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"From the moment you start talking to Stephen Dillane you realise this is a man who doesn't do bullshit. No equivocation, no meandering; he's thoughtful in his answers but straightforward. A professional."

Stephen John Dillane (born 27 March 1957 in Kensington, London) is an English actor from Kensington. Initially, he studied history and political science at the University of Exeter, and then became a journalist, but he was unhappy in this profession. He then switched to acting and entered the Bristol Old Vic theatre school, and his acting career began in the late 1980s. Since then, he has not yet been a headline actor, but he has been in several movies, shows, and plays.

His best-known roles have been as Thomas Jefferson on John Adams and as King Stannis Baratheon on Game of Thrones, both of which happen to be HBO series.

His wife Naomi Wirthner, his brother Richard Dillane and his younger son Frank Dillane are also actors.



  • Spell My Name With An S: In his first years acting, his name was often misspelled as "Stephen Dillon."
  • Typecasting: As straight-laced, powerful, semi-deadpan authority figures.