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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).

IFTA 2014

Ciaran Hinds in The SeaCiarán has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Lead Role Film Category for his part in Stephen Brown’s The Sea, against two members of the Gleeson family, while Sinéad Cusack has been nominated in Best Supporting Actress Film Category for The Sea as well.

The Sea has been nominated in the Film of The Year and Best script Film categories.

The Awards will take place on April 5. Fingers crossed!


Billy Roche, Conor McPherson, Aidan Quinn and Robert Walpole’s acceptation speeches

The winners of the 7th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards have been announced at a gala ceremony held in Dublin’s Burlington Hotel on February 20th, 2010.

Regretfully, Ciarán was not among the winners, but he had been showered with praise by his fellow actor Aidan Quinn and producer Robert Walpole: “Ciarán Hinds who should never ever be out of work… he is the loveliest man to work with… one of the nicest men in the world”

The Eclipse will broadcast on March 17th at 9:30pm on RTE one and will be released in US cinemas on March 26th.


The Eclipse on RTE one

THE ECLIPSE will broadcast on RTE One on March 17th at 9.30pm.

The film received its World Premiere at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York last year, where it became the hit of the festival, scooped the prize for Best Actor for Ciaran Hinds and was picked up for US distribution by Magnolia Pictures.

Ciarán Hinds said: “He’s a man trying to hold together a family inside these circumstances of dealing with grief and bereavement. The nature of the story? I wasn’t sure how much of the horror element Connor might use. He was always talking about the psychological state of Michael. Connor is a great film fan, and he has watched a lot of different stuff. So he handled it differently. Especially in getting the audience to empathize with Michael. How extreme his thoughts could be inside this grief. That was something for Connor to discover. And find out how he would use that. For me, there was something very truthful at the heart of this story. There was a real truth about bereavement. This poor fellow is just trying to understand what he is going through. Yet, at the end of this whole journey, there is a little light. There is this wonderful woman. I’m not sure they’ve fallen in love, but they have really connected in a way. She brings light into his life. I like the redemption side of it as well.”