54 Facts About Tom Holland


Thomas Stanley Holland was born on 1 June 1996 and is an English actor.


Tom Holland's accolades include a British Academy Film Award and three Saturn Awards.


Tom Holland's career began at age nine when he enrolled in a dancing class, where a choreographer noticed him and arranged for him to audition for a role in Billy Elliot the Musical at London's Victoria Palace Theatre.


Tom Holland made his film debut in the disaster drama The Impossible as a teenage tourist trapped in a tsunami, for which he received praise.


Tom Holland had another action film role in Uncharted, and expanded to play against-type roles in the crime dramas The Devil All the Time and Cherry.


Tom Holland has additionally directed the short film Tweet and voiced roles in computer-animated features, including Onward.


Thomas Stanley Tom Holland was born on 1 June 1996 in Kingston upon Thames in south west London, to photographer Nicola and Dominic Tom Holland, a comedian and author.


Tom Holland was educated at Donhead, an all-male Catholic preparatory school in Wimbledon in south west London.


Tom Holland's parents sent him and his brothers to a private school so he could get the necessary attention.


Tom Holland attended Wimbledon College, a voluntary aided Jesuit comprehensive school, followed by the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon.


Tom Holland's mother, impressed with this, signed him up for a dancing class, which was advertised in the private school that Holland was visiting at the time.


At age nine, Tom Holland began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon, where he performed with his school group at the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival.


Page arranged an audition for Tom Holland, where the musical's director Stephen Daldry thought that he "had great potential and was a very natural actor".


Tom Holland says when his peers at school found out about his dancing activities, they started bullying him.


On his first day playing Elliot, Tom Holland developed tonsillitis but performed on stage anyway to positive reviews; he went to the doctor the next day.


Bayona then arranged a meeting, and had Tom Holland write a letter to his mother and recite it as an audition.


Tom Holland won several awards, including the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.


Tom Holland featured in the drama film How I Live Now, lent his voice in a supporting role for the drama film Locke, and had a cameo in Billy Elliot the Musical Live.


Tom Holland appeared in four episodes of BBC Two's historical miniseries Wolf Hall, as Gregory Cromwell, son of the protagonist Thomas Cromwell played by Mark Rylance.


Tom Holland directed Tweet, a 3-minute short film about a young man building a birdhouse with his grandfather; Holland later expressed an interest in directing feature films in his 40s.


Also in 2015, Tom Holland co-starred as the teenage sailor Thomas Nickerson in Ron Howard's historical adventure-drama In the Heart of the Sea.


Tom Holland auditioned against 1,500teenagers worldwide, including English actors Charlie Rowe and Asa Butterfield.


Stan Lee, Spider-Man's creator, said Tom Holland was the "exact age and height" when he envisioned the character.


In 2016, Tom Holland co-starred with Joel Kinnaman and Percy Hynes White in the psychological thriller Edge of Winter.


At the 70th British Academy Film Awards in 2017, Tom Holland won the Rising Star Award.


Tom Holland played the son of Percy Fawcett, an explorer who makes several attempts to find a supposed lost ancient city in the Amazon rainforest.


Neil Soans of The Times of India praised Tom Holland for making the film emotional towards the end and Rex Reed of The New York Observer found him "remarkably strong and self-assured".


Later in 2017, Tom Holland played Samuel Insull in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, which received negative reviews and was a box-office failure.


Tom Holland felt this situation reflected the film's story, in which other characters are unaware that Parker is Spider-Man.


Outside film that year, Tom Holland appeared with Zendaya on Paramount Network's Lip Sync Battle, during which he performed a dance number to Rihanna's "Umbrella" in drag.


Tom Holland's parents founded The Brothers Trust, a charitable organisation, which aims to use his popularity to raise funds for humanitarian causes.


Tom Holland reprised his role as Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Avengers: Endgame, which were filmed back-to-back.


Tom Holland followed with the sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, which widely received positive reviews and became the first Spider-Man film to earn $1billion, finishing as the fourth-highest grosser of 2019.


Tom Holland voiced roles in the Blue Sky Studios animation Spies in Disguise, the live-action film Dolittle, and the Pixar animated film Onward.


Alongside Avengers co-star Sebastian Stan, Tom Holland starred in Antonio Campos's The Devil All the Time, a Netflix psychological thriller set after World War II.


Critics from IndieWire and Roger Ebert's website opined that despite the film's failed script, Tom Holland gave a convincing performance and showed his range as an actor.


Tom Holland starred in three films that were released in 2021.


Tom Holland played a college student with post-traumatic stress disorder after enlisting in the army, and robs banks to finance his drug addiction.


In preparation for the role, Tom Holland shaved his head and interviewed military veterans undergoing treatments for substance abuse and PTSD.


Tom Holland lost 30 pounds of weight, then regained it after filming.


Consensus among critics was that the film enabled Tom Holland to broaden his horizons as an actor, but it had a formulaic story.


Tom Holland next played alongside Daisy Ridley as a young man living on a planet called New World in Chaos Walking, an adaptation of Patrick Ness's best-selling science fiction series of the same name.


Tom Holland described No Way Home as the "most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made".


The Times Kevin Maher opined that Tom Holland "own[s] every inch of the role" and "casts his web and captures your heart".


Tom Holland expressed a desire to see a live-action Spider-Man film with Miles Morales as the protagonist, whereas Amy Pascal spoke of wanting Holland to continue playing the role.


Tom Holland began the following year with an investment in Dogpound gyms, and a starring role as a young Nathan Drake, a charismatic fortune hunter, in the film adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game series.


In preparation for scenes where his character is bartending, Tom Holland worked shifts at the Chiltern Firehouse, a pub in London.


Variety editors Brent Lang and Rebecca Rubin reported in December 2021 that after the success of the Spider-Man films, Tom Holland could become a top-paid actor in the future.


Tom Holland considers himself to be "an impossible people pleaser", which according to Olivia Singh of Business Insider has resulted in his facing burnout and an incident where he vomited after a press conference.


Tom Holland describes himself as a private person and is reluctant to discuss his personal life in public.


Tom Holland is in a relationship with his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya.


Tom Holland thought the media attention to their relationship breached their privacy.


Tom Holland discussed having regular bouts of sleepwalking and sleep paralysis nightmares of paparazzi in his bedroom.


Tom Holland is a supporter of English football club Tottenham Hotspur.