Aidan Gillen's biography
Aidan Gillen is 54 years old stage actor born at Dublin. He was born on Wednesday 24th of April 1968. According to year of birth 1968 he belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 24th of April means he is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.
He is citizen of Republic of Ireland. His primary profession is to be stage actor. You can know him also as film actor. He is recently known as television actor.
Aidan Gillen's career
His main focus is to be stage actor.
Awards and competitions
Aidan Gillen's Awards
- Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker."
Aidan Gillen's quotes
- People say The Wire's bleak, y'know, but I see it as a love letter to Baltimore, and it's one written in a very strange and complex way.
- I have been in control of what I've been doing, of the career I've put together.
- My own rapping skills are quite good, actually. You get this thing, I think it's called Songify or AutoRap, and you talk into them, and they auto-tune it and make it into a quite interesting musical number. And I got one where it builds it into a rap.
- There's no way the writing staff of 'Game of Thrones' haven't read 'The Art of War.' There's definitely an influence on 'Game of Thrones' from this book in both a general way and on the character of Lord Baelish and his strategies.
- It seems to me that most characters, in anything, are flawed in some way, just like most people. You look for the good in the flawed people and vice versa, and then try and make them appealing in some way.
- I do consider how I spend my time off carefully because I've got two kids.
- I like the Edinburgh Film Festival, and I've liked what I've experienced of Glasgow's Film Festival too.
- I don't really differentiate between different genres: if there's a good part going, I'll go after it, and it's preferable to me if it's something I haven't done before.
- I hate it when people tell you you're good when you know that you're not.
- When I was a teenager, the actors I was really into were Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn. I saw Rumble Fish (1983) on my 16th birthday, and around the same time, it was The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) and Bad Boys' from 'Sean Penn (I).
- I've probably had my best time acting - or not acting, or trying to not act - on things like 'The Low Down' or 'Treacle Jr.' I'm happiest doing things like that. Not just because they're lead roles, but because there's more freedom in them.
- I find still photographs make me quite self-conscious.
- I suppose there are actors who are worried about their public image. But I've never had any trouble playing unpleasant characters. It is only a part. Which is why you do it -because you are interested in exploring something you never could or would be.
- I'd quite like to do a musical. I'd probably have to develop that myself.
- I didn't want to go to college or work in an office or have a nine-to-five job. I knew that quite clearly before I left school.
- I really like coming-of-age dramas. It's probably the most intense period in anyone's life, those years before you become an adult. Dramatically, there's so much to explore there. And it's nice to be around young talent coming through.
- You're Ugly Too (2015) isn't a comedy, but it has a lightness of touch with a hard edge. But it's essentially a warm story tinged with a bit of melancholy in the great Irish tradition. I'm very proud of that film.
- I have Googled myself, yeah, I think everybody has. I try not to make a habit of it - in fact I made a rule once never to Google myself, which made me happy.
- I heat myself up over the fact that I am never going to be as good as I want to be.
- I try to keep my integrity. I don't want to be in 'Hello!' or on 'Celebrity Big Brother.'
- It's always a good idea to let the audience make up their own minds.
- I can read people, and if the other person doesn't want to say anything, I'm fine with that. People say things when it's time to say them.
- It might take me an hour to get to feel at ease with somebody. I don't find it easy to go into a room full of 10 people and give it all away. In the pilot season in Los Angeles I've done that a couple of times.
- Everything's borne out of human experience, of course - rejection, humiliation, poverty, whatever. People aren't born bad, no matter how harsh the circumstances. There is a person in there, and that person is not made of ice.
- I don't do a lot of reflecting. I'm usually about getting on with it.
- I myself started out quite young; when you're working, professionally, even if you are in your teens, you just want to be treated the same as everybody else. You just want people to see you as an actor and not as a kid.
- Every couple of years - no, that's every couple of weeks - I think I'm going to give up acting.
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Aidan Gillen's body shape
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