Aidan Turner

Active - 2007 - 2019  |   Born - Jun 19, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland  |  

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  • Involved in ballroom and Latin American dancing for about 10 years, and represented Ireland in competitions.
  • Played a vampire on the BBC series Being Human, a dwarf in The Hobbit film franchise and a werewolf in the 2013 feature The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
  • While starring on Being Human, he once accidentally left two puncture wounds from his prosthetic fangs in the neck of an actress.
  • In 2009, he received the Hamilton Deane Award from the Dracula Society for best dramatic performance in a supernatural genre.
  • While filming The Hobbit in New Zealand, he and costar James Nesbitt jumped out of an airplane at 18,000 feet.