Aidan Turner is a Hollywood star who is as legendary for his acting as he is for his love life. On-screen, the Irish actor has portrayed several memorable characters, including the brooding but rough, handsome Captain Poldark in the BBC hit series Poldark. Off-screen, Turner has led an active love life with a host of talented women. Despite the above, the Poldark star has had to contend with controversy over his sexuality. So, is Turner gay or straight? Who are his family members? All these questions and more are answered below.
How did Aidan Turner become famous?
Aidan Turner’s path to fame did not happen overnight, but can be traced back to his teenage years. While growing up in Dublin, Ireland, Turner found work as a cinema user. During his two years in the business, he watched as many films as he could. This inspired him to become an actor and he then enrolled in acting school. Turner graduated from acting school in 2004 and performed in several plays over the next five years.
He made his screen debut in 2008 with an appearance in the TV series The Clinic. Since then, the Dubliner has appeared in several high-profile projects, with Poldark being the most notable. Poldark is a BBC historical drama in which Turner plays the title character of Captain Poldark, a British soldier who returns from war only to learn that his father is dead, his estate lies in ruins and his childhood sweetheart is engaged to his cousin.
So Poldark spends his days trying to put things in order, both in his personal and professional life. The film debuted on the BBC in 2015 and received consistently high ratings over its five-year run. Turner has also received several awards, including Best TV Actor at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2016.
Is Aidan Turner gay?
Most stars in today’s Hollywood have asked themselves questions about their sexuality. These questions often arise because of the characters they have portrayed on screen. But it can also be because they seem to have no Ladylove in their lives. It is also possible that they simply look so good that some people come to the conclusion that they are too fine to be heterosexual. For Turner, the third scenario seems to be the case.
The Poldark star has been promoted to a sex symbol and national heartwarming status because of his smoldering good looks. He has been described in various ways as luridly handsome, ruggedly beautiful and swooned, etc. His hair (which also has its own Twitter account) was celebrated as a mass of dark, windswept and romantic curls. All these factors have given Turner a legion of admirers, both male and female, all over the world. He has also denied some unfounded gay rumors in some quarters.
A look back at his dating history
Aidan Turner has never come out to declare himself gay or straight, but a look at his past dating habits supports the idea that he is straight. The Poldark star first dated his acting school buddy India Whisker in 2004. Both worked together on several film projects before they later split up. After their separation, Turner found love again with Irish actress Charlene McKenna.
His relationship with McKenna lasted two years (2007 – 2009) during which they shared an apartment in North London. The two film stars later separated and the tabloids reported that McKenna was devastated. The gymnast, however, who was also devastated, moved on with his life and fell in love with his Being Human colleague Lenora Crichlow. This special relationship lasted from 2009 to 2011.
After his relationship with Crichlow, Turner began a romance with Irish actress Sarah Greene in 2012. Their romance lasted three years and at some point, there were rumors that they were heading for the altar. But this did not happen when the couple separated in 2015. After their separation, Aidan Turner took a break from lovemaking until he started a romance with the famous pencil artist Nettie Wakefield in October 2016.
This special relationship lasted eight months and the couple separated amicably in June 2017. Turner is currently involved with the American actress Caitlin Fitzgerald. The two met on the set of a film in which they starred together and began their romance in June 2018.
What you probably didn’t know about his family.
Aidan Turner comes from a close family of four. His father is an electrician named Pearse, while his mother is an accountant named Eileen. The actor also has a beloved older brother named Colin. Colin is a taxman by profession. Turner spent his formative years studying with his father.
But he quit after discovering he had no interest in electricity. Later he found his vocation in acting and his parents, as well as his older brother, supported him wholeheartedly. This support and faith have certainly paid off as their son is now one of the most celebrated Irish actors in Hollywood.
Quick Facts About Aidan Turner
|Date of Birth:||19 June 1983|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Father||Pat Turner (Electrician)|
|Birth Place/City||Clondalkin, Republic of Ireland|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Waist size||32 in|
|Chest Size||40 in|
|Bicep Size||14 in|
|Weight in KG||73 kg|
|Girlfriend||India Whisker (2004),Charlene McKenna (2007-2009) ,Lenora Crichlow (2009-2011),Sarah Greene (2011-2015)|
|Awards||National Television Awards|