Aidan Turner is an Irish actor who you could describe as one of the definitions of a sex symbol in recent times. She was made famous for the role he played in the fantasy trilogy The Hobbit as Kili and more recently on BBC’s 2015 remake of The Poldark Novels written by Winston Graham. He plays the lead role of Ross Poldark. He has featured on other projects in his time and continues to do so till date and now we take a look at some aspects of his life.
Aidan Turner’s Bio
Born on the 19th of June 1983 in Clondalkin in Dublin, Ireland, Aidan is a native of Ireland. He attended secondary school at St. Mac Dara’s Community College in Templeogue. He later moved on to Firhouse Community College to finish up and by the time he was done with that stage of his life, he attended the Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting and would later graduate in 2004.
By the time he graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting, Turner began to get involved in numerous plays in the theater. Some of them included Romeo and Juliet, The Plough and the Stars and A Cry from Heaven. His on-screen career in television began with an appearance on the Tudors in 2007. The next year, he began appearing in recurring episodes of The Clinic between 2008 and 2011. He was also on BBC production Desperate Romantics and then on Being Human between 2009 and 2011 where he played the vampire, John Mitchell.
In 2007 and 2008, Turner appeared in some films, including The Sound of People, Matterhorn, and Alarm. He was brought on board to play the role of Kili in The Hobbit Trilogy by Peter Jackson. His role in the second installment of the series won him an Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer. When the trilogy series ended in 2014, Turner began 2015 with a role on a BBC miniseries and then went on to start the filming of the remake of the BBC series Poldark.
Aidan Turner is the second son born to Pat Turner and Eileen Turner. The family lived in Clondalkin, Dublin before they later moved to Walkinstown. Aidan has an elder sibling, a brother named Colin. When he was started attending Firhouse Community College, his brother Colin was also there. Colin Turner heads the School of Engineering in their hometown and is also a Professor of Engineering Education.
Wife, Dating, Girlfriend
Aidan Turner is not married and has never been. But with his drop-dead good looks, he has seen his fair share of romance with equally attractive women. The first of many was the actress, India Whisker, whom he met while at drama school in Dublin back in 2004. When that ended, he began dating Charlene McKenna, also an actress. The pair were a couple between 2007 and 2009, they lived together in Camden, North London while the relationship lasted.
After the relationship with Charlene ended, Turner fell for Lenora Crichlow who was a co-star on the BBC TV series Being Human. They were a couple from 2009 to 2011 but when they parted ways in 2011, Turner seemed to take the split the hardest as he decided to quit the series while Lenora stayed on.
His next relationship came with Irish actress, Sarah Greene, whom he began dating in 2011. Sarah, an actress herself had a job that required constant travel and it was during this period that Turner was shooting the fantasy trilogy The Hobbit. So with their busy schedules, it made it difficult for them to spend as much time as they wanted together. They separated in 2015. There were rumors that he had gotten back with Lenora in 2016 when they were spotted in Los Angeles having a drink together. He is however currently with Tara Derakshan.
Is Aidan Turner Gay?
There have been rumors that perhaps Aidan Turner might be gay. He has not come out officially to give an impression that he is homosexual. Suffice it to say that with the number of women he has been involved with over the years, making an assumption that he is straight might not be off the mark.
Height and Body Stats
Aidan is one gorgeous physical specimen! His chest measures at 40 inches, his waist at 32 inches and his biceps 14 inches. He weighs in at 73 kg and stands at a height of 6 feet. And yes, his hair on the Poldark film is his actual hair.