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Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate, and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire. In 2011, Gillen ... See full bio »

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Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
The Wire
The Wire Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti / Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
The Dark Knight Rises
Sing Street
Sing Street Robert Lalor


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 2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (post-production)
Goosefat Bill Wilson
 2017 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Alec Leamas (rumored)
 2016 Quantum Break (TV Series)
Paul Serene
- Deception (2016) ... Paul Serene
- Prisoner (2016) ... Paul Serene
- Monarch Solutions (2016) ... Paul Serene
- Lifeboat Protocol (2016) ... Paul Serene
 2016 Quantum Break (Video Game)
Paul Serene (voice)
 2016 Sing Street
Robert Lalor
 2015/VI Violet (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 You're Ugly Too
 2014/II Song (Short)
 2014/III Ambition (Short)
 2014/II Still
Tom Carver
 2010-2013 Love/Hate (TV Series)
John Boy Power
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... John Boy Power (credit only)
 2013 Beneath the Harvest Sky
 2013/I The Note (Short)
 2013 Mister John
Gerry Devine
 2013 Scrapper
 2012 Ekki Mukk (Short)
 2012 The Good Man
 2012 Shadow Dancer
 2011 Blitz
 2010 Treacle Jr.
 2009 Runners (Short)
 2009 Spunkbubble (Short)
 2009 Wake Wood
 2009 Freefall (TV Movie)
 2009 12 Rounds
Miles Jackson
 2008/IV Blackout
 2005 Walk Away and I Stumble (TV Movie)
 2005 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Steve Fallon
- Willesden Confidential (2005) ... Steve Fallon
 2005 Trouble with Sex
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Jimmy Colby
- Vigilante (2005) ... Jimmy Colby
 2003 Photo Finish
 2003 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Amyas Crale
- Five Little Pigs (2003) ... Amyas Crale
 2003 Burning the Bed (Short)
 2003 Shanghai Knights
 2002 The Final Curtain
Dave Turner
 2002 First Communion Day (TV Movie)
 2001 My Kingdom
 2000 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Carver Doone
 2000 The Darkling (TV Movie)
Jeff Obold
 2000 The Low Down
 2000 The Second Death (Short)
Pool player 1
 1999 Buddy Boy
 1998 Amazing Grace (Short)
Young Man
 1997 Mojo
 1997 Gold in the Streets
 1996 Some Mother's Son
Gerard Quigley
 1994 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
James Crozier
- To Encourage the Others (1994) ... James Crozier
 1993 A Handful of Stars (TV Movie)
 1993 Belfry (TV Movie)
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
- Safe (1993) ... Gypo
 1993 The Bill (TV Series)
Jeff Barratt
- Play the Game (1993) ... Jeff Barratt
 1992 An Ungentlemanly Act (TV Movie)
Marine Wilcox
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
- Killing Time (1990) ... Harry
 1988 The Courier
Boy picked up by Val (as Aidan Murphy)
 1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (as Aidan Murphy)
 1985 The Drip (Short)
Young Guy 1 (as Aidan Murphy)
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He acted in John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Aisling O'Sullivan, Des McAleer, and Gina Moxley in the cast. Lynne Parker was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Aiden Gillen | Aidan Murphy


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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On his role as Carcetti in _The Wire (2002)_: We follow Carcetti's journey as a minor player in city politics to a major contender in a mayoral election. He was a young guy who was considered an upstart, who saw an opportunity to do something, maybe effect some change. We see him open up and develop a conscience. I hope he's not just coming across as smarm. I'd say he's flawed, but driven. See more »


The surname change, taking his mother's maiden name, came about because there was already an Aidan Murphy on Equity's books. See more »


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