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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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!

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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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The Night Alive: interview with Patrick Pacheco

Ciarán performs an except from The Night Alive



Thanks to Conor MCPherson bittersweet writing, one can’t help liking this menagerie of underachievers, even care about them.

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