Aidan Turner Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Aidan Turner

Nick Name

Aidan

Aidan Turner at the Jameson Empire Awards in March 2014
Aidan Turner at the Jameson Empire Awards in March 2014

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Education

Aidan got his secondary school education from St Mac Dara’s Community College in Templeogue. He then got enrolled at the Firhouse Community College.

To polish his acting skills, he later got entry at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin from where he graduated in 2004.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Pat Turner (Electrician)
  • Mother – Eileen Turner
  • Siblings – Colin Turner

Manager

Aidan Turner is represented by Lisa Richards Agency.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Aidan Turner has dated –

  1. India Whisker (2004) – Aidan Turner was reported to be in a relationship with actress India Whisker in 2004. They had grown close while studying at the Gaiety School of Acting.
  2. Charlene McKenna (2007-2009) – Turner started dating another actress, Charlene McKenna in 2007. After dating for a brief period, they moved in together in an apartment in Camden, North London, but decided to go separate ways in 2009.
  3. Lenora Crichlow (2009-2011) – Aidan started going out with British actress Lenora Crichlow in 2009. They had reportedly grown affectionate with each other while working in the TV series, Being Human, in which he was cast as a vampire and Lenora as a ghost. They made a number of public appearances together in course of their relationship. The duo broke up in 2011, which led to him walking out of the TV series. In 2016, there were reports of them having got back together as they were spotted hanging out together at a party.
  4. Sarah Greene (2011-2015) – Aidan got in a relationship with an Irish actress Sarah Greene in 2011. By the end of 2014, he had hinted at moving to New York City so that he could spend more time with his girlfriend after having revealed he had to stay away from her for a long time while shooting for Hobbit movie series. In early 2015, they had got engaged, but Sarah refuted these rumors. In November 2015, they had broken up amicably.
  5. Eleanor Tomlinson (2017-Present) – Poldark co-stars Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan started dating in summer of 2017.
Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene at the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies in December 2014
Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene at the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies in December 2014

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Ripped physique

Measurements

His body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
Aidan Turner shirtless in a scene from the Poldark TV series
Aidan Turner shirtless in a scene from the Poldark TV series

Shoe Size

Unknown

Brand Endorsements

Early in his acting career, Aidan appeared in a TV commercial for the juice product, Fruice.

He also appeared in a TV advert for the eggs from Irish food brand, Bord Bia.

He also voiced an LG TV commercial.

Religion

Catholic

Best Known For

  • Being cast as dwarf Kíli in the three-movie fantasy film series, The Hobbit (2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Having played the role of Ross Poldark in the BBC TV series, Poldark, which was adapted from the novels of the same name written by Winston Graham.
  • Portraying Luke Garroway in the action adventure film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).

First Film

In 2007, Aidan appeared in a short film The Sound of People in the role of father.

Later in 2008, Aidan was seen in his first feature film appearance in the leading role in Irish suspense movie, Alarm.

First TV Show

In 2007, Aidan guest appeared in an episode of historical fiction series, The Tudors.

Personal Trainer

Aidan got his body in perfect shape for his role in Poldark by increasing the frequency and intensity of his gym workouts. He got a tailor-made workout and followed it religiously for 6 weeks. He made sure that he was getting more cardio done along with quality core work to carve out washboard abs.

Aidan also followed a disciplined diet plan with a focus on eating lean meats and fresh vegetables. In fact, he was banned from eating Cornish pasty as his trainer believed it would spoil his six pack.

Aidan Turner Favorite Things

His favorite things aren’t known.

Aidan Turner at the Masterpiece: Poldark Season 2 panel discussion in July 2016
Aidan Turner at the Masterpiece: Poldark Season 2 panel discussion in July 2016

Aidan Turner Facts

  1. After completion of his secondary school education, he worked along with his father as an apprentice electrician.
  2. He decided to go for an acting career after he saw an advertising poster for Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting.
  3. He likes tattoo art and has got a couple of tattoos on his upper arm, which includes an inscription in Chinese script.
  4. While growing up, he used to indulge in a number of sports including badminton, squash, snooker, football, and tennis. He still tries to play his favorite sports in his free time.
  5. Aidan is also a good dancer and has taken training in ballroom and Latin dancing. He even represented Ireland in a competition.
  6. In 2016, Glamour Magazine UK declared him the Sexiest Man in the World after conducting an online poll.
  7. He is one of the few actors to have played the role of a vampire as well as a werewolf.
  8. He was afraid that he might lose out on being cast as dwarf Kili in the Hobbit movie series as he hadn’t read much of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.
  9. The Hobbit director Peter Jackson initially wanted to cast Turner in a role of the elf as he believed Turner had elfin features.
  10. He is a big UFC and MMA fan.
  11. Join Aidan on Twitter.

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