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"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 on playing Mance Rayder[1]

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.

In Game of Thrones he plays Mance Rayder. He was announced as a guest star in the third season on August 17, 2012.[2]


Guest starring

Season three credits
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa


  1. Vineyard, Jennifer (April 8, 2013). Ciarán Hinds on Playing Game of Thrones’ Mance Rayder Vulture.
  2. Hibberd, James (August 17, 2012). Game of Thrones' casts 'Rome' actor as Mance Rayder -- EXCLUSIVE Entertainment Weekly.

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