Stephen Dillane

Stephen Dillane

Highest Rated: 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Lowest Rated: 6% Freakdog (2008)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1956

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Stephen Dillane was a British stage and screen actor who was best known for his critically-acclaimed roles in "The Hours" (2002), "John Adams" (HBO, 2008), and "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-19). Born in Kensington and raised in Kent, Dillane's interest in acting began when he was a young boy. He had a knack for doing humorous accents and would often crack up his classmates while appearing in various school plays. When it came time to enter university, however, Dillane decided to put his acting aspirations on hold and study history and politics at the University of Exeter. He became a journalist after graduation, writing for the Croydon Advertiser, but quickly found himself unhappy and bored. So one day at the age of 25, Dillane decided to join the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and pursue an acting career in earnest. He immediately fell in love and before long was appearing quite regularly on both the stage and screen. In the late 80s Dillane appeared in the British miniseries "The One Game" (ITV, 1988) and "Christabel" (BBC, 1988), and also played the role of Horatio in the Oscar-nominated feature film version of Shakespeare's iconic play "Hamlet" (1990). Dillane continued working steadily in both film and television throughout the 90s, and also found the time to appear in some of the most celebrated plays of the decade, including Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" (1993) and Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" (2000), the latter of which earned him an acting Tony in 2000. After the turn of the century, Dillane's screen acting career really began to soar. In addition to receiving universal acclaim for his performance as Leonard Woolf in the Oscar-winning drama "The Hours" (2002), he also received praise for his roles as Thomas Jefferson on the HBO historical drama "John Adams" and Stannis Baratheon on the enormously popular fantasy epic series "Game of Thrones." Beginning in 2013 Dillane also starred in the French-British crime drama series "The Tunnel" (Sky Atlantic/Canal+, 2013- ). The third season of "The Tunnel" premiered in July of 2018, which Dillane reprising his role as Detective Chief Inspector Karl Roebuck.


Highest Rated Movies



61% 67% Outlaw King Edward I (Character) - 2018
84% 82% Darkest Hour Viscount Halifax (Character) $56.3M 2017
38% 48% Mary Shelley William Godwin (Character) $97.3K 2017
91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty National Security Advisor (Character) $95.7M 2012
17% 16% Twenty8k DCI Edward Stone (Character) - 2012
71% 52% Papadopoulos & Sons Harry Papadopoulos (Character) - 2012
57% 59% Perfect Sense Samuel (Character) $1.6K 2011
41% 36% 44 Inch Chest Mal (Character) - 2009
82% 66% Storm Keith Haywood (Character) $22.2K 2009
6% 16% Freakdog Dr. Harris (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 84% God on Trial Schmidt (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 83% The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Anthony Hurndall (Character) - 2008
68% 64% Fugitive Pieces Jakob (Character) $634.4K 2007
39% 62% Goal! 2: Living the Dream Glen (Character) - 2007
38% 38% Savage Grace Brooks Baekeland (Character) $434.4K 2007
32% 28% Klimt Sekretär (Character) - 2006
75% 67% Nine Lives Martin (Character) $478.3K 2005
63% 82% The Greatest Game Ever Played Harry Vardon (Character) $15.3M 2005
42% 77% Goal! The Dream Begins Glen Foy (Character) $4.3M 2005
13% 60% Haven Mr. Allen (Character) $136.8K 2004
31% 59% King Arthur Merlin (Character) $51.9M 2004
33% 27% The Truth About Charlie Charlie (Character) $5.3M 2002
80% 84% The Hours Leonard Woolf (Character) $41.6M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gathering Simon Kirkman (Character) - 2002
57% 63% The Parole Officer Inspector Burton (Character) - 2001
66% 75% Spy Game Charles Harker (Character) $62.3M 2001
14% 60% Ordinary Decent Criminal Noel Quigley (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darkest Light Tom (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 35% Love & Rage Dr. Croly (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kings in Grass Castles Patsy (Character) - 1998
50% 83% Firelight Charles Godwin (Character) $784.4K 1997
65% 61% Deja Vu Sean (Character) $1.1M 1997
80% 74% Welcome to Sarajevo Michael Henderson (Character) $339.6K 1997
11% 23% Two if by Sea Evan Marsh (Character) $9.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frankie's House Antony Strickland (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heading Home Leonard Meopham (Character) - 1991
76% 59% Hamlet Horatio (Character) $18.2M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Trespass Gray Harston (Character) - 1987


82% 90% Alex Rider Alan Blunt (Character) 2020
91% 73% The Tunnel Karl Roebuck (Character) 2016 2013
89% 85% Game of Thrones Stannis Baratheon (Character) 2012-2015
76% 69% Hunted Rupert Keel (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coup Paul Jacob Clark (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet John Adams Thomas Jefferson (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anna Karenina Karenin (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boon Unknown (Guest Star) 1991


Henderson says: Us...we're like vultures.

Henderson says: Us... we're like vultures.

Henderson says: Emira has been here since she was a baby. Now she is so frightened by the shelling, she can't sleep at night. Sead's mother was killed in a mortar attack. Zaned is from a village near Sarajevo....His mother was shot while queuing for water.

Henderson says: We're not here to help. We're here to report.

Harry Vardon says: How'd you sleep?

Ted Ray says: Like a baby. Woke up every two hours and cried.

Detective-Inspector Burton says: I won't lay a finger on you. But you'll go to prison. And when those nonces and those perverts get hold of a clever boy like you - and I'll make sure they do - they'll be queueing up round the block. You're going to end up with an arsehole like a clown's pocket.