Aidan Turner is an Irish actor, born in 1983. He grew up in the republic of Ireland, and graduated from the Dublin based Gaiety School of Drama.
Since his graduation he has appeared in a number of plays, films and TV series.
His stage roles include
The Plough and the Stars in the Barbican Theatre, London.
Suddenly Last Summer at the Focus Theatre for the Dublin Fringe Festival
A Cry from Heaven by Vincent Woodsat the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Yokohama Delegation for Kilkenny Arts Ferstival
Titus Andronicus (As Demetrius) at the Project directed by Selina Cartmell
The Crock of Gold at the Olympia Theatre and on tour
Drive-by for the Cork Mid-Summer Festival, the Dublin Fringe Festival 2006 and the Cantebury Arts Festival 2007
La Marea at Bedrock Theatre Co/DTF 2007
Cyrano at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
On television, Aidan played a small role in The Tudors and a major one in an Irish medical drama series called The Clinic, before going on to two breakthrough roles, Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the BBC2 historical drama Desperate Romantics, a highly fictionalised, delightfully overwrought romp through the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, and John Mitchell, the vampire in the supernatural drama Being Human for BBC3.
In terms of movies, Turner has done a couple of short films and leads in two features Alarm and Porcelain(Currently unreleased) and has been announced for the part of the dwarf Kili in Peter Jackson's two part adaptation of The Hobbit.