Tom Holland

From Billy Elliot to Spider-Man, Tom Holland, 22, is one of the most promising actors of our generation and is the future of the Marvel Franchise
2019-03-01
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Tom Holland was born in Kingston upon Thames to father, Dominic Holland, a Perrier Award-winning comedian and writer, and his Mother, Nicola Frost – a photographer. He has three brothers, twins - Sam and Harry and, Patrick, whom he adores and admires. Holland began dancing in a hip-hop class where his potential was recognised by choreographer Lynne Page, an Associate to Peter Darling, choreographer of Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical. After eight auditions and two years of training, Holland made his West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical as Michael, Billy's best friend. Subsequently, after rating highly for this role – he soon moved onto play the title role of Billy where he received rave reviews praising his versatile acting and dancing skills. After this incredible stint in his career, at the age of 14, Holland was offered the role of a teenage boy in Juan Antonio Bayona’s film about a family in Thailand at the time of the 2004 tsunami. ‘The Impossible’ was Holland’s first film and was so well-received that there was allegedly a discussion regarding an Oscar nomination for his remarkable acting.

The pinnacle of Tom Holland’s career was in 2015 when he was cast as Spider-Man in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe - his whole world was ‘flipped upside down’. Holland made his first appearance as the famous web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War, which was a global hit, grossing over $1 billion. Although Holland is a talented actor – he does appear to have a track record of announcing Marvel updates unintentionally. Recently appearing on the Graham Norton show, he stated that his bosses on set would tell him as little detail as possible about the plot line of the latest Avengers film so that he wasn’t in danger of divulging the information. “I wasn’t allowed to read the script because I have a tendency to tell people what’s in it, so I have no idea what’s going on or what the film is about.” One has to admire his enthusiasm.

Holland is set to continue the iconic role of Spider-Man when he suits up to take part in Marvel’s superhero crossover Avengers: Endgame in May 2019, as well as the July 2019 sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. With three months to go until the film’s release, there is still time for some spoilers to be leaked! All eyes are on you, Tom.

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