Stephen Dillane

Stephen Dillane

Highest Rated: 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

Lowest Rated: 6% Freakdog (Red Mist) (2009)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1956

Birthplace: Not Available

A well-respected stage and TV actor who has also appeared in a number of films in his native England, Stephen Dillane is blessed with both exceptional talent and the kind of dark, wry good looks that allow him to move effortlessly through a variety of characterizations.Raised in South London as the son of a surgeon, Dillane first became involved in theatre while in school. He studied history and politics at Exeter University and then did a stint as a journalist for the Croydon Advertiser. As he developed an intense and unswerving hatred for journalism very early on, Dillane was soon casting his thoughts toward an alternate career and, after a few years, decided to chuck journalism for acting. After studying his adopted profession at the Bristol Old Vic theatre school, he began finding work on the stage and was soon racking up positive notices. His theatrical credits grew throughout the 1990s, with critically acclaimed work in the 1994 Peter Hall production of Hamlet, in which Dillane was cast as the eponymous Dane, and the London production of Angels in America.Dillane first struck a responsive chord with British TV viewers in 1994, when he starred in The Rector's Wife. He went on to do starring screen work in Henry Jaglom's Deja Vu (1997), in which he played a painter, Firelight (1997), which cast him as a 19th-century aristocrat opposite Sophie Marceau, and Michael Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), which featured Dillane as a journalist. In 2000, the actor received a Tony Award for his portrayal of a brilliant but emotionally evasive playwright in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, earning a new level of respect and recognition on both sides of the Atlantic.Throughout the early part of the 2000's, Dillane appeared in an increasing number of high-profile films. In 2001 he was onscreen with the likes of Robert Redford and Brad Pitt in Spy Game, and in 2002 he could be seen in The Truth About Charlie, Jonathan Demme's remake of Charade, and the critically-acclaimed The Hours. His next big-screen role would be as Merlin in Antoine Fuqua's 2004 historical retelling of the story of King Arthur. As the next several years came to pass, Dillane would appear in many more projects, like Savage Grace and 44 Inch Chest, as well as TV series like Game of Thrones and Coup.


Highest Rated Movies



41% The Professor and the Madman Dr. Richard Brayne 2019
62% Outlaw King Edward I 2018
39% Mary Shelley William Godwin 2018
No Score Yet Legítimo rey Actor 2018
85% Darkest Hour Viscount Halifax $28.1M 2017
91% Zero Dark Thirty National Security Advisor $95.8M 2013
56% Perfect Sense Samuel $2.1K 2012
71% Papadopoulos & Sons Harry Papadopoulos 2012
17% Twenty8k DCI Stone 2012
41% 44 Inch Chest Mal 2010
82% Storm (Sturm) Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Actor 2009
6% Freakdog (Red Mist) Dr. Harris 2009
No Score Yet God on Trial Schmidt 2008
68% Fugitive Pieces Jakob Beer $0.5M 2008
No Score Yet Cemento armato (Concrete Romance) Actor 2007
38% Savage Grace Brooks Baekeland $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Goal Actor 2007
39% Goal II: Living the Dream Glen Foy 2007
13% Haven Mr. Allen $0.2M 2006
20% The Gathering Simon Kirkman 2006
75% Nine Lives Martin $0.2M 2005
63% The Greatest Game Ever Played Harry Vardon $15.3M 2005
42% Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) Glen Foy $4.3M 2005
32% Klimt Secretary 2005
31% King Arthur Merlin $51.8M 2004
80% The Hours Leonard Woolf $41.5M 2002
34% The Truth About Charlie Charlie $5.3M 2002
66% Spy Game Charles Harker $62.4M 2001
57% The Parole Officer Inspector Burton 2001
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal Noel Quigley 2000
65% Deja Vu Sean 1998
No Score Yet Love And Rage Actor 1998
80% Welcome to Sarajevo Henderson 1997
50% Firelight Charles Goodwin 1997
11% Two if by Sea Evan Marsh 1995
No Score Yet Power & Lovers Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Rector's Wife Jonathan Byrne 1994
No Score Yet Hostages Chris Pearson 1993
75% Hamlet Horatio 1990
No Score Yet Affair in Mind Gray 1989
No Score Yet The Secret Garden Captain Lennox 1987


91% The Tunnel
Karl Roebuck 2018
89% Game of Thrones
Stannis Baratheon 2015
76% Hunted
Rupert Keel 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Alexis Karenin Edward Cazalet Schmidt Karenin Finch Edward 2010
81% John Adams
Thomas Jefferson 2008
No Score Yet Secret State
Paul J. Clark


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.