Stephen J. Dillane
Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom
Stephen attended University of Exeter from where he graduated with 2 major degrees in history and political science.
Stephen, then went to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England to learn acting.
- Father – Dr. John Dillane (Surgeon)
- Mother – Bridget Dillane (née Curwen)
- Siblings – Richard Dillane (Younger Brother) (Actor)
Stephen is signed with Michelle Braidman Associates.
6 ft 0 in or 183 cm
82 kg or 181 pounds
Stephen Dillane married –
- Naomi Wirthner – Stephen is married to Naomi Wirthner who is also an actress. The couple has two kids, Seamus Dillane and Frank Dillane (Actor).
Race / Ethnicity
Stephen has Australian ancestry on his father’s side, while he is of British descent on his mother’s side.
- Often appears in war movies
- Grey eyes
11 (US) or 10 (UK) or 44 (EU)
Best Known For
Stephen is best known for his roles in the movies Spy Game (2001) as Charles Harker, The Hours (2002) as Leonard Woolf, King Arthur (2004) as Merlin, Goal! (2005) as Glen Foy, Nine Lives (2005) as Martin, Savage Grace (2007) as Brooks Baekland, God on Trial (2008) as Schmidt, Storm (2009) as Keith Haywood, Perfect Sense (2011) as Stephen Montgomery and Zero Dark Thirty (2012) as National Security Adviser.
Dillane also appeared in many TV series, but the one that he will be remembered for is the popular TV series Game of Thrones (2012-) in which he played the character of Stannis Baratheon.
Stephen first appeared in the TV movie The Secret Garden (1987) playing as Captain Lennox.
But, his first featured appearance was in the movie Hamlet (1990) in which he played the character of Horatio.
First TV Show
Stephen had his television debut in the episode “Steel Searching: Part 1″ of the TV series Remington Steele in 1985 playing the character of Bradford Galt.
Stephen Dillane is one of those actors, who does not work out.
Stephen Dillane Favorite Things
- Smell – Breakfast
- Books – Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard
Source – TheGuardian.com
Stephen Dillane Facts
- After his graduation from the University of Exeter, Stephen became a journalist for weekly newspaper The Croydon Advertiser.
- He was inspired by the actor Trevor Eve, who left his main profession (architecture), so he can pursue acting. That was enough reason for Stephen that soon after he read the story of Trevor, joined Bristol Old Vic Theater School.
- Stephen was known by the name Stephen Dillon until early 1990, when he changed it back to his birth name, i.e., Stephen Dillane.
- In 2000, he won the Tony Award for his role in the play The Real Thing.
- He started acting in his mid-twenties.
- In 1999, Stephen received an award for Best Actor at the London’s Evening Standard Awards for his acts in The Real Thing.