What was the Irish actor, star of the BBC’s And Then There Were None, doing before Poldark?
He’s been the topic of many water cooler conversations since gracing our TV screens as the eponymous, brooding Cornish hero Poldark in the remake of the Seventies drama of the BBC, but Aidan Turner didn’t just appear from nowhere. The 31-year old Irish actor has a varied back catalogue that is surprising, including starring roles as a vampire a dwarf as well as a campaigner for eggs.
Irish TV advert (2001)
Yes, that’s right. Eggs. We have to confess that we are mightily impressed with his spinach frittata.
And also, the boy can dance, also…
Before he went to acting school at the age of 19 (he was a pupil at Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting, which is also the alma mater of his current girlfriend Sarah Greene), Turner’s talent lay in ballroom dancing. He competed globally in the ballroom and Latin American disciplines, representing Ireland, for ten years, but had to give it up because his parents couldn’t afford the competition costs. But he definitely has not lost any of his moves, as this video. As the cast of Poldark gets ready to film a waltz scene, an associate of the production crew switches the music to a the Brazilian funk tune, Mas Que Nada. The results are glorious. Continue reading “Life and Work of Irish Celebrity Aidan Turner”