Saturday 7 December 2019

Batman star Gillen happy to fly under radar

Laura Butler

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.

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.

Irish Independent

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