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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.



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Aidan Turner Reveals How He Narrowly Escaped Injury While Filming 'Poldark'


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner has revealed how he found himself in a scary situation while filming scenes for last night’s episode of ‘Poldark’. During filming the actor was nearly bested by the Cornish tides, when his character Ross Poldark was meant to be rescuing Demelza.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner narrowly escaped injury while filming ‘Poldark’

Speaking to the Radio Times, Turner said: “There’s nothing like the Cornish sea at the height of winter for putting you in your place. We were filming me lifting Demelza out of a boat in the actual sea when this huge wave picked up the boat and slammed it into my head. I dropped her in the water – not very Ross Poldark."

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'Poldark' Star Aidan Turner Says He Doesn't Feel 'Objectified' By Shirtless Scenes


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner says he doesn't feel objectified by all the attention surrounding his shirtless scenes on the BBC drama. The Irish actor says he finds it all ‘hilarious’ and maintains that he doesn't mind having to take his top off, as long as it makes sense for the scene.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner says he doesn't feel ‘objectified’ by ‘Poldark’ viewers

Speaking to The Times, Turner said: “I don’t feel objectified, it’s funny! It’s just a couple of people admiring your body. It’s like doing any other scene. It’s the same as me galloping on a horse on a beach.”

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'Poldark' Star Heida Reed Says She Fought To Cut Controversial Rape Scene


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‘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 ReedHeida 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."

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'Poldark' Series Three Begins Filming In Cornwall With New Cast Members


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‘Poldark’ may have only returned to our screens for its second series on Sunday night, but Aidan Turner has already begun filming his next adventure. According to the Radio Times, Turner and co-star Eleanor Tomlinson were back on the Cornish cliffs filming for the third series, less than 24 hours after Sunday night’s episode aired.

Aidan Turner filming Poldark‘Poldark’ has begun filming series three

Series three was commissioned in July and will consist of nine episodes set to air next year. It will feature some exciting new cast members, including Harry Richardson and Tom York who will play Demelza's brothers.

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Aidan Turner attending the preview screening for the second series of BBC drama 'Poldark', held at the White River Cinema in St Austell, Cornwall. United Kingdom - Sunday 4th September 2016

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Aidan Turner Reveals He's "Fighting" BBC To Keep His Clothes ON In 'Poldark'


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner has revealed that BBC bosses were so desperate for their photogenic, ratings-winning star to keep showing off his torso in the forthcoming series that they invented storylines that had nothing to do with original novel in order to get him to do so.

Turner, 33, won the National Television Awards’ Impact Award earlier this year for his role as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s series.

The plaudits for his actual acting were overshadowed in the public imagination by a succession of shirtless shots – and in a new interview with Woman Magazine this week, he said the BBC was trying to cash in even further but that he was “fighting” to keep his clothes on as much as possible.

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Poldark actor Aidan Turner pictured arriving at the Radio 1 studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 31st August 2016

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Poldark actor Aidan Turner seen outside the BBC Radio 1 at Portland Place, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 31st August 2016

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Aidan Turner Picks 'Poldark' Over Bond As BBC Confirms Third Series


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The BBC has confirmed that Aidan Turner will be returning for a third series of period drama ‘Poldark’. Turner had been rumoured to be about to ditch the show and sign on to play James Bond instead, but the Irish actor appears to have chosen to scythe over 007’s gadgets.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner has signed on for a third series of ‘Poldark’.

The show will also be returning to the BBC for its second series later this year. Executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff said: “Series two promises to take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we’re thrilled to know that the story won’t end there.”

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Aidan Turner , Heida Reed - The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) 2016 held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Is Aidan Turner The Next James Bond?


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There’s a new name to add to the list of potential replacements for Daniel Craig as James Bond. Step forward 'Poldark' star Aidan Turner, who has made quite the impression on BBC viewers in recent months and is now said to be in the running to play 007.

Aidan TurnerWill Aidan Turner be the next Bond?

According to The Sun Aidan flew to LA last week after filming on the second series of ‘Poldark’ wrapped. While in LA, Turner reportedly held talks with producers about taking over the role from Daniel Craig.

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'Poldark' Star Aidan Turner Leads Cast Of Christmas Murder Mystery 'And Then There Were None'


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'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 in 'And Then There Were None'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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Aidan Turner Expects The Knives To Be Out For 'Poldark's' Second Series


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Aidan Turner, the star of BBC’s ‘Poldark’ has said he expects the knives to be out for the second series of the hit drama. The Irish actor, who plays mine-owner Ross Poldark, says he believes there will be those who want to knock the show down “a peg or two”, after its successful first series.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner stars as Captain Ross Poldark in the BBC period drama.

Speaking to the Radio Times Turner said: “Knives can be out for a second series. Especially when we got so much support for the first series and everybody was just overwhelmingly positive.”

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Aidan Turner - Celebrities at Chiltern Firehouse at Marylebone - London, United Kingdom - Friday 9th October 2015

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Gabriella Wilde Joins Cast Of ‘Poldark’ For Second Season


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Gabriella Wilde has joined the cast of Poldark. The 26-year-old will play a “beautiful and manipulative heiress” in the second season of the BBC period drama. Wilde is known for her roles in such films as Carrie and Endless Love. She is also a society darling and a close friend of model and actress Cressida Bonas.

Gabriella WildeGabriella Wilde at the Serpentine Gallery summer party in July 2015.

Read More: Increase The Licence Fee To Save BBC Drama, Says Exiting Chief Behind Sherlock And Poldark.

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Aidan Turner

Date of birth

19th June, 1983

Occupation

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Sex

Male

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Aidan Turner Movies

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Review

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

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