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But now, finally, he’s snagged that elusive lead role.“If it had happened five, six years ago, I might not have been ready,” the 31-year-old concedes.“It’s been a slow build-up, but I feel like it’s my time.” And not just any lead role, but one that has been the subject of fervent speculation: the eponymous hero in , the BBC’s latest adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels of derring-do in 18th century Cornwall, a modern re-telling of the corporation’s legendary 1970s series.You can’t really escape that, that’s got to be in the show.” He squirms a little more, before puffing out his cheeks and smiling broadly.
This seems unlikely: a CV heavy on fantasy and period drama has banked him plenty of goodwill in that department. But I knew this gig [Turner wears his ambition lightly while obviously taking his career very seriously indeed: he talks of “audience demographics” and slips into the third person. It allows me to do more with the characters if they aren’t in tune with what Aidan Turner is all about.”Even a daft question about his lustrous, flowing locks, a notable feature of all his major roles so far, is given careful consideration.
I play guitar but I’m not a great singer so I couldn’t front a band.
I played a lot of snooker [but] the thought of turning professional seemed way more far-fetched than trying to be an actor.
Then I saw a notice up in Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting. I felt intimidated from the get-go and thought: that’s just right for me.
The sense of potential failure is a buzz.”, in which he played tormented vampire Mitchell alongside fellow bright-young-things Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow.