Stephen John Dillane (born 27th March 1957) is an English actor experienced with roles on both stage and screen. He is arguably best known for his Emmy-nominated performance as Thomas Jefferson in the HBO mini-series John Adams. He has also appeared as Leonard Woolf in The Hours, Merlin in King Arthur and Horatio in the Mel Gibson-starring version of Hamlet. In 2001, he appeared in 'The Parole Officer' alongside Lena Headey.
In Game of Thrones Dillane played the role of Stannis Baratheon. He was announced in the role on 19 July 2011 and is part of the starring cast for the second, third, fourth, and fifth seasons. Although he plays Robert Baratheon's younger brother, Dillane is actually eight years older than Mark Addy, who portrayed Robert.
|Season Two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What Is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season Three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch Is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
|Season Four credits|
|Two Swords||The Lion and the Rose||Breaker of Chains||Oathkeeper||First of His Name|
|The Laws of Gods and Men||Mockingbird||The Mountain and the Viper||The Watchers on the Wall||The Children|
|Season Five credits|
|The Wars To Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother's Mercy|