Birth Name: Aidan Gillen
Birth Place: Dublin, IE
Gillen was born as Aidan Murphy on April 24, 1968, in Dublin, Ireland, the youngest of six children of a nurse and an architect. He grew up in artistic ranks, with his sister Fionnuala becoming an actress and his brother John Paul a television writer and playwright. Aidan came of age fascinated by film, the home video revolution affording him a chance to devour movie classics. He began acting at age 13, studying the craft at the Dublin Youth Theatre. At age 15, he started dating a neighborhood girl, Olivia O'Flanagan, and it would become a long-term relationship. He took a featured role in the DYT's production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when he was 16 and secured his Equity...
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