30 November 1956
Kensington, London, England
Stephen J. (born 30 November 1956) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Dillane Leonard Woolf in , Glen Foy in The Hours , Goal! Stannis Baratheon in and American politician Game of Thrones Thomas Jefferson in the HBO miniseries , a role which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. An accomplished theatre actor, he has also won a John Adams Tony Award for his lead performance in Tom Stoppard's play . The Real Thing
Early life [ edit ]
Dillane was born in
Kensington, London, to an English mother, Bridget (née Curwen), and an Australian surgeon father, Dr John Dillane. [1 ] [2 ] His younger brother, [3 ] Richard, is also an actor.
He studied history and political science at the
University of Exeter, and afterward became a journalist for the . Unhappy in his career, he read how actor Croydon Advertiser Trevor Eve gave up architecture for acting and was inspired to enter the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. During his early acting career, he was known as Stephen Dillon but reverted to his birth name in the 1990s.
Dillane is a distinguished theatre actor; his notable roles include Archer in
( The Beaux' Stratagem Royal National Theatre, 1989), Prior Walter in (1993), Angels in America (1994), Clov in Hamlet Samuel Beckett's (1996), Endgame (1998), Henry in Uncle Vanya Tom Stoppard's (for which he won a Tony Award in 2000), The Real Thing (2002), and a one-man version of The Coast of Utopia (2005). He has also performed Macbeth T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets in London and New York City, and was seen in the 2010 Bridge Project's productions of and The Tempest . As You Like It
Onscreen, Dillane may be best known for his portrayal of
Horatio in the 1990 film adaptation of . He played Michael Henderson in Hamlet (1997), a character based on British journalist Welcome to Sarajevo Michael Nicholson, and the impatient and easily agitated Harker in (2001). Spy Game
Dillane is also known for his portrayal of
Leonard Woolf in (2002), legendary English The Hours professional golfer Harry Vardon in (2005) and Glen Foy in the The Greatest Game Ever Played trilogy. He also starred in Goal! as John Adams Thomas Jefferson. In July 2011, he was cast as Stannis Baratheon,the true and rightful king of westeros, in . Game of Thrones In 2012, he played Rupert Keel, head of the private security company organisation Byzantium, in the television series [4 ] . Hunted [5 ]
The same year, Dillane starred in the British independent film
, in which he plays a successful entrepreneur, Harry Papadopoulos, who rediscovers his life after being forced to start again from nothing following a banking crisis. Papadopoulos & Sons His real-life son, [6 ] Frank Dillane, plays his son in the film. In January 2013, it was reported that Dillane had been cast as the male lead in the Sky Atlantic series . The Tunnel [7 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Dillane has two sons with actress Naomi Wirthner: Seamus Dillane and actor
Frank Dillane, who is best known for playing the teenage Voldemort in the film adaptation of . Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [1 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Remington Steele Bradford Galt
Episode: "Steel Searching: Part 1"
The One Game Nicolas Thorne
Boon Paul Lyle
Episode: "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
Ruth Rendell Mysteries Philip Blackstock
Episode: "Achilles Heel"
The Cazalets Edward Cazalet
John Adams Thomas Jefferson
Inspector Finch Episode: "The Secret Affair of Chimneys
Hunted Rupert Keel
Secret State Paul J. Clark
Game of Thrones His Grace Stannis of the House Baratheon, First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm
The Tunnel DCI Karl Roebuck
A Touch of Cloth McCratty
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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