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Ciarán on stage next Summer

Ciarán will be back in London next Summer for Conor McPherson’s new play Girl From the North Country.

Set during the Great Depression, in Duluth Minnesota, Girl From the North Country will have its world premiere at the Old Vic Theatre on July 26th. Directed by the author, the production will feature music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.

“I’m mixing songs together – it starts as one song and turns into another halfway through. And because the lyrics are real writing, real poetry, they have that ambiguity that almost anybody can say them and it means something. So you have got this tremendous freedom with the songs,” McPherson says of using Dylan lyrics in his work.

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Ciarán will speak Russian again

Ciarán will play the director of a Russian spy agency in Red Sparrow, a thriller directed by Francis Lawrence, expected in the theaters on November 10.

Based on Jason Matthews’ espionage novel, Red Sparrow tells the story of Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova, who is drafted against her will to become a Sparrow, a trained seductress. She is assigned to operate against a CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence, and falls for him, to the point of considering defection.

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Ciarán plays the villain in upcoming Justice League

The archvillainCiarán has been cast as Steppenwolf in the next DC Extended Universe superhero movie Justice League, alongside Ben Affleck.

Justice League is the big screen adaptation of DC Comics’ iconic superhero team. Henry Cavill returns as Superman, joined by Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Justice League is scheduled for a November 17th, 2017 release, with a sequel to follow on June 14th, 2019.

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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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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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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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New project filming in Berlin

Ciarán joins the cast of Agent 47, currently filming in Berlin.

Directed by Aleksander Bach, it is Fox International’s sequel to the 2007 action movie Hitman, inspired by a video game. It is the story of a genetically engineered assassin, whose strength, speed, and intellect are above the human norm.

Ciarán’s role has not been disclosed yet. Let’s guess it will not be very romantic…

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A new promising project

Ciarán has landed a part alongside Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, and Ayelet Zurer in a new indie drama directed by Rodrigo Garcia, Last Days In The Desert, an intriguing story that will find McGregor playing dual roles, a holy man and a demon, on a journey through the desert as “an encounter with a family struggling to survive in this harsh environment forces the holy man to confront his own fate.” Production will begin in early February in the Southern California desert.

Ciarán will portray the father of Sheridan’s character.

The project handled internationally by HanWay Films, will be launched at Berlin’s European Film Market.

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