Who’s That Actor: Ciarán Hinds
Fans of the La Mirren detective series Prime Suspect will probably recognize Ciarán Hinds as the oily Edward Parker-Jones. HBO TV addicts might recall his powerful turn as Gaius Julius Caesar from the short lived Rome. Still others might be more familiar with his work in splashy Hollywood fare The Road to Perdition, Munich or Sum of All Fears. This handsome, versatile Irish actor is a master of slippery accents, characters of both lofty and lowly ambitions and breathing life into trope-worn sturdy, stand up husbands.
One of my favorite Hinds’ performance is in the beautifully adapted – but let’s face it, kind of slow – Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. This scene between Benedict C and Ciaran didn’t make the theatrical release. While not especially showy, it does a nice job of illustrating the charisma and appeal of Hinds as an actor.
Next up for Hinds is The Sea. he stars opposite the divine Charlotte Rampling playing an art historian returning to his childhood home and you can only imagine what soft focus, well crafted things will happen from there…
With over 80 listed credits there’s bound to be a favorite Ciaran Hinds performance of yours. Don’t be shy. Fess up.