Aidan Turner



The Mortal Instruments Movie

Aidan will be playing the wonderful Luke Garroway in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie set to be released August 2013

He was brought into the project quite late in the casting process, and personally I was thrilled! I had always pictured Aidan to have the Hugh Jackman in Wolverine look, and Aidan definitely has that. Can’t wait to see some more of him. We are still waiting for some official stills of Aidan as Luke.

Personal Life

Aidan Turner was born in Clondalkin, Dublin on the 19 June 1983. So another Irish man in the TMI movie (I’m not complaining!).

He graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting in 2004.


Aidan is mainly know for his roles in ‘Being Human’ where he played a Vampire, and ‘The Hobbit’ where he plays a Dwarf from Middle Earth. So it is only fitting that he now plays a Werewolf!

He started his film career in the TV show as a small guest appearance in ‘Tudors’, opposite his Parabatai from the TMI movie, Johnathan Rhys Meyers.

He then went on to star in ‘Desperate Romantics’, playing Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He played this character for six episodes.

Between 2008 – 20009 he played Ruairí McGowan in the TV show ‘The Clinic’ for 18 episodes.

His most famous role is playing John Mitchell in ‘Being Human’ where he played a Vampire between 2009 – 2011.

This has helped propel him into the Hollywood eye, and he landed the role of Kili in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

Fun Facts (From Aidan Turner United)

He was born in Ireland and grew up in Tallaght, South Dublin, Ireland.

Attended the Gaiety School of Acting in the Temple Bar area of Dublin, Ireland and graduated in 2004.

Aidan’s relationship with the movie industry could be said to have begun when he started working in the UCI cinema complex, in the Square Tallaght, as a 16 year old.

Aidan does not believe in the supernatural and has never had a real life experience with a ghost, vampire or any other freaky creature.

In 2009, Aidan was awarded the Hamilton Deane Award by the Dracula Society for best dramatic performance/presentation in a supernatural genre (Being Human).

Aidan is a keen photographer and would sometimes carry his camera to the set of Being Human.

Aidan has danced for 10 years and even represented Ireland in Latin American and ballroom dancing.

Noted favorite films of Aidan: The Big Lebowski, Naked, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Raging Bull, and Rear Window.




Aidan Turner United


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