Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1968-04-24 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

57 Movies · 18 TV shows

Also Known As: Эйдан Гиллен · Aiden Gillen · 에이단 길렌

Biography

Aidan Murphy (born 24 April 1968), better known as Aidan Gillen (Irish: Aodhán Ó Giolláin), is an Irish actor. Gillen is best known for his television roles as Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (1999–2000), Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire (2004–2008), John Boy in the RTÉ series Love/Hate (2010–2011), Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2017), Aberama Gold in the BBC One series Peaky Blinders (2017–2019), and Dr. J. Allen Hynek in The History Channel's Project Blue Book (2019–2020).Gillen's film roles include CIA agent Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Janson in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), and Queen's manager John Reid in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). He has won three Irish Film & Television Awards and has been nominated for a British Academy Television Award, a British Independent Film Award, and a Tony Award.

Personal Life

Gillen continues to reside in his native Dublin. He married Olivia O'Flanagan in 2001, and they had two children before separating in 2014. In 2009, when he won an IFTA for his role in The Wire, Gillen had dedicated the award to his wife and children.

Early Life

Gillen was born Aidan Murphy in the Drumcondra area of Dublin on 24 April 1968. He was educated at St. Vincent's C.B.S. in Dublin's Glasnevin neighbourhood and began his acting career as a teenager, playing Nick Bottom in a Dublin Youth Theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Project Arts Centre. He later moved to London.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead

4
2021
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

7.5
2019
Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.
TV
Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book

6
2019
The true top secret of the U.S. is chronicled in this chronicle. Project Blue Book was an Air Force-sponsored investigation into unexplained flying objects in the 1950s and 1960s.
Rose Plays Julie

Rose Plays Julie

2019
An adopted Dublin girl sets out to find her birth mother in London, despite knowing the woman has no desire to meet with her.

2018.

5 Movies
We Ourselves

We Ourselves

2018
We Ourselves is a drama about being alone with one's own thoughts while being part of a shared experience, culture and nation. It takes us into the minds and hearts of a group of people who have diffe...
Dave Allen at Peace

Dave Allen at Peace

2018
Filmed in homage to his original TV series, this factual drama follows Dave Allen from childhood to becoming one of the UK and Ireland's comedy greats, with just a whiskey, a cigarette and nine-and-a-...
Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

6.5
2018
A group of Gladers are on a dangerous mission. In order to save their friends, they must break into the Last City, a labyrinth that may turn out to be the most dangerous maze of all time. The Gladers ...
Keepers of the Flame

Keepers of the Flame

2018
Documentary about how the Irish remember those who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising and the ensuing civil war.
Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

6.94
2018
Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become ins...

2017.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Pickups

Pickups

2017
Pickups is about a man called Aidan who is suffering from insomnia, back trouble and the breakdown of his marriage. Aidan finds solace in a number of strangers he picks up, although he's now concerned...
TV
Urban Myths

Urban Myths

2017
Over time, our Urban Myths have become part of urban folklore. If they were true, we take a tongue in cheek, mischievous, and deliberately ambiguous look at what might have happened.
Game of Thrones - Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms

Game of Thrones - Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms

8
2017
The events that shaped the Seven Kingdoms in the thousands of years before Game of Throne's story begins are brought to life in the animation.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

5.68
2017
Arthur's uncle takes the crown when the child is murdered by his father. Arthur came up the hard way in the back alleys of the city because he was Robbed of his birthright and had no idea who he reall...
When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

2017
Cary Grant sits in his plush dressing room at Culver Studios, waiting to be called to set by his director, Alfred Hitchcock. Suddenly he gets a visitor, Dr. Timothy Leary. Having read about Grant’s da...
The Lovers

The Lovers

2017
When a married couple fall in love again, the separation goes awry.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Sing Street

Sing Street

6.5
2016
A boy escapes his family life and starts a band to impress a girl.
TV
Quantum Break

Quantum Break

2016
Bridging gaming and live-action, the thriller looks into aspect the villains of the game and the dramatic backstory as it unfolds.

2015.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Men of Granite

Men of Granite

2015
A group of poor immigrant high school boys in Granite, Illinois, defy all odds and win the 1940 state championship in basketball.
TV
Charlie

Charlie

2015
During his time in office, Charlie Haughey had a political and personal life.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

6.11
2015
The Gladers are looking for information. Their journey leads them to a wasteland filled with obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on the vastly superior forces of WCKD and ...
Still

Still

2015
A year after the death of his teenage son, Tom Carver is stumbling blindly towards a crossroad in his life. He became involved in a feud with a teenage gang after colliding with a young kid. Carver's ...
You're Ugly Too

You're Ugly Too

2015
After her mother's death, Will moves with her to a remote region in the Irish midlands. The two have to deal with the shadows of the past as they get to know each other.

2014.

2 Movies
Ambition

Ambition

2014
Tomek Bagiski's latest project tells of a young apprentice struggling to master nanotechnology on an alien world and prove herself to her enigmatic master. Will her goals remain out of reach or will s...
Calvary

Calvary

6
2014
A good-natured priest has to fight the dark forces around him after being threatened.

2013.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Scrapper

Scrapper

2013
Did you know that scrap metal is America's 4th largest export? The world of metal scrapping is a fascinating and rowdy place that few pay any attention to.
Mister John

Mister John

2013
After discovering his wife's infidelity, Gerry left London to look after his brother's business and family in Singapore. A chance at starting over by slipping into his brother's life is given by disco...
Beneath the Harvest Sky

Beneath the Harvest Sky

2013
The fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town is the setting for a teen drama.
TV
Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

6.49
2013
A gang that sews razor blades in the peaks of their caps is the focus of a movie about a family that wants to move up in the world.
Sigur Rós: Valtari Film Experiment

Sigur Rós: Valtari Film Experiment

2013
Sigur Rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band's album Valtari. The idea is to bypass t...
TV
Mayday

Mayday

5.67
2013
The crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day in a small town that is steeped in pagan traditions.

2012.

4 Movies
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

6.23
2012
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation, and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police De...
The Good Man

The Good Man

2012
Michael is a young Irish banker, whose life begins to unravel after causing a stranger's death in an accident. Sifiso is a teenager living in a shack in a Cape Town township, dreaming of escape. When ...
Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

1
2012
A woman is forced to give up her beliefs in order to save her son.
Ekki múkk

Ekki múkk

2012
A troubled man wanders the countryside, meeting a fox and snail along the way. The film was made for the album.

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

6.58
2011
The families are fighting. Friction between houses leads to war. There is an evil in the farthest north. The Night's Watch is a military order of misfits that is neglected during the war.
Wake Wood

Wake Wood

2011
The parents of a girl who was killed by a dog are allowed to stay with their dead daughter for three days.
Blitz

Blitz

2
2011
A cop is sent to take down a serial killer.

2010.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Love/Hate

Love/Hate

2010
Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Thorne: Sleepyhead

Thorne: Sleepyhead

2010
Thorne: Sleepyhead follows DI Tom Thorne's investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive...
TV
Identity

Identity

5
2010
Identity is a British police procedural drama television series airing in the UK in July and August of 2010. Ed Whitmore is a writer best known for his work on Waking The Dead and He Kills Coppers. Th...
Treacle Jr.

Treacle Jr.

2010
A middle aged man, Tom, walks out on his wife and baby boy with no explanation. He lives on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent criminals, in his attemp...

2009.

2 Movies
12 Rounds

12 Rounds

5.09
2009
When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multimillion-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, th...
Freefall

Freefall

2009
The first drama to tackle the financial crisis is Britons. The events that caused people's lives to spiral out of control are the subject of the film. It shows how close the country came to the edge.

2008.

1 Movie
Blackout

Blackout

2008
Three people from different walks of life are trapped inside of an elevator. At first, it seems like an annoyance, but it quickly becomes a nightmare.

2007.

2 Movies
The Wire Odyssey

The Wire Odyssey

2007
A retrospective documentary of the first four seasons of the acclaimed series The Wire.
The Wire: The Last Word

The Wire: The Last Word

2007
A documentary exploring the role of the media in relation to the acclaimed series The Wire.

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Walk Away and I Stumble

Walk Away and I Stumble

2005
Andy Spader has been happily married for 13 years, with two teenage children, when he meets a younger woman, after going to investigate a break-in at her travel agency shop. After telling his wife tha...
Trouble with Sex

Trouble with Sex

2005
A sexy romantic drama in which, at the outset, the characters are leading their own lives in very different worlds, though each is beset by niggling discontentment. Michelle (Renée Weldon - IFTA Best ...
TV
Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

2005
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" shows the inner workings of the judicial system, beginning with the arraignment, and continuing through the prosecutors' complicated process of building a case, investigat...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Last Detective

The Last Detective

6
2003
The Last Detective is a police drama with a slant towards the self relevatory in D.C. "Dangerous" Davies, a detective on the streets of Willesden with heart and some self doubts, and his interactions ...
Burning The Bed

Burning The Bed

2003
A man and woman spend a last night on the beach together after deciding to split up
Shanghai Knights

Shanghai Knights

6.19
2003
Roy O'Bannon and Chon Wang are back. They are in London to avenge a murder. The plot to kill the royal family was uncovered by Chon's sister. Roy and Chon have to prove it.

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Final Curtain

The Final Curtain

2002
The Final Curtain is a 2002 British film directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. The story of J is told in this way. J. is a person. In the hopes of cementing his immortality in the he...
TV
The Wire

The Wire

6.84
2002
There is a universe in which the national war on drugs is permanent and there are no distinctions between good and evil.

2001.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
My Kingdom

My Kingdom

2001
A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, fell when he decided to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the...
The Low Down

The Low Down

2001
Frank is a restless young man in his late twenties who lives with his friends and his work. Ruby's optimistic and fresh approach to life and its problems begins to have a dramatic effect on him when h...
Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

6
2001
1675 is the year. Religion and politics are threatening England. King Charles II's illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in his C...
TV
Dice

Dice

2001
An exploration of the gambling mind.

2000.

2 Movies
The Second Death

The Second Death

2000
On a lonely country road, James Mangan heard a voice from his past and realized he was damned.
The Darkling

The Darkling

2000
Jeff Obold was exposed for the first time to the fine things in life when he met Bruno Rubin. The source of Rubin's power is a cage creature called a "Darkling," which has the power to create incredib...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Buddy Boy

Buddy Boy

1999
The tedium of caring for his mother is alleviated by being an introvert.
TV
Queer as Folk

Queer as Folk

6
1999
The lives and loves of young men in the gay scene.

1997.

2 Movies
Gold In The Streets

Gold In The Streets

1997
An illegal immigrant is working for a bartender in the Bronx.
Mojo

Mojo

1997
The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.

1996.

1 Movie
Some Mother's Son

Some Mother's Son

1996
Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than prisoners of war....

1995.

1 Movie
Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

1995
Three girlhood friends at college share first loves, first kisses, and first betrayals. The best-looking boy is at the center of it all. Is it possible to catch the biggest fish in the pond?

1993.

1 Movie
Safe

Safe

1993
"Safe" was Antonia Bird's first feature length film and focused on the plight of the homeless in London.

1992.

1 Movie
An Ungentlemanly Act

An Ungentlemanly Act

1992
The film depicts the days and hours leading up to the invasion of the Islands by Argentina. As the Argentine forces land on the main island, a small group of British defenders prepare to defend the Go...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Agatha Christie's Poirot

Agatha Christie's Poirot

6.24
1989
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first clas...

1987.

1 Movie
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

1987
A penniless middle-aged spinster gave piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who thinks she has the money to ...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
The Bill

The Bill

1984
The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Tapping the Wire

Tapping the Wire

In order to understand what makes The Wire the best cop show ever made, long-time Wire fan Charlie Brooker takes a journey to the mean streets of Baltimore to meet the cast and crew of the series.
TV
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The building of the Berlin Wall was only months after the height of the Cold War. Alex is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents...
TV
Kin
Violet

Violet

Violet is the cautionary tale of a young girl who hates her reflection.
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