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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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."

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

'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."

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

'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.

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

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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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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'Poldark' Series Two Will Not Feature Novel's Controversial Rape Scene


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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.

Aidan Turner filming PoldarkThe 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."

Continue reading: 'Poldark' Series Two Will Not Feature Novel's Controversial Rape Scene

James Norton Is The New Favourite To Be The Next James Bond


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‘War & Peace’ star James Norton has rapidly emerged as the red-hot favourite to land the vacant spot as the next James Bond, with the actor overtaking Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner in many bookies’ eyes.

The 30 year old actor is now considered as the overwhelming favourite to land the coveted licence to kill now that Daniel Craig has quit the role after four movies. ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner had recently risen to the top of many bookies’ lists, but the BBC announced on Wednesday (July 6th) that he was on board for a third series of the historical drama, effectively removing him from the running.

In the wake of this, many bookies reported an “unprecedented” number of bets being placed on Norton landing the part, to the extent that many suspended betting altogether.

Continue reading: James Norton Is The New Favourite To Be The Next James Bond

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.”

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

Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner , Heida Reed - 2016 BAFTA TV Awards - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner and Heida Reed

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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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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BBC Reportedly Signs £50 Million Deal For Five More Years Of 'Poldark'


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The BBC have reportedly signed a £50 million deal to keep drama ‘Poldark’ going for another five years. According to the Sunday Mirror the series, which stars Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Poldark, is set to continue until 2020 with new episodes hitting every year.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner stars in the hit BBC drama.

A BBC insider told the newspaper, “We are keen to find a long-running drama which will return year after year and bring in a big audience – our own 'Downton Abbey'. We believe 'Poldark' fits the bill perfectly.”

Continue reading: BBC Reportedly Signs £50 Million Deal For Five More Years Of 'Poldark'

Natalie Dormer Claims Both Men And Women Are Subject To Objectification In Film Industry


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Game Of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer has spoken out in defence of the movie and TV industry over claims about the objectification of women, claiming that men are just as likely to be under scrutiny for their age and physical appearance.

Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the massively popular HBO fantasy drama, has told the Radio Times in a new interview that the visual nature of television and film inevitably means that both sexes will be under the microscope when it comes to their looks.

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer stars in 'The Scandalous Lady W' on the BBC next week (Aug 20th)

Continue reading: Natalie Dormer Claims Both Men And Women Are Subject To Objectification In Film Industry

Increase The Licence Fee To Save BBC Drama, Says Exiting Chief Behind 'Sherlock' And 'Poldark'


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Ben Stephenson, the outgoing controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, has said the licence fee needs to be increased, or the broadcaster will be forced to slash its drama output. In his farewell interview with the Radio Times, Stephenson, who helped bring shows such as ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ to British screens, described the BBC as being at a "tipping point” thanks to the licence fee cap.

SherlockBen Stephenson was responsible for bringing ‘Sherlock’ to British TV screens.

Currently the licence fee paid by British television owners is capped at 2010's price of £145.50 until 31 March 2017, but thanks to inflation Stephenson says the cap is effectively a cut to the BBC's budget. "It really can't keep cutting... And the truth is the market isn't going to fill the gap," he told the Radio Times.

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Aidan Turner

Date of birth

19th June, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Review

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Review

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and their company thirteen dwarves have managed to leave the Misty Mountains...

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer

Clary Fray has been made to live as a normal girl all her life with...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

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