Aidan Turner (born June 19th 1983) Aidan Turner is a TV and film star from Ireland best known for appearing in 'The Hobbit' and 'Being Human'.
Acting career: Aidan Turner's debut TV appearance was in an episode of 'The Tudors' in 2007. The following year he landed a recurring role in medical drama 'The Clinic' and starred in the mini series 'Desperate Romantics' with Rafe Spall in 2009. He also starred as vampire John Mitchell in 'Being Human'.
His first major film was 2008's 'Alarm', and in 2012 he signed on to play the dwarf Kíli in Peter Jacksons 'The Hobbit' trilogy for which he won an Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer. He also played Luke Garroway in 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'.
In 2015, he starred in the re-boot series of 'Poldark' in the lead role.
As well as film and television, Turner has also made a variety of stage appearances - primarily in Ireland - in productions such as 'Drive-By', 'Romeo And Juliet' and 'The Crock of Gold'.
Personal life: Aidan Turner was born in Dublin and become an apprentice electrician with his father after high school. He later attended The Gaiety School of Acting.
He is currently dating Sarah Greene, having previously had relationships with Charlene McKenna and Lenora Crichlow.
In a new interview, Tomlinson called for equal pay to Turner because they're now "equal leads of the show".
The issue of the gender pay gap in the entertainment industry has now focussed on the BBC’s flagship drama ‘Poldark’, with its star Eleanor Tomlinson calling for equal pay with the show’s lead, Aidan Turner.
In a new interview with Red magazine this week, the 26 year old English star, who plays Turner’s on-screen wife Demelza Poldark in the highly successful drama, said she’d be “pretty upset” if she discovered she was being paid less than Turner.
Asked whether she thought she was paid the same as Turner, Tomlinson told Red magazine: “My guess is no. And while at the beginning that might have been okay, he was a bigger star than me, now I don't think so. We're equal leads of the show, so I'd be pretty upset if the gap hadn't closed.”
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Turner will play a violent terrorist in a revived version of Martin McDonagh's 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' in June 2018.
‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner is set to make his stage debut in the West End in a revival of Martin McDonagh’s controversial play ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ next year.
The 34 year old Irish actor will play Mad Padraic, a terrorist who is deemed to be too violent for the IRA, in a newly revived version of former Oscar-winner McDonagh’s rarely performed and divisive play, which will run from June 23rd to September 8th 2018 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Set in Ireland in 1993, ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ is a violent and dark comedy that tells of a paramilitary soldier who exacts bloody revenge after his cat is killed.
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Explore the life of one of the world's greatest visionary artists, Vincent Van Gogh, in a stunning biopic spanning his early life through to the last months before his suicide by gunshot wound in 1890 at the age of just 37. We see his world from the perspective of those who knew him the best, including his brother Theo and the postmaster Roulin. Of course, many people mocked him for his eccentricities, for he suffered badly with poor mental health for most of his life; one incident relating to which saw him cut off his own ear and subsequently become hospitalised. Ironically, he never sold any of his paintings, but his talent has lived through more than a century and his works are some of the most priceless pieces in the world.
Shot in the incredible, technicolour style of the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist himself, including animated versions of some of his most famous pictures, 'Loving Vincent' is the world's first painted biographical feature film. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela ('The Flying Machine') and the Academy Award winning Hugh Welchman ('Peter & the Wolf') in his directorial debut, the making of the film was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign to enable the training of oil painters in their pursuit of becoming painting-animators, eventually spanning 65,000 frames with a team of 115 painters. A further writing credit was also attributed to Jacek Dehnel.
'Loving Vincent' has already won several prizes including the Audience Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, two Golden Trailer Awards for Best Foreign Animation/Family Trailer and Best Foreign Graphics and a Golden Goblet at the Shanghai International Film Festival for Best Animation Film. It was also nominated for the People's Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at Melbourne International Film Festival.
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Turner has been playing Ross Poldark in the BBC series since 2015.
It’s the role that’s made him famous, rising to national heartthrob status after standing around in fields of wheat with his shirt off, but Aidan Turner has suggested that his days in ‘Poldark’ are numbered, with the show set to end after its fifth season.
The 34 year old star spoke to Women’s Wear Daily, and suggested that the BBC series would remain faithful to the number of books written by the author and series creator Winston Graham and end after a putative fifth series.
“I think we run out of things to do after series five, I think that would be our last one,” Turner told the magazine, in an article published on Wednesday (August 2nd). “Four was green-lit, five hasn't been yet, and it wouldn't be fair of me to green-light it, but it's probably looking like it may happen.”
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The 33 year old star has split from his girlfriend of six months, Nettie Wakefield, according to reports.
Get in line, ladies – ‘Poldark’ super-hunk Aidan Turner is back on the market! The actor and his girlfriend of six months, Nettie Wakefield, have split up according to new reports.
The 33 year old Irish actor had been dating Wakefield, an artist, since the end of 2016, but an insider to the situation says that the couple have gone their separate ways after they were unable to spend enough time together because of their busy schedules.
“Things were great for a time and they were getting serious - but it just wasn’t to be and busy schedules drove them apart,” a source told The Sun on Thursday (June 8th).
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Captain McNeil claims to be from Scotland, but his accent is pretty dubious.
‘Poldark’ viewers on Sunday evening were left confused by a new character in the BBC drama who came with a rather unusual Scottish accent. On Twitter fans mocked Captain McNeil, played by actor Henry Garrett, saying they couldn't understand his attempt at a Scottish brogue.
Henry Garrett appeared as Captain McNeil on Sunday night’s ‘Poldark’
‘Loose Women’ panelist Kaye Adams tweeted: 'This is weird . I can't understand the Scottish accent on #Poldark . I thought I was Scottish.' Another viewer added: 'The actor playing McNeil's attempt at a Scottish accent is beyond excruciating #Poldark.'
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The scene features in Winston Graham’s original novels, but will not appear in the BBC adaptation.
‘Poldark’ actress Heida Reed has said she was instrumental in the decision to not feature a controversial rape scene in the BBC drama’s second series. Reed, who was to play the rape victim Elizabeth, says she wanted the scene, which appears in Winston Graham’s original text, removed from the BBC adaptation.
Heida Reed plays Elizabeth in ‘Poldark’
Instead series two will feature a ‘consensual seduction’ of Elizabeth by Aidan Turner’s character, Ross Poldark. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Reed explained: “Actually, it did change, as we had conversations. It was a collaborative decision."
Both shows attracted over 5 million viewers, but Jenna Coleman’s ‘Victoria’ claimed victory.
TV viewers had a difficult choice to make on Sunday evening as ITV’s ‘Victoria’ went head-to-head with the return of the BBC’s ‘Poldark’ in the 9pm slot. Both period dramas were a big hit with viewers, but somewhat surprisingly ‘Victoria’ managed to win the ratings war, narrowly beating Aidan Turner’s return.
Aidan Turner is back as Captain Ross Poldark
According to early viewing figures from Overnight TV, 'Poldark' scored 5.1 million viewers on the BBC, taking 22.7% of the audience share. But ‘Victoria’ managed slightly better on ITV, with 5.3 million viewers and a 23.5% audience share.
Actor Aidan Turner says that the series’ script has been ‘updated’ to now feature a consensual affair.
The second series of hit BBC drama ‘Poldark’ will not feature a controversial rape scene which occurs in Winston Graham’s original novel, Aidan Turner has confirmed. In the third book of the series 'hero' Ross Poldark rapes his ex Elizabeth, after she leaves him for his cousin Frances.
The new series of ‘Poldark’ will not feature a controversial rape scene that appears in the novels.
Speaking to The Sun Turner said: “It seems consensual, and it just seems right. He goes to talk. He doesn’t go to commit a crime. They talk and it seems like there is still this spark between them, this unfinished business emotionally."
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Agatha Christie at her finest.
'Poldark' star Aidan Turner plays Philip Lombard in the upcoming 3-part BBC mini-series 'And Then There Were None', of which the first episode is set to air on Boxing Day. It's a gritty murder mystery with an impressive cast, rounding off a day of comfort and joy with tension and thrills.
Aidan Turner stars in 'And Then There Were None'
Based on the 1939 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie, the series follows a group of ten people - none of whom know each other - who get invited to a mysterious island anonymously, but find themselves under attack from a vicious murderer who plans to kill them all of one by one. It's not clear who the killer is, and all they know for sure is that they can't trust anyone.
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