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 25)
London, England
Years active2013–present

Harris Dickinson (born 24 June 1996) is an English actor. For starring in the drama Beach Rats (2017), 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 and Matthias & Maxime (both 2019).

Early life[edit]

Dickinson was born 24 June 1996[1] and raised in Leytonstone, East London.[2][3] 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 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."[4]

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 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.[5][6]


Works that have not yet been released Denotes 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 County Lines Simon
2019 Matthias & Maxime McAfee
2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Prince Phillip
2021 The Souvenir Part II Pete
2021 The King's ManNot yet released Conrad Post-production
2022 Where the Crawdads SingNot yet released Chase Andrews Post-production
TBA The MediumNot yet released Ben Post-production
TBA Triangle of SadnessNot yet released Carl Post-production
TBA See How They RunNot yet released Dickie Attenborough Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Some Girls Tonka 2 episodes
2016 Home P.K. Bell Television film
2017 Silent Witness Aaron Logan Episode: "Remembrance" (2 parts)
2017 Clique Sam 4 episodes (series 1)
2018 Trust J. Paul Getty III Main role
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Gurjin (voice)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Beach Rats Nominated [7]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Nominated [8]
2018 London Film Critics Circle Awards Young British/Irish Performer Won [9]
2020 British Independent Film Awards BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor County Lines Nominated [10]


  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. ^ Mills, Jack (6 April 2017). "Dazed 100: Harris Dickinson". Dazed. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". Indiewire. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  6. ^ Gettell, Oliver (27 November 2017). "Call Me By Your Name takes top prize at 2017 Gotham Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". Indiewire. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  9. ^ "'Three Billboards' Leads London Critics' Awards". 28 January 2018.
  10. ^ Grater, Tom (18 February 2021). "'Rocks' & 'His House' Win Big At British Independent Film Awards". Deadline. Retrieved 3 December 2021.

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