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Occupation  Actor
Height  1.77 m
Years active  1997–present
Uncles  Richard Dillane
Name  Frank Dillane
Siblings  Seamus Dillane
Role  Actor

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Born  21 April 1991 (age 32) (1991-04-21) London, England, United Kingdom
Parents  Stephen Dillane, Naomi Wirthner
Movies and TV shows  Fear the Walking Dead, Harry Potter and the Half‑B, Papadopoulos & Sons, In the Heart of the Sea, Welcome to Sarajevo
Similar People  Alycia Debnam Carey, Stephen Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Christian Coulson

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Frank Stephenson N. E. Dillane (born 21 April 1991) is an English actor, known for playing Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead (2015–), and Henry Coffin in In the Heart of the Sea (2015).


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Childhood and early roles

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Frank Dillane was born in London, England. He spent part of his childhood in Brixton, before moving to Forest Row, East Sussex, where he grew up in a creative environment. His mother, Naomi Wirthner, is Afro-Jamaican. Wirtner manages a theatre company called 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).

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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".

Acting career

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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. In autumn 2013, Dillane filmed a role in In The Heart Of The Sea, directed by Ron Howard; Dillane played young sailor Henry 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.

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

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Dillane has also been cast in an adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy's best-selling novel Maestro, to be directed by Catherine Jarvis, in which he will play the lead character (Paul). Dillane is described by the production company Bow Street Films as having an "amazing talent and screen presence". Dillane is portraying drug addict Nick Clark in the horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead, which debuted in 2015.


On Sunday night, May 22, 2016, Dillane was arrested after a fight with a security guard on the CBS lot in Los Angeles, during which the actor allegedly struck the guard while trying to access the studio grounds. Dillane was detained until LAPD officers arrived and arrested him on a battery charge. The incident is under investigation.


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