Fionn Whitehead

Fionn Whitehead – “Dunkirk” Santa Monica Press Conference, 2017 – 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 has had leading roles in the films Dunkirk (2017) and The Children Act, and in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

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.

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    His parents’ full names are Timothy G. Whitehead and Linda M. Jones. His father was born in Liverpool.

    His paternal grandmother’s surname is Hall.

    Paternal grandparents are possibly Harold Whitehead and Esther Hall

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    He was great in Dunkirk, too bad he never did much after that. Very unlikely that he is full english, most modern day white english people have some degree of other british isles “ethnicities” in their recent and relatively recent background. Really very feel people born in England over the past 200, 300 years are REALLY english. The safe bet os that he also have some scottish, irish, and maybe more distant welsh descent.

  3. bablah says:

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

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