Nicholas HoultNicholas Caradoc Hoult (born 7 December 1989) is an English actor, best known for the role as Marcus Brewer in the 2002 film About a Boy, Tony Stonem in the E4, BAFTA winning television series Skins, and Beast in the X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class.
Early lifeWokingham, Berkshire, the third of four children of Glenis (née Brown), a piano teacher, and Roger Hoult, a pilot for British Airways. His siblings are James, Rosie and Clarista, and his great aunt was actress Dame Anna Neagle.
CareerHoult was first spotted at the age of three, sitting in the audience with his mother at a play. The director noticed and suggested that he should try out for one. He attended the Sylvia Young Stage School, made his professional debut in the 1996 film Intimate Relations, and worked mainly in television, until the success of About a Boy, in which he plays Marcus.
While at sixth form, he gained a lead role as Tony Stonem in the first two series of E4 drama Skins. Hoult was nominated for a Walkers Home Grown Talent Award for this role.
In August 2009, Hoult participated in the Help Give Them A Voice campaign. He played an adolescent girl in a short film released to support the campaign. Also in 2009, Hoult appeared in the Tom Ford movie A Single Man, alongside Colin Firth. Hoult replaces Jon Kortajarena as the face of Tom Ford eyewear for the spring 2010 collection.
On 25 March 2010, he appeared in the video to The Midnight Beast song Lez Be Friends. 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 February 2011, it was reported that Hoult was offered the lead role in Jack the Giant Killer.
- ^ a b 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): pp. 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". The Age. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- ^ a b Shoard, Catherine (14 January 2007). "Teen player". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 14 April 2007.[dead link]
- ^ Fisher, Alice (31 January 2010). "Hoult… who goes there?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- ^ www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1160389.ece
- ^ ADDICT: Nicholas Hoult for Tom Ford Eyewear Spring 2010
- ^ 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.
- ^ "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' Choise 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.