Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Highest Rated: 95% Sing Street (2016)

Lowest Rated: 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1968

Birthplace: Not Available

The embodiment of the line "when Irish eyes are smiling, they're up to something bad," Aidan Gillen oozed ruthless charisma and wicked sex appeal in his role as the sexually prolific Stuart Alan Jones in the 1999 British TV series Queer As Folk. Bringing wry humor and understatement to a potentially over-the-top role, Gillen earned a reputation as one of the U.K.'s most compulsively watchable new performers.Born in Dublin, Gillen got his professional start in the late '80s, appearing in minor film roles. He worked steadily through the 1990s, in film and on television, popping up in such diverse offerings as Circle of Friends (1995), Some Mother's Son (1996), and Jez Butterworth's Mojo (1997). His major breakthrough role was inarguably that of Queer As Folk's Stuart, an arrogant, vain, and thoroughly sexy PR executive who strips countless men of both their clothing and resistance. The success of the controversial miniseries ensured that it -- and its talented actors -- would be back for a second go-round, which followed in 2000. That same year, Gillen found accompanying acclaim on the big screen, in Jamie Thraves' acclaimed directorial debut The Low Down, in which he starred as an amiable but frustrated commercial artist whose life changes when he meets a radiant, ambitious woman. He appeared in both My Kingdom and Lorna Doone, as well as the action comedy Shanghai Knights before joining the cast of the revered HBO series The Wire in that show's third season. When his time on that program came to a close he was in the action film 12 Rounds, and then was cast in the series Identity.


Highest Rated Movies



80% Rose Plays Julie Peter 2019
60% Bohemian Rhapsody Actor 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Janson $57.1M 2018
No Score Yet Dave Allen at Peace Dave Allen 2018
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Goosefat Bill $39.1M 2017
84% The Lovers Robert $2.2M 2017
60% Pickups Actor Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD Timothy Leary 2017
95% Sing Street Robert $3.3M 2016
47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Janson 2015
54% Still Actor 2015
80% You're Ugly Too Actor 2015
89% Calvary Dr. Frank Harte $5.1M 2014
62% Beneath The Harvest Sky Clayton $28.6K 2014
64% Dark Touch Actor 2013
83% Shadow Dancer Gerry $99.6K 2013
No Score Yet Scrapper Actor 2013
85% Mister John Gerry Devine 2013
No Score Yet The Good Man Actor 2012
48% Blitz Weiss $0.3M 2011
No Score Yet Thorne: Scaredy Cat Phil Hendricks 2010
84% Treacle Jr. Aidan 2010
No Score Yet Freefall Actor 2009
80% Wake Wood Patrick 2009
No Score Yet Blackout Karl 2008
No Score Yet Trouble with Sex Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Final Curtain Dave Turner 2003
66% Shanghai Knights Lord Nelson Rathbone $60.5M 2003
38% My Kingdom (Mi Reino) Puttnam 2002
59% The Low Down Frank 2001
No Score Yet Lorna Doone Carver Doone 2000
No Score Yet The Darkling Jeff Obold 2000
63% Buddy Boy Francis 2000
No Score Yet The Second Death Actor 2000
No Score Yet Gold in the Streets Paddy 1997
69% Some Mother's Son Gerard Quigley 1996
78% Circle of Friends Aidan 1994
No Score Yet The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Youth at Liquor Store 1988


67% Project Blue Book
J. Allen Hynek 2020
No Score Yet Good Morning America
Guest 2019
89% Game of Thrones
Petyr Baelish 2019
92% Peaky Blinders
Aberama Gold 2017
94% The Wire
Tommy Carcetti Mayor Thomas Carcetti Councilman Thomas Carcetti 2008
100% Queer as Folk (UK)
Stuart Alan Jones 2000
No Score Yet Urban Myths


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