Harris Dickinson is an actor, writer, and director who lives in London.
His passion for performing began when he was young and was part of Raw Academy. In March 2014, Harris was cast in the English play Angels by Pauline McLynn. After being funded to write and direct his first short film at a young age, his portfolio continues to grow with his participation in the feature Beach Rats (2017) by Eliza Hitman.
Harris Dickinson was born on the 18th of July in 1996 in Leytonstone, East London to a non-movie background family. His mother is a hairdresser and his father is a social worker. His parents separated when he was young and his mother remarried. His stepfather is a civil engineer. Despite being from a working-class family, he developed a keen interest in acting because of his mentor Graham Bryan who is also the father of his girlfriend. Graham also owned his own drama school where Harris went to learn acting.
He started acting in theaters at the age of 12 and continued to act inside and outside of school. He quit his school when he was just 17 years of age. Later he decided to attend college and study film, so he joined Raw Academy London and studied film, theater, and English Literature.
The young actor of 24 years of age is just starting his career as a professional actor. However, he is already making his name in the entertainment industry through his skills and talent. He got the opportunity to star in Angels in March of 2014 in a production by Pauline McLynn at the National Theater in Southbank. He then appeared in two episodes of a TV series Some Girls in the role of Tonka. However, he grabbed the lead role for the movie Beach Rats in 2017 where he portrayed the character of a young boy struggling with his sexuality on the Coney Island footpath. Through his role, he mesmerized not only the audiences but also the critics. He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor.
He also played the character of a kidnap victim John Paul Getty III in the miniseries Trust by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, from then on there was no looking boy for this young actor. He then starred in Matthias & Maxime, The Dark Crystal: era of resistance ( The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, TV series), County Lines, and Maleficent: Forces of Darkness (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).
He has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in County Lines for British Independent Film Award.
Gossips and Rumors
It has been often rumored that Harrison can be Gay because of the characters that he had portrayed on screen. For example in Postcards from London, he played the role of a young gay man working as an escort. In Beach Rats, he played as a young boy struggling with his sexuality and eventually involving in physical relations with older men. So most audiences assumed he is gay in his real life. But it turned out he is straight as a needle and has been dating his long time girlfriend Rose Gray.
The career length of this young amazing actor is short till today as he has just debuted in 2014 and it’s been only six years. But his short career has no doubt earned him not only fame, name, and popularity, and a mass of millions of fans but also net worth of 3 million dollars as of 2021. and the fortune of this amazing actor will go on increasing looking at the films he will be acting in the future.