November 30, 1956 (London, England, UK)
I have to phrase this perfectly: I'm just not convinced that the attention we give to creating what we think of as a character isn't actually quite often the means by which an actor overcomes his own terror of standing there onstage and creating a mask to hide behind.
Ah, happy day on the blog again. In fact between Mark Ruffalo, Mads Mikkelsen and Stephen all having birthday in the same month November is one happy month.
The way these posts usually go is fangirl on acid kind of approach but today you're gonna witness something semi-professional. For two reasons - Stephen Dillane is quite reclusive so he doesn't do much interviews one can fangirl over and also - his is such a fantastic actor who was excellent in so many roles and yet whenever I write about how much I love him and someone else responds 'me too' I swear it's like we are two unicorns that run into each other.
In another galaxy.
Where everything is a maze.
The praise is too rare.
|The Greatest Game Ever Played|
|44 Inch Chest|
|Blackwater battle, season 2|
|Game of Thrones, season 3|
|Game of Thrones season 4 finale|
His scenes are so often the highlight of the episodes - the mixture of moving (the scene where his wife mentions all of their dead children), hilarious (most recently the bank scene) and epic (kicking ass in Blackwater and showing up in season 4 finale). Dillane's involvement in the show is currently the only thing that is keeping me watching so let's hope that he is finally getting the material, screen time and admiration he deserves in upcoming season 5.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall
Leonard Woolf, The Hours
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams
Stannis Baratheon, Game of Thrones
Mal, 44 Inch chest
Charles Harker, Spy Game
- Worked as a Journalist before becoming an actor.
- Was inspired to try acting after reading about how Sir Trevor Eve gave up a career in Architecture to become an actor.
- Did not start acting until he was in his mid-twenties.
- He was awarded the 1999 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Real Thing at the Donmar Warehouse, London, England.
- His son, Frank Dillane, played the role of teenage lord Voldemort in Harry Potter films
- On nudity on Thrones - “It doesn’t particularly appeal to me, reminds me of German porn from the 1970s. But I presume it serves a purpose, and the merits of the show far outweigh my concerns on that score.”
- But there's also a great deal of whimsy - check out this Q&A