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Aidan Turner

About Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner is best known for his portrayal of Ross Poldark in BBC One Series Poldark and Kíli in Peter Jackson’s three-part fantasy film The Hobbit; he was most recently seen playing the role of ‘Joe O’Loughlin’ in The Suspect for ITV.

Aidan recently starred alongside Jenna Coleman in the West End premiere of Sam Steiner’s hilarious and provocative play Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons directed by Josie Rourke.

In 2018 he won Best West End Stage Debut and What’s on Stage award for Best Actor for his performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore; he was named GQ Actor of the Year for 2016 and Radio Times’s Most Popular UK Actor in 2015 and 2016.

Aidan Turner’s previous theatre roles

Aidan previous theatre roles include Michael Grandage’s production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre, 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 played the title role of “Leonardo da Vinci” in Leonardo for Sony, which aired on Amazon in 2021 and he has recently completed filming on the television series FIFTEEN LOVE, written by Hania Elkinkton also for Amazon.

In early 2022, Aidan played the role of “Barney” in the cult classic BBC comedy, Toast of Tinseltown.

Aidan’s other films include The Mortal Instruments, The Secret Scripture, Loving Vincent, Look Away, The Man Who Killed Hitler, Then the Bigfoot. Other television roles include: Being Human, The Clinic, Desperate Romantics, Hattie, And Then There Were None.

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