Who is Frank Dillane? Wiki Bio
Frank Stephenson Dillane was born in London, England, on 21 April 1991, so his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds British nationality. He is an actor, best known for portraying Nick Clark in the “Fear the Walking Dead” horror science fiction TV series, and for playing Tom Riddle in the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” fantasy film.
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Early life and education
Frank spent the first couple of years of his childhood in London before his family moved to East Sussex, making it possible for Frank to grow up in a creative environment. He was raised by his mother Naomi Wirthner who is of African and Jamaican descent and is the manager of The Barebones Project theatre company – it was Naomi who encouraged Frank to pursue a career in acting and who helped him work on his acting skills.
His father Stephen Dillane, is an actor who is best known for appearing in TV series such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Tunnel” and who holds a BAFTA TV Award for best actor on television presented to him in 2009. Frank has a younger brother named Seamus.
Frank attended Michael Hall High School in East Sussex, and after matriculation, having passed all his A-level examinations, was allowed to enroll at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, from which he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting.
The school rules forbid their students to accept professional acting work while they are studying, but Frank was allowed to play the lead role as James Papadopoulos in the “Papadopoulos & Sons” independent film in 2011 only because it was shot during summer holidays. To show support, his father rearranged his own plans and played Harry Papadopoulos, his father in the film, so that he could be by his side and help by giving him hints and tips, stating ‘it is rare to have an opportunity to work with your children after they left home”.
Career as an actor
Frank actually made his debut film appearance at the age of six, when he was cast to appear as Christopher Henderson in the “Welcome to Sarajevo” British war film in 1997. He gained recognition after he was cast to play 16 year-old Tom Riddle in “Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince” in 2009, the role which made him somewhat famous. In 2012, he portrayed James Papadopoulos in “Papadopoulos & Sons”, and then in 2015 was Owen Coffin in the “In The Heart of the Sea” adventure drama film.
The year 2019 saw him star in the “How to Build a Girl” American-British comedy film, while he has been cast to appear in two movies with release dates yet to be announced – “Viena and the Fantomes” and “Astral”.
He made his debut TV series appearance playing Shugs in three episodes of “Sense8” in 2015, and was then offered the role of Nick Clark in the “Fear the Walking Dead” horror science fiction TV series, appearing in 41 episodes (four seasons) from 2015 to 2018. He has also played the same character in the “Part 16” episode of the “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462” 16-part web series in 2016.
Frank has been nominated for a single award during his career – a Saturn Award for the best performance by a younger actor in a TV series in 2016 for his performance in the “Fear the Walking Dead” TV series. He has also appeared in two theatre plays – “Candida” in July 2013 performed at Theatre Royal, Bath which was directed by Simon Godwin, and “Maestro” which is an adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s best-selling eponymous novel.
Love life. Dating girlfriend or gay?
Frank has been very secretive regarding his love life since the start of his acting career which is why rumors started circulating the internet that the popular actor might be gay.
Frank has not talked about his sexual orientation, although it’s believed that he was in a relationship with a girl named Misha in 2016 after the two met at a party. Misha is a model and the two could have been seen spending their time together at a beach in the summer of 2016, the pictures of them releasing a kite together were shared by Frank’s fan on Twitter, but Frank has not commented on the rumors.
In 2018, Frank was seen walking hand in hand with a mysterious girl in the streets of East Sussex, and although many of his fans have asked him on the internet about whether or not the two are dating, Frank has remained secretive; he currently appears to be single.
Hobbies and other interests
Frank is a big fan of music, and is a singer and a bass guitarist currently playing for the band he founded called Tinker Wright – he can also play the recorder and violin. His favorite musicians and bands are The Strokes, Babyshambles, and the Beatles, while he also enjoys listening to The Smiths and Bob Dylan.
Frank was physically active while at high school as he played several sports, but stopped once he started studying acting. Today, he goes to the gym only if it is necessary to shape his body for a role in a movie or TV series.
?: Frank Dillane with Helene (friend), Seamus (brother) and Naomi (mom) at Almeida Theatre in London. pic.twitter.com/xpFes0s07N
— Frank Dillane News (@dillanedaily) August 21, 2019
His personal favorites when it comes to Hollywood actors and actresses are Nicholas Cage, Will Smith, and Judi Dench, while some of his favorite movies include the “Star Wars” franchise, “The Green Mile”, and “Sleepless in Seattle”. Frank is also keen on travelling, and his job as an actor has taken him all around Europe as well as to several states in the US, and a number of Asian countries.
Appearance and net worth
Frank is 28 years old. He has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, and weighs around 159lbs (78kgs). His net worth is estimated by sources in early 2020 at over $18 million, quite impressive for just a decade in the entertainment industry.