Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor and he is mostly known for playing his role as CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, as Petyr Baelish in HBO series called Game of Thrones, as Stuart Alan Jones in Channel 4 series called Queer as Folk, as John Boy in RTE TV series known as Love/Hate and as Tommy Carcetti in HBO series The Wire. Aidan has been active in this field since 1985 and from that time onward, he has been very successful and garnered marge number of fans following. At present, he is the host of Other Voices. Additionally, he has also won 2 Irish Film & TV Awards and he has also been nominated for British Academy TV Award, a British Independent Film Award and a Tony Award.
Aidan is the native of Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland. He came into this world on 24th April of the year 1968 which has now made him reach at the age of 47. Although he is known by the name Aidan Gillen, as a child, he was named as Aidan Murphy. He went to get his education from the St. Vincent’s C.B.S. located in Glasnevin. He started his acting career with Dublin Youth Theatre when he was a teenager. At that time, he portrayed the character as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Project Arts Centre before he moved to London.
Gillen portrayed the character as Stuart Alan Jones in groundbreaking Channel 4 TV series called Queer as Folk and its sequel for which he had also received British Academy Television Award nomination for the Best Actor. He was also nominated for Tony Award for his highly acclaimed Broadway role in the play of Harold Pinter titled as The Caretaker. His other movies and TV credits include Blitz, Photo Finish, My Kingdom, Mojo, Runners, The Note, Wake Wood, Runners, The Courier, 12 Rounds, Blackout, Ambition, Calvary, Song, Still, The good Man, Sing Street and many more.
Prior to that, Gillen has already got married. he was previously married to his then wife named Olivia O’Flanagan. The couple exchanged their vows with each other in 2001. By 2015, the pair lived in Dingle and now they had been separated for some time. In addition to that, he also has two children together with his then wife. In 2009, Aidan won the Irish Film and TV Award for his character in The Wire . He then dedicated his award to his wife and kids whom he stated were a big motivation for him. At present, he is dating with his girlfriend Camille O’Sullivan who is a musician.
Aidan stands at the height of five feet and nine inches that is 1.75 m. He has got a smirking expression. His father was an architect whereas his mother is a nurse. He started using the surname “Gillen” because someone else had already registered as Äidan Murphy”in Actors’ Guild. Gillen is the surname of his mother. his work has made him earn an estimated net worth of $4 million. Besides that, to know more about his bio and other activities, he can also be connected in Instagram and Twitter.