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Aidan Turner (born 19 June 1983) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles as Kíli in the three-part fantasy film The Hobbit and Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of The Poldark Novels by Winston Graham. Notable television roles include those of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics, Ruairí McGowan in The Clinic, and John Mitchell in the supernatural drama series Being Human. He also portrayed Luke Garroway in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2013

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Aidan Turner


In 'The Hobbit,' there were British, Irish, Australian and New Zealand actors, and Peter Jackson was adamant that we would all sound like we were from Britain somewhere.

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On a beautiful clear Sunday morning, myself and James Nesbitt jumped out of a plane together at 18,000 feet.

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When you walk onto a Peter Jackson set, you can see straightaway that money isn't an issue.

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I left the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin in 2004, and I did five years of theater after that.

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I didn't want to feel like I was mimicking or copying someone else's performance, whether it's subconscious or not.

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To make a career as an Irish actor, generally it's the case that you move to London. When you make that move, you do tend to stand out.

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You can't beat a love triangle.

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I'm not an extravagant person. You don't get a chance to spend money when you're working on a TV show.

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I think every actor wants a certain amount of control. Maybe not control, as such, but just to be part of the process. But it's not necessary, I guess.

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A good trick I learnt early on is not to immediately look at playback because once you know the shot, you can see when the camera is on you. It's best to stay 'in it' all the time, and just if it's on you, it's on you, and if it's not, it's not. It's the easiest way.

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When you're part of an ensemble and share the screen with so many people, you become close to them because you're hanging out all the time. Obviously you have your ups and downs, but that kind of brings you closer in many ways.

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I want to spend the night alone in a haunted mansion. I wouldn't say I'm sceptical because that word implies the truth is out there when there is no truth out there.

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I feel like a bit of a phony sometimes - I started acting because I didnâ??t know what else to do. I filled in all these university application forms and honestly didnâ??t want to do any of the courses.

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Every actor wants to change things up a bit. You don't want to be pigeonholed, and not just because of what the industry might think.

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It's hard to know at any stage whether a show is going to work or not. Every few years, a different trend comes along.

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