Born in England, UK
made his film debut at his side as an extra in Welcome to Sarajevo when he was six. He became more widely known in 2009 when he was chosen to play Tom Riddle Junior (a teenage Lord Voldemort) in Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince.
Having passed his A-level examinations, Frank Dillane was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. In spite of the school rules specifying that actors are not permitted to accept professional acting work for the duration of the course, Frank was allowed to play James Papadopoulos in independent movie Papadopoulos & Sons (directed by Marcus Markou) since it was filmed during summer holidays in 2011. After he was cast, his father decided to rearrange his filming schedule to play Harry Papadopoulos (James' Dad) at his side. Stephen Dillane declared it was rare to have the opportunity "to work with your children after they left home".
In the fall of 2013, Frank Dillane filmed In The Heart Of The Sea directed by Ron Howard. He plays young sailor Owen Coffin in this adaptation of a novel written by Nathaniel Philbrick about the sinking of the Essex whaleship in the Pacific Ocean.
In early 2014, he was cast in two more films: a project directed by Gerardo Naranjo (name yet to be announced) in which he will star alongside Dakota Fanning; an adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy's best-selling novel Maestro, to be directed by Catherine Jarvis, in which he will play the lead character (Paul). Dillane is described by the production company Bow Street Films as having an "amazing talent and screen presence".