Harris Dickinson

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Harris Dickinson
Harris Dickinson (cropped).jpg
Dickinson at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
Born (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 22)
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active2013–present

Harris Dickinson (born 24 June 1996) is an English actor, writer, and director. 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 will play Prince Phillip in the upcoming film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019).

Early life[edit]

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 career[edit]

In 2016, Dickinson was cast as Frankie in Eliza Hittman's film Beach Rats, about a young man struggling with his sexuality against 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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Notes
Who Cares 2013 None Director, writer, and editor
Short film
Surface 2014 None Director, and writer
Short film
Battle Lines 2014 Stanley Short film
Drop 2015 None Director, and writer
Short film
Beach Rats 2017 Frankie
Morning Blues 2017 Short film
Postcards from London 2018 Jim
The Darkest Minds 2018 Liam Stewart
The Medium Denotes films that have not yet been released 2019 Ben Post-production
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Denotes films that have not yet been released 2019 Prince Phillip Post-production
Kingsman: The Great Game Denotes films that have not yet been released 2020 Conrad Filming

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Some Girls 2014 Tonka 2 episodes
Home 2016 P.K Bell Television film
Silent Witness 2017 Aaron Logan 2 episodes
Clique 2017 Sam 4 episodes
Trust 2018 J. Paul Getty III 10 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 (November 27, 2017). "Call Me By Your Name takes top prize at 2017 Gotham Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Herman, James Patrick. "Verge List: Sundance 2017 – Harris Dickinson". Verge. Archived from the original on September 19, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Heller, Nathan (August 23, 2017). "Harris Dickinson, Star of Beach Rats, Eases Into the Spotlight". Vogue. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Mills, Jack. "Dazed 100: Harris Dickinson". Dazed. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ Luers, Erik (November 27, 2017). "Nominations Announced for 27th Annual IFP Gotham Awards" (Press release). Independent Filmmaker Project (published November 28, 2017). Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 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. ^ https://variety.com/2018/film/in-contention/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-leads-london-critics-awards-1202679306/

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