CIARAN HINDS (Carl) began his career at The Glasgow Citizens Theatre and was a member of the company for many years. In Ireland, he has worked at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, the Druid Theatre in Galway and at the Project and the Abbey in Dublin, where he last appeared as Cuchulain in The Yeats Cycle. For the Gate Theatre, Hinds has appeared with The Field Day Company's version of Antigone, The School For Wives and Brian Friel's The Yalta Game.
He toured internationally with Peter Brook's company in The Mahabharata and has played leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre, where he last played Larry in Patrick Marber's Closer, which also transferred to Broadway.
Film credits include Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover; December Bride; Circle of Friends for Pat O'Connor; and Titanic Town, directed by Roger Michell. Other notable films include Some Mother's Son, Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda, The Lost Son, The Weight of Water and Mary Reilly.
More recent work includes Road to Perdition for Sam Mendes, The Sum of All Fears for Phil Alden Robinson, Jonjo Mickybo, Calendar Girls with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie, The Statement for Norman Jewison; and Veronica Guerin and The Phantom of the Opera, both for Joel Schumacher. This year, he has been filming Miami Vice for Michael Mann.
On television he is currently appearing as Julius Caesar in the BBC/HBO co-production of Rome. This follows extensive television credits including leading roles in The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jane Eyre; Jason and the Argonauts; Seaforth; Ivanhoe; Rules of Engagement; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; Soldier Soldier; Prime Suspect 3 and the award-winning film of Jane Austen's Persuasion, in which he played Captain Wentworth.
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