Dublin Youth Theatre
St. Vincent's C.B.S.
Cast as a CIA Agent in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"
Portrayed the ambitious Lord Petyr Baelish in HBO's "Game of Thrones"
Played an internationally known terrorist in Renny Harlin's "12 Rounds"
Cast as Teach in the Dublin Gate Theatre production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo"
Played Baltimore politician Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series "The Wire"
Made Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker"; earned a Tony nomination
Co-starred with Peter O'Toole in "The Final Curtain"
Played an aimless, self-absorbed man in "The Low Down"
Reprised role of Stuart in the special two-hour finale "Queer as Folk 2"
Returned to the London stage as Ariel in the Alameida Theater production of "The Tempest"
Portrayed Carver in the British TV adaptation of "Lorna Doone"
Starred as the highly sexually active Stuart on the popular British series "Queer as Folk" (Channel 4)
Co-starred in the Irish immigrant tale "Gold in the Streets"
Played a jailed IRA supporter who takes part in a hunger strike in "Some Mother's Son"
Played supporting role in Pat O'Connor's "Circle of Friends"
Reprised role of Tony in the BBC production of "Handful of Stars"
Played a homeless youth in Antonia Bird's "Safe" (BBC)
Played Tony in "Handful of Stars" at London's Bush Theatre
Moved to London at age 19 to pursue an acting career
Landed cameo roles in "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" and "The Courier" (billed as Aidan Murphy)
Took the stage name of Aidan Gillen
Gillen changed his surname from Murphy because there was already an Aidan Murphy in the Actor's Guild. Gillen was his mother's maiden name.