Stephen Dillane stars in Cinemax's "Hunted," as Rupert Keel. He also recently starred in HBO's "Game of Thrones" as Stannis Baratheon.

Stephen Dillane trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His early theater work included repertory seasons at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Contact Theatre, Manchester and Chester Gateway Theatre. Leading roles at the National Theatre followed with Archer in "The 'Beaux' Stratagem," Gerry Evans in "Dancing at Lughnasa," Edmund Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey into Night," and Prior Walter in "Angels in America," followed by "Hush," written by April D'Angelis at the Royal Court. He won the Richard Burton Shakespeare Globe Award in 1995 for the title role in "Hamlet" at the Gielgud Theatre directed by Peter Hall. He played Clov in "Endgame" at the Donmar Warehouse directed by Katie Mitchell, Artie in "Hurlyburly" at the Old Vic, and the title role of "Uncle Vanya" for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Young Vic, again directed by Katie Mitchell.

Dillane returned to the Donmar Warehouse to play Henry in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," for which he won Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 1999. He then played Tony in "Our Late Night," by Wallace Shawn at the Royal Court, directed by Caryl Churchill. He returned to "The Real Thing" for a limited run in the West End prior to Broadway where it played at the Barrymore Theatre. On Broadway, Dillane won the Best Actor Tony Award in 2000, the Best Actor Drama Desk Award in 1999/2000, and the Theatre World Award in 2000 and was nominated for the Best Actor Outer Circle Award in 2000. He returned to the West End to play George in "Life After George," directed by Michael Blakemore.

In 2002 Dillane played Alexander Herzen in the Tom Stoppard trilogy "Coast of Utopia," at the National Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn. In 2005 and 2006 he performed a much praised solo version of "Macbeth," directed by Travis Preston at the Redcat Theatre in Los Angeles, The Almeida in London, and the Sydney and Adelaide Festivals in Australia, where he was nominated for Best Actor in the Helpmann Awards. Dillane played Jack in Caryl Churchill's two hander play "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?," at the Royal Court Theatre. In January 2009 he will return to the Donmar Warehouse to read TS Eliot's "Four Quartets," directed by Katie Mitchell.

Dillane's leading roles in films include Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet," opposite Mel Gibson as Horatio; "Stolen Hearts" (known as "Two If by Sea" in America), "Firelight," directed by William Nicholson opposite Sophie Marceau; "Welcome to Sarajevo," directed by Michael Winterbottom with Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei; "The Darkest Light," directed by Simon Beaufoy ("The Full Monty") and Bille Eltringham; "Ordinary Decent Criminal," opposite Kevin Spacey and Linda Fiorentino, directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan; and "The Parole Officer," written by and starring Steve Coogan.

In 2001 he filmed starring roles in four films: Charles Harker in "Spy Game," directed by Tony Scott; Charlie in "The Truth About Charlie," directed by Jonathan Demme; Simon in "The Gathering," directed by Brian Gilbert; and Leonard Woolf in "The Hours," directed by Stephen Daldry. "The Hours" was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2003 SAG Awards. Also in 2003 he took the role of Merlin in "King Arthur," directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Recent film roles include Mr. Allen in "Haven," directed by Frank E. Flowers; Martin in "Nine Lives," directed by Rodrigo Garcia; the lead role of Harry Vardon in "The Greatest Game Ever Played," directed by Bill Paxton for Disney; "Goal!," directed by Danny Cannon; the secretary in "Klimt," directed by Raul Ruiz, which was screened out of competition at The Berlin Film Festival 2006; and "Goal II!," directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

In 2006 Dillane filmed the lead role of Jakob in "Fugitive Pieces," directed by Jeremy Podeswa, and Brooks Baekeland in "Savage Grace," opposite Julianne Moore directed by Tom Kalin. In 2007 he filmed "John Adams," a seven part TV miniseries for HBO. Stephen has since been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for the 2008 Emmy Awards for "John Adams," in which he plays the role of Thomas Jefferson.

In 2008 Dillane filmed for television "The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall," for Talkback Thames/Channel 4 and "God on Trial" for the BBC, and for the cinema, "Freakdog," directed by Paddy Breathnach and "Storm," directed by Hans-Christan Schmid. More recently, Dillane was seen in "Perfect Sense," opposite Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, and "44 Inch Chest," alongside Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and John Hurt.

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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: November 30, 1956
Height: 6' 0"
Birthplace: London, England, UK

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