Tom Holland (actor)
|Born||Thomas Stanley Holland
1 June 1996
Kingston upon Thames, London, England
|Education||Donhead Prep School, Wimbledon College, The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology|
Nicola Elizabeth Frost
Thomas Stanley Holland (born 1 June 1996) is an English actor and dancer. His breakthrough role was Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016), followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He previously appeared on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in London's West End, and in the films The Impossible (2012) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015). Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017.
Early life and education
Holland was born in Kingston upon Thames, London, to Nicola Elizabeth (née Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland, a comedian and author. He has three brothers, twins Sam and Harry, three years younger, and Patrick, eight years younger. His paternal grandparents were born on the Isle of Man and Tipperary, Ireland.
Holland was educated at Donhead, a Roman Catholic preparatory school in Wimbledon in South West London, followed by Wimbledon College, a voluntary aided Jesuit Roman Catholic comprehensive school (also in Wimbledon), up until December 2012. Holland has said he was bullied in school for being a dancer. After Wimbledon College he attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
Holland began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. His potential was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page (who was an associate to Peter Darling, choreographer of Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical) when he performed with his dance school as part of the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival.
After eight auditions and subsequent two years of training, on 28 June 2008, Holland made his West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical as Michael, Billy's best friend. He gave his first performance in the title role on 8 September 2008, receiving positive notices.
In September 2008, Holland (together with co-star Tanner Pflueger) appeared on the news programme on channel FIVE and gave his first TV interview. The following year, he was featured on ITV1 show The Feel Good Factor. At the launch show on 31 January he and two other Billy Elliots, Tanner Pflueger and Layton Williams, performed a version of Angry Dance from Billy Elliot the Musical, after which Holland was interviewed by host Myleene Klass. He trained five British schoolboys for a dance routine he fronted for the final The Feel Good Factor show on 28 March 2009.
On 8 March 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Billy Elliot the Musical, four current Billy Elliots, including Holland, were invited to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Holland was chosen to be a lead at the fifth-anniversary show on 31 March 2010. Holland had been appearing on a regular basis as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical, rotating with three other performers, until 29 May 2010, when he finished his running.
Holland made his feature film debut in The Impossible, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Holland was praised so highly, that there were even rumors he was a contender for a Academy Award nomination.The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2012 and was a critical and commercial success, earning $180.3 million worldwide and Holland won universal praise from critics and several awards such as the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.
Holland starred as Isaac in the drama film How I Live Now, which was released in the U.K. on 4 October 2013, co-starring Saoirse Ronan and co-starred as Thomas Nickerson in the film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), directed by Ron Howard.
In 2016, he plays Bradley Baker in the film Edge of Winter, where he co-stars with Joel Kinnaman and Percy Hynes White. In 2017, Holland co-starred alongside Charlie Hunnam in the drama film The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray, and released in April, to positive critical reception.
On 23 June 2015, it was announced that Holland was cast as a teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man, and his "life was flipped upside down", as he later tweeted. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he first appeared as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016). The film was a massive critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2016, with Holland receiving critical praise.
In July 2017, Spider-Man: Homecoming was released, in which Holland reprised his role from Captain America: Civil War. Earning $117,027,503 in box office receipts in its first weekend, Homecoming received positive reviews and Holland considerable praise, with his appearance being called "a star performance given by a born actor." Holland is scheduled to reprise his role of Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, each scheduled to be released on 4 May 2018, and 3 May 2019, respectively, as well as the sequel to Homecoming, which has a release date of 5 July 2019. He has a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios not including his Captain America: Civil War appearance.
Holland was originally cast in the Jumanji remake but had to give up the role to focus on Spider-Man. Nick Jonas replaced him in that film.
Holland was cast to play Samuel Insull in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, which will be released on 24 November 2017. Holland was cast in the film adaptation of Patrick Ness's bestselling YA series Chaos Walking as Todd Hewitt, alongside with Star Wars star Daisy Ridley, which will be directed by Doug Liman. In May 2017, it was announced that he had been cast as a young Nathan Drake in the film adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game series. He is also now cast as the lead role in the film adaptation of Beneath the Scarlet Sky with Pascal Pictures.
Holland says that his long-term career plans are to "do some more franchises," play "some meatier indie roles and eventually . . . transition to the other side of the camera and branch into directing." 
Holland resides in the London neighbourhood of Kingston upon Thames, near the house of his parents and younger brothers. He has a dog named Tessa. When he was seven years old, Holland was diagnosed with dyslexia. Holland is a supporter of English football club Arsenal and also practises gymnastics.
|2011||Arrietty||Shō (voice)||English dub (UK, AU, NZL)|
|2012||The Impossible||Lucas Bennett|
|2013||How I Live Now||Isaac|
|2014||Billy Elliot the Musical Live||Former Billy||Encore, cameo|
|2015||In the Heart of the Sea||Thomas Nickerson (young)|
|2015||Tweet||Himself||Short film; director|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||Peter Parker / Spider-Man|
|2016||Edge of Winter||Bradley Baker|
|2016||A Monster Calls||The Monster||Stand-in|
|2016||The Lost City of Z||Jack Fawcett|
|2017||Pilgrimage||The Novice / Brother Diarmuid|
|2017||Spider-Man: Homecoming||Peter Parker / Spider-Man|
|2017||The Current War||Samuel Insull|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||Peter Parker / Spider-Man||Post-production|
|2019||Chaos Walking||Todd Hewitt||Filming|
|2019||Untitled Avengers film||Peter Parker / Spider-Man||Filming|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Gregory Cromwell||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2017||Lip Sync Battle||Himself||Episode: "Tom Holland vs. Zendaya"|
|2008–2010||Billy Elliot the Musical||Billy Elliot / Michael||
||8 September 2008 – 29 May 2010|
|2017||Spider-Man: Homecoming - Virtual Reality Experience||Peter Parker / Spider-Man|
|2018||Spider-Man||Peter Parker / Spider-Man||Replaced mid-production by Yuri Lowenthal|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Hollywood Film Awards||Spotlight Award||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|St. Louis Film Critics Association||Special Merit (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast)||Won|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards ||Most Promising Performer||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male||Won|
|Nevada Film Critics Society||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|2013||Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominated|
|National Board of Review||Breakthrough Performance - Male||Won|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Young Actor/Actress||Nominated|
|London Film Critics' Circle Awards ||Young British Performer of the Year||Won|
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|Best Breakthrough Performance - Male||Nominated|
|Most Cinematic Moment (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast)||Nominated|
|Cinema Writers Circle Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|Goya Awards ||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||Best Breakthrough Performer||Nominated|
|Empire Awards ||Best Male Newcomer||Won|
|Young Artist Awards ||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Won|
|Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|
|2014||CinEuphoria Awards||Best Actor - International Competition||Nominated|
|2016||Golden Schmoes Awards||Breakthrough Performance of the Year||
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (14 - 21)||
|Teen Choice Awards ||Choice Movie: Scene Stealer||
|2017||British Academy Film Awards ||Rising Star Award||
|Empire Awards||Best Male Newcomer||
|Saturn Awards ||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards ||Choice Breakout Movie Star||
|Choice Summer Movie Actor||Won|
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- Works by or about Tom Holland in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Holland, Dominic (2017). Eclipsed: How Tom Holland Eclipsed His 'Celebrity' Dad.