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CIARAN HINDS (Roy King) is well known to watchers of the HBO series “Rome” for his portrayal of Julius Caesar. In 2003, he received an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) nomination as Best Supporting Actor for “Veronica Guerin, and in 2004 he received the award for Best Actor in the miniseries The Mayor of Casterbridge. In 2007, he was nominated for an IFP Gotham Award (Best Ensemble Cast) for his part in the cast of “Margot at the Wedding.”

Hinds 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 he 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 in Patrick Marber’s “Closer,” which also transferred to Broadway.

He is currently performing on Broadway in “The Seafarer” written and directed by Conor McPherson.

Hinds made his film debut in 1981 in John Boorman’s “Excalibur” and went on to appear in such films as “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” “December Bride,” “Circle of Friends” for Pat O’Connor and “Titanic Town” directed by Roger Michel. His other notable films include “Some Mother’s Son,” Gillian Armstrong’s “Oscar and Lucinda,” “The Lost Son,” “The Weight of Water” and “Mary Reilly.” Among his more recent work is Sam Mendes’ “The Road to Perdition,” Philip Alden Robinson’s “The Sum Of All Fears,” “Jonjo Mikybo,” “Calendar Girls” with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, “Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life” with Angelina Jolie, “The Statement” for Norman Jewison, “Phantom of the Opera” for Joel Schumacher, Michael Mann’s “Miami Vice” and Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.”

In 2006, Hinds filmed “Amazing Grace” for Michael Apted, “Nativity” for Catherine Hardwicke, “Hallam Foe” for David MacKenzie, “A Tiger’s Tail” for John Boorman, and the current release “There Will Be Blood” for Paul Thomas Anderson. Hinds will soon be seen in “In Bruges” for Martin McDonagh, as a voice character in the animated feature film “The Tale of Desperaux,” “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” for Bharat Nalluri, and “Cash” for Eric Besnard. ent release “There Will Be Blood” for Paul Thomas Anderson. Hinds will soon be seen in “In Bruges” for Martin McDonagh, as a voice character in the animated feature film “The Tale of Desperaux,” “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” for Bharat Nalluri, and “Cash” for Eric Besnard.

Television work also includes “Jane Eyre,” “Jason and the Argonauts, “Seaforth,” “Ivanhoe,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Prime Suspect 3” and the award- winning film of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion,” in which he played Captain Wentworth.

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