Ciarán Hinds stars as Donald "Bud" Hammond in the original USA Network six-part limited series event Political Animals.
Hinds began his career in numerous theaters around his native Northern Ireland. He is well known for his appearances in period dramas onstage as well as onscreen.
Hinds rise to fame came after his dynamic performances as Julius Caesar in "Rome," and as a cold and calculating Mossad assassin in "Munich."
His feature film credits include "Excalibur," "Road to Perdition," which also features his Political Animals co-star Dylan Baker. Other credits include "There Will Be Blood," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," and "The Eclipse" for which he won Best Actor at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.