Fionn Whitehead

Biography

Born into a family of all-Londoners, Tim and Linda Whitehead, Fionn Whitehead grew up in Richmond, Surrey (South east of England and also one of the home counties bordering Greater London) alongside his 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. Fionn 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. He had a long and varied career as a jazz composer, performer and teacher. During his career, 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 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. 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.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Dunkirk July 21, 2017