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Aidan Gillen (/ˈɡɪlˈɛn/; born Aidan Murphy, 24 April 1968) is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', John Boy in the crime drama ''Love/Hate'', Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tommy Carcetti in the HBO drama ''Series/TheWire'', and hosting ''Other Voices''. He has been nominated for the British Academy Television Award, the British Independent Film Award and a Tony Award, and has won two Irish Film & Television Awards.

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Aidan Gillen (/ˈɡɪlˈɛn/; born Aidan Murphy, 24 April 1968) 1968 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', John Boy in the crime drama ''Love/Hate'', Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tommy Carcetti in the HBO drama ''Series/TheWire'', and hosting ''Other Voices''. He has been nominated for the British Academy Television Award, the British Independent Film Award and a Tony Award, and has won two Irish Film & Television Awards.


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* TheDanza: He plays Aidan Lynch in ''Circle of Friends'' and another Aidan in ''Treacle Jr''.
* DawsonCasting: ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' saw him at 49 playing a 26-year-old.
* FakeAmerican: ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Series/TheWire'', ''Series/ProjectBlueBook''.
* FakeBrit: Sort of. He affects an English accent for the first two seasons of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and then inexplicably drops it for the remainder of the series.
* FakeScot: He plays the Scottish manager John Reid in ''Film/BohemianRhapsody''.
* StarMakingRole: It was a slow climb but ''Series/LoveHate'' was definitely the turning point that brought him from 'that guy in that thing' to ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* StuntCasting: He and Creator/MariaDoyleKennedy as the parents in ''Film/SingStreet'', along with rising star Jack Reynor - as the majority of the cast is made up of unknown teen actors.
* TypeCasting: Often as a slimy villain or a {{Jerkass}}. Notably in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Littlefinger's persona is tweaked to match Aidan's typecasting; in the books he's able to manipulate people by being charming and trustworthy, whereas in the show he's so ObviouslyEvil George RR Martin has said that the two are completely different characters.



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* 2019 - ''Series/ProjectBlueBook'' as Dr. J. Allen Hynek



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* 2018 -- ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' as John Reid

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* 2016 -- ''Film/SingStreet'' as Robert Lawlor

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* 2015 -- ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'' as Janson



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* 2017 -- ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' as Aberama Gold


* 2015 - 2017 -- ''Charlie'' as [[UsefulNotes/PrimeMinistersOfIreland Charles Haughey]]

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* 2015 - 2017 present -- ''Charlie'' as [[UsefulNotes/PrimeMinistersOfIreland Charles Haughey]]


* 2015 - present -- ''Charlie'' as [[UsefulNotes/PrimeMinistersOfIreland Charles Haughey]]

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* 2015 - present 2017 -- ''Charlie'' as [[UsefulNotes/PrimeMinistersOfIreland Charles Haughey]]



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* 2017 -- ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'' as Goosefat Bill


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* 2011 - present -- ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

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* 2011 - present 2017 -- ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish


''"[[Film/TheDarkKnightRises First one to describe Aidan Gillen here, gets to stay on my trope page!]]"''



* 2003 ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'' as Lord Nelson Rathbone
* 2009 ''Film/TwelveRounds'' as Miles Jackson
* 2011 ''Film/WakeWood'' as Patrick Daley
* 2012 ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' as the CIA Agent (Bill Wilson)

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* 2003 -- ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'' as Lord Nelson Rathbone
* 2009 -- ''Film/TwelveRounds'' as Miles Jackson
* 2011 -- ''Film/WakeWood'' as Patrick Daley
* 2012 -- ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' as the CIA Agent (Bill Wilson)



* 1999-2000 ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' Stuart Alan Jones
* 2004--2008 ''Series/TheWire'' as Thomas J. "Tommy" Carcetti
* 2010--2011 ''Series/LoveHate'' as "John Boy" Power
* 2011-- ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
* 2015 ''Charlie'' as [[UsefulNotes/PrimeMinistersOfIreland Charles Haughey]]

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* 1999-2000 1999 - 2000 -- ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' Stuart Alan Jones
* 2004--2008 2004 - 2008 -- ''Series/TheWire'' as Thomas J. "Tommy" Carcetti
* 2010--2011 2010 - 2011 -- ''Series/LoveHate'' as "John Boy" Power
* 2011-- 2011 - present -- ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
* 2015 - present -- ''Charlie'' as [[UsefulNotes/PrimeMinistersOfIreland Charles Haughey]]



* 2016 ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'' as Paul Serene

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* 2016 -- ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'' as Paul Serene





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* 2016 ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'' as Paul Serene

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* 2016 ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'' as Paul SereneSerene

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