Ciarán Hinds


Ciarán Hinds is a veteran character actor from Ireland. Over the course of his four-decade-long career, he has accumulated over a hundred film and TV credits. A Belfast native, Hinds grew up in a Catholic household and developed an early interest in dancing. He initially pursued a career in law before shifting his attention to acting. His television roles include Julius Caesar in the series Rome, DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion, Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones, and Captain Sir John Franklin in The Terror.

He played Captain Frederick Wentworth in Jane Austen’s Persuasion in 1995, Dr Jonathan Reiss in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and John Traynor in Veronica Guerin, both in 2003, and Firmin in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in 2004.