Sunday, November 22, 2020

Ciarán Hinds as Edward Carson?

The physical similarity is striking. Carson, a Dubliner, would have had the accent to match. Photographs are static, two dimensional, silent things. I have often wondered about a 'biopic' of Carson's life. Ciarán Hinds is the man for the job, even though he's 67 now. Carson was 67 when Northern Ireland was founded in 1921.

(Haven't yet figured out who should be the bull terrier-like James Craig. Maybe Scottish-born Kenneth Cranham, or even Ray Winstone if he could do a proper Ulster accent). 

Here is Ciarán Hinds in a new movie released just a few months ago. He could re-imagine Carson with impressive ease.