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My soul is still Irish.

My soul is still Irish.

When you find somebody who doesn't give and take, you go, 'Remind me never to work with you again.' ---->>>

I float from one project to another project, so you miss people and you don't see them for years. ---->>>

I've worked a lot with Noah Baumbach, and he doesn't make it easy to like his characters, but the stories are funny and witty and there's an edge to that kind of humanity. ---->>>

You know, Christianity has its own superstition anyway: Why you turn three times, what this saint means, why you pray to the patron saint of lost causes, why you go this way or that way. ---->>>

When I was young I read 'L'Etranger' by Camus, and it made me aware of the strangeness of life. ---->>>

I don't use the word 'artists' lightly. ---->>>

For all the acting you can do, the actual soul of someone does somehow permeate through their work. ---->>>

Casting is very, very important.

Casting is very, very important.

Grief is exhausting.

Grief is exhausting.

In good comedy, the structure comes from truth and that weird eye that looks at the way life is.

In good comedy, the structure comes from truth and that weird eye that looks at the way life is.

Stuntwork... once, I've really only done one thing, which is take a punch and transport myself into the air onto a mat. ---->>>

You try to work with the director and your fellow actors to get somewhere, but other people are the judge of whether you hit that note right. ---->>>

My feet always danced to Irish traditional music, but I was very glad to get out of the North of Ireland in the mid-Seventies when it was really closed and tight and relentlessly unforgiving. ---->>>

Christianity has its own superstition, anyway: Why you turn three times, what this saint means, why you pray to the patron saint of lost causes, why you go this way or that way. ---->>>

Grief is exhausting. When you learn - maybe through my age or experience - trying to harness the energy, whatever it is, muted energy or a concentration to find yourself in a place? You try to use it for when it's really necessary and can arrive. ---->>>

I come from theatre and I always go back every couple of years. ---->>>

I don't have a motorcar, so I've got to know and be fairly fond of the buses. ---->>>

I don't hold much of care for 3D. I think it's a passing fad. It came and went in the '60s. I don't see what it adds to the story. ---->>>

I don't think I'm very fashionable. I drink a fair amount of Barry's Tea, from Cork - but might that be fashionable? I don't know. ---->>>

I know I don't go looking for directors. I always wonder why they chose me. ---->>>

I never saw myself as being a cop on TV. ---->>>

I never saw myself as being a cop on TV. I come from theatre, and I always go back every couple of years. ---->>>

I'd love to get into some comedy, but people keep saying, 'You're not funny!' And I say, 'Well, fair enough.' I have done comedy on stage. ---->>>

I do believe as human beings we are a great mass of contradictions. ---->>>

If you're venturing into territory that is slightly operatic, it all has to be done so carefully. ---->>>

To be quite honest. I have seen a few things in 3D, and it didn't involve me anymore than when I saw something in 2D. ---->>>

I've got a fairly low profile - I go and do me shopping when I need to! ---->>>

It's so tough to get movies made in Ireland anymore. A whole generation of Irish filmmakers doesn't have the resources to get a movie made. ---->>>

No nation can claim, 'We are an uncorrupt nation, therefore we will tell you what the morals of democracy are.' ---->>>

Sometimes, there's not an honest engagement of Ireland in Hollywood movies. ---->>>

We've seen a lot of dirty politics in Ireland. ---->>>

When a play is really cooking, there's nothing like it.

When a play is really cooking, there's nothing like it.

You get to an age when you lose people close to you. ---->>>

I'd never really been in a series, where you see a man at different points and perspectives in his life. Usually it's a film, where I'm playing a character who just comes in and offers something up. ---->>>

I'll tell you, being on set on 'Harry Potter' was nerve-wracking. It was surreal to be in a room with those three kids, all of whom know exactly what they're doing. ---->>>

I'm not a comic person at all. It never reached me in the north of Ireland, in the '60s and '70s growing up. We used to get stupid comics like 'The Topper' and 'The Beezer,' things like that. ---->>>

I've got a wonky nose. Is it classical, is it not? That's what's hard work, getting down into the nitty-gritty of who are the human beings behind the front of what they present? ---->>>

I've never traveled to promote anything I've been in. I've only been to about two or three premieres. The way I work, I do bits, and then I'm off to something else, whether it's theater or another project. ---->>>

Most of the work that I have done for the American Hollywood things have not been in Hollywood. The studios are going out in Europe or around the place working. ---->>>

My father was a GP; my mother was a teacher and amateur actress. My father was a bit of a storyteller, but the acting influence must have been from her - yes, put it down to my mother. ---->>>

That's why Tennessee Williams was a great writer. Poetically, dramatically, it was fantastic stuff. And with the landscape, the losers in life populating it. His short stories have got rhythm, something musical about them. ---->>>

The joy of just being involved in something, of being part of a big process, just as a human being, it's nice to be part of people who are in the same enterprise, heading for the same goal, rather than, 'Oh this is all about me and my role. The story's about me.' ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 02-09, 1953
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Occupation: Actor
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Ciarán Hinds ( KEER-awn HYNDZ; born 9 February 1953) is an Irish film, television and stage actor. He has built a reputation as a versatile character actor appearing in such high-profile films as Road to Perdition, The Sum of All Fears, The Phantom of the Opera, Munich, There Will Be Blood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The Woman in Black, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Frozen (wikipedia)