Stephen Dillane

Actor, Journalist
Stephen Dillane seemingly emerged from nowhere and garnered strong critical notices in Michael Winterbottom's superb "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997). Despite the presence of such higher profile co-stars as Woody Harrelson ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1956 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (42)

The Tunnel 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Game of Thrones 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hunted 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Virtue 2013 (Movie)

Charlemagne (Actor)

Papadopoulos & Sons 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Papadopoulous & Sons 2013 (Movie)

Harry Papadopoulos (Actor)

Perfect Sense 2012 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Twenty8k 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

National Security Advisor (Actor)

44 Inch Chest 2010 (Movie)

Mal (Actor)

Storm 2009 (Movie)

Keith Haywood (Actor)

Fugitive Pieces 2008 (Movie)

Jakob (Actor)

Goal! 2 2008 (Movie)

Glen (Actor)

John Adams 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Mist 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Harris (Actor)

Savage Grace 2008 (Movie)

Brooks Baekeland (Actor)

Klimt 2007 (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

Goal! The Dream Begins 2006 (Movie)

Glen Foy (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Mr Allen (Actor)

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

Harry Vardon (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Merlin (Actor)

The Gathering 2003 (Movie)

Simon Kirkman (Actor)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

Leonard Woolf (Actor)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Charles Harker (Actor)

The Parole Officer 2001 (Movie)

Detective-Inspector Burton (Actor)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

Noel Quigley (Actor)

The Darkest Light 1999 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Deja Vu 1998 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Firelight 1998 (Movie)

Charles Godwin (Actor)

Love and Rage 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

Michael Henderson (Actor)

Two If By Sea 1996 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

Heading Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hamlet 1990 (Movie)

Horatio (Actor)

Business As Usual 1988 (Movie)

Mr Dunlop (Actor)

Frankie's House (TV Show)

Actor

God on Trial (TV Show)

Actor

The Cazalets (TV Show)

Actor

The Rector's Wife (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stephen Dillane seemingly emerged from nowhere and garnered strong critical notices in Michael Winterbottom's superb "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997). Despite the presence of such higher profile co-stars as Woody Harrelson, Emily Lloyd and Marisa Tomei, the thin actor with the prominent widow's peak was the solid center of this based-on-fact story. As a British TV journalist covering the fighting in Bosnia, Dillane offered a powerful but understated performance.

Relationships

Frank Dillane Actor

Son
Born April 12, 1991; mother, Naomi Wirthner Acted together in "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997)

John Dillane

Father
Australian; later moved to Kent, England

Naomi Wirthner

Companion

EDUCATION

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

1982 - 1984

Milestones

2012

Played the National Security Advisor in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2012

Joined the cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones" as Stannis Baratheon

2008

Portrayed Thomas Jefferson in the HBO miniseries "John Adams"; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Suppoting Actor in a Miniseries or TV-Movie

2007

Co-starred in Raoul Ruiz's film "Klimt" about the late Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (John Malkovich)

2006

Played a British football (soccer) scout in Danny Cannon's "Goal! The Dream Begins"

2006

Cast as a British investment banker in "Haven"

2005

Cast in the ensemble "Nine Lives," a series of vignettes directed by Rodrigo García

2005

Portrayed reigning champion Harry Vardon in Bill Paxton's golf drama "The Greatest Game Ever Played"

2004

Cast as Merlin opposite Clive Owen and Keira Knightley in "King Arthur"

2002

Had supporting role in "The Truth About Charlie"

2002

Returned to the London stage in "Life After George"

2002

Cast in featured role as Leonard Woolf in "The Hours"

2002

Co-starred with Christina Ricci and Ioan Gruffudd in "The Gathering"

2001

Reteamed with Rhys as co-stars in the BBC miniseries "The Cazelet Chronicles"

2001

Played a slightly sinister CIA official in "Spy Game"

2000

Starred in British TV adaptation of "Anna Karenina" (Channel 4); Paul Rhys also featured

1999

Returned to the London stage in a revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing"; transferred to Broadway in spring 2000

1998

Had the lead in the Irish/Australian miniseries "Kings in Grass Castles"

1998

Starred in "Firelight" as a 19th-century man who hires a woman to bear his child

1997

Breakthrough screen role in "Welcome to Sarajevo"

1994

Starred as "Hamlet" at the National Theatre

1993

Co-starred in the HBO Showcase production of "Hostages"

1990

First feature credit as Stephen Dillane, "Hamlet"; played Horatio to Mel Gibson's Melancholy Dane

1989

Achieved prominence in London for his stage performance in Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa"

1987

Film debut, "Business as Usual" (billed as Stephen Dillon)

1987

Early TV credit, acted in the Halmark Hall of Fame production of "The Secret Garden" (billed as Stephen Dillon)

Raised in Kent, England

Worked for three years as journalist after university

Adopted stage name Stephen Dillane in the late 1980s

Enrolled in drama school

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