Aidan Turner. TCM Overview
Aidan Turner is one of our new generation of Irish actors. He first came to national prominance as Rory in the RTE series of “The Clinic”. He then went on to be among the leading actors in the British television series “Being Human” and “Desperate Romantics”. He recently made the television film “Hattie” about the Carry On comedienne Hattie Jacques and has been announced as the lead in the remake of the classic TV series “Poldark”.
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Aiden Turner is this year’s recipient of Best Male Newcomer at the Jameson Empire Awards.
He has been cast as Captain Poldark in the upcoming BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark which is currently filming.
Aidan most recently appeared as Kili in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey directed by Peter Jackson with Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen which has had huge success internationally. And later in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug He recently finished filming the finale The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
He appeared in the leading role of Mitchell in the hit series Being Humanon BBC3 (repeated on BBC1) in 2008 and went on to appear in the leading role of Rosetti in the new mini-series Desperate Romantics which was shown on BBC2 in the same year. He went on to appear in Season Two of Being Human on BBC3 (2009) and Season Three in 2010 which was nominated for a BAFTA for a second season running, and which won an RTS and Writers Guild Award in 2009. He also appeared in the role of John Schofield in Hattie a TV movie for BBC4 which received huge critical acclaim and record ratings for that channel. He appeared as Luke Garroway in the feature film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bonesdirected by Harald Zwart.
Aidan appeared on RTE 1 as the new series regular Ruairi in Season 6 ofThe Clinic for Parallel Films/RTE and returned as this character later in 2009 for Season 7.
He appeared in the leading role of Kevin in the independant feature filmPorcelain directed by Gavin Cleland for Bedoli Films. Aidan appeared in the leading role of Mal in Alarm an independent feature film written and directed by Gerard Stembridge for Venus Films.
Aidan graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting Diploma course (2004) and since then has appeared as Corp. Stoddard in the Abbey Theatre’s production of The Plough and the Stars in the Barbican Theatre, London, in the Dublin Fringe Festival show Suddenly Last Summer at the Focus Theatre, as Ardan in Vincent Woods’ new play A Cry from Heavendirected by Olivier Py at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin,as Hercules in The Performance Corporation’s new play Yokohama Delegation directed by Jo Mangan for Kilkenny Arts Ferstival, as Demetrius in Titus Andronicus at the Project directed by Selina Cartmell, as Pan in Storytellers production of The Crock of Gold at the Olympia Theatre and on tour. Aidan appeared in Drive-by directed by Jo Mangan for the Cork Mid-Summer Festival, the Dublin Fringe Festival 2006 and the Cantebury Arts Festival 2007 and inLa Marea directed by Mariano Pennsotti for Bedrock Theatre Co/DTF 2007 and Cyrano, directed by Vernonica Coburn for Barabbas…the Company, at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. He appeared as Paris in Romeo and Juliet directed by Jason Byrne at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
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Born and raised in the small Irish suburb of Clondalkin, curly-headed Aidan Turner is best known for portraying tortured vampire Mitchell on the smash BBC series “Being Human.” After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004–fellow alumni include American starlet Olivia Wilde–Turner performed in many plays throughout England and Ireland, including Tennessee Williams’ one-act drama “Suddenly, Last Summer” and Shakespeare’s tragedy “Titus Andronicus.” He appeared on television for the first time in “In Cold Blood,” a 2007 episode of Showtime’s historical drama series “The Tudors,” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Henry Cavill. After popping up in a few short films and the panned paranoia thriller “Alarm,” he portrayed receptionist and DJ RuairÃ McGowan in the hit medical drama “The Clinic,” a character that lasted two seasons.
The year 2009 saw Turner appear in nearly every living room in Britain with his roles as Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the 19th century drama series “Desperate Romantics” and Mitchell in “Being Human.” A mixture of witty humor and supernatural horror centering around a trio of spooky roommates–a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost–“Being Human” gained a massive audience upon its BBC America debut and inspired an American version of the show in 2011.