One of his first major roles involved baring his arse as much as his soul on Eliza Hittman’s acclaimed 2017 independent film Beach Rats. Arty credentials aside, Harris Dickinson is moving in quickly on the big screen. You've seen him as the kind prince to Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil—a part which he still feels odd about as a boy from Walthamstow, north-east London.
"It was the kind of thing that didn’t happen, ridiculous and great at the same time," he says.
This year, you'll see more of him in Matthew Vaughn's third British spy instalment The King's Man. But getting there wasn't a straight path. "I didn’t know anyone in the industry, nobody in my family was part of it, no connections, it wasn’t a world I knew," the 23 year old says, "It was mentors who made me feel like I was able to do it, that it was realistic.”
For more of the fresh-faced actor and his evolving journey, grab a copy of Esquire Singapore's February issue at all good newsstands and book stores now.
Editor-in-Chief: Norman Tan
Photography: Justin Campbell
Stylist: Rose Forde
Stylist assistant: Sophie Tann
Groomer: Jody Taylor
Story: Josh Sims
On the cover: Harris Dickinson wears Salvatore Ferragamo