Ten fun facts about Ciarán Hinds

Fact 1
His television roles include Gaius Julius Caesar in the series Rome, DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion, Bud Hammond in Political Animals and Mance Rayder in Emmy Award winning Game of Thrones.

Fact 2
As a stage actor, Hinds has enjoyed spells with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre in London and six seasons with Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre.

Fact 3
In the early 1990s, he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Fact 4
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.

Fact 5
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.

Fact 6
Adding to his New York Broadway theatre performances, Hinds starred in a production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Big Daddy in early 2013.

Fact 7
His mother, Moya, was also an amateur actress.

Fact 8
He was an Irish dancer in his youth.

Fact 9
Hinds began his professional acting career at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre in a 1976 production of Cinderella.

Fact 10
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.

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is an Irish film, television and stage actor