Aidan Gillen Net Worth

Aidan Gillen Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Aidan Murphy net worth is
$4 Million

Aidan Murphy Wiki Biography

Aiden Murphy, born on the 24th of April 1968, is an Irish actor who became famous under his stage name Aiden Gillen for his Hollywood roles in the television series “The Wire” and “Game of Thrones”, and for his starring role in the movie “The Dark Knight Rises”.

So how much is Gillen’s net worth? As of mid-2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $4 million, acquired from his years working as an actor on stage and television and in film, which began in the 1980s.

Aidan Gillen Net Worth $4 Million

Born in Drumcondra, Dublin in Ireland, Gillen started acting at a very young age. He studied at St. Vincent’s C.B.S. in Glasnevin, and began his acting career soon after. He joined the Dublin Youth Theatre where he got to play the role of Nick Bottom in the stage production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Project Arts Centre.

After acting in various stage productions, Gillen moved to London and tried his skills in television and movies. His first role in film came in 1985 when he joined the cast of “The Drip”, followed by “The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne” in 1987. He also starred in a couple of made-for-TV movies in the early ‘90s, including “An Ungentlemanly Act”, “A Handful of Stars”, and “Belfry”. Gillen’s early years certainly helped set up his career and his net worth.

In 1999, Gillen finally made a breakthrough in his career, when he became part of the television series “Queer as Folk”. His role as Stuart Alan Jones led to a nomination from British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.

Despite being active in film and television, Gillen still continued acting on stage too, and in 2003, he starred in the play “The Caretaker”, being nominated for a Tony Award. It was also during “The Caretaker” that a producer from HBO spotted Gillen, and subsequently included him in the network’s cult classic series “The Wire”. His role as Thomas J. “Tommy” Carcetti earned him an Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television, actually playing the role until the series ended in 2008.

After the success of “The Wire”, Gillen returned to HBO and became part of their new series “The Game of Thrones” in 2011; the show became an instant hit, and his role as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish elevated his career and net worth even more. In 2012, he also starred in “The Dark Knight Rises” playing the role of CIA agent Bill Wilson which also became a hit.

Aside from acting, Gillen has also done some voice work, including recording several audiobooks, such as “The Barrytown Trilogy: The Commitments”, “The Poetry of Ireland” and “The Art of War”. His success in acting and his other endeavors also helped his rising wealth.

Today, Gillen is still active in acting. He is still part of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and will return for the third installment of the “Maze Runner” trilogy in 2018.

In terms of his personal life, Gillen married Olivia O’Flanagan in 2001, but the two separated in 2014. They have two children together. He is now partnered with Camille O’Sullivan.

Full NameAidan Gillen
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthApril 24, 1968
Place Of BirthDrumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
EducationSt. Vincent's C.B.S., Glasnevin
SpouseOlivia O'Flanagan (m. 2001- 2014)
ChildrenBerry Murphy, Joe Murphy
SiblingsFionnuala Murphy, John Paul Murphy, Patricia Murphy
PartnerCamille O'Sullivan
AwardsIrish Film & Television Awards (2012, 2014), Best British Newcomer (2000, Edinburgh International Film Festival)
NominationsBritish Academy Television Award - Best Actor, British Independent Film Award, Tony Award, Irish Times Theatre Award, BAFTA TV Award (2000), Screen Actors Guild Awards, Crime Thriller Awards, UK (2011)
Movies“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2017), “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (2015), “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), “12 Rounds” (2009), “Blitz” (2011), “Wake Wood” (2011)
TV Shows“The Wire” (2004-2008), “Game of Thrones” (2011-2017), “Queer as Folk” (1999-2000), “Love/Hate” (2010-2011), “American Buffalo” (2007), “The Caretaker”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
1Smirking expression
1There's a lot of Game of Thrones (2011) stuff used in a lot of pastiches. I don't know if I've seen a Lego Game of Thrones (2011) yet, but there must be one. And there's an animated thing that's been going on for quite some time, and Littlefinger is a newsreader in it, and it's great.
2Every couple of years - no, that's every couple of weeks - I think I'm going to give up acting.
3The first time I played a killer, in the 1997 film 'Mojo,' I went to my local video shop and got out a video of real executions and a history of the Third Reich. The guy in the shop was giving me a look. I thought this would help, but I don't think it made any difference, and I don't want to see any more executions.
4I hope it's not all I'll ever do, but I know I've played enigmatic characters. For me, the good characters are people who get places, are devious, are cunning and tricky and hard to pin down. Obviously, if you play one and you do an okay job of it, that'll be on people's minds.
5I myself started out quite young; when you're working, professionally, even if you are in your teens, you just want to be treated the same as everybody else. You just want people to see you as an actor and not as a kid.
6I don't do a lot of reflecting. I'm usually about getting on with it.
7I've enjoyed working on the TV series that I've worked on, in particular something like The Wire (2002) where there was so much time to tell the story and develop a character. I learned from that that it's best not to lay all your cards on the table straight away.
8Because work takes up a lot of time, you have to choose your moments for really letting rip. I hang out with my friends and my family and I spend time with my kids when I'm not working. They don't see my being an actor as exotic. For them, it's just an everyday thing. Sometimes it's amusing to them and other times, embarrassing.
9Everything's borne out of human experience, of course - rejection, humiliation, poverty, whatever. People aren't born bad, no matter how harsh the circumstances. There is a person in there, and that person is not made of ice.
10It might take me an hour to get to feel at ease with somebody. I don't find it easy to go into a room full of 10 people and give it all away. In the pilot season in Los Angeles I've done that a couple of times.
11It's nice to have a few names. I use a few names myself. I use a few different surnames. I call myself James sometimes. I actually use my mother's name as a professional name. But if someone calls me Mr. Murphy or Mr. Gillen, I don't like that. I don't like being called 'mister,' and I don't like being called 'sir.'
12I can read people, and if the other person doesn't want to say anything, I'm fine with that. People say things when it's time to say them.
13It's always a good idea to let the audience make up their own minds.
14To start, I wasn't really interested in acting at all, and I didn't make much impact. The first play I was in was on for five nights and I didn't show up for two of them and nobody noticed. But I stayed because that's where my friends were, and after a while I found myself wanting to inhabit other people's worlds and lives.
15It's always more interesting to take on someone that's going to have hidden sides or a fatal flaw, because there's going to be more to play with - more conflict, internally or in and around them - but it's probably the thing of finding the positive in there.
16I try to keep my integrity. I don't want to be in 'Hello!' or on 'Celebrity Big Brother.'
17I heat myself up over the fact that I am never going to be as good as I want to be.
18I have Googled myself, yeah, I think everybody has. I try not to make a habit of it - in fact I made a rule once never to Google myself, which made me happy.
19You're Ugly Too (2015) isn't a comedy, but it has a lightness of touch with a hard edge. But it's essentially a warm story tinged with a bit of melancholy in the great Irish tradition. I'm very proud of that film.
20I really like coming-of-age dramas. It's probably the most intense period in anyone's life, those years before you become an adult. Dramatically, there's so much to explore there. And it's nice to be around young talent coming through.
21I do what I can, but I'll always give it a shot. You're not going to see me playing a Welsh character any time soon, not because I wouldn't love to. I went up to Wales once and read for a film with Rhys Ifans, and haven't been asked back since. We did have a nice time on the train on the way back.
22I didn't want to go to college or work in an office or have a nine-to-five job. I knew that quite clearly before I left school.
23I'd quite like to do a musical. I'd probably have to develop that myself.
24I suppose there are actors who are worried about their public image. But I've never had any trouble playing unpleasant characters. It is only a part. Which is why you do it -because you are interested in exploring something you never could or would be.
25I find still photographs make me quite self-conscious.
26I've probably had my best time acting - or not acting, or trying to not act - on things like 'The Low Down' or 'Treacle Jr.' I'm happiest doing things like that. Not just because they're lead roles, but because there's more freedom in them.
27I've made a point of trying not to play the same part, and of moving between theatre and film and TV. The idea is that by the time you come back, you have been away for a year and people have forgotten you. If you like having time off, which I do, that's a good career strategy.
28There was a year between school and getting going as an actor when I basically just watched films. Video shops were the new thing, and there was a good one round the corner and me and my brother just watched everything, from the horror to the European art-house.
29When I was a teenager, the actors I was really into were Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn. I saw Rumble Fish (1983) on my 16th birthday, and around the same time, it was The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) and Bad Boys' from 'Sean Penn (I).
30I hate it when people tell you you're good when you know that you're not.
31I don't really differentiate between different genres: if there's a good part going, I'll go after it, and it's preferable to me if it's something I haven't done before.
32I like the Edinburgh Film Festival, and I've liked what I've experienced of Glasgow's Film Festival too.
33I do consider how I spend my time off carefully because I've got two kids.
34Heroes (2006), Desperate Housewives (2004), The Sopranos (1999) - they're all very stylized. The Wire (2002) is much more rooted in realism and honesty. In American television, I can't think of anything I'd rather have been in because it has got something to say and that is the kind of thing I want to do.
35It seems to me that most characters, in anything, are flawed in some way, just like most people. You look for the good in the flawed people and vice versa, and then try and make them appealing in some way.
36Becoming a father has made my life a lot more interesting. It's like everything slows down because time goes slower, and you notice that you're actually awake for so many more hours. Your waking hours elongate because you're doing things at a child's pace.
37I don't like DVD extras. No. Especially when they do things like put out alternative endings? I find all of that a little bizarre, because there should only be one ending. I don't like to be told, 'Oh, we could have had it this way,' for the director's cut.
38There's no way the writing staff of 'Game of Thrones' haven't read 'The Art of War.' There's definitely an influence on 'Game of Thrones' from this book in both a general way and on the character of Lord Baelish and his strategies.
39So-called reality TV, which dominates British channels, is destroying what made it cherishable to me and lots of others in the first place. I loved Alan Clarke, Ken Loach and Alan Bleasdale's work. In fact the first TV dramas I ever saw were 'Screen Twos' produced by David Thompson, who also produced a lot of Alan Clarke.
40My own rapping skills are quite good, actually. You get this thing, I think it's called Songify or AutoRap, and you talk into them, and they auto-tune it and make it into a quite interesting musical number. And I got one where it builds it into a rap.
41I have been in control of what I've been doing, of the career I've put together.
42People say The Wire's bleak, y'know, but I see it as a love letter to Baltimore, and it's one written in a very strange and complex way.
43I'm always attracted to bold, risk-taking scripts. Both The Wire and Queer as Folk had a big scope. They were panoramas, telling ambitious stories about two cities, Baltimore and Manchester, for the first time. Some people said that Queer as Folk was sensationalist and had too much sex. The real mayor of Baltimore complained that The Wire was too bleak. But they're missing the point. Both David Simon and Russell T Davies obviously loved the worlds they were writing about. In drama you can either pretend everything is OK, or you can show the world as it really is in the hope that it gets better.
44On his role as Carcetti in _The Wire (2002)_: We follow Carcetti's journey as a minor player in city politics to a major contender in a mayoral election. He was a young guy who was considered an upstart, who saw an opportunity to do something, maybe effect some change. We see him open up and develop a conscience. I hope he's not just coming across as smarm. I'd say he's flawed, but driven.
1Appears in Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989) as the husband of Rachael Stirling. He stars in Game of Thrones (2011) where he plays an ally to Diana Rigg, the mother of Rachael Stirling.
2The surname change, taking his mother's maiden name, came about because there was already an Aidan Murphy on Equity's books.
3Echoing his earlier work 14 years previous in John Michael McDonagh's short film "Second Death", Aiden Gillen repeats his exaggerated and threatening karate-moves in a similar bar scene toward Brendan Gleeson in Calvary - also by John Michael McDonagh.
4Educated at St. Vincent's C.B.S., Glasnevin.
5Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker."
6He uses the surname of Gillen because someone else was already registered as Aidan Murphy in the Actors' Guild. Gillen is his mother's surname.
7Brother of actress Fionnuala Murphy. His brother, John Paul Murphy, is a playwright, and his other sister, Patricia Murphy, is a teacher.
8Mother is a nurse and his late father was an architect.
9Moved back to Ireland in 2009 with his wife and two kids, daughter Berry and son Joe. Now lives in Kerry, Ireland. [2011].
10Brown haired Irish actor who got his big break in the controversial, highly acclaimed TV series Queer as Folk (1999).


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword2017post-productionGoosefat Bill Wilson
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold2017TV Mini-Series announcedAlec Leamas (rumored)
Game of Thrones2011-2017TV SeriesPetyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
The Corridor2016ShortMister
Quantum Break2016TV SeriesPaul Serene
Quantum Break2016Video GamePaul Serene (voice)
Sing Street2016Robert
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials2015Janson
Violet2015/VIShortNarrator (voice)
You're Ugly Too2015Will
Charlie2015TV Mini-SeriesCharles J Haughey
Still2014/IITom Carver
Calvary2014Dr. Frank Harte
Love/Hate2010-2013TV SeriesJohn Boy Power
Beneath the Harvest Sky2013Clayton
The Note2013/IShortLars
Mister John2013Gerry Devine
Mayday2013TV Mini-SeriesEverett Newcombe
Ekki Mukk2012Short
The Good Man2012Michael
The Dark Knight Rises2012CIA Op
Shadow Dancer2012Gerry
Thorne: Scaredycat2010Phil Hendricks
Thorne: Sleepyhead2010Phil Hendricks
Treacle Jr.2010Aidan
Identity2010TV SeriesDI John Bloom
Wake Wood2009Patrick
Freefall2009TV MovieGus
12 Rounds2009Miles Jackson
Walk Away and I Stumble2005TV MoviePaul
The Last Detective2005TV SeriesSteve Fallon
Trouble with Sex2005Conor
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesJimmy Colby
Photo Finish2003Joe
Agatha Christie's Poirot2003TV SeriesAmyas Crale
Burning the Bed2003ShortStephen
Shanghai Knights2003Rathbone
The Final Curtain2002Dave Turner
First Communion Day2002TV MovieSeamus
Dice2001TV Mini-SeriesGlenn Taylor
My Kingdom2001Puttnam
Lorna Doone2000TV MovieCarver Doone
The Darkling2000TV MovieJeff Obold
The Low Down2000Frank
The Second Death2000ShortPool player 1
Queer as Folk1999-2000TV SeriesStuart Jones
Buddy Boy1999Francis
Amazing Grace1998ShortYoung Man
Gold in the Streets1997Paddy
Some Mother's Son1996Gerard Quigley
Circle of Friends1995Aidan Lynch
In Suspicious Circumstances1994TV SeriesJames Crozier
A Handful of Stars1993TV MovieTony
Belfry1993TV MovieDominic
Screenplay1993TV SeriesGypo
The Bill1993TV SeriesJeff Barratt
An Ungentlemanly Act1992TV MovieMarine Wilcox
The Play on One1990TV SeriesHarry
The Courier1988Boy picked up by Val (as Aidan Murphy)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne1987as Aidan Murphy
The Drip1985ShortYoung Guy 1 (as Aidan Murphy)


Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood2016TV Movie documentary additional research


The Scorch Trials: Janson's Report2015Video shortHimself
La Violencia2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Aidan Gillen Goes to the Waterfall2014ShortHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryPetyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Making of Game of Thrones2011Video documentaryPetyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Award Winner
The Wire: The Last Word2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tapping the Wire2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The Boys of Manchester: On the Set of Queer as Folk2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
What the Folk?... Behind the Scenes of 'Queer as Folk'2000DocumentaryStuart Jones

Archive Footage

No Small Parts2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Venice Report1997TV Short documentaryBaby

Won Awards

2015IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role - DramaCharlie (2014)
2012IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionLove/Hate (2010)
2011Best ActorMilano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards)Treacle Jr. (2010)
2009IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role in TelevisionThe Wire (2002)
2000Best British NewcomerEdinburgh International Film FestivalThe Low Down (2000)

Nominated Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: VillainMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
2012IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor - TelevisionGame of Thrones (2011)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2011DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Supporting ActorThorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
2010British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorTreacle Jr. (2010)
2000BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorQueer as Folk (1999)

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