British actor Stephen Dillane might not be considered a Hollywood A-lister, however, his body of work makes a compelling case that he should be a big name in the entertainment industry. The actor is working in showbiz for the past three decades and is been part of many well-known projects such as "Darkest Hour", "Zero Dark Thirty," "Game of Thrones," and "The Crown."
Is Stephen Dillane Married?
Stephen Dillane got worldwide recognition for potraying the warrior Stannis Baratheon with twisted family dynamics in the show "Games of Thrones." In real life, Dillane is living a normal family life without any drama.
It takes people their lifetime to find their soulmate, however, "The Crown" star found the love of his life in his early thirties. He started dating actress Naomi Wirthner in 1988 and remained together ever since.
Dillane and his partner always kept their relationship lowkey. Infact, they rarely make public appearances. Because of their secretive nature, for a long period, fans thought that they are only companions and has not tied the knot.
On September 4, 2019, Irish Examiner published a Interview of Stephen Dillane and in that article, the outlet mentioned that the 62-year-old is married to Naomi.
Father of A Rising Star
Dillane and his better-half are the parent of two sons, Frank Dillane (b.21 April 1991) and Seamus Dillane (b.1997). They both were born before their wedding.
The couple's eldest son Frank Dillane is following the footsteps of his parents. The 28-year-old started acting from the tender age of six.
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate is best known for potraying the character of Tim Riddle in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in 2009. He is also well-known for playing the lead Nick Clark in "Fear the Walking Dead" from 2015-2018.
The father-son duo worked together in the film "Papadopoulos & Sons." The real-life father-son played the reel father and son.
Know More About Naomi Wirthner, The lady Who Stole Stephen's Heart?
Naomi Wirthner is an actress and director of Afro-Jamaican heritage. She worked as an actress in theatre and few TV series before transitioning to directing. She is credited in TV shows such as "Between the Lines," "Wycliffe," and "Babyfather."
At present, the mother of two, Naomi manages a theatre company called The Barebones Project. In addition to that, she occasionally directs plays for the companies as well.
Stephen Dillane Is A Millionaire
The veteran actor Stephen Dillane holds an overall net worth of $6 million. He earned this wealth from his extensive career in theatre, television, and movies.
The Tony Award-winning actor debuted in showbiz in 1985 with the TV series "Remington Steele." In his over three-decade of career, he is part of many high rated shows such as "The Tunnel," "The Crown" and "Hunted."
Dillane is best remembered for his role of Stannis Baratheon in the show "Game of Thrones." Many actors have a dream to be part of the GOT, but Stephen was pretty much uninterested in the worldwide famous HBO series.
Stephen decided to be part of the show because of the money. Well, we all know he gained a lot of fame from the show, but did the actor receive a handsome salary as well?
The "Games of Thrones" salaries were varied on the basis of roles and popularity. Actors such as Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke earned $500,000 per episode whereas Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams earned $150,000 per episode. Since Stephen was a secondary character so he must have a salary of five digits.
The 62-year old Stephen also has been part of many blockbusters as well. He played Viscount Halifax in Gary Oldman starred "Darkest Hour". The film earned $150 million against the budget of $30 million.
The 1.83m tall actor furthermore played National Security Advisor in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty." The film earned $132 million against the budget of $40 million.
The actor is not only known for sucessful filmography but for taking up challenging roles and potraying them with perfection. He played the character of Horatio in the movie "Hamlet", Karenin in "Anna Karenina" and Thomas Jefferson in mini-series "John Adams."
Quick facts: Stephen Dillane
- Stephen was born in Kensington, London and raised in West Wickham, Kent.
- His father John B. Dillane was a surgeon. He was originally from Australia.
- His mother Bridget M. Dillane was English.
- His younger brother Richard Dillane is also an actor. He also has a sister.
- At the beginning of the acting career, he used the name, Stephen Dillon.
- He used to play football at the school.
- Stephen is a graduate of the University of Exeter with a degree in History and politics.
- After college, Dillane worked as a journalist for the Croydon Advertiser. He left the job after three years for acting.
- Dillane enrolled at the drama school Bristol Old Vic at the age of 25.
- In an interview, he said that he wants people to sing Leonard Cohen's Come Healing.
- Stephen's favorite book is Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard.