Aidan Gillen Height, Net worth, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

In most actors’ careers, there is always one role they take on that will forever remain synonymous with them, though such characters occasionally grow to eclipse their other endeavors. For Sylvester Stallone it was his performance in Rambo, for Arnold Schwarzenegger it was Terminator, Harry Potter for Daniel Radcliffe and Walter White for Bryan Cranston, among others. Aidan Gillen is no different from the aforementioned lot, as his portrayal of Petyr Baelish in Game of Thrones was so outstanding that he will be better identified for that role than any other for years to come. Read on to learn more about his career, achievements, and personal life.

Biography (Age)

Aidan Gillen was born on April 24, 1968 in Drumcondra, Dublin. His parents’ names are not known, but his father is said to have been an architect while his mother worked as a nurse. He received his secondary education at St Vincent’s CBS in Glasnevin, during the same time that he joined Dublin Youth Theatre.

A member of the Dublin Youth Theatre, Gillen notably played the role of Nick Bottom in the Project Arts Centre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In his late teens (late 80’s), Gillen played minor roles in a number of films. A few years later, he landed better roles in films like Clock Tower (1993), Circle of Friends (1995) and A Mother’s Son (1996), which brought him little recognition in the industry. Gillen continued to search for his breakthrough role appearing in his role as Stuart Alan Jones on the television series Queer as Folk(1999-2000). His performance in the series earned him a British Academy Television Award nomination for Best Actor. That same year he won the Best British Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for his role in The Low Down (2000).

On the front of the stage, Aidan Gillen was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003 for his Broadway role in Harold Pinter’s play The Caretaker. Though he wasn’t lucky enough to win the award, his performance in the play is said to have caught the attention of the producers of the HBO series The Wire, who subsequently cast him as Tommy Carcetti on the show. In 2011, after appearing in films such as 12 Rounds (2009) and Treacle Jr. (2010), Gillen began portraying Petyr Baelish A.KA Littlefinger on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2017).

Aidan Gillen Net Worth (Income and Earnings)

According to the Celebrity Net Worth website,Aidan Gillen has an estimated net worth of $8 million. The Irish actor, who began his career as a teenager in the 80’s, was able to make bank primarily through his acting career. Some of his best-known works include The Cable (2004-2008), 12 Rounds (2009), Shadow Dancer (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Game of Thrones (2011-2017), where he reportedly made about 300,000 U.S. dollars per episode.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Gillen has also made money from his stage performances and voice work.

family – woman

Aidan Gillen married his wife Olivia O’Flanagan, There are conflicting accounts as to when exactly the two met, with some claiming they had known each other since they were teenagers while others report they met in 1997, the same year, in whom they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Berry Murphy. Gillen and his family lived together as he continued to make a name for himself in the acting industry. The family added another member by 2000, when the couple welcomed a son named Joe Murphy.

In 2001, after a four-year relationship that gave birth to two children, Gillen and O’Flanagan decided to exchange vows as they became Ireland’s most famous celebrity couple. Their relationship blossomed over the following decade as they seemed inseparable. Gillen often cited his wife and children at awards shows as his inspiration to achieve success. Everything seemed to be going well between the two until 2015, when it was revealed that the couple had been separated for a while.

After the breakup, Gillen dated Irish singer Camille O’Sullivan, with whom he has been dating ever since.


Aidan Gillen’s height is measured at 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm. The slim, black-haired and blue-eyed actor weighs around 68 kg. His other measurements are chest – 41 inches or 104 cm, arms/biceps – 14 inches or 35.5 cm, waist – 33 inches or 84 cm.

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