Fionn Whitehead

Fionn Whitehead – “Dunkirk” Santa Monica Press Conference – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: c. May 1997

Ethnicity: English

Fionn Whitehead is an English actor. He plays the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk (2017).

He is the son of Linda (Jones) and Tim Whitehead, a jazz musician.

He was named after Irish folk legend Fionn mac Cumhaill, a mythical hunter-warrior. The stories of Fionn and his followers form the Fenian Cycle (an Fhiannaíocht). The name is pronounced Fin.

It is not clear if Fionn himself has Irish heritage.

Fionn’s paternal grandfather was one of the writers of Dennis the Menace in the children’s comic The Beano.

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Mother’s last name is Jones. Isn’t that usually a Welsh last name?

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