Harris Dickinson (born 24 June 1996) is an English actor. He began his career in British television and had his first starring role in the drama film Beach Rats (2017), for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. He played John Paul Getty III in the FX drama series Trust (2018).

Harris Dickinson
Dickinson at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
Born (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 27)
London, England
OccupationActor
Years active2014–present

Dickinson has since starred in the films Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), The King's Man (2021), Triangle of Sadness (2022), Where the Crawdads Sing (2022), and The Iron Claw (2023), along with the miniseries A Murder at the End of the World (2023).

Early life edit

Dickinson was born 24 June 1996[1] in Leytonstone, East London,[2][3] and grew up in Highams Park.[4] At seventeen he dropped out of school, where he was trying to study film and theatre.[3] Dickinson almost opted for a career in the Royal Marines, before being persuaded to return to the theatre by his coach at RAW Academy in London.

Career edit

In 2016, Dickinson was cast as Frankie, a young man struggling with his sexuality, in Eliza Hittman's film Beach Rats. The Times critic Ed Potton highlighted Dickinson as having "perfected a south Brooklyn accent" as Frankie.[5] For his performance, Dickinson was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor.[6][7]

 
Dickinson in 2023

In 2018, Dickinson starred in the FX drama television series Trust as John Paul Getty III. In 2019, he voiced the character Gurjin in the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. He also starred in The Darkest Minds.

In 2021, Dickinson starred in the third installment of the Kingsman film series, The King's Man, as Conrad Oxford. The role gained him his first BAFTA Film Award nomination for the EE Rising Star Award.[8]

In 2022, he starred in Triangle of Sadness as a model on a cruise. The film premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d'Or.[9][10] Reviewing the film, Variety's Peter Debruge wrote Dickinson "brings a kind of fragile vulnerability to the Abercrombie frat-boy type".[11]

Dickinson co-starred in Where the Crawdads Sing, a film adaptation of Delia Owens' novel of the same name, which was released in July 2022.[12] Also in 2022, he was cast in the FX on Hulu limited series A Murder at the End of the World,[13] which premiered on 14 November 2023, and in the film Blitz.[14]

In 2023, Dickinson starred in Scrapper as Jason, an estranged father who reconnects with his daughter. The film was written and directed by Charlotte Regan, and premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.[15][16] In the same year, he portrayed David Von Erich in The Iron Claw. Also in 2023, Dickinson was cast in the film Babygirl.[17]

Filmography edit

Denotes works that have not yet been released

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Beach Rats Frankie
2018 The Darkest Minds Liam Stewart
Postcards from London Jim
2019 County Lines Simon
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Prince Phillip
Matthias & Maxime McAfee
2021 The King's Man Conrad Oxford
The Souvenir Part II Pete
2022 Don't Look at the Demon Ben
See How They Run Richard Attenborough
Triangle of Sadness Carl
Where the Crawdads Sing Chase Andrews
2023 Scrapper Jason
The Iron Claw David Von Erich
TBA Blitz TBA Post-production[18]
Babygirl TBA Filming[17]

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Some Girls Tonka 2 episodes
2016 Home P.K. Bell Television film
2017 Clique Sam Recurring role (series 1)
Silent Witness Aaron Logan Episode: "Remembrance" (2 parts)
2018 Trust J. Paul Getty III Main role
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Gurjin (voice) 8 episodes
2023 A Murder at the End of the World Bill Miniseries

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Beach Rats Nominated [19]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Beach Rats Nominated [20]
2018 London Film Critics Circle Awards Young British/Irish Performer Beach Rats Won [21]
2020 British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor County Lines Nominated [22]
2022 BAFTA Awards EE Rising Star Award Nominated [8]
2023 British Independent Film Awards Best Joint Lead Performance (shared with Lola Campbell) Scrapper Nominated [23]
London Film Critics' Circle British/Irish Actor of the Year Nominated [24]

References edit

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  4. ^ "Local 'rising star' nominated for BAFTA". Waltham Forest Echo. 2 February 2022. Archived from the original on 2 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
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  11. ^ Debruge, Peter (21 May 2022). "Triangle of Sadness Review: Putting Privilege Through the Wringer". Variety. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  12. ^ Brody, Caitlin (14 March 2022). "Where the Crawdads Sing: Your First Look at the Lush Adaptation". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 19 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (11 February 2022). "Clive Owen Among 10 Cast In FX Limited Series Retreat". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin (6 December 2022). "Harris Dickinson, Elliott Heffernan, Erin Kellyman Among Those Joining Ensemble Of Steve McQueen's Blitz At Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 15 December 2022. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
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  17. ^ a b Grobar, Matt; Wiseman, Andreas (21 November 2023). "A24 Confirms Cast For Halina Reijn's Erotic Thriller Babygirl: Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas, Harris Dickinson, Sophie Wilde And Jean Reno Aboard". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 24 January 2024. Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  18. ^ Yossman, K. J. (13 December 2022). "Steve McQueen's World War 2 Feature Blitz Rounds Out Cast With Benjamin Clementine, Leigh Gill and More (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 9 August 2023. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  19. ^ Luers, Erik (27 November 2017). "Nominations Announced for 27th Annual IFP Gotham Awards" (Press release). Independent Filmmaker Project (published 28 November 2017). Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  20. ^ "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: Get Out and Call Me by Your Name Dominate". Indiewire. 10 October 2017. Archived from the original on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Three Billboards Leads London Critics' Awards". 28 January 2018. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  22. ^ Grater, Tom (18 February 2021). "Rocks & His House Win Big At British Independent Film Awards". Deadline. Archived from the original on 18 February 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  23. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2 November 2023). "Jodie Comer, Paul Mescal Score Nods as Rye Lane, Scrapper, All of Us Strangers Lead British Independent Film Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on 2 November 2023. Retrieved 2 November 2023.
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