Tom Holland

Talented actor-dancer Tom Holland rose from relative obscurity to acclaim in both the theater and film worlds with bravura performances in "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "The Impossible" (2012), both of which minted him ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1996 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (5)

In the Heart of the Sea 2015 (Movie)

Tom Nickerson (Actor)

In the Heart of the Sea 2015 (Movie)

Tom Nickerson (Actor)

Locke 2014 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

How I Live Now 2013 (Movie)

Isaac (Actor)

The Impossible 2012 (Movie)

Lucas (Actor)

Biography

Talented actor-dancer Tom Holland rose from relative obscurity to acclaim in both the theater and film worlds with bravura performances in "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "The Impossible" (2012), both of which minted him as a young actor on the rise. He was discovered in a London hip-hop dance class by choreographers for "Billy Elliot," which led to intensive training and a supporting role in the musical before he took on the title role in 2008. He received stellar reviews for his turn in the show, which then led to his casting as a brave son aiding his mother (Naomi Watts) in finding his father (Ewan McGregor) and brothers in the wake of the 2004 Asian tsunami in "The Impossible." Critical response was again overwhelmingly in favor of Holland, who was soon mentioned in critical circles as a serious contender for the Best Actor Oscar. Holland soon graduated to starring roles in other features, underscoring his status as a star in the making in two distinctly different mediums.

Milestones

2012

Made feature film acting debut as the son of Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor's characters in "The Impossible"

2010

Voiced character of Shô in U.K. version of animated feature "The Secret World of Arrietty"

2008

Made West End debut in "Billy Elliott the Musical"; first cast as Billy's best friend, then promoted to lead a few months later

2006

Began dancing hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon, London, England; performed with his dance school as part of the Richmond Dance Festival

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