Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner ( born June 19, 1983 in Clondalkin, South Dublin ) is an Irish actor.


Turner was born in Clondalkin, South Dublin and grew up there. In Dublin he attended a drama school ( Gaiety School of Acting ), which he successfully completed in 2004. After graduating, he was first seen in some plays, among other things: . " The Plough and the Stars, " "Romeo and Juliet " and "A Cry from Heaven "

In 2007, he played a small, unspoken role in the Irish- Canadian historical television series The Tudors for the first time. In 2007, he should be seen together with Charlene McKenna in the movie Porcelain. The film was never released; it seemed only a trailer. From 2008 to 2009 Turner played in the Irish doctor series The Clinic as Ruairí McGowan a much larger role. In the same year he appeared in six episodes as Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the British period series Desperate Romantics.

From 2009 to 2011, he was then seen in the television series Being Human as a vampire John Mitchell in his most famous role to date. In the same year he also starred in the BBC telefilm Hattie, based on the life of the actress Hattie Jacques, also one of the main roles.

The director Peter Jackson Turner hired for the role of the dwarf Kili in his new project, The Hobbit, the film based on JRR Tolkien 's world-famous classic book. In the 2013 film version published by Cassandra Clare novel series The Mortal Instruments, The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones, he played Luke Garroway.


  • 2007: The Tudors ( The Tudors, TV series, one episode)
  • 2007: The Sound of People ( short film )
  • 2007: Matterhorn ( short film )
  • 2007: Porcelain ( unpublished)
  • 2008: Alarm
  • 2008-2009: The Clinic (TV series, 18 episodes )
  • 2009: Desperate Romantics (TV series, six episodes )
  • 2009-2011: Being Human (TV series, 22 episodes )
  • 2011: Hattie ( TV movie )
  • 2012: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey ( The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey )
  • 2013: The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones ( The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones )
  • 2013: The Hobbit - Smaug wasteland ( The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug )


  • On Tour
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • On Tour
  • Cork Mid- Summer Festival
  • The Dublin Fringe Festival 2006
  • The Cantebury Arts Festival 2007
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Cantebury, UK

Awards and nominations