Harris Dickinson

Harris Dickinson (born 24 June 1996) is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Frankie in the 2017 film Beach Rats, for which he was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British/Irish Performer of the Year, and for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor.[1][2] In 2018, Dickinson portrayed kidnapped heir John Paul Getty III in the first season of the Danny Boyle-helmed FX drama series Trust. He played Liam Stewart in the science-fiction film The Darkest Minds (2018) and Prince Phillip in the film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019). He will have the leading role in the upcoming prequel in the Kingsman franchise and is part of Xavier Dolan's latest movie Matthias & Maxime which was part of the official selection at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Harris Dickinson
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Dickinson at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
Born (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 23)
London, England
Years active2013–present

Early lifeEdit

Dickinson was born and raised in Leytonstone, East London.[3][4] At seventeen, he dropped out of school, where he was trying to study film and theatre.[4] Dickinson almost opted for a career in the Marines, before being convinced to return to the theatre by his coach at RAW Academy in London. Dickinson commented that a lot of people choose not to follow their passions "because they're scared, or don't have the support network."[5]

Acting careerEdit

In 2016, Dickinson was cast as Frankie in Eliza Hittman's film Beach Rats, about a young man struggling with his sexuality on the Coney Island boardwalk. For his performance, Dickinson was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor.[1][2]


Key: The dagger on a yellow background     marks works that have not yet been released.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Who Cares N/A Director, writer, and editor
Short film
2014 Surface N/A Director, and writer
Short film
2014 Battle Lines Stanley Short film
2015 Drop N/A Director, and writer
Short film
2017 Beach Rats Frankie
2017 Morning Blues Short film
2018 Postcards from London Jim
2018 The Darkest Minds Liam Stewart
2019 Matthias & Maxime McAfee
2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil   Prince Phillip
2019 The Medium  Ben Post-production
2020 The King's Man  Conrad Post-production
TBA The Souvenir Part II  Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Some Girls Tonka 2 episodes
2016 Home P.K Bell Television film
2017 Silent Witness Aaron Logan 2 episodes
2017 Clique Sam 4 episodes
2018 Trust J. Paul Getty III Main role
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Gurjin (voice)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Beach Rats Nominated [6]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Beach Rats Nominated [7]
2018 London Film Critics Circle Awards Young British/Irish Performer Beach Rats Won [8]


  1. ^ a b "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". Indiewire. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Gettell, Oliver (27 November 2017). "Call Me By Your Name takes top prize at 2017 Gotham Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ Herman, James Patrick. "Verge List: Sundance 2017 – Harris Dickinson". Verge. Archived from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Heller, Nathan (23 August 2017). "Harris Dickinson, Star of Beach Rats, Eases Into the Spotlight". Vogue. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ Mills, Jack (6 April 2017). "Dazed 100: Harris Dickinson". Dazed. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". Indiewire. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  8. ^ "'Three Billboards' Leads London Critics' Awards". 28 January 2018.

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