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Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1957
FactEducation: University of Exeter (History and Politics).

Stephen Dillane is an English actor. He was born on the 30th of March, 1957, in London, England. His parents were both actors, and he has two older sisters. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. His most recent role was as Stannis Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He has been married twice and has three children.

General Info

Full NameStephen Dillane
Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1957
Height1.83 m
EducationUniversity of Exeter


ChildrenFrank Dillane, Seamus Dillane
ParentsJohn Dillane, Bridget Dillane
SiblingsRichard Dillane
PartnerNaomi Wirthner, Naomi Wirthner


AwardsInternational Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best En...
MoviesSavage Grace, The Hours, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Firelight, Spy Game, Welcome to Sarajevo, Papadopoulos & Sons, Goal!, Fugitive Pieces, King Arthur, Goal II: Living the Dream, 44 Inch Chest, Perfect Sense, The Truth About Charlie, Zero Dark Thirty, Ordinary Decent Criminal, The Parole Officer...
TV ShowsHunted, John Adams, The Cazalets, Anna Karenina, The One Game, Game of Thrones, The Tunnel, Christabel

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1I couldn't work my way into being a good-looking guy.
2I have to phrase this perfectly: I'm just not convinced that the attention we give to creating what we think of as a character isn't actually quite often the means by which an actor overcomes his own terror of standing there onstage and creating a mask to hide behind.
3Am I melancholy? I certainly have moments. I like to think there's a capacity for joy as well.
4If you feel uncomfortable on stage, you can very easily descend into a sort of abyss, convinced you're the worst actor ever, that you're a disgrace to the profession, that you're a disgrace to yourself. It's an awful feeling.


1Did not start acting until he was in his mid-twenties.
2Was inspired to try Acting after reading about how Sir Trevor Eve gave up a career in Architecture to become an actor.
3Worked as a Journalist before becoming an actor.
4Father of Frank Dillane and Seamus Dillane with Naomi Wirthner.
5He was awarded the 1999 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Real Thing at the Donmar Warehouse, London, England.
6He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Real Thing", at the Donmar Warehouse and at the Albery Theatre.
7Education: University of Exeter (History and Politics).
8Pre-Drama School: Reporter for Croydon Advertiser for 3 years.
9Theatrical Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
10Other awards for his stage performance in The Real Thing: Evening Standard Award (London): Best Actor 1999; Variety Club Showbusiness Awards (London): Best Stage Actor 2000; Drama Desk Award (Broadway): Outstanding Actor in a Play 2000.
11Has two sons.
12Tony Award for lead actor in a play - Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing". [June 2000]




Darkest Hour2017filming
A Storm in the Stars2017post-productionWilliam Godwin
The Crown2016TV SeriesGraham Sutherland
The Tunnel: Sabotage - Deleted Scenes2016Video shortKarl Roebuck (uncredited)
The Tunnel2013-2016TV SeriesKarl Roebuck
Game of Thrones2012-2015TV SeriesStannis Baratheon
A Touch of Cloth2013TV SeriesMacratty
Zero Dark Thirty2012National Security Advisor
Secret State2012TV Mini-SeriesPaul J. Clark
Hunted2012TV SeriesRupert Keel
Papadopoulos & Sons2012Harry Papadopoulos
Murder2012TV Mini-SeriesArlo Raglin
Twenty8k2012DCI Edward Stone
Eternal Law2012TV SeriesCarl
Perfect Sense2011Stephen Montgomery
Agatha Christie's Marple2010TV SeriesFinch
44 Inch Chest2009Mal
Storm2009/IKeith Haywood
Masterpiece Contemporary2008TV Series
The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall2008TV MovieAnthony Hurndall
God on Trial2008TV MovieSchmidt
Freakdog2008Dr. Harris
John Adams2008TV Mini-SeriesThomas Jefferson
Fugitive Pieces2007Jakob Beer
Savage Grace2007Brooks Baekeland
Goal II: Living the Dream2007Glen Foy
The Greatest Game Ever Played2005Harry Vardon
Goal! The Dream Begins2005Glen Foy
Nine Lives2005Martin
Haven2004/IMr. Allen
King Arthur2004Merlin
The Gathering2002Simon Kirkman
The Hours2002Leonard Woolf
The Truth About Charlie2002Charlie
Spy Game2001Charles Harker
The Parole Officer2001Inspector Burton
The Cazalets2001TV SeriesEdward Cazalet
Anna Karenina2000TV Mini-SeriesKarenin
Ordinary Decent Criminal2000Noel Quigley
Love & Rage1999Dr. Croly
The Darkest Light1999Tom
Kings in Grass Castles1998TV Mini-SeriesPatsy
Déjà Vu1997Sean
Firelight1997Charles Godwin
Welcome to Sarajevo1997Michael Henderson
Two If by Sea1996Evan Marsh
Performance1995TV SeriesMr. Blackmore
Power and Lovers1994Antonio
The Rector's Wife1994TV Mini-SeriesJonathan Byrne
Soldier Soldier1993TV SeriesCaptain Mike Davidson
You, Me and It1993TV Mini-SeriesJames Woodley
Hostages1992TV MovieChris Pearson
Frankie's House1992TV MovieAntony Strickland
Ruth Rendell Mysteries1991TV SeriesPhilip Blackstock
Boon1991TV SeriesPaul Lyle
Sophie1991TV MovieJohn
Screen Two1986-1991TV SeriesLeonard Meopham / Reporter at Press Conference
The Yellow Wallpaper1989TV MovieJohn (as Stephen Dillon)
Christabel1988TV Mini-SeriesPeter Bielenberg
The One Game1988TV Mini-SeriesNicholas Thorne
The Face of Trespass1988TV MovieGray Harston
Business as Usual1988Mr. Dunlop (as Stephen Dillon)
Comeback1987TV MovieAlec (as Stephen Dillon)
The Secret Garden1987TV MovieCaptain Lennox
Bulman1987TV SeriesDC Danny Keech
Coronation Street1986TV SeriesMark Siddall
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesBradford Galt


The Tunnel: Sabotage - The Evolution of Karl and Elise2016Video documentary shortHimself / Karl
The Greatest Ever War Films2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / Michael Henderson
The Making of The Tunnel2014Video documentary shortHimself / Karl Roebuck
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles2013Video documentaryStannis Baratheon / Himself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production, Belfast2011Video documentaryStannis Baratheon
The 100 Greatest War Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Making of the Tunnel: Sabotage2016Video documentary shortHimself / Karl

Archive Footage

The Tunnel: Sabotage - Anatomy of a Plane Crash2016Video documentary shortKarl (uncredited)
Up Late with Rylan2016TV SeriesKarl Roebuck - The Tunnel: Sabotage
Event for a Stage2015Documentary


Won Awards

2014EmmyInternational Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an ActorThe Tunnel (2013)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble Performance44 Inch Chest (2009)
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (2008)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Hours (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Hours (2002)
1998AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Television DramaKings in Grass Castles (1998)

Nominated Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest ActorThe Tunnel (2013)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieJohn Adams (2008)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesJohn Adams (2008)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceNine Lives (2005)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actor of the YearThe Hours (2002)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Hours (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Hours (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Hours (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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