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Stephen Dillane Biography

Birth Place:
Kensington, London, England
Actor, journalist

Fast Facts

  • Began working as a journalist for the Croydon Advertiser after studying history and political science in college, but quit to become an actor after reading an article about Trevor Eve, who gave up architecture for a thespian career
  • Enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1982 to study drama, which later led to starring roles in a 1993 London production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and Peter Hall's 1994 production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Gained international renown as an actor by playing a journalist, his former profession, in 1998's Welcome to Sarajevo
  • Won a BAFTA Best Actor award for the British TV-movie The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (2008)


  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama: winner