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Stephen Dillane

Highest Rated:   92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
Lowest Rated:   8% Freakdog (Red Mist) (2009)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Darkest Hour
  • Viscount Halifax
2017
92% Zero Dark Thirty
  • National Security Advisor
$95.8M 2013
54% Perfect Sense
  • Samuel
$2.1k 2012
20% Twenty8k
  • DCI Stone
2012
77% Papadopoulos & Sons
  • Harry Papadopoulos
2012
41% 44 Inch Chest
  • Mal
2010
82% Storm (Sturm)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall
  • Actor
2009
8% Freakdog (Red Mist)
  • Dr. Harris
2009
No Score Yet God on Trial
  • Schmidt
2008
69% 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
75% Nine Lives
  • Martin
$0.2M 2005
63% The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Harry Vardon
$15.3M 2005
44% Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream)
  • Glen Foy
$4.3M 2005
32% Klimt
  • Secretary
2005
31% King Arthur
  • Merlin
$51.8M 2004
81% The Hours
  • Leonard Woolf
$41.5M 2002
33% The Truth About Charlie
  • Charlie
$5.3M 2002
66% Spy Game
  • Charles Harker
$62.4M 2001
67% 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
46% 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
76% Hamlet
  • Horatio
1990
No Score Yet Affair in Mind
  • Gray
1989
No Score Yet The Secret Garden
  • Captain Lennox
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% The Tunnel
2013
  • Karl Roebuck
  • 2017
  • 2016
95% Game of Thrones
2011
  • Edmure Tully Black Walder Frey Stannis Baratheon Mance Rayder
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
80% Hunted
2012
  • Rupert Keel
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Alexis Karenin Edward Cazalet Schmidt Karenin Finch Edward
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2001
No Score Yet Secret State
2012
  • Paul J. Clark

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