2 April 2015
Sunday nights have been taken over by the dark and brooding Aidan Turner, who plays the lead role in new BBC drama ‘Poldark’.
Every time the show is on Twitter breaks out into a frenzy over the 31-year-old leading man, but how much do you know about his life before Poldark?
Here’s 10 things you might not know about Aidan Turner…
His TV Debut Was In Another Sexy Period Drama
Turner’s first TV role was playing Bedoli in ‘The Tudors’ - but he only had 52-seconds of screentime! He’s in the very first episode if you fancy trying to find him.
His First Acting Gig Was Flogging Eggs
When he was just 18, Turner was in an advert for Bord Bia - AKA The Irish Food Board - who promote sales of produce in the country. In the advert, a barely recognisable Turner played a young man who finds love amongst the aisles.
He Knew How To Makes Sparks Fly Before Poldark
Before becoming an actor, Turner worked alongside his father as an apprentice electrician. In an interview with The Independent he said, “There were a lot of things I didn’t want to do,” he says. “I wasn’t very academic so I didn’t want to go to college and study anything. I worked as an apprentice with my dad [an electrician] and knew manual labour wasn’t where it was at either.”
You Can Buy An Aidan Turner Handbook
Turner has his own fan-run wiki page, which has followed him throughout his career. On the site you can buy items his film and TV characters have worn (including Kili’s necklace ‘The Hobbit’ franchise), a LEGO figurine of the star, magazine covers he has been on and even an Aidan Turner handbook, which provides everything people need to know about him.