Birthdate: June 24, 1996
Birthplace: Leytonstone, Essex, England, UK
Acclaimed for his breakout performance as Frankie in Eliza Hittman’s debut feature, Beach Rats (2017), Harris Dickinson is one of the brightest emerging British actors. He followed Hittman’s film with several indie productions, including Xavier Dolan’s Matthias & Maxime (2019). Dickinson’s Hollywood debut occurred the same year with Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Dickinson appeared in his second Disney movie, The King’s Man (2021), the third entry in the Kingsman series and co-starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, and Rhys Ifans. That same year, Dickinson was part of the ensemble of Joanna Hogg’s autobiographical drama, The Souvenir Part II, with Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda Swinton, which was the sequel to Hogg’s The Souvenir (2019).
Dickinson’s first major co-starring role was in Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness (2022), with Woody Harrelson and Charlbi Dean, followed by Olivia Newman’s film adaptation of Delia Owens’ best-selling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing (2022), with Daisy Edgar-Jones; See How They Run (2022), with Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, David Oyelowo, and Adrien Brody; and Charlotte Regan’s The Scrapper (2022), with Laura Aikman.
A native of the East London community of Leytonstone, Harris Dickinson was raised by mother Teresa Dickinson in the northeast London area of Highams Park. Dickinson dropped out of high school but graduated from the performing arts school, London’s RAW Academy. He is 6’ 2”.
Close Call: Although he nearly opted for a career in the Royal Marines, Harris Dickinson’s school mentors convinced him to pursue acting.