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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Frank trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (R.A.D.A.), graduating in 2013.

As a child he played Christopher Henderson in 'Welcome to Sarajevo' (Channel 4/Miramax/Dragon Pictures) directed by Michael Winterbottom. Aged sixteen Frank played Tom Riddle in 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,' directed by David Yates.

During his first year at R.A.D.A. Frank filmed the role of James Papadopoulos in 'Papadopoulos & Sons' (Double M Films), directed by Marcus Markou. Immediately upon graduating, he played Eugene Marchbanks in 'Candida' (Theatre Royal Bath), directed by Simon Godwin. Soon after he filmed the role of Henry Coffin in Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea' (Articulated Productions). Next came the role of Keyes in 'Viena and The Fantomes' (Lola Pictures) directed by Gerardo Naranjo, which is due for release in late 2017.

Frank then played series regular Shugs in Season One of 'Sense8' (Netflix) directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski. He next filmed the pilot for A.M.C.'s 'Fear the Walking Dead', playing the lead role of Nick Clark. The show was a huge success and he has subsequently appeared in all three seasons. During the hiatus between Seasons one and two, he filmed the lead role of Alex Harmann in 'Astral', directed by Chris Mul, due for release later this year.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michelle Braidman Associates

Frank Stephenson Dillane (born 21 April 1991) is an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Nick Clark on Fear the Walking Dead, and for playing Tom Riddle in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). He also appeared as Owen Coffin in the film In the Heart of the Sea (2015).

Frank Dillane was born in London, England. He spent part of his childhood in Brixton, before moving to East Sussex, where he grew up in a creative environment. His mother, Naomi Wirthner, is Afro-Jamaican. Wirthner manages a theatre company called The Barebones Project. His father, Stephen Dillane, is an actor who has starred in numerous movies and TV series (e.g., Game of Thrones and The Tunnel), and was awarded a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor on Television in 2009. Dillane made his film debut at his side as an extra in Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) when he was six. He became more widely known when he portrayed Tom Riddle (a teenage Lord Voldemort) in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

After passing his A-level examinations, Dillane was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and graduated in 2013, with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. In spite of the school rules specifying that actors are not permitted to accept professional acting work for the duration of the course, Dillane was allowed to play James Papadopoulos in the independent movie Papadopoulos & Sons (directed by Marcus Markou), since it was filmed during summer holidays in 2011. After Dillane was cast, his father decided to rearrange his own filming schedule to play Harry Papadopoulos (James' dad) at his side. Stephen Dillane declared it was rare to have the opportunity "to work with your children after they left home".

Since graduating from RADA, Dillane has participated in several projects. In July 2013, he played in Candida at Theatre Royal, Bath, directed by Simon Godwin. Also in 2013, Dillane played in In The Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard; Dillane portrayed young sailor Owen Coffin in this adaptation of a novel written by Nathaniel Philbrick, about the sinking of the whaler Essex in the Pacific Ocean. The film was released on 11 December 2015.

In 2014, Dillane filmed the role of Keyes in 'Viena and the Fantomes' directed by Gerardo Naranjo, in which he starred alongside Dakota Fanning Dillane appeared as Shugs in the Netflix 2015 series Sense8, directed by The Wachowskis.

Dillane was also been cast in an adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy's best-selling novel Maestro, to be directed by Catherine Jarvis. Dillane is described by the production company Bow Street Films as having an "amazing talent and screen presence". Dillane portrayed Nick Clark in the horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead, from its debut in 2015 until the fourth season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Family (2)

Parents Stephen Dillane
Naomi Wirthner
Relatives Dillane, Seamus (sibling)

Trivia (20)

Son of actor Stephen Dillane and actress Naomi Wirthner.
He graduated from Michael Hall School in East Sussex in June 2009.
He is biracial.
He has naturally brown eyes, and had to wear blue colored contacts for his role as Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
He has a younger brother named Seamus.
Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London) where he did a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in acting (2010-2013).
To prepare himself for the role of Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead he carried about Thomas De Quincy's 1821 autobiography "Confessions of an English Opium-eater".
He is lead singer and bass guitarist for his band Tinker Wright.
He has two small birthmarks in the middle of his left cheek.
He and his brother, Seamus, are the sons of actress Naomi Wirthner and Game of Thrones actor Stephen Dillane.
He took a break from his professional acting career to train at the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.
Frank is the oldest son of actor, Stephen Dillane and actress, Naomi Wirthner; he has a younger brother named Seamus (born in 1998).
He made his cinematic debut at the age of six, appearing as Christopher Henderson in the 1997 film Welcome to Sarajevo.
Special Skills: Stage Combat (BASSC) Distinction; Good ear for accents; Singing: Bass;.
He takes "BA (Hons) Acting" course at RADA. 2013 is the year of his graduation.
He has his own band called, Tinker Wright in East Sussex.
He has several music talents: Singing(baritone), plays the recorder, and violin.
He and Georgina Leonidas both acted in the 2012 family film, Papadopoulos & Sons (2012).
The Strokes, Babyshambles, Beatles, The Smiths, Bob Dylan are his favorite musicians.
He screen-tested for the title role in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). The role eventually went to Andrew Garfield.

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm sure there will come a time when I won't be able to walk around so easy. I don't necessarily want to be famous. It takes away from the craft a little bit, but I think it's part of the job these days, it seems to be.
[on his role as Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead (2015)] I think it's important to distinguish that Nick isn't a drug addict, he's an addict. "Drug" is neither here nor there, really. It's just a solution to a problem. I guess if you're an addict and you only really have one problem in life, which is where to get your next fix from or burst from life, that single-minded conviction and willpower would put you in good standings. He's already concerned with life and death.
I really liked, ummm... the one I was in 'cause I'm in it. *Laughs*
I read something rather odd a bit of rare magic. As I understand it... a Horcrux.

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