Stephen Dillane was born on November 30, 1956 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Spy Game (2001), The Hours (2002) and King Arthur (2004).
Tony Award for lead actor in a play - Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing". [June 2000]
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.
Theatrical Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Pre-Drama School: Reporter for Croydon Advertiser for 3 years.
Education: University of Exeter (History and Politics)
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.
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.
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.
Personal Quotes (4)
If you feel uncomfortable on stage, you can very easily descend into a sort of abyss, convinced you're the worst actor ever, that you're a disgrace to the profession, that you're a disgrace to yourself. It's an awful feeling.
Am I melancholy? I certainly have moments. I like to think there's a capacity for joy as well.
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.
I couldn't work my way into being a good-looking guy.