Harris Dickinson

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Harris Dickinson
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Dickinson at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
Born (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 26)
London, England
Years active2013–present

Harris Dickinson (born 24 June 1996) is an English actor. He began his career with a starring role in the drama Beach Rats (2017), for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. He has since played John Paul Getty III in the FX drama series Trust (2018), and starred in the films Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), The King's Man (2021), Triangle of Sadness, and Where the Crawdads Sing (both 2022).

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.


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]

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] The film achieved widespread acclaim and a nomination for Best Picture at the 95th Oscars.

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 limited series Retreat.[13]

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.[14][15]


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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
TBA The Iron Claw dagger David Von Erich Filming[16]
Blitz dagger Filming[17]


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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Beach Rats Nominated [18]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Beach Rats Nominated [19]
2018 London Film Critics Circle Awards Young British/Irish Performer Beach Rats Won [20]
2020 British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor County Lines Nominated [21]
2022 BAFTA Awards EE Rising Star Award Nominated [8]
2023 London Film Critics' Circle British/Irish Actor of the Year Nominated [22]


  1. ^ "UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 24, 2020". UPI. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. ^ Herman, James Patrick. "Verge List: Sundance 2017 – Harris Dickinson". Verge. Archived from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Heller, Nathan (23 August 2017). "Harris Dickinson, Star of Beach Rats, Eases Into the Spotlight". Vogue. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Local 'rising star' nominated for BAFTA". Waltham Forest Echo. 2 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  5. ^ Potton, Ed (24 November 2017). "Film review: Beach Rats". The Times. Archived from the original on 21 October 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  6. ^ "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". IndieWire. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  7. ^ Gettell, Oliver (27 November 2017). "Call Me By Your Name takes top prize at 2017 Gotham Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. ^ a b "2022 EE British Academy Film Awards: The Winners". BAFTA. 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (21 May 2022). "Cannes Gives 'Triangle of Sadness' a Warm Embrace With 7 Minute-Plus Standing Ovation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Palme d'Or: Triangle of Sadness wins top prize in Cannes for Ruben Ostlund". BBC News. 28 May 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  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. ^ "Scrapper". Sundance Film Festival. Archived from the original on 24 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  15. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (20 January 2023). "Harris Dickinson, Big Screen Debutant Lola Campbell Talk 'Fun' 'Scrapper' Shoot Ahead Of UK Indie Drama's Sundance Debut". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  16. ^ "The Iron Claw: What is the true story behind Zac Efron's new film?". Standard.co.uk. 2 November 2022.
  17. ^ 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. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". Indiewire. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  20. ^ "'Three Billboards' Leads London Critics' Awards". 28 January 2018.
  21. ^ Grater, Tom (18 February 2021). "'Rocks' & 'His House' Win Big At British Independent Film Awards". Deadline. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  22. ^ "The Banshees of Inisherin leads pack as London film critics announce nominations". the Guardian. 21 December 2022. Retrieved 15 January 2023.

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