Stephen Dillane Biography

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

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Released: July 13, 2018
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Producer: Alan Moloney, Amy Baer, Ruth Coady
Studio: levelFILM
Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge, Hugh O'Conor, Ben Hardy, Joanne Froggatt
Genre: Drama
Length: 120 minutes
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Stephen Dillane Biography

STEPHEN DILLANE

Date of Birth: December 30, 1956

This well-respected stage and TV actor entered the world of acting on a whim. Stephen Dillane studied history and political science at the University of Exeter. Following university, Dillane worked for the publication Croydon Advertiser, but inspired by actor Trevor Eve, who gave up his career in architecture to pursue acting, Dillane left his job as a journalist and enrolled in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Dillane started out acting in theater—notable roles include Prior Walter in Angels in America, Hamlet, Clov in Endgame, Uncle Vanya, Henry in The Real Thing (for which he won a Tony Award), and a one-man version of Macbeth.

TV appearances have also been a staple of Dillane's career—he played Edward Cazalet in the series The Cazalets, starred in numerous TV movies such as An Affair in Mind (1988) and The Rector's Wife (1994), and most recently portrayed Thomas Jefferson in the mini-series John Adams (2008).

While Dillane is a prominent theater and TV actor, he has had many roles in movies including Horatio in the 1990 version of Shakespeare's Hamlet starring Mel Gibson, a British journalist in Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) and the legendary professional golfer Harry Vardon in The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). In Fugitive Pieces (2008), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, he portrayed Jakob Beer, a man haunted by his childhood memories.

Several years later, in 2012, he played a role in the film Zero Dark Thirty alongside Jessica Chastain and was cast as Stannis Baratheon on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. From 2013 to 2018 he starred as Karl Roebuck in the British TV series The Tunnel.

Stephen has two children with his wife, Naomi Wirthner.

Filmography:

Mary Shelley(2018)
Darkest Hour (2017)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Twenty8k (2012)
Perfect Sense (2011)
44 Inch Chest (2011)
Storm (2009)
Red Mist (2009)
Love and Virtue (2008)
Fugitive Pieces (2008)
Savage Grace (2007)
Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
Klimt (2006)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Goal! (2005)
Nine Lives (2005)
Haven (2004)
King Arthur (2004)
The Hours (2002)

Filmography

Actor Mary Shelley (2018)
Actor Darkest Hour (2017)
Actor Perfect Sense (2012)
Actor Savage Grace (2008)
Actor Klimt (2007)
Actor The Gathering (2006)
Actor Haven (2006)
Actor King Arthur (2004)
Actor The Hours (2002)
Actor Spy Game (2001)
Actor firelight (1998)