| Aidan Turner|
| 19 June 1983 (age 32) (1983-06-19) Dublin, Ireland|
Poldark, Being Human, The Hobbit: The Desolatio, The Hobbit: An Unexpect, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fiv
Dean O'Gorman, Eleanor Tomlinson, Richard Armitage, Sarah Greene, Lee Pace
Pat Turner, Eileen Turner
Gaiety School of Acting
Aidan Turner Wikipedia
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 Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of The Poldark Novels by Winston Graham. Notable television roles include those of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics, Ruairí McGowan in The Clinic, and John Mitchell in the supernatural drama series Being Human.
Turner was born at home in Clondalkin, a suburb town of Dublin, Ireland. The family moved later to Walkinstown. Turner attended secondary school at St Mac Dara's Community College in Templeogue before leaving to join his older brother at Firhouse Community College. Turner has stated: “I probably wasn’t a great student. I had a car when I was 17, so I used to just run out of school when I could, jump in the car and go play pool in Tallaght. I don’t know how I knew, but I convinced myself that my [final exam] results were never going to matter to me.”
After finishing secondary school, Turner briefly worked as an apprentice electrician, alongside his father. After he saw a notice up in Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting, and having become interested in acting while working in a cinema, he applied. He graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004.
After graduating, Turner 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 an uncredited appearance on the first episode of The Tudors. Between 2008 and 2009, he appeared in a recurring role on The Clinic. Appearing in 18 episodes as Ruairí McGowan, he followed The Clinic with a BBC production, Desperate Romantics. He portrayed Dante Gabriel Rossetti in all six episodes of the show, which aired in 2009. Turner played the vampire John Mitchell on the supernatural drama programme Being Human during the first three series from 2009 to 2011.
His film career began with two short films, The Sound of People and Matterhorn, both in 2007. He later played Mal in the thriller feature film Alarm (2008).
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 2014, he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for the second film in the series, The Desolation of Smaug, which had been released the previous year. In 2013, he also played shadowhunter-turned-werewolf Luke Garroway in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Turner performs the title role of 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.
At the National Television Awards ceremony in 2016, Turner was presented with the "Impact Award" for his performance in Poldark.Empire Awards
Irish Film and Television Awards
National Television Awards
Monte-Carlo Television Festival
GQ Men Of The Year
TV Choice Awards
Radio Times Champion
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
Online Film & Television Association