Aidan Gillen

 

Date Of Birth

April 24, 1968
 

Biography

Aidan Gillen began his career on stage, appearing as a teenager at the Dublin Youth Theatre before moving to London. There, he appeared in several stage productions, and also played roles on screen.

Gillen rose to prominence with the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, as gay advertising executive Stuart Jones. His stint in the TV movie Queer as Folk 2 led to a BAFTA TV Award nomination in 2000. His next major role was in the HBO series The Wire, appearing as ambitious politician Tommy Carcetti. Gillen also earned a Tony nomination for his stint in the 2003 Broadway play The Caretaker.

Gillen also appeared in films such as 12 Rounds (alongside John Cena) and Shanghai Knights. He currently stars in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He is married to Olivia O'Flanagan, with whom he has two children.
 

Place of Birth

Dublin, Ireland
 

Birth Name

Aidan Gillen
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

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Awards

- Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best British Newcomer, 2000 (for The Low Down)
- Irish Film and Television Award, Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television, 2009 (for The Wire)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- The Drip (1985)
- The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
- The Courier (1988)
- Circle of Friends (1995)
- Some Mother's Son (1996)
- Mojo (1997)
- Gold in the Streets (1998)
- Amazing Grace (1998)
- Buddy Boy (1999)
- The Second Death (2000)
- The Low Down (2000)
- My Kingdom (2001)
- The Final Curtain (2002)
- Photo Finish (2003)
- Shanghai Knights (2003)
- Burning the Bed (2003)
- Trouble with Sex (2006)
- Blackout (2008)
- 12 Rounds (2009)
- Spunkbubble (2009)
- Runners (2009)
- Treacle Jr. (2010)
- Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
- Thorne: Scaredy Cat (2010)
- Wake Wood (2011)
- Blitz (2011)

TELEVISION:
- Queer as Folk (regular, 1999-2000)
- The Wire (regular, 2004-2008)
- Identity (regular, 2010)
- Love/Hate (recurring, 2010-2011)
- Game of Thrones (regular, 2011-present)
 

Nickname

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Height

5'10"
 

Quotes

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