Aidan Turner's Career

Photo: Gaiety School of Acting

2004
Graduated from the Gaiety School of of Acting, Dublin










Photo: Kieran McBride

2004
Dr Sugar in Suddenly, Last Summer at the Focus Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival











2005
Corporal Stoddard in The Plough and the Stars at The Barbican Theatre, London and Cork Opera House











Photo via Peter Gaynor
2005
Ardan in A Cry From Heaven at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Thanks to Aidan Turner Corner for finding this photo.


Photo: Performance Corporation 
2005
Hercules in Yokohama Delegation, Performance Corporation, Kilkenny Arts Festival








Photo: Ros Kavanagh

2005 
Demetrius in Titus Andronicus at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin











Photo via Liam Halligan
2006
Patsy (Tinker), Pan, Leprechaun 3, Shawn, Absolute Beauty, Mac Cushin (The Boy) in The Crock of Gold, a Storytellers production at the Olympia Theatre and on tour.









Photo via The Performance Corporation
2006-2007
Appeared in The Performance Corporation's production of Drive-by at the Cork Mid-Summer Festival, the Dublin Fringe Festival and the Canterbury Arts Festival






2007
Appeared as a young man working out alongside a girl playing the piano in the Bedrock Theatre production of La Marea at the Dublin Theatre Festival




Pic via @eviebowman
2006
Christian in Cyrano at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin











Photo: Ros Kavanagh
2008
Paris in Romeo and Juliet at the Abbey Theatre. 

Aidan in rehearsals. 
Used with permission from Ros Kavanagh 










Television and Film



2007
Bedoli in The Tudors. Film thanks to Aidan Turner Forever


                                                                                                                   

2007  Theodoro in the short film Matterhorn. 


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2007
Father in the short film The Sound of People









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 2007
Kevin in Porcelain  (unreleased feature film)











  2008
Mal in the feature film Alarm


http://www.rte.ie/tv/theclinic/mcgowan_ruairi.html 

2008-2009
Receptionist Ruairi McGowan in The Clinic for RTE TV



















BBC
2009-2011
Vampire John Mitchell in Being Human BBC3














BBC
2009
Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics  BBC 1

















 2010  TT in Resonance (unreleased film)




2011 John Schofield in Hattie BBC4 




2012-14
The dwarf Kili in The Hobbit trilogy of films


















2013
Werewolf Luke Garroway in feature film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones















2015
Ross Poldark in Poldark Series 1-4  2015-2018  BBC 1
Series 3 airs in UK June 2017 and in US 1 Oct 2017
Series 4 filming from September 2017 probably to January 2018


Photo Harry Reid
2015
Jack Conroy in the feature film The Secret Scripture   Released March 2017














Photo: Hugh Welchman
2015
Boat Man in the animated feature film Loving Vincent.  
Screening dates worldwide









2015
Russell Hawke in the movie Look Away (in
post-production)  Picture of Aidan from the set.

Spotlight Pictures hold the international sales rights Sept 2017

















Aidan with Make-Up Designer Marella Shearer Photo: Wenn
2015
Philip Lombard, a mercenary soldier, in the BBC production of the Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None  Aired in UK Christmas 2015 and in US 2016.















2017
The young Calvin Barr in The Man who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot. Post-production. Filmed August 2017.



















23 June - 8 September 2017

Mad Padraic in The Lieutenant of Inishmore st the Noel Coward Theatre, West End, London.

9 comments:

  1. How in the world was he able to do so many roles in 2015? Poldark itself, took about 6 months to film.

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  2. Because he is a comet! Young, full of energy and passion which comes across in everything he does.

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  3. Aidan puts every bit of "himself" into every role...... a "GREAT" young actor on a journey I hope never ends !!

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  4. The emotional depth and breath he brings to all of his roles from Vampire to Captain Poldark he pulls you in at every turn and twist of his character and leaves you wanting more........

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  5. As a Christie faan,I'm impatient to see what he'll do in the part of Lombard

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    1. So, what did you think? I've watched it several times now and yesterday sat my 17 year old grandson down to watch it. His comment about Phillip Lombard - "He's really a jerk, isn't he?" I thought, "Got it in one, Sweetie!" It was a pleasure to watch that cold, calculating, narcissistic jerk unravel when he lost his gun, and started to realize he wasn't in control of his fate! Like a cornered animal! What a performance! The screenplay was pretty good, but I didn't like the way the women were written as quite passive, while the Marston, Armstrong & Blore characters were way over the top. Also, the servants were somewhat charicaturized. Lombard, MacArthur and Wargrave were all spot on, though. I thought Aidan, Sam Neill and Charles Dance were all just spectacular - perfectly balanced performances! Loved the backstory flashback sequences, too. All in all, I loved it & I think Dame Agatha would have been thrilled with this adaptation. Your thoughts? (Pam D. USA)

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  6. Have watched Poldark several times and each time it is better. He is such a fantastic young actor. He is mesmerizing - I hope he continues to have a wonderful career - he deserves it.

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  7. About the latest project: 'The man who killed Hitler and than the Bigfoot': brilliant casting: Sam Elliot as an older version of Aidan Turner! - Can't wait to see the result. . Kind regards, Cilia from the Netherlands

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