Who is Aoife Hinds? Portraying Princess Mary in 'Anne Boleyn'

Who is Aoife Hinds? Portraying Princess Mary in 'Anne Boleyn'

Aoife Hinds is an actor best known for her roles in ‘Normal People’ and ‘Derry Girls.’ This time, she has been catching quite some attention with her appearance in the latest British miniseries, ‘Anne Boleyn.’

So, let’s get to know Aoife through this article.

Aoife Hinds Bio: Age, Family

Aoife Hinds was born in 1991, in Lambeth, London, United Kingdom. She was born to actor parents, Ciarán Hinds and Hélène Patarot. 

Aoife’s father, Ciarán Hinds, is an Irish actor famous for his roles in ‘Justice League’ (2017), ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ (2011), ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ (2021), and many others.

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Aoife’s mother, Hélène Patarot, is a French actor known for her roles in ‘Tengri: Blue Heavens’ (2008), ‘Bambou’ (2009), ‘Ordo’ (2004), and ‘Tonight I’ll Sleep at Yours’ (2007).

Aoife lived in London until she was 10 years of age. That was when she would go to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama every Saturday for her violin and piano lessons.

After that, she moved to France with her parents. 

Even as a child, Aoife would often visit her dad when he was on set. She had grown an interest in acting after seeing her mum touring. 

“It seemed different from the nine-to-five. I’d also go to see my father in a play and saw him in The Seafarer in New York. The actor’s life appeals as I like things changing.” - Aoife Hinds to Irish News


Aoife Hinds played the role of Jeanie in ‘The Commuter’ in 2018. It was the same year when the actor appeared in ‘Immortality’ as Tisha and in ‘Nightflyers’ as Sylvie.

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In 2019, Aoife portrayed Ellie in the TV series, ‘Cheat.’ Then, she appeared in ‘Derry Girls’ as Mae Chung and in ‘The Feed’ as Lyla. 

After that, the actor joined the cast of ‘Normal People’ in 2020 as Helen. She also played as Garagiste in ‘The Man in the Hat’ the same year.

Aoife Hinds in Anne Boleyn

In the second episode of Channel 5’s ‘Anne Boleyn,’ a young Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, steals the whole episode. The princess threatens to take the throne from Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn. 

Aoife Hinds is portraying the same historic character. 

According to the historic record, Princess Mary eventually took the throne after her father’s death. She ruled from 1553 to 1558, when she got the title of ‘Bloody Mary.’


  • Aoife Hinds is of British nationality.

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  • As a young child, Aoife often hung out at the Luxembourg Gardens while in France
  • She loves her mum’s Vietnamese cuisine. 

“It’s comforting. And if you’re a bit hungover, the Vietnamese noodle soup works.”

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