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Aiden

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Hailing from rainy Seattle, Aiden combine post-hardcore and punk attitudes with gothic aesthetics along with a love of most things horror (not forgetting, needless to say, the Misfits) to generate surging, darkly melodic music. Aiden shaped in the springtime of 2003 as the bandmembers had been still in senior high school, acquiring their name from the youthful ghost-seeing boy within the 2002 horror flick The Band. Several lineup changes happened in early stages; the quintet — Nick Wiggins (bass), Jake Davison (drums), Angel Ibarra (acoustic guitar), Jake Wambold (acoustic guitar), and William “wiL” Francis (vocals) — was solidified, nevertheless, before getting into the studio room in Dec 2004 to record its debut full-length, Our Gang’s Dark Oath. Producing two-song samplers of the recording, Aiden were able to move out several thousand copies around city, sparking a word-of-mouth hype around Seattle. Their debut premiered in June 2004 on Deceased Teenager, as well as the music group played countless displays over summer and winter — whenever college allows. The effort paid quickly, as well as the group inked a cope with Victory Information by December. All of the bandmembers had been finally finished with senior high school by June 2005, and Aiden had been absolve to tour, jumping on the highway that summer using the Harm Procedure, the Audition, as well as the Junior Varsity. Their initial label effort, Problem Anatomy, made an appearance in Oct 2005, proving to be always a slickly full of energy record with undeniable hooks despite relatively morose lyrical articles. Touring with labelmates Hawthorne Levels, Bayside, and Silverstein curved out the entire year before Aiden going back out to aid 30 Secs to Mars countrywide in the initial 1 / 2 of 2006. Success after that re-released Our Gang’s Dark Oath with brand-new artwork in Apr 2006, the Rainfall in Hell EP arriving simply in time for this year’s Halloween. In August of 2007, Aiden released Conviction, an record that had taken them from their screamo tendencies toward even more rock-oriented, melodic ground. In ’09 2009, the music group made a go back to its post-hardcore type with Kitchen knives, and implemented up quickly using the live record From Hell… With Appreciate, released this year 2010. Afterwards that calendar year, the music group went in to the studio to begin with focus on its 5th record, Disguises. Made by Francis, the record premiered in 2011. Simply five months afterwards, Aiden announced that they currently had another record in the functions, and in nov 2011 they produced good on the promise, launching their sixth studio room record, Some type of Hate.

Quick Facts


Full Name Aiden
Salary 1.5 million EUR
Awards Kerrang! Award for Best International Newcomer
Music Songs Die Romantic, The Last Sunrise, Knife Blood Nightmare, We Sleep Forever, Cry Little Sister, I Set My Friends on Fire, Scavengers of the Damned, Goodbye We're Falling Fast, Broken Bones, Genetic Design for Dying, It's Cold Tonight, Moment, Crawling Up From Hell, The Opening Departure, Son of Lies, Walk Among the Dead, A Portrait of the Artist, This City Is Far From Here, Die, Die My Darling, She Will Love You, Looking Glass Eyes, Bridge of Reason, Shore of Faith, Violence And Devotion, The Dawn Breaking Tide, Hysteria, Kid Becomes the Dream, Life I Left Behind, Pledge Resistance, Teenage Queen, One Love, ReEvolver, World by Storm
Albums Nightmare Anatomy, Our Gangs Dark Oath, Some Kind of Hate, Conviction, Knives, Rain in Hell, From Hell... With Love, Disguises, Interludios from Toronto, Sweeper, A Split of Nightmares
Movies Legends of the Fall, Desperately Seeking Susan, Benny & Joon, Unknown, Practical Magic, Songcatcher, Wild Child, Music of the Heart, Flipped, The Mission, Michael Collins, The Assignment, This Is My Father, Stakeout, Reckless, An Early Frost, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The Playboys, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Sarah's Key, Avalon, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, A Shine of Rainbows, Song for a Raggy Boy, Evelyn, Stolen Summer, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, The Eclipse, The Last Keepers, The Greening of Whitney Brown, The 5th Quarter, Rushlights, The Exonerated, Commandments, Nine Lives, Handsome Harry, Looking for Richard, The Handmaid's Tale, Jonah Hex, Crusoe, The Lemon Sisters, Cavedweller, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Miracle Run, Blink, Shadow of Fear, Perfect Witness, Festival of Lights, A Private Matter, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Stand Up
TV Shows All My Children, Dancing with the Stars, If Loving You Is Wrong


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#Fact
1 Winner of GQ UK TV Actor of the Year 2016 (awarded September 2016 at the Tate Modern, London).
2 Voted Radio Times Drama Champion in 2016.
3 Winner of Two awards - Best Actor and Star of the Year in the Inaugural Gossie awards in February 2016.
4 Was voted Sexiest Man in the World by UK Glamour magazine in 2016.
5 Has a history for playing supernatural beings. In Being Human (2008), he played a vampire who is best friends with a werewolf. And then in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), he plays a werewolf who protects the world from demons.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look Away 2017 post-production Russell
Loving Vincent 2017 post-production Boatman
Poldark 2015-2017 TV Series Ross Poldark
The Secret Scripture 2016 Jack Eneas
And Then There Were None 2015 TV Mini-Series Philip Lombard
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Kili
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 Kili
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013 Luke
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Kili
Being Human 2009-2011 TV Series Mitchell
Hattie 2011 TV Movie John Schofield
Resonance 2010 TV Series TT
The Clinic 2008-2009 TV Series Ruairí McGowan
Desperate Romantics 2009 TV Series Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Alarm 2008 Mal
Matterhorn 2007 Short Theodoro
The Sound of People 2007 Short Father
The Tudors 2007 TV Series Bedoli

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 performer: "Blunt the Knives", "Misty Mountains", "Merry Inn" uncredited
Poldark 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Poldark Revealed 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself / Ross Poldark
BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 2016 TV Special Himself
National Television Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter
And Then There Was Something: The Making of 'And Then There Were None' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Rencontres de cinéma 2012 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Being Human: Unearthed 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Much TV 2016 TV Series Ross Poldark - Poldark
Lego the Hobbit: The Video Game 2014 Video Game Kili
Being Human 2012 TV Series Mitchel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Breakthrough Award Poldark (2015)
2016 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Impact Award new award for 2016
2016 Impact Award National Television Awards, UK
2014 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Male Newcomer The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Golden Nymph Festival de Television de Monte Carlo Best Actor - TV Series Drama Poldark (2015)
2016 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama Poldark (2015)
2016 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Poldark (2015)
2016 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Drama Performance Poldark (2015)
2015 TV Choice Award TV Choice Awards UK Best Actor Poldark (2015)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) · David Donaldson (music by)
· David Long (music by)
· Steve Roche (music by)
· Janet Roddick (music by)
· J.R.R. Tolkien (original lyrics by)
· Richard Armitage (performed by)
· Jed Brophy (performed by)
· Adam Brown (performed by)
· John Callen (performed by)
· Mark Hadlow (performed by)
· Peter Hambleton (performed by)
· Stephen Hunter (performed by)
· William Kircher (performed by)
· Graham McTavish (performed by)
· James Nesbitt (performed by)
· Dean O'Gorman (performed by)
· Ken Stott (performed by)
2011 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Sexiest Male
2011 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Actor Being Human (2008)


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#Quote
1 [On his hair in Poldark Series 1] My hair was that length. It's a lot shorter now so if we do go again for a second series I don't know what we're going to do. I'm going to have to start growing my hair really fast. No, that was all me. That was all Aidan Turner hair. I don't know whether I'm that proud of it but-I mean it looks a bit 'wiggy' sometimes-but I guarantee you it is all mine.
2 [On filming Poldark in Cornwall] It was an amazing experience, we were so lucky. We spent about 10 weeks there and we were all over Cornwall. There was a week we had a private, family owned beach to ourselves, in St. Alstal. They just gave it to us for the week while we got the best of the British summer. It was just so idyllic, the entire shoot, everything was just so stunning. We were saying on set, when this goes out, people aren't going to believe we shot it in the UK, they'll think we went to Florence or the South of France or something, because it was actually just too beautiful. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. You don't have to leave the British mainland to find that sort of Paradise
3 [On meeting and working with Robin Ellis, the original Ross Poldark in 1975] He plays a small role in the series. He plays Reverend Halse, a judge, a small but very important role. He's a great guy. I spent a few days with Robin and he's such a wonderful person, really lovely guy. There's one scene in particular where Ross stands up in court for Jim Carter, who's a close friend of his, a young lad whose been convicted actually of poaching. Robin Ellis is looking down his glasses at the end of his nose at me with a judge's cape and wig on and I remember there's one scene where I kind of lose it with him and I kind of call him out on what he's doing and he's unfair and he doesn't know what he's talking about and he's got to change his ways and blah, blah, blah and I march out of the court room. I remember walking back in after that first take and I was kind of a bit nervous because I'm screaming at Robin Ellis. When I walked back in he just lowered his glasses and winked at me and gave me a little thumbs up. I thought, "God, I'm getting the thumbs up from the original Poldark. This is amazing." That kind of helped me a lot.
4 [Talking about Being Human] That's the life of an actor, you get so close to people for these kind of little snapshots in your life and these small moments and then they just sort of disappear and you move on to the next one and all you have is the memories, thank God. But no, "Being Human" is something I'm very proud of and I'm happy to have done.
5 [Talking about Poldark] There's probably five or six series in it if we go that far, if it stays good and people continue to watch it. In between, the desire to play different characters is obviously there.
6 [On Eleanor Tomlinson, his co-star in Poldark] She's amazing. She's great. She's so cool. She's just really laid-back, really gorgeous. Just so much fun. We had a lot of fun on set. I think we're quite similar in our natures. We're kind of, I don't know, we have similar sort of attributes I guess that work really well together. It helps a lot because ... if we didn't get on I think the audience might see it, so thankfully we're good friends.
7 [Remembering Warren Clarke] There's a day I remember very well-of course Warren Clarke [Charles Poldark, Ross's uncle] passed very soon before the show ends-and there's a scene I remember where we're both sitting on the horse. I had food poisoning that day. And I remember Warren felt so sorry for me, but he just kept cracking jokes all day and doing impersonations of [beloved British comedian] Tommy Cooper and I couldn't help but laugh the whole way through. He knew exactly what would make me feel better. And there's a sense of sadness when I think about that day, as well, and that scene for obvious reasons. It was a really special few months, making Poldark.
8 I'm not an extravagant person. You don't get a chance to spend money when you're working on a TV show
9 On Poldark Series/Season 1 "When you're galloping across the moors on your horse you don't feel like one day there's going to be seven million people watching. I had no idea it was going to be received quite so well. I knew we had done a great show and I was proud of it, but I didn't know it would reach the mark that it did. So we're delighted."
10 To make a career as an Irish actor, generally it's the case that you move to London. When you make that move, you do tend to stand out.
11 I don't take myself that seriously. That's not to say I don't care about what I do, but I realize I'm in a very privileged position, and it comes with the territory. It's not bad stuff. If women want to go, "Phwoar, look at Poldark, he's gorgeous and handsome, I'd love to take him home," well why should I feel offended?
12 I tend to not read... well, that's my party line anyway, that I don't read press. But it's hard because anywhere you go, you walk into a newsagent or a supermarket and you see that scything shot, with my top off. So that's weird. But nothing else has changed. There's a bit of activity with work, there's more scripts coming in and for the first time ever I feel like I'm in a real position of choice. I live in Dublin, where I don't get hassled, which is really nice. It changes slightly in London, but in Dublin I slip under the radar.
13 In 'The Hobbit,' there were British, Irish, Australian and New Zealand actors, and Peter Jackson was adamant that we would all sound like we were from Britain somewhere.
14 Will McGregor, one of the directors on Poldark, sends me things, and he said, "You have to know this is happening - your hair has its own Twitter account." That's outrageous. If I was an avid social media person, it would freak me out quite a bit.
15 [on what films he likes] Spielberg as a kid but when I got a bit older there were loads more - the Danny Boyle movies, the Irish guys Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan. My dad had a small part in Michael Collins, driving a vintage car.
16 I was really into films when I was younger but I feel like a bit of a phony sometimes - I started acting because I didn't know what else to do. I filled in all these university application forms and honestly didn't want to do any of the courses. I spontaneously signed up to a part-time acting class at the same time. Then I did a full-time course, then went to drama school. When I started there I realized it's what I wanted to do. Being around committed people was very inspiring.

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