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Overview (1)

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

From a family of Londoners, Fionn Whitehead was born and raised in Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey (South east of England and also one of the home counties bordering Greater London). He is the son of Tim and Linda Whitehead, and has two sisters, Maisie and Hattie, and a younger brother, Sonny. Maisie, the eldest of the four, is a dancer and an Aerialist-Yoga enthusiast, while Hattie is a folk artist who has released a folk album.

Named after Gaeilge folk legend Fionn mac Cumhaill, Whitehead grew up in an artistic environment, much due to the fact that his father, Tim Whitehead, is an acclaimed British jazz musician who, having a law degree from Manchester University, decided to pursue music instead. He had a long and varied career as a jazz composer, performer and teacher. Tim has played extensively throughout the UK and Europe, and more recently in the USA with American pianist Phil DeGreg. In the '70s, he toured with Ian Carr's Nucleus and Graham Collier Music, and won the Young Jazz Musicians of the Year Award with his own band, South of the Border, in 1977.

Fionn began acting at the Orange Tree Theatre when he was thirteen years old, then went to Orleans Park School where he was among of the top lads, awarded 12 passes at A* or A. Upon finishing school Fionn went to Richmond College and entered the National Youth Theatre's summer course.

By 2015, he was an aspiring actor who worked at a coffee shop in Waterloo, London. He starred in the 2016 British miniseries the ITV three-part series HIM while continuing to be an active member of the Youth Theatre. He also acted in a stage performance of Glenn Waldron's Natives and is one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2016.

The year 2017 marked big for Fionn Whitehead, as the 19-year-old (Born in 1997) English actor was cast as the lead for Christopher Nolan's British historical epic Dunkirk alongside many of his well established all country mates. Nolan compared Whitehead to "a young" Tom Courtenay. In 2017 Fionn will star as the lead role in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and has just finished shooting the young lead in the feature The Children Act opposite actress Emma Thompson and actor Stanley Tucci.

He is represented by the Curtis Brown Agency and according to Deadline, Whitehead has signed with UTA for agency representation by Curtis Brown and Peikoff Mahan.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Asif Ahsan Khan

Trivia (9)

While growing up, he considered a career in break-dancing but changed his mind along the way to pursue an acting career instead.
Fionn attended a school in Twickenham and has apparently been interested in becoming a musician-he performed 'Waiting..." by City and Colour at a 2012 Christmas concert.
Born in 1997 into a family of all-Londoners, grew up in Richmond, Surrey (South east of England and also one of the home counties bordering Greater London).
Fionn is a member of the National Youth Theatre and is one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2016.
Fionn began acting at the Orange Tree Theatre when he was 13 years old, then went to Orleans Park School where he was among of the top lads, awarded 12 passes at A* or A. Upon finishing school Fionn went to Richmond College and entered the National Youth Theatre's summer course.
Whitehead is a native of London. Named after Gaeilge folk legend Fionn mac Cumhaill, Whitehead grew up living an artistic environment much due to the fact that his father, Tim Whitehead is an acclaimed British Jazz musician who despite having a law degree from Manchester University, decided to give up being a lawyer to pursue his music career.
By 2015, he was an aspiring actor who worked at a coffee shop in Waterloo, London. He starred in the 2016 British miniseries the ITV three-part series HIM while continuing to be an active member of the Youth Theatre. He also acted in a stage performance of Glenn Waldron's Natives and is one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2016.
Fionn has two sisters Maisie and Hattie and a younger brother named, Sonny. Maisie, the eldest of the four, is a Dancer and an Aerialist-Yoga enthusiast while Hattie is a folk artist who has released a folk album.
The year 2017 marked big for Fionn Whitehead, as the 19-year-old (Born in 1997) English actor was cast as the lead for Christopher Nolan's British historical epic Dunkirk alongside many of his well established all country mates. Nolan compared Whitehead to "a young" Tom Courtenay.

Personal Quotes (3)

My character in HIM is a fairly typical teenager from a broken family. It's a time of life that I remember well - obviously, I'm only 19 - but a lot of stuff happens when you're that age. You have people treating you like a boy but expecting you to behave like a man. The awkwardness is a big one that I identify with. I'm still quite awkward now really.
My Dunkirk co-star Harry Styles deals with some crazy fan stuff, but he's a very down-to-earth, lovely, funny guy. I think you can overthink dealing with fame. To an extent you've got to put yourself out there, but I feel like your work should really speak for itself and I don't feel the need to go and make everyone like me because, to be honest, I'm not looking to be friends with the world. I'd much rather people watch the things that I'm in.
I don't really think much about how I would have fared in the Second World War. It's a topic that has to be treated with respect and subtlety and you can't just go in all guns blazing and make an epic action film. In the current political climate it seems like people are forgetting, but hopefully they can look back and realize what a mistake we all made as opposed to thinking, "Oh yeah, I'd be fine in there!"

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