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Aiden Gillen

AIDAN GILLEN has worked extensively in film, television and theatre since the late eighties – in Dublin, London and, now, the U.S. He starred in the independent feature Buddy Boy (2000), and appeared on Broadway in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, which earned him a 2004 Tony award nomination. Most notably, he played politician, Tommy Carcetti for three seasons on HBO's highly acclaimed series The Wire.

Gillen's credits include lead roles in the award winning BBC film Safe, two episodes of the original Queer as Folk (receiving a BAFTA nomination for best actor), Terry George's debut film Some Mother's Son, the motion picture and theater productions of Jez Butterworth's Mojo(1999), the film Shanghai Knights with Jackie Chan (2004), The Final Curtain with Peter O'Toole, and Circle of Friends.

His many other theater credits include a lengthy engagement as Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross in London's West End, American Buffalo at Gate Theatre in Dublin, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me also in West End, The Tempest, Platonov and Playboy of the Western World.. In 2000, Gillen was awarded the most promising newcomer award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for his work in The Low Down. He also appeared in the six-part Canadian miniseries Dice.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Aiden Gillen Facts

Birth Name Aidan Murphy
BirthdayApril 24, 1968 (54)
BirthplaceDublin, Ireland
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Aiden Gillen compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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