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Aidan McArdle (born 1970) is an Irish actor.
McArdle was born in Dublin. He studied for an Arts degree at University College Dublin before going on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. He is no relation to former Brookside actor John McArdle.
First roles in theatre
His work with the Royal Shakespeare Company includes the title role in Richard III and the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He also appeared in the title role of a stage adaptation of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent at London's Royal National Theatre in 2002, along with the role of Joseph Surface in Deborah Warner's 2011 The School for Scandal at the Barbican Centre.
First roles in film
He appeared in the BBC Two show Beautiful People in 2008. His first foray into the Hollywood film industry was as Slannen, an elf who secretly aspires to be a lawyer in the 2004 movie Ella Enchanted. He appeared as a supporting character, Jewish anarchist Saul Landau, on an episode of the 2009 BBC TV series, Casualty 1909.
As of 2005 his most significant roles have been in television biopics. These roles include Dudley Moore in the 2004 television movie Not Only But Always, Albert Einstein in the 2005 biography E=mc², and Igor Stravinsky in the 2005 production Riot at the Rite.
McArdle is well known for his numerous television roles, the majority of which are period roles. He has recently starred in Garrow's Law as Silvester and in the comedy television series Beautiful people as Andy Doonan. He is currently working on the British period drama Mr Selfridge about the founder of the department store Selfridges as Lord Loxley who becomes an archenemy to Harry Selfridge.
|2002||Casualty||James O'Hearne||TV series (1 episode: "Only the Lonely")|
|Any Time Now||Nedser Fitzgibbon||TV series|
|2004||Judas||John the Baptist||TV movie|
|No Angels||Conor Martin||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.9")|
|Not Only But Always||Dudley Moore||TV movie|
|Footprints in the Snow||Seamus||TV movie|
|Nova||Albert Einstein||TV documentary (1 episode: "Einstein's Big Ideas")|
|Riot at the Rite||Igor Stravinsky||TV movie|
|All About George||Dave||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Perfect Day||Pete||TV movie|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple||Hugh Hornbeam||TV movie|
|Comedy Lab||Aiden McCabe||TV series (1 episode: "Bad Crowd")|
|Afterlife||Martin||TV series (1 episode: "Lullaby")|
|Jane Eyre||John Eshton||TV mini-series (3 episodes)|
|Perfect Day: The Millennium||Pete||TV movie|
|2007||The Afternoon Play||Dr. Max Freeman||TV series (1 episode: "Death Becomes Her")|
|Heavenly Sword||Voice||Video Game|
|2008||The Duchess||Richard Sheridan|
|Me and Orson Welles||Martin Gabel (Cassius)|
|Secret Diary of a Call Girl||Officer Manager Mike||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.7")|
|Beautiful People||Andy Doonan||TV series (12 episodes: 2008–2009)|
|2009||Morris: A Life with Bells On||Jeremy - The Producer|
|Casualty 1909||Saul Landau||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.3")|
|Garrow's Law||Silvester||TV series (12 episodes)|
|2012||Metamorphosis||The First Lodger|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Stephen Norton||TV series (1 episode: "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case")|
|The Mill (TV series)||John Doherty||TV series|
|2014-2015||Mr Selfridge||Lord Loxley||TV series|
|2015||Clean Break||Desmond Rane||TV series|