Stephen Dillane Biography (1957-)

Original name, Stephen Delaney; born 1957, in London, England; father, a doctor; children: (with actress Naomi Wirthner) two sons, including Frank. Addresses: Agent: Brian Swardstrom, Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Nicolas Thorne, The One Game, CTV (England), 1988
  • Peter Bielenberg, Christabel, PBS, 1988
  • Antony Strickland, Frankie's House, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • James, You Me + It, BBC, 1993
  • Patsy, Kings in Grass Castles, 1998
  • Alexis "Alexey" Karenin, "Anna Karenina," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2000
  • Edward Cazalet, The Cazalets (also known as The Cazalet Chronicles), PBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • (As Stephen Dillon) Captain Lennox, "The Secret Garden," Hallmark Hallof Fame, 1987
  • Gray Harston, "An Affair in Mind" (also known as "The Face of Trespass"),The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, BBC (England), 1988
  • (As Stephen Dillon) John, The Yellow Wallpaper, BBC, 1989
  • Philip Blackstock, "Achilles Heel," The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, BBC, 1991
  • Leonard Meopham, Heading Home, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Chris Pearson, "Hostages," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1993
  • Mr. Blackmore, The Widowing of Mrs. Holyroyd, BBC, 1995
  • Specials
  • Jonathon Byrne, The Rector's Wife, PBS, 1993
  • Episodic
  • (As Stephen Dillon) Bradford Galt, "Steele Searching: Part 1," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985
  • D. C. Danny Keech, "White Lies," Bulman, 1987
  • Paul Lyle, "Help Me Make It through the Night," Boon, ITV (England), 1991
  • Captain Mike Davidson, "Hard Knocks," Soldier Soldier, 1993
  • Series
  • Appeared in By Herself, Channel 4 (England).
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Stephen Dillon) Mr. Dunlop, Business As Usual, 1987
  • (As Stephen Dillon) Alec, Comeback, 1987
  • Horatio, Hamlet, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Antonio, La chance (also known as Powers and Lovers), 1994
  • Evan Marsh, Two If by Sea (also known as Stolen Hearts), Warner Bros., 1996
  • Michael Henderson, Welcome to Sarajevo, Miramax, 1997
  • Charles Godwin, Firelight (also known as Firelight--Le lien secret), Miramax, 1997
  • Sean (Dover), Deja Vu, Rainbow Releasing, 1997
  • Dr. Croly, Love and Rage (also known as Liebe und Leidenschaft), New City Releasing, 1998
  • Tom, The Darkest Light, Pathe, 1999
  • Noel Quigley, Ordinary Decent Criminal (also known as Ein Ganzgewoehnlicher Dieb), Miramax, 2000
  • Detective Inspector Burton, The Parole Officer, MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Charles Harker, Spy Game, MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Charlie Lambert, The Truth about Charlie, Universal, 2002
  • Leonard Woolf, The Hours, Paramount, 2002
  • Simon, The Gathering, Dimension Films, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Archer, The Beaux's Stratagem, Royal National Theatre, London, c.1989
  • Title role, Hamlet, Royal National Theatre, 1994, then Gielgud Theatre, London, 1995
  • Clov, Endgame, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1996
  • Title role, Uncle Vanya, Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1998
  • Henry, The Real Thing, Albery Theatre, London, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, both 2000
  • Alexander Herzen, The Coast of Utopia (triple-bill; includes "Voyage," "Shipwreck," and "Salvage"), Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, 2002
  • Title role, Life after George, Duchess Theatre, London, 2002
  • Also appeared as Prior Walter, "Millennium Approaches," and Declan Donnellan, "Perestroika," Angels in America, Royal National Theatre, London;Gerry Evans, Dancing at Lughnasa, Royal National Theatre; Tony, Hush, Royal Court Theatre, London; and Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journeyinto Night, Royal National Theatre; appeared in productions of The Decision, Almeida Theatre, London; and Our Late Night, Royal Court Theatre.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Performed the title role in a radio broadcast of Macbeth; also appeared in A Month in the Country, Oates after His Fingers, Something Understood, and The Trojan Women.

Further Reference


    • Empire, December, 1997, pp. 66-67
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 28, 1997, p. 42
    • Variety, January 5, 1998, p. 71

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