Turner in July 2009
19 June 1983 |
Clondalkin, South Dublin, Ireland
Aidan Turner, (Born 19 June 1983) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his television roles as Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics, Ruairí McGowan in The Clinic, and John Mitchell in the supernatural drama series Being Human. He also plays Kíli in the three-part fantasy film The Hobbit. In addition, he is portraying Luke Garroway in the upcoming film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Aidan Turner was born in Clondalkin, Dublin. His relationship with the movie industry could be said to have begun when he started working in the UCI cinema complex, in the Square Tallaght, as a 16 year old. He graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting in 2004.
His television career began in 2007 with a guest appearance on The Tudors. He continued his television career on Desperate Romantics, playing Dante Gabriel Rossetti. From 2008 to 2009, he appeared in a recurring role as Ruairí McGowan on The Clinic. followed by the character of John Mitchell on the supernatural drama series Being Human (2009–2011).
He will be playing "Luke Garroway" in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, due to be released in 2013. After portraying vampire Mitchell in Being Human and dwarf Kili in The Hobbit, he will come up as a Shadowhunter-turned-werewolf, thus enhancing his career in supernatural characters.
|2007||The Sound of People||Father||Short film|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Kíli||Pending- SFX Award For Sexiest Male|
|2013||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||Luke Garroway|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Kíli|
|2014||The Hobbit: There and Back Again|
|2007||The Tudors||Bedoli||Episode: "In Cold Blood"|
|2009||Desperate Romantics||Dante Gabriel Rossetti||6 episodes|
|2008-2009||The Clinic||Ruairí McGowan||18 episodes|
|2009-2011||Being Human||John Mitchell||22 episodes|
|2011||Hattie||John Schofield||TV movie|
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