Art Parkinson is an Irish actor, based in Moville, County Donegal. Parkinson was born in Moville, County Donegal, Ireland. He is bilingual, having been educated at an Irish language school. His mother, Movania, is an actress who also runs a drama school which Art and his two older brothers, Pearce and Padhraig, have attended from a very young age. He began his professional acting career at the age of seven. He is best known for his role as Rickon Stark on the HBO series Game of Thrones, and Kubo in the film Kubo and the Two Strings.
Parkinson played the role of ‘Young Kenneth’ in the movie Freakdog. He also appeared in the Irish horror film Dark Touch. In July 2014, Parkinson was cast in the 2014 American dark fantasy epic action Dracula Untold directed by Gary Shore.