|Born||1968 (age 46–47)
San Francisco, California
|Other names||Hari Dillon
Hari Jamil Dillon
Hari Dhillon (Punjabi: ਹਰੀ ਢਿੱਲੋਂ (Gurmukhi), ہری ڈھلوں (Shahmukhi), हरी ढिल्लों (Devanagari)), also rendered Hari Dillon or Harry Dillon, is an American television, film and stage actor, best known for playing Michael Spence in British television medical drama series Holby City.
Early life and education
Dillon was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He spent nine months of his childhood in India. He took one acting class at UC Berkeley in his senior year at San Francisco State University. After graduation, he worked as a prison AIDS educator in California and Hawaii before setting up a theatre company in San Francisco with friends. In 1994, he attended drama school in the United Kingdom.
Dillon originally appeared in Holby City in 2001 as recurring minor character Dr. Sunil Gupta, before returning in November 2007 as consultant Michael Spence. Dhillon took a 'extended break' from Holby City on December 17, 2013, after Michael was forced to leave his post by new CEO, Guy Self (John Michie). On 19 June 2014, it was announced Dhillon would be returning to Holby City as Michael for a short stint in late 2014.
|2000||Trial & Retribution||1 episode|
|2001||Holby City||Dr Sunil Gupta||Recurring role|
|2002||The Agency||1 episode|
|2003||She Spies||1 episode|
|2006||Mr. Nice Guy|
|2007||Without a Trace||1 episode|
|2007||The Loop||5 episodes|
|2007–14||Holby City||Michael Spence||Regular role|
|2014||The Mentalist||1 episode|
- Mother Teresa Is Dead (2002), Royal Court Theatre, London
- Drifting Elegant (2004), Magic Theatre, San Francisco
- A Perfect Wedding (2004), Kirk Douglas Theatre, Los Angeles
- Morbidity and Mortality (2006), Magic Theatre, San Francisco
- Charles L. Mee's A Perfect Wedding, which was the inaugural production of the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles
- Original production of Stephen Belber's Drifting Elegant at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, which was later developed into a feature film
- Broadway debut of the Ayad Akhtar play Disgraced.
Awards and nominations
- "Holby City character Michael Spence". BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- "Star's girlfriend is worried about his new love: 5 minutes with Hari Dhillon". Glasgow Evening Times. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- Zeenat Moosa (2009-11-23). "Hari Dhillon - Holby City and the National Television Awards (interview)". The Asian Today. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- "Familiar face at Holby". Metro. 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- "Dhillon to reprise role as Michael Spence", digitalspy.co.uk; accessed October 25, 2014.
- "Hari Dhillon partial filmography". New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- Isherwood, Charles (23 October 2014). "When the Soul Must Be Heard".
- Paul Taylor (2002-07-02). "Mother Teresa Is Dead, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, London". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- Robert Hurwitt (2004-05-05). "Rape metaphor pervasive in fuzzy "Drifting Elegant"". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- Terry Morgan (2004-11-11). "A Perfect Wedding (review)". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- Harvey, Dennis (March 9, 2006). "theater review: Morbidity and Mortality". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
- Terry Morgan (2004-11-11). "Douglas Theatre Opens for Mee". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- Dennis Harvey (2006-10-17). "Drifting Elegant". Variety. Retrieved 2010-01-13.