Aidan Gillen

Biography

Date of Birth 24 April 1968, Dublin, Ireland Birth Name Aidan Murphy Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Aidan Gillen (born Aidan Murphy on 24 April 1968) is an Irish stage and screen actor, known in the UK for his role in Queer as Folk and in the US for his role in HBO's television series The Wire in which he plays Tommy Carcetti and for his role in Game of Thrones as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish. Early life Gillen was born as Aidan Murphy in Drumcondra, Dublin, and educated at St. Vincent's C.B.S. (Glasnevin). He has a sister, Fionnuala Murphy, who is an actress. He began his acting career as a teenager with Dublin Youth Theatre, at the age of 16 playing Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Project Arts Centre, before moving to London. Career He is known in the UK for his role as Stuart Alan Jones in the ground-breaking British television series, Queer as Folk, and its sequel, Queer as Folk 2, for which he was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 2000. American audiences know him for his role as Tommy Carcetti in HBO's television series The Wire. Gillen was nominated for a Tony Award for his highly acclaimed Broadway role in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker in 2003. He has also been nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for his portrayal of Teach in the Dublin Gate Theatre's 2007 production of David Mamet's American Buffalo'. Gillen appeared alongside the professional wrestler John Cena in the 2009 film 12 Rounds. In July of that year, he appeared in a one-off BBC2 drama Freefall along with Dominic Cooper and Sarah Harding. In 2011, Gillen played the role of Petyr Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Barry Weiss in Blitz Trivia Brown haired Irish actor who got his big break in the controversial, highly acclaimed TV series "Queer as Folk" (1999). Now lives in North London with girlfriend Olivia and their children, daughter Berry and son Joe. [2001] Mother is a nurse and his late father was an architect. Has a sister, Fionnuala Murphy, who is also an actress. He uses the surname of Gillen because someone else was already registered as Aidan Murphy in the Actors' Guild. Gillen is his mother's surname. http://tonys.broadway.com/nominee_detail.cfm?nom_id=43&category=Feature dActorPlay Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker." Educated at St. Vincent's C.B.S., Glasnevin. Moved back to Ireland with his wife and two kids in 2009. Now lives in Kerry, Ireland. [2011].

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Birth Name

Aidan Murphy

Birth Place

Drumcondra, Dublín, Irlanda

Birth Date

4/24/1968
Known For
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12 Rounds

Miles Jackson

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Blitz

Weiss

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Sing Street

Robert

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Calvary

Dr. Frank Harte

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Blackout

Karl

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Wake Wood

Patrick

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The Lovers (Netflix)

Robert

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Lorna Doone

Carver Doone

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Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish

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The Darkling

Jeff Obold

Starring In
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Dance First

James Joyce

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Barber

Val Barber

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Those Who Wish Me Dead

Jack

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Rose Plays Julie

Peter

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Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Self

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Bohemian Rhapsody

John Reid

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Janson

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Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Bill

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The Lovers (Netflix)

Robert

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Sing Street

Robert

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Janson

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You're Ugly Too

Will

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Calvary

Dr. Frank Harte

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Shadow Dancer

Gerry

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The Dark Knight Rises

CIA Op

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Blitz

Weiss

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Treacle Jr.

Aidan

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Der Kuss des Sandmanns

Phil Hendricks

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Die Tränen des Mörders

Phil Hendricks

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Wake Wood

Patrick

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12 Rounds

Miles Jackson

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Blackout

Karl

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Shanghai Knights

Lord Nelson Rathbone

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The Final Curtain

Dave Turner

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Mord i ørkenen

Amyas Crale

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Lorna Doone

Carver Doone

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My Kingdom

Puttnam

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The Darkling

Jeff Obold

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Buddy Boy

Francis

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"Agatha Christie: Poirot" The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Amyas Crale

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Gold in the Streets

Paddy

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Some Mother's Son

Gerard Quigley

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Circle of Friends

Aidan Lynch

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Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Amyas Crale

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An Ungentlemanly Act

Marine Wilcox

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Prototype

Janson

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Die große Sehnsucht der Judith Hearne

(as Aidan Murphy)

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