Nov. 30th, 1956
London, England, UK
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Stephan Dillane (born November 30, 1956) in Kensington, London, to an English mother, Bridget (née Curwen), and an Australian surgeon father, John Dillane. His younger brother, Richard Dillane, is also an actor. He studied history and political science at the University of Exeter, and afterward became a journalist for the Croydon Advertiser. Unhappy in his career, he read how actor Trevor Eve gave up architecture for acting and was inspired to enter the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. During his early acting career, he was known as Stephen Dillon but reverted to his birth name in the 1990s.
- Education: University of Exeter (History and Politics)
- Theatrical Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
- Father of 'Frank Dillane' (qv) with 'Naomi Wirthner' (qv).
- He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season)for Best Actor for his performance in The Real Thing at the Donmar Warehouse and at the Albery Theatre.
- Pre-Drama School: Reporter for Croyden Advertiser for 3 years
- Has two sons.
- Other awards for his stage performance in The Real Thing: Evening Standard Award (London): Best Actor 1999; Variety Club Showbusiness Awards (London): Best Stage Actor 2000; Drama Desk Award (Broadway): Outstanding Actor in a Play 2000.
- (4 June 2000) Tony Award for lead actor in a play - Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing".