Frank Dillane — English actor
Frank Stephenson Dillane was born on 21 April 1991 in London. He was growing up in the family of actors. His father Stephen Dillane is a famous actor, best known for his roles in the series Game of Thrones and The Tunnel. Frank’s mom Naomi Wirthner is also an actress of African and Jamaican heritage.
Frank debuted on the big screen in 1997. In the historical military drama Welcome to Sarajevo, he had a small supporting part of Christopher Henderson. His father had the leading role in the movie.
The young actor had to wait more than 10 years for the next role. In 2009, he got a chance to play 16-year-old Tom Riddle in the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Since Frank has naturally brown eyes, he had to wear contact lenses when playing Tom. The part wasn’t too big but turned out to be very important for the young man.
In 2009, Dillane graduated from high school in East Sussex. He decided to become a professional actor and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. The students of the academy are prohibited from taking on acting projects before graduation. However, the school made an exception for Dillane, who got a part in the dramatic comedy Papadopoulos & Sons in 2011, but only because the filming was done during summer holidays. When Frank’s father found out about his son’s plans for the movie, he landed the supporting role of the character’s father. So the father and son became a family on the screen as well. In 2013, Frank graduated from the academy as a Bachelor of Arts in Acting.