Frank Dillane trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), graduating in 2013. As a child, he played Christopher Henderson in Welcome to Sarajevo, directed by Michael Winterbottom. When he was 16, he played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and later in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Warner Bros.). During his first year at RADA, he filmed the role of James Papadopoulos in the film Papadopoulos & Sons. Immediately upon graduating, he played Eugene Marchbanks in Candida by Theatre Royal, Bath. He then filmed the role of Coffin in In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard. After this, he went on to film the role of Keyes in Viena and The Fantomes, directed by Gerardo Naranjo. For television, Dillane played Shugs in Season 1 of Sense 8, directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski, and was then cast in Fear of the Walking Dead, playing the part of Nick. During the hiatus between seasons, he has filmed the lead role of Alex in Astral, directed by Chris Mul. Aside from acting, Dillane is part of the band Tinker Wright.