Fionn Whitehead

Fionn stars as the lead role of Tommy in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and will next be seen as the young lead in the feature The Children Act opposite Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.


Fionn is a member of the National Youth Theatre and is one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2016.



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There’s a naturalness and a genuineness to the way Fionn performs that’s extraordinary.

Christopher Nolan
on Dunkirk

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Fionn Whitehead is an abundantly-talented actor.

Claire Allfree
Metro on Natives

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The film is also notable for showcasing another superb performance, by up-and-coming actor Fionn Whitehead.

Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter on The Children Act

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Whitehead, an innately talented actor, conveys the febrile anxiety of a bright boy who is aflame with noble desires.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International on The Children Act

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Whitehead is clearly quite the discovery, a young actor with desperate eyes and an early ability to access so many levels.

Peter Debruge
Variety on The Children Act

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Fionn Whitehead is excellent as the never-named anti-hero known only as HIM.

Gerand O'Donovan
Sunday Telepgraph on Him

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CV

Film

Performer

Tommy 
Producer Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas
Director Christopher Nolan
 
Warner Bros
 
Adam 
Producer Duncan Kenworthy
Director Richard Eyre
 
BBC Films
 
Gyllen 
Director Sebastian Schnipper
 
Missing Link Films
 

TV

Performer

Andrew 
Director Mark Gatiss
 
BBC Four
 
Him 
Producer Chrissy Skinns
Director Andy De Emmony
 
Mainstreet Pictures for ITV
 

Theatre

Performer

Andrew 
Director Mark Gatiss
 
The Old Vic Theatre
 
Director Rob Drummer
 
Southwark Playhouse