AIDAN Turner has become a household name thanks to his leading role in Poldark.
But how did the actor end up on our screens? Is he single and what else has he been in? Here is the lowdown on his life and career…
Who is Aidan Turner?
Aidan Turner, 36, is an actor who was born in Ireland on June 19, 1983 and studied at Dublin's Gaiety School of Acting.
He began his career working on theatre shows before making onto the small screen with a recurring role on The Clinic and a part in BBC production, Desperate Romantics.
Aidan made waves after landing a part in BBC Three's supernatural drama Being Human in which he played vampire John Mitchell from 2009 to 2011.
Aidan is 1.83m – just under 6' 1" tall.
Who does Aidan Turner play in Poldark?
Aidan became a household name thanks to his role as titular character Ross Poldark in the 2015 revival of the BBC series.
The show is based on a series of historical novels by Winston Graham, with the first TV adaption airing from 1975 to 1977.
The fifth and final series returns THIS SUNDAY (July 14).
Is Aidan Turner single?
In April 2018 it was revealed that Aidan had secretly got engaged to a 24-year-old graduate lawyer.
The Mail Online reported the actor has popped the question to his mystery lady, less than a year after he split from girlfriend Nettie Wakefield.
Aidan had also been in a five year relationship with actress Sarah Greene but the pair called it quits in November 2015.
However, by June 16, 2018, it was revealed that Turner had started dating Caitlin FitzGerald.
The pair met on the set of The Man Who Killed Hitler and were seen walking hand-in-hand on the streets of Paris.
The couple are still together.
What else has Aidan Turner starred in?
Aidan has also enjoyed success on the big screen thanks to his part in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy.
The actor plays the dwarf Kili and nabbed the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his performance in The Desolation of Smaug.
He also played a shadowhunter-turned-werewolf Luke Garroway in the Hollywood fantasy adventure film, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones.
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Does Aidan Turner have social media?
Aidan is not active on social media and remains relatively private when he's not promoting his work.
In a previous interview, he admitted: "I don't do social media—maybe people should know that, because there's probably a bunch of fake Twitter things out there, Instagrams and all that, and Facebooks.
"I don't do any of it."
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