Fabien Frankel

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Fabien Frankel
Fabien Joseph Frankel

(1994-04-06) 6 April 1994 (age 28)
London, England
EducationLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (BA)
Years active2017–present

Fabien Joseph Frankel (born 6 April 1994) is a British actor.

Early life

Frankel was born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in West London, to English actor Mark Frankel and French, Italian advertising executive Caroline Besson. His paternal grandmother was from an Indian Jewish family in Mumbai, and he is Russian-Polish Jew through his paternal grandfather whose parents were immigrants into the East End. [1][2][3] Frankel lost his father to a road accident when he was two, while his mother was pregnant with his younger brother Max.[4][5] The two brothers were raised in London by their mother, and spoke French at home.[6] She introduced them to film by taking them to the cinema once a week.[7]

Frankel took a year-long Foundation Course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before going on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2017.[8][9]


Frankel's career began on stage in the 2017 production of The Knowledge at Charing Cross Theatre.[10] He made his onscreen debut in 2019 in the romantic comedy film Last Christmas.[11] That same year, he was cast as the lead Theo Sipowicz in a pilot for a potential NYPD Blue spin-off series on ABC.[12]

In 2021, Frankel appeared as Dominique Renelleau in the BBC One and Netflix crime drama The Serpent.[13] He plays Dornish Marcher knight Ser Criston Cole in the 2022 HBO fantasy series House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel and adaptation of George R. R. Martin's companion book Fire and Blood.[14] Frankel has an upcoming role in the independent comedy film Venice at Dawn.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Last Christmas Fabien
NYPD Blue Theo Sipowicz Pilot
2021 The Serpent Dominique Renelleau Miniseries; 4 episodes
An Uncandid Portrait Gaspar Chevrolet Episode: "Gone Today. Here Tomorrow."[16]
2022-present House of the Dragon Criston Cole Main role
2022 Venice at Dawn Dixon


Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Knowledge Chris Charing Cross Theatre, London


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  2. ^ Sloman,Tony (12 October 1996). "Obituary Mark Frankel". The Independent.
  3. ^ "Jewz in the Newz".
  4. ^ "Obituary:Mark Frankel". Independent.co.uk. 11 October 1996.
  5. ^ "Jews in the News: Miguel Sapochnik, David Horovitch and John Hamburg | Tampa JCCS and Federation".
  6. ^ Seth, Radhika (9 August 2022). "House Of The Dragon Star Fabien Frankel Is Ready To Slay". British Vogue. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  7. ^ Vary, Adam B. (2022-08-16). "'House of the Dragon' Hunk Fabien Frankel on Emilia Clarke's Birthday Party and Matt Smith's Rehearsal Injury: 'I Take No Responsibility'". Variety. Retrieved 2022-09-01.
  8. ^ "2017 graduates". LAMDA. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Variety's 10 Brits to Watch for 2021: A Celebration of Talent". Variety. 24 November 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  10. ^ "The Knowledge". Charing Cross Theatre. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  11. ^ Mehrtens, Michelle (15 April 2021). "Game Of Thrones Prequel Adds Last Christmas Actor In Key Role". ScreenRant. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 January 2019). "'NYPD Blue' sequel casts Fabien Frankel as its lead". Page Six. New York, NY.
  13. ^ Mitchell, Molli (30 January 2021). "The Serpent cast: Who is Fabien Frankel? Meet the Dominique star from The Serpent". Express. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  14. ^ Del Rosario, Nellie (15 April 2021). "'House Of The Dragon': Fabien Frankel Joins Cast Of 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel Series In Major Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ White, Peter (20 February 2020). ""Fabien Frankel To Star In Brit Indie Feature 'Venice At Dawn'"". Deadline. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  16. ^ "An Uncandid Portrait". Tribeca Film Festival 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.

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