|Born||Nicholas Caradoc Hoult
7 December 1989
Wokingham, Berkshire, England
|Height||6 Feet 2½ Inches|
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult (born 7 December 1989) is an English actor and model, best known for his roles in the films About a Boy (2002), A Single Man (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), Warm Bodies (2013), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), and for playing Tony Stonem in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007–2008).
Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, the third of four children of Glenis (née Brown), a piano teacher, and Roger Hoult, a pilot for British Airways. His siblings are Clarista, James, and Rosanna, and his great-aunt was actress Dame Anna Neagle.
Hoult attended Ranelagh School, made his professional debut in the 1996 film Intimate Relations (at the age of 7), and worked mainly in television, until the success of About a Boy, in which he played Marcus. He practiced ballet along with his sisters and was in a production of Swan Lake and also The Nutcracker with the national ballet, but says he was never any good at it.
While at Farnborough Sixth Form, he gained a lead role as Tony Stonem in the first two series of E4 teen drama Skins. Hoult was nominated for a Walkers Home Grown Talent Award and won the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the role. In 2009, Hoult appeared in the Tom Ford film A Single Man, alongside Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. He replaced Jon Kortajarena as the face of Tom Ford eyewear for the spring 2010 collection.
In 2010, Hoult was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, voted on by the British public. He has appeared in the video to The Midnight Beast song "Lez Be Friends". He also voices 'Elliot' in the video game Fable III. On 8 July 2010, it became public that he had been cast in the role of Beast in the X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named him one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'. In 2013, Hoult starred as the title character in the film Jack the Giant Slayer, and also as the main character, "R", in the zombie romance film Warm Bodies.
Hoult is a part the newest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set to be released in 2014. Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Stephen Fry have been tapped to lend their voices to the family animation feature Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen.
For his ongoing charity work with Christian Aid, Hoult was entered into the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Hall of Fame in 2007. Nicholas also supports the Enough Food IF campaign, a charity to end global hunger, and he works closely with the Teenage Cancer Trust.
|1996||Casualty||Craig Morrissey||Episode: "It Ain't Me, Babe"|
|1998||Silent Witness||Tom Evans||Episode: "An Academic Exercise"|
|1999||Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Barry||Episode: "The Fallen Curtain"|
|2000||The Bill||Hugh Austin||Episode: "The Squad"|
|2001||Magic Grandad||Tom||3 episodes|
|Holby City||Oscar Banks||Episode: "Borrowed Time"|
|Doctors||Conor Finch||Episode: "Unfinished Business"|
|Waking the Dead||Max Bryson||2 episodes|
|World of Pub||11-year-old show presenter||Episode: "Sixties"|
|2002||Murder in Mind||Andrew Wilsher||Episode: "Memories"|
|Judge John Deed||Jason Powell||Episode: "Everyone's Child"|
|2003||Star||Bradley Fisher||7 episodes|
|2004||Keen Eddie||Edward Mills||Episode: "Who Wants to Be in a Club That Would Have Me as a Member?"|
|2005||Mystery Hunters||Himself||Episode: "Salem Witches"|
|2007–2008||Skins||Tony Stonem||19 episodes
Monte-Carlo TV Festival Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
|2008||Wallander||Stefan Fredman||Episode: "Sidetracked"|
|2012||Robot Chicken||Harry Potter, Captain America||Episode: "Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War"|
|2010||The Midnight Beast||"Lez Be Friends"|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||About a Boy||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role – Male||Won|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Young Performer||Nominated|
|2008||Monte Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series||Skins||Won|
|2010||British Academy Film Awards – BAFTA Awards||Rising Star||Himself||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Actor Comedy||Warm Bodies||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Actor Romance||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Breakout||Won|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2004. Gives name at birth as "Nicholas Caradoc Hoult".
- Hoult, Nicholas. "The Nicholas Hoult Blog, 3rd July 2006". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2007. Hoult writes, "I'm still only 16!"
- Thomas, David (1 May 2002). "About the Boy". Telegraph (London). p. 2. Retrieved 20 May 2010. Author refers to Hoult as a 12-year-old boy in 2002.
- Pool, Hannah (18 January 2007). "Question Time". Guardian Unlimited (London)
- Telegraph (26 July 2002). "Looks like child's play". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- Shoard, Catherine (14 January 2007). "Teen player". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- Fisher, Alice (31 January 2010). "Hoult… who goes there?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- Caroline Iggulden (2008-05-14). "Walkers Home Grown New Talent Award | Nicholas Hoult | Skins | The Sun |Showbiz|TV". The Sun. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- "Awards for Nicholas Hoult". imdb. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "ADDICT: Nicholas Hoult for Tom Ford Eyewear Spring 2010". Fashionindie.com. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- Lez Be Friends official YouTube video on YouTube
- "Fable III (Video Game 2010)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- "Beast and Banshee Cast for X-Men: First Class". Superhero Hype!. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Evry, Max (5 January 2011). "25 Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". Next Movie. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- Flemming, Kit (11 February 2011). "Nicholas Hoult To Star In 'Jack The Giant Killer'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
- "Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Hoult to Voice 'Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen'". hollywood reporter. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Nick Hoult helps Christian Aid fight against poverty - News - getreading - Reading Post". getreading. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- [https://twitter.com/ EnoughFoodIF/status/338298690110377985 "Enough Food IF"]. Twitter. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- "Teenage Cancer Trust". Twitter. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- Collin, Robbie (22 March 2013). "Nicholas Hoult interview for Jack the Giant Slayer". The daily telgraph. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "24th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Awards for 2003". IMDb. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "The 8th Critics' Choice Awards Winners and Nominees". Broadcast Film Critics Association. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "The official winners and nominees of the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010". BAFTA. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
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