Belfast actor Ciaran Hinds new film opens at Edinburgh festival

Ciaran Hinds
By Andrea Clarke
BELFAST actor Ciaran Hinds’ new film Hallam Foe made its UK debut last night after opening the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Mickybo and Me actor stars alongside Billy Elliot’s Jamie Bell in the adaptation of the novel written by Peter Jinks.
Directed by David Mackenzie, the film tells the story of Hallum Foe (Bell), a boy who detaches himself from his father, played by Hinds, and sister, and becomes obsessed with his favourite pastime, voyeurism.
He begins to suspect that his stepmother (Claire Forlani) may have had a hand in his mother’s suicide.
Shot on location in Scotland, the movie was dubbed a “stunning” piece of filmmaking by festival organisers.
Hallam Foe is just one of the many forthcoming projects starring Hinds.
He will next be seen in the Noah Baumbach comedy drama Margot at the Wedding with Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman and funnyman Jack Black.
The Munich star has also teamed up with fellow Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, the film adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil!
The drama, released at the end of the year, is a story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centred on a turn-of-the-century Texas prospector (Day-Lewis) in the early days of the business.