Art Parkinson is a young Irish actor mostly known for his “Rickon Stark” role in the popular TV series Game of Thrones. He is also popular for his movie roles in Kubo and the Two Strings.
Parkinson started out as a child actor. At the age of seven, he had already started taking up roles for screen productions. His first movie role was as Young Kenneth in the horror movie, Freakdog in 2008. Similarly, he acted in the Irish horror movie Dark Touch where he played the role of Peter. It could be suggested that the young Irish actor has a flair for horror and quite intense movies. In 2014, he was cast for Gary Shore’s dark fantasy epic movie Dracula Untold. Parkinson played the (lead) role of Ollie. His character was that of a ten-year-old boy caught up in a massive earthquake in California. While playing the intense role, Art acted side by side with one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and former professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock”. The A-list actor’s profile did not intimidate him, thus, he describes his experience with him as amazing, fun and enlightening. He also worked with Paul Giamatti while working on the project in the United States.
He has appeared in other movies like Anomaly, Shooting for Socrates, Zoo, San Andreas and Love, Rosie. Art Parkinson was the voice of Kubo in Travis Knight’s Kubo and the Two Strings where he worked alongside award-winning actors like Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron. His role in the movie earned him an Annie Award nomination for the Best Voice Acting in 2016.
Parkinson’s fame came with his first and only role for TV yet in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. Playing the role of Rickon Stark, Parkinson served as the sibling of Arya Stark excellently played by Maisie Williams. The brilliant voice actor joined the Game of Thrones‘ team in 2011. After 14 episodes, it was announced that he would not be returning for the 5th season alongside Natalie Tena who played the role of Osha.
Art Parkinson Bio, Age
The Game of Thrones‘ Star was born on October 19, 2001, in Moville, County Donegal, Ireland. Art Parkinson was born into a Christian and an art-loving family. His mother, Movania is an actress. Not a lot of details are known about his father. He also has two older brothers, together with whom he attended a drama school run by their mum. Evidently, the three brothers shared a similar interest in acting. As Parkinson made his own professional progress in the acting world, so did his older brothers- Pearce and Padhraig. They are known for featuring in a good number of Irish-British TV productions. Though they admit being a little envious of Art’s big break with the Game of Thrones and subsequent huge projects, they love him still and could not be more proud of him.
Art Parkinson was a student of Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail in Moville. While doing his primary education there, he was known to be a football lover. Even after school, the bilingual actor loves playing football. Later on, he attended St. Gabriel’s high school.
Parkinson is a down to earth person who would be found serving cakes and coffee in his family-owned Londonderry café. According to his mother, the GOT actor who is the youngest of her children loves helping out at the shop whenever he is not touring the world and acting with his senior Hollywood colleagues. She delightfully confesses that Parkinson does not let his highlight reel moments overshadow his charming and humble real-life personality.
We can say that Art Parkinson’s family is the typical one we regularly come across. In the course of an interview, the actor revealed that though he was a cast of Game of Thrones, his parents do not let him watch the series because of its R18 content. He is only permitted to watch episodes that concern him. He personally narrated his disgust seeing a scene of the series where a 3-year old child’s throat was slit open.
Height and 5 Other Facts You Should Know
Weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Net Worth: $500, 000
Body Measurements: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown