Aoife Hinds
Aoife Josee Patarot-Hinds

1991 (age 32–33)
  • British
  • French
  • Irish
EducationLondon School of Economics (BS)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (MA)
Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique
Years active2014–present

Aoife Josee Patarot-Hinds (born 1991) is an actress.[1] She is known for her roles in the BBC Three and Hulu miniseries Normal People (2020), the ITV series The Long Call (2021), and the film Hellraiser (2022).

Early life

Hinds was born in South London to Irish actor Ciarán Hinds and Vietnamese-born French actress Hélène Patarot. Hinds took weekend violin and piano lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[2] She moved to Paris at the age of 10.[3] She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2013.[4] She went on to graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Acting. She also trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique (CNSAD) in 2017.[5]


In 2018, Hinds made her feature film debut in The Commuter and her television debut in the French miniseries Immortality and with a guest appearance in an episode of the Syfy adaptation of Nightflyers. The following year, she played Ellie in the ITV series Cheat and Lyla in the science fiction series The Feed, and gained prominence through her guest role as Mae Chung in an episode of the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls.[6] She starred in i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) at the Bunker Theatre.[7][8]

Hinds had a recurring role as Helen Brophy, Connell's (Paul Mescal) university girlfriend, in the 2020 BBC Three and Hulu miniseries adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People.[9] She also appeared in the film The Man in the Hat. In 2021, Hinds portrayed Princess Mary Tudor in the Channel 5 series Anne Boleyn and was in the main cast of the ITV crime drama The Long Call as Gaby Chadwell.[10]

In 2022, Hinds starred in the eleventh installment of the Hellraiser horror franchise, which was released on Hulu. She was in the original cast of the play Patriots at the Almeida Theatre and will make her West End debut when the production transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre. She also presented a television documentary titled The Brontës: An Irish Tale.[3]

Hinds appeared in the films Cottontail and Scoop, and will next be seen in HBO Max series Dune: Prophecy.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Commuter Jeanie
2020 The Man in the Hat Garagista
2022 Hellraiser Nora Hulu film
2023 Cottontail Mary
2024 Scoop Rebecca
2024 We Live in Time Skye


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Immortality Tisha Miniseries
Nightflyers Sylvie Episode: "Torches and Pitchforks"
2019 Cheat Ellie Main role
Derry Girls Mae Chung Episode: "The Prom"
The Feed Lyla 2 episodes
2020 Normal People Helen Brophy 4 episodes
2021 Celebrity Mastermind Herself – Winner 1 episode
Anne Boleyn Princess Mary Miniseries
The Long Call Gaby Chadwell Main role
2022 The Brontës: An Irish Tale Herself – Presenter Documentary
TBA Dune: Prophecy Sister Emeline


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Pacamambo La Lune / La Mort Festival d'Avignon
2016 En Folkefiende Petra Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2019 i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) EJ Bunker, London
2022–2023 Patriots Various Almeida Theatre / Noël Coward Theatre, London


  1. ^ "Aoife Hinds". Voicebank London. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ Hardy, Jane (13 February 2021). "Saturday Q&A: Aoife Hinds on how she got the acting bug from mum and dad". The Irish News. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b Cousins, Graeme (31 January 2022). "On the box: Aoife Hinds, daughter of Ciaran Hinds, digs up Irish roots of Bronte sisters". News Letter. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Distribution (suite): Aoife Hinds". Two Old Women. 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Acting Grads' Lockdown TV Takeover". #RWCMD. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Aoife Hinds". BBC CDX. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Aoife Hinds and Tuyen Do Cast In i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) at The Bunker". Theatre Weekly. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  8. ^ Masso, Giverny (28 October 2019). "Aoife Hinds". The Stage. Retrieved 19 May 2021.(subscription required)
  9. ^ "Playing the other woman". The Irish World. 28 May 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  10. ^ Ganatra, Shilpa (15 May 2021). "'I never imagined I'd be in a period drama, let alone playing the queen of England' — Normal People star Aoife Hinds". Retrieved 9 February 2023.(subscription required)
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (20 October 2022). "Dune: The Sisterhood: Sarah-Sofie Boussnina Among 5 Cast in HBO Max Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 20 October 2022.