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Dilan Gwyn
Born (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 37)
Stockholm, Sweden
Alma mater
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
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Dilan Gwyn (born 4 June 1987) is a Swedish-Turkish actress who has worked in Sweden, France, England, Canada, and the United States. Her films include Where Atilla Passes (2015), The Convent (2018), and Sisters in Arms (2019). On television, she is known for her roles in the Freeform series Beyond (2016–2018) and the Viaplay series Älska mig (2019–2020).

Early life

Gwyn was born in Stockholm to parents who had fled Turkey in 1981 with her two older sisters. Regarding her ethnicity, she has said "I'm Armenian, Circassian, Greek, Kurdish and Turkish." Her father, Orhan Kotan, was a Kurdish writer and human rights activist who died when she was 11 years old.

She studied at Paris-Sorbonne University in Paris and Stockholm University. She trained in performing arts with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, first at the Los Angeles campus and then the Manhattan campus, graduating in 2010.

Career

In 2012, Gwyn made her feature film debut in Shoo Bre and Plastic Films. Then in 2014, she made her television debut as Yana in the second season of the Starz historical fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons and appeared in the fantasy horror film Dracula Untold. Gwyn starred in the 2015 Canadian drama film Where Atilla Passes (French: Là où Atilla passe).

From 2016 to 2018, Gwyn starred as Willa Frost in both seasons of the Freeform science fiction series Beyond. This was followed by roles in the 2018 films The Convent, a British horror film, and It's All About Love (Swedish: Lyckligare kan ingen vara), a Swedish comedy-drama. In 2019, Gwyn starred in the French war film Sisters in Arms (French: Sœurs d'armes) and began playing Elsa in the Viaplay series Love Me (Swedish: Älska mig).

Personal life

Gwyn lives in West Stockholm with her husband Emil and their daughter, born December 2021 at the Karolinska Hospital. She has also lived in London, Amsterdam, and Istanbul.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Workshopen Short film
2008 Angels in the Snow (Swedish: Snöänglar) The Friend Short film
2011 The Delivery Young Ruth Short film
Black Coffee Vanessa Short film
2012 Shoo Bre Zeynep
Plastic Films Erica
2014 Dracula Untold Governess
2015 K7 Marian Short film
Where Atilla Passes (French: Là où Atilla passe) Asya
2018 The Convent Alice Langley
It's All About Love (Swedish: Lyckligare kan ingen vara) Ebba
2019 Sisters in Arms Zara
2020 The Evil Next Door (Swedish: Andra sidan) Shirin
2022 The Woman Under the Bed Sloan

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Da Vinci's Demons Yana 3 episodes
2016–2018 Beyond Willa Frost Main role
2019–2020 Love Me (Swedish: Älska mig) Elsa Main role
2020 Paragon: The Shadow Wars Rush 3 episodes
2021 Two Sisters (Swedish: Två systrar) Alicia Main role
2022 Kronprinsen som försvann Drottning Lovisa

Video games

  • A Way Out (2018)
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