He seemed exactly the same. He has still got a real magic to him and he’s every bit as eccentric and beautiful and weird as he always was. I’ve always been cognisant that I owed Aidan a huge debt of gratitude, being exposed to his level of craftsmanship and integrity at the start of my career. He was a very powerful guiding force to me.
Charlie Hunnam when asked what it felt like to be working with Aidan Gillen for the first time since Queer as Folk. (x)
On the set of Arthur, Hunnam was reunited on film for the first time in 15 years with his old Queer as Folk costar Aidan Gillen. “He was probably the most instrumental person in shaping my perception and process of the film business. He`s got such integrity and he`s so singular and uncompromising about what he wants his career to be and in pursuing that. To be exposed to that in my first-ever job, in my introduction to the business of film, was a really handy thing. Learning that lesson from him prevented me from having to learn it from my mistakes.”
Gillen sent him an email after they finished filming. “It was lovely actually”, he says. “Just saying, ‘It`s been really wonderful to be on set and watch you do your thing. You`ve grown up so much and been leading on set’”