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Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Harris Dickinson (Actor)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Harris Dickinson (Actor)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Harris Dickinson

Hungry for success, Harris Dickinson, born in Walthamstow, London, has put a lot of time into learning the craft of acting and filmmaking. He attended the local RAW Academy, had completed all his technical Lamda exams by the time he was 17, worked as a runner on music videos and documentaries, and wrote and directed several short films.

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“I was climbing both ladders at the same time,” Dickinson says of his acting and directing. “I was doing everything I could to progress.”

His performance in Angels, written by Pauline McLynn, as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival, helped him to get an agent, and last year he was cast as the lead in Brooklyn-set feature drama Beach Rats. Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, it portrays a summer in the life of a young teenage boy who is struggling to express his sexuality in a resolutely ungentrified corner of suburban New York. …

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