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John Aden Gillett
8 November 1958
Biography and Career
Aden trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has received a number of awards and honours for his work, including the Tree Prize, the Sir Emile Littler Prize, the Vanbrugh Prize and the Radio Prize. He received the Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer on Broadway for his performance in "An Inspector Calls" at the Royale Theatre, Broadway.
He is active in the Theatre Royal at Bath with the Peter Hall Company in numerous productions of Shakespearean plays and other classics, including Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, and at The Old Vic in The Tempest. He also appeared in Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, and Private Lives, and in George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.
On television, he appeared as Robin Hood in Ivanhoe and as Peter Townsend, Princess Margaret's forbidden love, in The Queen's Sister. He also appeared in Harry Enfield's Television Programme and as Charles Garner in episode 8 series 2 of Lovejoy first broadcast on 24 February 1991.
He narrated the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary Who Betrayed Anne Frank. The documentary discusses the suspect who exposed the location of the Frank Family to the gestapo's in accordance from evidence found by author Carol Ann Lee.
From December 2018 to January 2019 he played the role of Scrooge in the RSC's production of 'A Christmas Carol' at Stratford-upon-Avon.
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