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.
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.
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.
Ciarán will make a short appearance alongside Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, in this upcoming British/American science-fiction based on the Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
After months of speculation, Ciarán has been cast as Wildling leader Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wal, in the third season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, based on epic fantasy novels written by American novelist George R. R. Martin. The third season is expected to premiere on March 31, 2013 on HBO.
Among other additions to the original cast, Tobias Menzies will star as Edmure Tully. Julius Caesar and Brutus will be reunited again…
In recent weeks, eagle-eyed residents of Wandsworth Borough may have spotted Ciarán filming the Focus Features and Working Title Films’ untitled international suspense thriller also starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall for director John Crowley. It’s the story of two ex-lovers, Martin (to be played by Eric Bana) and Claudia (Rebecca Hall) who find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defense team in a terrorism trial.
Bad luck for Lynda La Plante’s ITV 1 drama Above Suspicion. Not only has the show been cancelled by ITV but the list of the final contenders for the TVChoice Awards 2012 have been published, and neither Ciarán nor Above Suspicion have passed the first round.
The Hammonds are a family that features a former President, the current Secretary of State, and a rising political son. While some of them want try to get into politics themselves, others want nothing to do with it.
Political Animals is a six-episode series in which Sigourney Weaver plays the former First Lady-turned current Secretary of State who ran for president and is not against likening herself to Cleopatra, Elizabeth I and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Ciarán stars as her philandering ex-husband who also used to be the president. If it’s written “Clinton” all over it, be sure that any resemblance is absolutely coincidental!
With a cast including Sigourney Weaver, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino, Adrian Pasdar, Sebastian Stan, and Dylan Baker, the upcoming USA Network show raises great expectations.
The Shore has won the Oscar for Live Action Short Film. Director Terry George said the people of Northern Ireland had inspired the film and he dedicated the Oscar to “the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 30 years of war sat down, negotiated a peace and proved to the world that the Irish are great talkers”.
The Shore, written, directed and produced by Terry George, is one of the movies selected in the best short film category. The 30-minute film was shot entirely in Northern Ireland on location in Killough. Ciarán said it was a “lovely story about reconciliation and people reconnecting”.