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Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Rebecca Hall to make Broadway debut in 'Machinal'

Rebecca Hall to make Broadway debut in 'Machinal'

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- British actress Rebecca Hall is to make her Broadway debut in a new production of "Machinal" by playwright Sophie Treadwell, producers said Tuesday.

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Johansson to play Maggie in 'Tin Roof'

Johansson to play Maggie in 'Tin Roof'

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson, Ciaran Hinds, Benjamin Walker and Debra Monk are to headline a Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," producers said Thursday.
Hinds heads to 'Game of Thrones'

Hinds heads to 'Game of Thrones'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Northern Irish actor Ciaran Hinds is to play Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, on "Game of Thrones" next season, EW.com reported.
'Potter' stars Radcliffe and Hinds reunite for 'Woman in Black'

'Potter' stars Radcliffe and Hinds reunite for 'Woman in Black'

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- British movie star Daniel Radcliffe says he was happy to work with Northern Irish actor Ciaran Hinds again in "The Woman in Black" after the pair shared the screen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II."
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Pasdar joins 'Political Animals' cast

Pasdar joins 'Political Animals' cast

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- USA Network says former "Heroes" cast member Adrian Pasdar has landed a role in "Political Animals," its Washington-set drama scheduled to premiere this summer.
Burstyn joins 'Political Animals' cast

Burstyn joins 'Political Animals' cast

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Ellen Burstyn has joined the cast of the original series "Political Animals," USA Network announced Friday.
Hinds to co-star in 'Political Animals'

Hinds to co-star in 'Political Animals'

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Northern Irish actor Ciaran Hinds is to play a former U.S. president in the new television miniseries "Political Animals," USA Network said Friday.

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Radcliffe talks about post-Potter role in 'Woman in Black'

Radcliffe talks about post-Potter role in 'Woman in Black'

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who spent more than a decade playing the titular wizard in eight special effects-laden Harry Potter blockbusters, says he loved starring in the old-fashioned, low-tech ghost story "The Woman in Black."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- British actor Gary Oldman says he hopes people find his quiet, low-tech espionage thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" a nice change from the high-octane action flicks that routinely "assault" them.
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British actor Ciaran Hinds, American actress Carla Gugino and director Andy Fickman attend the premiere of "Race To Witch Mountain" at Odeon West End, Leicester Square in London on April 5, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Ciarán Hinds (English pronunciation: /ˈkɪərɔːn ˈhaɪndz/ KEER-awn; born 9 February 1953) is an IFTA award-winning Irish actor.

Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Raised a Catholic in North Belfast, he was one of five children and the only son of his doctor father and schoolteacher mother. His mother, Moya, was also an amateur actress. He was an Irish dancer in his youth and was educated at Holy Family Primary School and St. Malachy's College. After leaving St. Malachy's, he enrolled as a law student at Queen's University but was soon persuaded to pursue acting and abandoned his studies at Queen's to enroll at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Hinds began his professional acting career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre in a 1976 production of Cinderella. He remained a frequent performer at the Citizens' Theatre during the late 1970s and through the mid-1980s. During this same period, Hinds also performed on stage in Ireland with the Abbey Theatre, the Field Day Theatre Company, the Druid Theatre, the Lyric Players' Theatre and at the Project Arts Centre. In 1987, he was cast by Peter Brook in The Mahabharata, a six hour theatre piece that toured the world, and he also featured in its 1989 film version. In the early 1990s, he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A notable RSC performance came in the title role of the 1993 production of Richard III directed by Sam Mendes; Mendes turned to Hinds as a last minute replacement for an injured Simon Russell Beale. Hinds gained his most popular recognition as a stage actor for his performance as Larry in the London and Broadway productions of Patrick Marber's Tony Award-nominated play Closer. In 1999, Hinds was awarded both the Theatre World Award for Best Debut in NYC and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Special Achievement (Best Ensemble Cast Performance) for his work in Closer. He was on stage in 2001 in The Yalta Game by Brian Friel at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. He appeared in the Broadway production of The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, which ran at the Booth theater from December 2007 through March 2008. In February 2009 Hinds took the leading rôle of "General Sergei Kotov" in Burnt by the Sun by Peter Flannery at London's National Theatre.

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