Hot off The Wire

Aidan Gillen has become one of the country’s most recognisable actors, but he’s still more at home in smaller budget productions – and apparently needs to work on that pesky Irish accent

19th March, 2011
Hot off The Wire
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It was around the time Aidan Gillen started to get comfortable with just being himself that people started confusing him with other people.

‘‘For years, it was ‘Stuart! Stuart!’ [the character he played on TV series Queer As Folk], but more recently people come up to me and, for them, I’m Carcetti [the character he played in the Wire].’’He laughs. ‘‘They’ve stopped calling me Stuart now, which is comforting.”...

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