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Ciarán Hinds stars in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," opposite Nicolas Cage, as Roarke; "John Carter," opposite Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe, as Tardos Mors; "The Woman in Black," opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Janet McTeer, as Daily; and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," opposite Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, as Roy Bland.

Hinds recently starred in John Madden's espionage thriller "The Debt," opposite Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. The film marks the sixth teaming of Hinds with Mirren, following "Some Mother's Son," directed by Terry George and co-produced by Mirren; Nigel Cole's "Calendar Girls"; Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"; John Boorman's Arthurian epic "Excalibur" in which Hinds made his feature film debut; and David Drury's miniseries "Prime Suspect 3."

Hinds also recently starred as Professor Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2," the final chapter of the record-breaking film franchise; "The Rite," alongside Anthony Hopkins; and Bharat Nalluri's "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day," opposite Frances McDormand. Hinds also made a cameo appearance alongside Colin Farrell in Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges."

Ciarán Hinds began his acting career with The Glasgow Citizens Theatre, and was a company member for many years. In Ireland, he has performed with the Lyric Theatre in Belfast; the Druid Theatre in Galway; and at the Project and the Abbey in Dublin, where he last appeared as Captain Jack in "Juno and the Paycock." At Dublin's Gate Theatre, he has appeared in The Field Day Company's stagings of "Antigone," "The School for Wives," "The Yalta Game" and, most recently, in Conor McPherson's "The Birds."

Hinds has toured internationally with Peter Brook's company in "The Mahabharata" and has starred with and/or at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre. It was at the latter that he originated the role of Larry in Patrick Marber's "Closer," which he also played in the Broadway production. He returned to Broadway in 2007, in Conor McPherson's "The Seafarer."

Worldwide television audiences saw him as Julius Caesar in the HBO series "Rome"; his portrayal was honored with an Irish Film & Television (IFTA) Award. This followed his starring roles in such telefilms and miniseries as David Thacker's "The Mayor of Casterbridge," for which he also an IFTA Award; and Robert Young's "Jane Eyre," opposite Samantha Morton. He starred in the telefilm "Above Suspicion," directed by Christopher Menaul, which has spawned several followups.

Hinds' many feature film credits include Thaddeus O'Sullivan's "December Bride"; Pat O'Connor's "Circle of Friends"; Roger Michell's "Persuasion" and "Titanic Town"; Gillian Armstrong's "Oscar and Lucinda"; Chris Menges' "The Lost Son"; Kathryn Bigelow's "The Weight of Water"; Sam Mendes's "Road to Perdition"; Phil Alden Robinson's "The Sum of All Fears"; Joel Schumacher's "Veronica Guerin," for which he was an IFTA Award nominee, and "The Phantom of the Opera"; Steven Spielberg's controversial true-life drama "Munich" with Eric Bana and Daniel Craig; Michael Mann's "Miami Vice"; Michael Apted's "Amazing Grace"; Catherine Hardwicke's "The Nativity Story"; David Mackenzie's "Hallam Foe"; Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding," co-starring Nicole Kidman; Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," opposite Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis; John Boorman's "The Tiger's Tail"; Kimberley Peirce's "Stop-Loss"; Andy Fickman's "Race to Witch Mountain"; Todd Solondz' "Life During Wartime"; and Conor McPherson's "The Eclipse," for which he was named Best Actor at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2010, Hinds was honored with the Dublin International Film Festival's Career Achievement Award.


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Age: 63 years old
Birthday: February 9, 1953
Height: 6' 1"
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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