About Aidan Turner
Irish actor Aidan Turner is best known for his portrayal of Ross Poldark in BBC One Series Poldark, John Mitchell in BBC Three supernatural drama series Being Human and Kíli in Peter Jackson’s three-part fantasy film The Hobbit.
Named GQ Actor of the Year for 2016 and Radio Times’s Most Popular UK Actor in 2015 and 2016, Aidan will star in a rare revival of Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed satire on terrorism, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, directed by Michael Grandage.
Aidan Turner’s previous theatre roles
Aidan previous theatre roles include The Plough and The Stars at the Barbican, Romeo and Juliet and A Cry from Heaven for the Abbey Theatre Dublin, and Cyrano and Titus Andronicus at the Project Arts Centre.
Aidan Turner’s film and tv roles
Aidan’s films include The Mortal Instruments, The Secret Scripture, Loving Vincent and the forthcoming Look Away and The Man Who Killed Hitler, Then the Bigfoot.
Other television roles include The Clinic, Desperate Romantics, Hattie, And Then There Were None.
What role does Aidan Turner play
Aidan plays Mad Padraic, a cat loving member of the Irish National Liberation Army, whose stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland is interrupted by the news of his cat’s demise.
What is The Lieutenant of Inishmore about
Set in Ireland, at the start of the Northern Ireland peace process, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a political satire in which Mad Padraic returns from a mission to find out who killed his beloved cat.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore will run from 23 June 2018 until 8 September 2018 at the Noel Coward Theatre.