and his team deeper into the secrets of the local community, prime suspect Michael Maguire carries out his own inquiry, with dire consequences.

The first episode will air on BBC ONE on Friday 15 January.

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Hamlet premiere: a bad signal-to-noise ratio

Wonderfully two-faced Ciaran HindsAlthough 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.

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Ciarán will shine again on Broadway next Winter

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.

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IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2015

...over the hills and far away.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).

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.

“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.

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Ciarán in BBC series Shetland

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.”

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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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Irish Language Book of the Year awards

Announcing the shortlist for this year's Irish Language Book of the Year awards

On October 20, Ciarán announced the shortlist of this year, at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

“Irish is amongst the world’s languages which can boast first class reading material for people of all ages to enjoy.”

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Introducing Our Few And Evil Days

Promoting Bleed For This


Bleed for This, promotion clip from the first day of shooting, NBC10

“…for me the whole story is very touching.”

Bleed For This is the true story of 5X World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, made one of sports most incredible comebacks. Involved in a serious automobile accident, he broke two of his vertebras and dislocated another. Told that he would never walk again, never mind fight, “The Pazmanian Devil” spent three months in a halo, and, against doctors orders, and without their knowledge, returned to the gym with the halo on. Just over a year later, he made a triumphant return to the ring capping off an unbelievable recovery.

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