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Aidan Turner Biography

Birth Name:
Aidan Turner
Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Involved in ballroom and Latin American dancing for about 10 years, and represented Ireland in competitions
  • Played a vampire on the BBC series Being Human, a dwarf in The Hobbit film franchise and a werewolf in the 2013 feature The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  • While starring on Being Human, he once accidentally left two puncture wounds from his prosthetic fangs in the neck of an actress
  • In 2009, he received the Hamilton Deane Award from the Dracula Society for best dramatic performance in a supernatural genre
  • While filming The Hobbit in New Zealand, he and costar James Nesbitt jumped out of an airplane at 18,000 feet

Awards

  • 2017IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Drama: nominated
  • 2016National Television Awards-Drama Performance: nominated
  • 2016IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Drama: nominated