Aidan Turner stepped into the field of acting with stage roles in popular dramas like The Plough and the Stars, Romeo and Juliet and A Cry from Heaven. Later, he appeared on the first episode of The Tudors. Between the year 2008 and 2009, he worked in the recurring roles on The Clinic.
Turner played the role of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in all the six episodes of the show Desperate Romantics, which was aired in 2009. He also performed the role of the vampire John Mitchell on the drama programme Being Human.
After that, he appeared in short movie The Sound of People as Father and in Matterhorn as Theodore. He later played Mal in the thriller feature film Alarm.
While working on Being Human, he was cast by Peter Jackson as the dwarf Kili in The Hobbit Trilogy, in which he performed alongside big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Orlando Bloom, and he also worked in the movie The Mortal Instruments: City of the Bones. In 2015, Aidan appeared in And Then There Were None, which gained enormous popularity. It is based on a novel by Agatha Christie. Apart from that, Turner also performed the title role of Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC series Poldark.
Moving towards his personal life, Aiden is currently dating her girlfriend Jessica Miller Turner. Jessica is a pair skater who represented Canada in international competition. They have been in the relationship since June 2014. The couple has a son named Tristan James.
Aiden was previously married to his wife Megan Marshall, an American scholar and writer. However, they got separated after 6 years. He was also in a relationship with actress Sarah Greene and they broke up in the year 2015.
In spite of his age, Aiden has earned quite a lot of money from his career in acting. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $4 million. His hit movie The Hobbit’s made $956 million at the box office against the budget of 180 million USD. Similarly, his other movie The Mortal Instruments: City of the Bones made the box office collection of 90.6 million USD.
We do not know if Aidan is among the 109 presenters and performers working in the BBC whose annual salary exceeds £150,000. However, given his status as a star performer, there is ample chance that he falls in the category.
Talking about the awards that Aiden Turner has received, he is a recipient of the Best Male Newcomer Award bestowed by Empire Award for his performance in The Hobbit and later he won ab Impact award at the National Television Award for being Best TV Actor.