MCM: Aidan Turner


Yes, Poldark! He’s back for season two on PBS Masterpiece and the BBC. While Aidan Turner doesn’t have a long resume of historical costume movies and TV shows, what little he’s done has endeared him in the hearts of many a frock flick fan. Turner also played a key role as a short guy in a certain fantasy series, but repeat after me: That’s not what we review here. M’kay?



Bedoli in The Tudors (2007)

Bedoli in The Tudors (2007)

Season one, episode one, didja blink and miss him? I did!


Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics (2009)

Desperate Romantics (2009)

Satisfying my dreamy Victorian literature jones.

Desperate Romantics (2009)


Philip Lombard in And Then There Were None (2015)

2015 And Then There Were None

Lookin’ sharp in the 1930s.

And Then There Were None (2015)

Smokin’ hot.


Ross Poldark in Poldark (2015-present)

2015 Poldark

Military style.

Aidan Turner, Poldark, 2015

All casual, man of the people.

Poldark 2015

Just chillin’.

Poldark 2015

Doing some scything. No shirt needed.

Poldark 2015

All tuckered out!


Tell us about your fantasies of Aidan Turner in (or out of) historical costume!


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A self-described ElderGoth, Trystan has been haunting the internet since the early 1990s. Always passionate about costume, from everyday office wear to outrageous twisted historical creations, she has maintained some of the earliest online costuming-focused resources on the web. Her costuming adventures are chronicled on her website, TrystanCraft. She also ran a popular fashion blog, This Is CorpGoth, dedicated to her “office drag.”

13 Responses

  1. Susan Pola

    Besides the certain short person role in the unnamed fantasy series, my favourite Aidan Turner is Desperate Romantics and Poldark. He’s so HOT *fans self* as Rosetti and the embroidered waistcoat photo is only half the hotness. His Ross Poldark can chill out in my pool anyway. BTW I stopped getting notices of new posts. Is there a reason?

  2. Charity

    Last time I hate-watched “The Tudors,” in the opening scene, I went, “… is that KILI?! IT IS!” and burst out laughing.

  3. Al

    #1- as costumes from the Tudors go, it’s not bad
    #2- is that vest supposed to look like it’s been run over by a truck every day for a year or did the costume shop team just say “eh, fuck it, imma go home early today”? As a member of such a team I find myself itching with professional pride.

  4. peanutbutterbopper

    I love all of his work, but my favorite and it is right up there with Ross Poldark is as Phillip Lombard such a beautiful menace. Played and looked the part just amazingly.

  5. Pear

    That Philip Lombard suit is possibly my favourite 30s suit ever. Fitting for my fave adaptation of the novel.
    Sidenote: Eleanor Tomlinson for WCW?