Aidan Turner: Episode 96
Actor Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Poldark, Being Human) gives, by his own admission, the most personal interview of his career to date. On a rare break from filming he sat down with Jarlath in Soho to discuss the key moments in his life and work including his days as a welder and as a student at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. With an honesty and insight that is rare to find in any interview with a high profile actor, Aidan opens up to Jarlath about his process, the on-set notes from Sir Ian McKellen, the secret he will never reveal, his new movie with Chris O'Dowd, his connection with Ross Poldark and why "that scything photo" was born out of a commitment to becoming his character rather than any sort of vanity.
Relaxed and informal, this is a break from the standard press interviews Aidan is usually forced to perform and it gives a rare glimpse of an Irish actor living the dream and moving up in the world with a smile on his face.
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