|Stephen Dillane Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||November 30, 1956|
Stephen Dillane is a British actor and stage artist who is known for playing Stannis Baratheon in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, Karl Roebuck in the crime drama series The Tunnel, Alan Blunt in the spy thriller series Alex Rider, Thomas Jefferson in the historical drama miniseries John Adams, and Rear Admiral Shaw in the police procedural series Vigil. Stephen Dillane has also been cast in a variety of films which include Business as Usual, Déjà Vu, Hamlet, Welcome to Sarajevo, Two If by Sea, Firelight, Love and Rage, The Darkest Light, Ordinary Decent Criminal, The Truth About Charlie, Spy Game, The Parole Officer, The Gathering, The Hours, King Arthur, Haven, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Nine Lives, Goal!, Goal! 2: Living the Dream…, Storm, Klimt, Fugitive Pieces, Outlaw King, Savage Grace, Freakdog, 44 Inch Chest, Boxing Day, Papadopoulos & Sons, Perfect Sense, God on Trial, Zero Dark Thirty, Frankie’s House, The Professor and the Madman, Darkest Hour, The Man In The Hat, Mary Shelley, The Yellow Wallpaper, Kings in Grass Castles, and The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall.
Stephen John Dillane
Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom
Stephen attended the 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.
Actor, Stage Artist
- Father – Dr. John Dillane (Surgeon)
- Mother – Bridget Dillane (née Curwen)
- Siblings – Richard Dillane (Younger Brother) (Actor)
Stephen has been signed with –
- Michelle Braidman Associates, Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
- United Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
His net worth has been $6 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft or 183 cm
82 kg or 181 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Stephen Dillane has dated –
- Naomi Wirthner – Stephen is married to Naomi Wirthner who is also an actor. 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
- Gray 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 the role of 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 the 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.
- His stage credits also include having been cast in productions such as As You Like It, Macbeth, The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Tempest, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Angels in America, Hamlet, Endgame, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Uncle Vanya, The Coast of Utopia, The Master Builder, and Faith Healer.
- From 2013 to 2017, he co-starred as Det. Chief Inspector Karl Roebuck in the crime drama series The Tunnel and his performance won him the International Emmy Award for “Best Actor”.