'Dunkirk': This Is Fionn Whitehead Today

Find out what Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead is up to today!
July 18, 2020 - 11:22 / Cynthia Springer

Fionn Whitehead is best known for his role in the 2017 drama war film, Dunkirk. While Whitehead may not have the longest filmography list just yet, the young man is already being nominated for his incredibly realistic performances, and has more on the way! Find out more on what Fionn Whitehead is up to today!

Born on July 18, 1997, in London, Fionn Whitehead and his fans are already seeing a bright acting career ahead of him. While the now 23-year old actor is known for his role in the award-winning film Dunkirk, he's also been starring in other critically acclaimed films, alongside some of the greatest actors of our time...

Fionn Whitehead's film and TV acting debut

Fionn Whitehead had his acting debut in the 2016 ITV miniseries Him, where he had the main role portraying a boy who found out he had telekinetic powers. His film debut was actually in the critically acclaimed Dunkirk, which won three Golden Globes and three Academy Awards! 

After his success with Dunkirk, Fionn appeared in the British series Queer and Black Mirror. The same year, he also starred alongside Stanley Tucci and Emma Thompson in the film The Children Act (2017), where he was nominated for the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Young British/Irish Performer of the Year.

Fionn Whitehead attends the press night for A Taste Of Honey at Trafalgar Studios in London, December 9th 2019

Fionn Whitehead's career today

In 2019, Whitehead starred in two other international drama films: Roads and Port Authority

His latest film, Don't Tell a Soul, was supposed to be released at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was cancelled. However, the thriller film has a great cast with Rainn Wilson and Mena Suvari!

Fionn Whitehead attends the photocall for "Port Authority" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France

While the corona pandemic may be slowing things down in Hollywood and London, the young actor has an upcoming film called The Duke, which also stars Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. The comedy-drama film should be released this November!

We're also looking forward to the sci-fi thriller, Voyagers, set to be released later this year! In this film, he stars opposite Colin Farrell and Lily-Rose Depp.

Fionn's view on stardom? "I have no interest in it", he told Vice i-D back in 2017. He further added: 

"It's so important to keep a sense of normality. I have a close group of friends and a supportive family. They always keep me grounded and never let me get big-headed. I also don't have Instagram as it feeds that whole machine. If you want to do that side of it, that's absolutely fine, it doesn't mean you're a bad actor. I just don't like the idea of people knowing me on a personal level."

Fionn Whitehead in the film Dunkirk

Considering he's already starring in films with some of the greatest acting legends, we're certainly looking forward to what's next for Fionn Whitehead and his acting career!