Hoult at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Nicholas Caradoc Hoult
7 December 1989
Wokingham, Berkshire, England
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult (born 7 December 1989) is an English actor, best-known for his portrayals as Marcus Brewer in About a Boy, Hank McCoy in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Tony Stonem in the E4 teen drama series Skins, Jack in Jack the Giant Slayer, and as R in Warm Bodies.
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 involved in productions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker with the national ballet, but claims 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. 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 appeared in the newest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was released on 23 May 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.
Hoult is starring along with Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce, and Jacki Weaver in Drake Doremus' futuristic love story Equals, which began filming in August 2014 in Japan and Singapore. He will also appear as a main character in the October 2014 film Young Ones alongside Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Elle Fanning.
The couple started dating in 2010 while filming X-Men: First Class, but ended their relationship in January 2013. They reportedly reconnected 6 months later in July 2013, after filming X-Men: Days of Future Past together. The couple split in August 2014, stating different work schedules to be one of the issues.
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.
|1997||Mr White Goes to Westminster||John|
|2002||About a Boy||Marcus Brewer|
|2005||The Weather Man||Mike|
|2007||Coming Down the Mountain||David Phillips|
|2009||A Single Man||Kenny Potter|
|2010||Clash of the Titans||Eusebios|
|2011||Rule Number Three||Matt||Short film|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||Hank McCoy/ Beast|
|2013||Jack the Giant Slayer||Jack|
|2014||Young Ones||Flem Lever|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Younger Hank McCoy/Beast||Shared role with Kelsey Grammer|
|2014||Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen||Voice only|
|2015||Mad Max: Fury Road||Nux||Post-production|
|2015||Kill Your Friends||Steven Stelfox||Post-production|
|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|
|2001||Holby City||Oscar Banks||Episode: "Borrowed Time"|
|2001||Doctors||Conor Finch||Episode: "Unfinished Business"|
|2001||Waking the Dead||Max Bryson||2 episodes|
|2001||World of Pub||11-year-old show presenter||Episode: "Sixties"|
|2002||Murder in Mind||Andrew Wilsher||Episode: "Memories"|
|2002||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"|
|2007–08||Skins||Tony Stonem||19 episodes|
|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
|2002||About a Boy||Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role||Won|
|2002||About a Boy||Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2002||About a Boy||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Young Actor/Actress||Nominated|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||People's Choice Award for Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast||Nominated|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry||Nominated|
|2013||Warm Bodies||Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout||Won|
|2013||Warm Bodies||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor Comedy||Nominated|
|2013||Warm Bodies||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor Romance||Nominated|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer||Nominated|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2004. Gives name at birth as "Nicholas Caradoc Hoult".
- Hoult, Nicholas. "The Nicholas Hoult Blog, 3 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, UK). 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, UK).
- "Looks like child's play". Melbourne: The Age. 26 July 2002. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- Shoard, Catherine (14 January 2007). "Teen player". London, UK: Telegraph. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- "How do you pronounce 'Denzel'? - The Graham Norton Show". YouTube. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- Fisher, Alice (31 January 2010). "Hoult… who goes there?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- "Is this it?". the Guardian. 16 February 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- Caroline Iggulden (2008-05-14). "Walkers Home Grown New Talent Award | Nicholas Hoult | Skins | The Sun |Showbiz|TV". The Sun. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- "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
- "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.
- "X-Men: Days of Future Past". comingsoon.net. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- "Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Hoult to Voice 'Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen'". hollywood reporter. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Kristen Stewart ‘terrified’ of new role in Drake Doremus film ‘Equals’". Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Jennifer Lawrence And Nicholas Hoult Together At The Golden Globes". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- Ryder, Taryn. "8 Things You Didn’t See at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards". Yahoo!. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Rivera, Zayda. "Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult reunite six months after split, are now fully back on'". NY Daily News. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Messer, Lesley. "Inside Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult’s Golden Globes Date Night". ABC News. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- Simi John (3 August 2014). "Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult Split for Second Time: Couple Blame 'Difficult Schedules' for Break-Up". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- K.C. Blumm (1 August 2014). "Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult Have Split". People. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- "Nick Hoult helps Christian Aid fight against poverty". Reading Post. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Teenage Cancer Trust". Twitter. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- Siegemund-Broka, Austin. "Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult, Katie Holmes Join 'Underdogs' Voice Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- Collin, Robbie (22 March 2013). "Nicholas Hoult interview for Jack the Giant Slayer". The daily telgraph. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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