Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Highest Rated: 95% Rose Plays Julie (2019)

Lowest Rated: 30% 12 Rounds (2009)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1968

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

A human chameleon with a deft touch at playing charismatic heels, Aidan Gillen became an intrinsic player to some of the most groundbreaking television shows of the 1990s and 2000s, including such prestige fare as the U.K.'s "Queer as Folk" (Channel 4, 1999-2000) and HBO's "The Wire" (2002-08) and "Game of Thrones" (2011- ). In the early 1990s, the Irish-born Gillen established a footprint in the U.K. theater scene and a run of well-regarded independent films like "Circle of Friends" (1995), "Some Mother's Son" (1996), "Mojo" (1997) and "Buddy Boy" (1999). In 1999, he landed one of the leads on the daring British series "Queer as Folk," one of the first humanizing looks at gay culture in television history. In 2003, Gillen's Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker" earned him a Tony nomination, setting him up for a memorable splash on U.S. television as Mayor Tommy Carcetti on HBO's magnum opus urban drama "The Wire." Gillen carved a niche playing textured, scene-stealing villains in projects such as "Lorna Doone" (BBC, 2000), "The Final Curtain" (2002), "Shanghai Knights" (2003), "Blackout" (2008), "Freefall" (BBC, 2009) and "Blitz" (2011), capped deftly by his return home to play a mob boss in the Irish drama "Love/Hate" (RTE, 2010-11) and the Machiavellian counselor Littlefinger on "Game of Thrones." That international hit widened his profile even further, allowing him strong supporting roles in films like "The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" (2015), gang drama "Still" (2014) and Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" (2017).

Highest rated movies

Rose Plays Julie Sing Street
Calvary
Mister John
Shadow Dancer
Treacle Jr.
You're Ugly Too
The Lovers

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
61% 85% Those Who Wish Me Dead Jack (Character) $7.3M 2021
95% 28% Rose Plays Julie Peter (Character) - 2019
60% 85% Bohemian Rhapsody John Reid (Character) $216.3M 2018
43% 58% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Janson (Character) $57.4M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Ourselves Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave Allen at Peace Unknown (Character) - 2018
82% 43% The Lovers Robert (Character) $2.2M 2017
31% 69% King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bill (Character) $39.1M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD Unknown (Character) - 2017
95% 92% Sing Street Robert (Character) $3.2M 2016
83% 67% You're Ugly Too Will (Character) - 2015
48% 54% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Janson (Character) $81.7M 2015
57% 34% Still Carver (Character) - 2015
89% 80% Calvary Frank Harte (Character) $3.6M 2014
85% 44% Mister John Gerry Devine (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scrapper Ray (Character) - 2013
62% 66% Beneath the Harvest Sky Clayton (Character) $28.1K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Man Michael (Character) - 2012
84% 52% Shadow Dancer Gerry (Character) $99.1K 2012
48% 36% Blitz Weiss (Character) - 2011
80% 39% Wake Wood Patrick (Character) - 2011
84% No Score Yet Treacle Jr. Aidan (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 69% Freefall Gus (Character) - 2009
30% 45% 12 Rounds Miles Jackson (Character) $12.2M 2009
No Score Yet 20% Blackout Karl (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble With Sex Conor (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walk Away and I Stumble Unknown (Character) - 2005
66% 54% Shanghai Knights Lord Nelson Rathbone (Character) $60.5M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Five Little Pigs Amyas Crale (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 40% The Final Curtain Dave Turner (Character) - 2002
38% 53% My Kingdom Puttnam (Character) $2.6K 2001
No Score Yet 67% Lorna Doone Carver Doone (Character) - 2000
59% 47% The Low Down Frank (Character) $32.4K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darkling Jeff Obold (Character) - 2000
63% 67% Buddy Boy Francis (Character) $10.3K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojo Baby (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gold in the Streets Paddy (Character) - 1997
69% 87% Some Mother's Son Gerard Quigley (Character) $608.0K 1996
78% 73% Circle of Friends Aidan Lynch (Character) $21.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe Gypo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 87% An Ungentlemanly Act Marine Wilcox (Character) - 1992

TV

Credit
100% 92% Kin Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killers of the Cosmos Narrator 2021
67% 91% Project Blue Book Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019-2020
92% 94% Peaky Blinders Aidan Gillen (Character) 2017 2019
89% 85% Game of Thrones Petyr Baelish (Character) 2011-2017 2019
No Score Yet 100% Urban Myths Timothy Leary (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love/Hate John Boy Power (Character) 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayday Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thorne Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Identity Unknown (Character) 2010
94% 97% The Wire Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti (Character) 2004 2006 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
100% 86% Queer as Folk Unknown (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Jeff Barratt (Character) 1993