19 June 1983 |
Aidan Turner (born 19 June 1983) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles as Kíli in the three-part fantasy film The Hobbit and John Mitchell in the supernatural drama series Being Human. Notable television roles include those of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics, and Ruairí McGowan in The Clinic. He also portrayed Luke Garroway in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2013. Turner also portrays Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of The Poldark Novels by Winston Graham.
Turner was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Eileen, who works in a carpet shop, and Pat Turner, an electrician. After finishing secondary school, Turner briefly worked as an apprentice electrician, alongside his father.
Turner graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting in 2004. After this, he appeared in several theatre plays, including The Plough and the Stars, Romeo and Juliet, and A Cry from Heaven.
Turner's television acting career began in 2007 with a guest appearance on The Tudors. He continued his television career on Desperate Romantics, playing Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Between 2008 and 2009, he appeared in a recurring role as Ruairí McGowan on The Clinic. followed by playing the vampire John Mitchell on the supernatural drama programme Being Human during the first three series.
His role on Being Human brought Turner to the attention of Peter Jackson, who cast him as the dwarf Kíli in The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014). In 2013, he also played shadowhunter-turned-werewolf Luke Garroway in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Turner portrays the titular character Ross Poldark in the 2015 revival of the BBC series Poldark.  In the 2015 BBC TV miniseries And Then There Were None, based on the Agatha Christie novel, he plays the cynical mercenary Philip Lombard.
Turner was born in Dublin, Ireland. He previously dated Charlene McKenna and Lenora Crichlow, both of whom starred in the TV show Being Human with him. In November 2015, Turner announced his separation from Tony-nominated actress Sarah Greene, his girlfriend of five years.
|2007||The Sound of People||Father||Short film|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Kíli|
|2013||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||Luke Garroway|
|2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Kíli|
|2014||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||Kíli|
|2015||The Secret Scripture||Jack McNulty|||
|2007||The Tudors||Bedoli||Episode: "In Cold Blood"|
|2008–09||The Clinic||Ruairí McGowan||Main role, 18 episodes|
|2009||Desperate Romantics||Dante Gabriel Rossetti||Main role, 6 episodes|
|2009–11||Being Human||John Mitchell||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2011||Hattie||John Schofield||TV movie|
|2015||And Then There Were None||Philip Lombard||TV mini series|
|2015||Poldark||Ross Poldark||Lead role, 8 episodes|
|2005||The Plough and the Stars||Corp. Stoddard||Barbican Theatre||London, United Kingdom|
|2005||Suddenly Last Summer||Focus Theatre||Dublin, Ireland|
|2005||A Cry from Heaven||Ardan||Abbey Theatre||Dublin, Ireland|
|2005||Yokohama Delegation||Hercules||Kilkenny Arts Ferstival||Kilkenny, Ireland|
|2005||Titus Andronicus||Demetrius||Project Arts Theatre||Dublin, Ireland|
|2006||The Crock of Gold||Pan||Olympia Theatre
|2006–2007||Drive-by||Cork Mid-Summer Festival
Dublin Fringe Festival 2006
Cantebury Arts Festival 2007
Cantebury, United Kingdom
|2007||La Marea||Bedrock Theatre Co/DTF||Dublin, Ireland|
|2007||Cyrano||Christian||Project Arts Centre||Dublin, Ireland|
|2008||Romeo And Juliet||Paris||Abbey Theatre||Dublin, Ireland|
Awards and nominations
|2011||SFX Awards||Best Sci-Fi Actor||Being Human||Nominated|
|2011||SFX Awards||Sexiest Male||Being Human||Nominated|
|2012||SFX Awards||Best Sci-Fi Actor||Being Human||Nominated|
|2012||SFX Awards||Sexiest Male||Being Human||Nominated|
|2013||SFX Awards||Sexiest Male||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Nominated|
|2014||Empire Awards||Best Male Newcomer||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Won|
|2016||National Television Awards||Impact Award||Poldark||Won|
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