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Batman star Gillen happy to fly under radar

Laura Butler

Published 18/01/2013 | 05:00

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HIS most recent role was in one of the biggest grossing movies of all time, 'Batman: The Dark Knight Rises', but even Irish actor Aidan Gillen has a quiet few months between roles.

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The former 'Love/Hate' star, who has enjoyed parts in American hits such as ' The Wire', has revealed that he currently has no jobs lined up in the US.

Gillen told the Irish Independent that after a busy 2012, with projects such as ' Game of Thrones', 'Calvary' and RTE's 'Other Voices', he's actually been enjoying a rare few months off.

But the talented Dubliner did reveal too that he is expected back on a major television production over the summer.

"I'm chilling out until June," Gillen admitted last night.

He confirmed that a fourth season of HBO's popular series 'Game of Thrones' has been given the green light and he will once again be among the star-studded cast. The third instalment is due to air in March.

In addition, he will resume his presenting role on 'Other Voices'.

The 44-year-old turned out in Dublin last night to launch 'Shall We Gather at the River' by author Peter Murphy.

'Shall We Gather at the River' tells the story of a small town and the great flood that afflicts it. Over a period of 14 days in 1984, nine souls enter the water in a spate of rash suicides.

Murphy told the Irish Independent that he and Gillen "share the same sensibilities" – and that as an avid reader Gillen was the perfect choice to help unveil his second novel.

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