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Frank Dillane


Most widely known for his part while Tom Riddle in Harry Potter as well as the Half-Blood Prince, he’s also well known for his portrayal of Owen Coffin within the Ron Howard-directed thriller Within the Heart of the ocean. In 2015, he started playing Nick Clark within the AMC series Dread the Walking Deceased. He produced his cinematic debut at age six, showing up as Christopher Henderson within the 1997 film Thanks for visiting Sarajevo. He required a rest from his professional performing career to teach at the popular Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork (RADA) in London, Britain. He and his sibling, Seamus, will be the sons of celebrity Naomi Wirthner and Video game of Thrones acting professional Stephen Dillane. He and Georgia Groome both acted within the 2012 family members film Papadopoulos and Sons.

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Full Name Frank Dillane
Date Of Birth April 21, 1991
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.83 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality British
Parents Stephen Dillane, Naomi Wirthner
Siblings Seamus Dillane
Movies In the Heart of the Sea, Papadopoulos & Sons, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Welcome to Sarajevo
TV Shows Fear the Walking Dead
Star Sign Taurus

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1He is lead singer and bass guitarist for his band Tinker Wright.
2To prepare himself for the role of Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead he carried about Thomas De Quincy's 1821 autobiography "Confessions of an English Opium-eater".
3Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London) where he did a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in acting (2010-2013).
4He has a younger brother named Seamus.
5He has has naturally brown eyes, and had to wear blue colored contacts for his role as Tom Riddle, in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
6He is biracial.
7He graduated from Michael Hall School in East Sussex in June 2009.
8Son of actor Stephen Dillane and actress Naomi Wirthner.



Viena and the Fantomes2017completedKeyes
Astralpost-productionAlex Harmann
Fear the Walking Dead2015-2017TV SeriesNick Clark
Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 4622016TV SeriesNick Clark
In the Heart of the Sea2015Henry Coffin
Sense82015TV SeriesShugs
Papadopoulos & Sons2012James Papadopoulos
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009Tom Riddle (16 Years)
Welcome to Sarajevo1997Christopher Henderson



Talking Dead2016TV SeriesHimself

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Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television SeriesFear the Walking Dead (2015)

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1[on his role as Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead (2015)] I think it's important to distinguish that Nick isn't a drug addict, he's an addict. "Drug" is neither here nor there, really. It's just a solution to a problem. I guess if you're an addict and you only really have one problem in life, which is where to get your next fix from or burst from life, that single-minded conviction and willpower would put you in good standings. He's already concerned with life and death.
2I'm sure there will come a time when I won't be able to walk around so easy. I don't necessarily want to be famous. It takes away from the craft a little bit, but I think it's part of the job these days, it seems to be.

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