Frank Dillane

Dillane in 2016, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Frank Stephenson N. E. Wirthner Dillane

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 21 April, 1991

*father – English, Irish, Scottish, remote Manx
*mother – African-Jamaican, German

Frank Dillane is a British actor. His roles include television’s Fear the Walking Dead, The Girlfriend Experience, and The Essex Serpent, and the films Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince, Papadopoulos & Sons, In the Heart of the Sea, Astral, How to Build a Girl, and Viena and the Fantomes.

He is the son of actors Stephen Dillane and Naomi Wirthner. His father is of English, Irish, Scottish, and remote Manx [Isle of Man], ancestry. Frank’s mother is the daughter of a white father, with German ancestry, and of a black Jamaican mother. His uncle is actor Richard Dillane.

A picture of Frank’s maternal grandfather can be seen here. A picture of Frank’s maternal grandmother or great-grandmother can be seen here.

Frank’s paternal grandfather is named John B. Dillane. John was born in Australia, and likely has Irish ancestry.

Frank’s paternal grandmother is Bridget M. Curwen (the daughter of Stanley Patricius Lamplugh Curwen and Lilian Frances Skinner). Bridget was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. She has English ancestry, with some remote Manx [Isle of Man] roots. Stanley was a Protestant minister, and was the son of Alfred Francis Curwen and Beatricia Cervinia Hills. Lilian was the daughter of Charles Lancelot Andrewes/Andrews Skinner and Lady Sara Kathleen Ponsonby.

Frank’s maternal grandparents possibly were Michael J. Wirthner and Frances Petch-Clark. Frank’s grandfather likely descended from Alphonse Wirthner. Alphonse was an ethnic German from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Frank Dillane (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Frank’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Lancelot Andrewes/Andrews Skinner and Lady Sara Kathleen Ponsonby –

10 Responses

  1. comrade says: Likely maternal grandparents? This Michael J Wirthner married in London to Frances Petch-Clarke. Michael John Wirthner travelled between the UK and Kingston, Jamaica in the 1950s.

    According to the internet his mother was born in London in 1965. There’s also a marriage for Edmund J Marsh and Frances Wirthner but Edmund died in 1964 so he can’t be Naomi’s father?

    My guess: Michael J Wirthner and Frances Petch-Clark are his maternal grandparents. Michael’s parents were Cecil Richard P Wirthner and Dorothy Rose Ashbourn. Cecil was the son of Alphonse Wirthner and Lizzie Day.

  2. bablah says:

    His maternal grandfather:

    His maternal grandmother or great-grandmother (I’m not sure):

    Wirthners in UK descend from Alphonse Wirthner, who immigrated from Russia.

  3. jonasbttencourt says:

    first of all, we need to know what his hair really looks like, cuz surely its not like that

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