There’s a touch of the creepy about Gillen, but that’s kind of why I like him. He often plays real wanker-types but he does it with such serpentine charm that you end up sort of rooting for them. In Queer As Folk, his arrogant portrayal of Stuart was pret-ty fuck-ing hot — I can clearly remember my little sister getting a bit hot under the collar over this one… A smooth Dublin brogue and some luscious dark curls go some way to furthering his appeal, but mainly it’s that sexually deviant and defiant stare that gets me going. I bet waiting staff in restaurants get all giddy when Gillen’s about. He’s got that quiet authority vibe about him. Ooh he’s a naughty one.
(Dedicated to HanBan xx)