Aidan Gillen- An Actor, Who is Famous For His Role Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger), In The HBO Series, “Game of Thrones”

Who is Aidan Gillan?

Aidan Gillen is an Irish Actor. He is famous for his role as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He is also widely known as Dr J. Allen Hynek in The History Channel’s “Project Blue Book,” Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series “The Wire,” Stuart Alan Jones in “Queer as Folk,” John Boy in the R.T.E. series “Love/Hate,” C.I.A. operative Bill Wilson in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Aberama Gold in the B.B.C. One series “Peaky Blinders” and as Queen’s manager John Reid in Bohemian Rhapsody. He also hosted seasons 10-13 of “Other Voices.”

Quick Info 
Celebrated NameAiden Gillen
Birth DateApril 24, 1968
Birth PlaceDrumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Star SignTaurus
ParentsFather: Dennis Murphy
Mother: Patricia Murphy
SiblingsFionnuala Murphy, Patricia Murphy, John Paul Murphy
WifeOlivia O’Flanagan (divorced)
Net Worth$4 million
Height5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Body Measurements41-14-33 inches
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlack

Aidan Gillen


Aidan Gillen was born on April 24 of 1968, in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland. He is currently 57 years old. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He is a son to mother, Patricia Murphy, who is a nurse and to father, Dennis Murphy who is an architect. Besides, he grew up along with his three siblings; actress Fionnuala Murphy, teacher Patricia Murphy, and playwright John Paul Murphy.

Early Life of Aidan Gillen

Gillen joined St. Vincent’s C.B.S. in Glasnevin. Later, he enrolled with the Dublin Youth Theatre during his teenage. He played as Nick Bottom in their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which staged at the Project Arts Center in Dublin. He later relocated to London.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Gillen is Irish by nationality and belongs to the white race.

Besides that, Gillan stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighing about 68 kg (150 lbs).  Additionally, his hair colour is black, and eye colour is blue with the body measurement of 41 inches chest, 14 inches biceps, and 33 inches waist.


In the early days of his career, Gillen used his birth name as his stage name. He used his mother’s maiden name after he knew there was already an actor named Aidan Murphy to listen in the Actors’ Guild. He has been active on stage in Ireland since the early 1980s. Gillen appeared in Dublin Youth Theatre’s “The Do-It-Yourself Frankenstein Outfit” in 1981. He did his first on-screen work in R.T.E.’s children’s television series Wanderly Wagon. The actor debuted on the big screen in Jack Clayton’s directorial venture The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne.

Furthermore, Gillen played in various small roles in projects like “The Courier,” “The Play on One,” “Screenplay,” “Gold in the Streets” and “Buddy Boy.” In 1999, he starred as Stuart Alan Jones in the British television series “Queen as Folk” and also reprised his role in 2000. Likewise, he played the main antagonist, Lord Nelson Rathbone, in Jackie Chan and Own Wilson-starred “Shanghai Knights,” which is the sequel to the 2000 action-comedy Shanghai Noon. Eventually, in 2004, he portrayed as Mick in the Broadway production of “The Caretaker,” at Roundabout Theatre. He also appeared in the production of “Juno and the Paycock” in 1989, “The Tempest” in 2000 and “Glengarry Glen Ross” in 2007.

Aidan Gillen


Between 2004 and 2008, Aidan Gillen associated in the HBO’s critically acclaimed drama series, “The Wire” where he portrayed the role of politician Thomas J. “Tommy” Carcetti. Eventually, he appeared as FI John Bloom in the ITV police procedural drama series “Identity” in 2010. In 2011, he started playing Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish on the HBO series Game of Thrones. He appeared in seven seasons until his character died in the season 7 finale The Dragon and the Wolf. He portrayed as the grieving widower Everett Newcombe in the B.B.C. One series Mayday.

From 2010 to 2013, Gillen also played as John Boy’s power in the R.T.E. series Love/Hate. Eventually, in 2015, he featured as the titular character in the miniseries Charlie. In the following year, he lent his voice to Paul Serene in the video game Quantum Break. Also, he portrayed in the live-action T.V. series of the same name. Gillen was cast in the four episodes of B.B.C.’s “Peaky Blinders” in 2017. He played C.I.A. operative Bill Wilson in the D.C. superhero film, “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012. He portrayed primary antagonist A.D. in the “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” in 2015 and “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” in 2018. In the same year, he also starred as a former music manager in “Bohemian Rhapsody” and also played in films “Rose Plays Julie” and “James and Lucia.”


Gillan has been associated with the entertainment industry since his teenage. He has contributed to a lot of movies for which he has been nominated in numerous awards and has won several of them. In 2000, he won Edinburgh International Film Festival for Best British Newcomer from The Low Down. Gillan received the Irish Film and Television Award for Actor in a Lead Roel Television from “The Wire” in 2009, “Love/Hate” in 2012, and “Charlie” in 2015. He had also earned Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actor in 2011 from Treacle Jr. Gillan gained Empire Hero Award from “Game of Thrones” in 2015 and also NAVGTR Award for Supporting Performance in a Drama from “Quantum Break” in 2017.

Aidan Gillen

Personal Life of Aidan Gillen

Aidan married to Olivia O’Flanagan on July 7, 2001. The duo is blessed with a son and daughter. Olivia gave birth to their daughter, Berry in 1997 and to a son, Joe in 2000. The couple cut off the marriage in 2014.

Aidan Gillen Net Worth

Gillan is living a luxurious life. He is a famous actor who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Gillan currently has about $4 million approximately.



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