"I always wonder about the people who read the books, how annoyed they might be, either by casting, or, "That's not how we imagined it," because they feel ownership of it. You get announced as Mance Rayder, and what if the vox populi goes, 'Boo'? You know? They might take an ax to him."
Ciarán Hinds (born 9 February 1953) is an actor. He is best known for his starring role as Julius Caesar on the HBO series Rome and as Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. He has also appeared in the Steven Spielberg film Munich, the British crime drama Above Suspicion, Ivanhoe, and Cold Lazarus. He is also known for his role as Russian President Alexander Nemerov in the 2002 film adaptation of Tom Clancy's book The Sum of All Fears, and for his role as Richard Firmin in the 2004 film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Phantom of the Opera.