Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor. A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he began his acting career on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End from 2008 to 2010.
Tom Holland is part of the cast in the just released movie, Cherry. The movie has been trending for the better part of March, we therefore found need to introduce some of the lead actors to the general public.
Holland Early life and age
Thomas Stanley Holland was born on 1 June 1996 in Kingston upon Thames, London, to Nicola Elizabeth , a photographer, and Dominic Holland, a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were born on the Isle of Man and Tipperary, Ireland, respectively. Tom is currently 24 years old. He has three younger brothers: twins Harry and Sam (b. 14 February 1999) and Patrick “Paddy” (b. 2004).
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, in Croydon. Holland first learned gymnastics during his time performing in Billy Eliot the Musical.
In his late teens, during a lull in his career, Holland briefly attended carpentry school in Cardiff, Wales.
Holland began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. His potential was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page , when he performed with his dance school as part of the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival.
After eight auditions and two subsequent 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 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 premiere on 31 January, Holland and two actors also playing the title role, 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 to10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister. Holland was chosen to be a lead at the fifth-anniversary show on 31 March 2010. Holland appeared on a regular basis as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical, rotating with three other performers, until 29 May 2010, when he finished his run.
In 2011, Holland was cast in the British dub of the animated fantasy film Arrietty, produced by Japan’s Studio Ghibli. He provided a voice for the principal character Sho. Holland made his feature film debut in The Impossible (2012). 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 received universal praise from critics and won several awards.
He starred as Isaac in the drama film How I Live Now, which was released in the UK on 4 October 2013. Holland also appeared alongside Tom Hardy in a supporting role for the drama film Locke (2013), and made a brief appearance in Billy Elliot the Musical Live (2014) to celebrate his role as a ‘former Billy’.
The spiderman recognition
On 23 June 2015, it was announced that Holland was cast as a teenage Peter Parker, and his “life was flipped upside down”, as he later tweeted, as part of a six-picture deal with Marvel Studio. As part of the MCU, 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: The Civil War. Homecoming received positive reviews and Holland considerable praise, with his performance being called “a star performance given by a born actor.” The film went on the gross over $800 million worldwide. This performance earned Holland a Guinness Book of World Records title as the youngest actor to play a title role in the MCU.
Holland reprised Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War, which was released on 27 April 2018, and then in that film’s follow-up, Avengers: End Game, released on 26 April 2019. Holland began shooting the sequel Spider-man: Far From Home, in July 2018, with production wrapping that October. The film was released worldwide on 2 July 2019.
The trailer was first shown at Sony’s CCXP Brazil panel on 8 December 2018, with Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays Mysterio, in attendance to promote the film.
Holland resides in Kingston upon Thames in London, near the house of his parents and younger brothers. He has a blue Staffordshire bull Terrier named Tessa. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at age seven.
Along with his three younger brothers (Harry, Sam, and Paddy), Holland sponsors The Brothers Trust, a UK Registered Charity that raises money for various charitable causes.
Tom Holland, the English actor and dancer has a net worth of $15 million. He is best known for his role as Peter Parker.
Is Tom Holland Married?
The “Spider-Man” actor is in an official relationship with Nadia Parkes, 24. The two have even been spending their quarantine together in Holland’s London home. “It was early days for Tom and Nadia when the lockdown was announced in London,” an insider revealed.