Tom Holland –

Holland in In the Heart of the Sea.

About Tom Holland (1996 – ____)

Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston upon Thames, London, to Nicola Elizabeth (née Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland, a comedian and author. He has three brothers, twins Sam and Harry, three years younger, the latter of whom appears in the 2013 film Diana, and Patrick, eight years younger. His paternal grandparents were born on the Isle of Man and Ireland.

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, until December 2012. As of December 2012, he was attending The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

In 2011, Holland was cast in the British version of the animated film Arrietty, produced by Japan’s Studio Ghibli. He provided a voice for the principal character Sho. Holland starred in The Impossible, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. He was featured in Screen International's UK Stars of Tomorrow — 2012 and was among the newcomers chosen for the inaugural British Academy of Film and Television Arts Breakthrough Brits in 2013.

Holland played Isaac in How I Live Now, released in the U.K. in October 2013, and co-starred as Tom Nickerson in the film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), directed by Ron Howard. Also in 2015, he appeared in BBC Two's TV series Wolf Hall, as Gregory Cromwell. Holland has a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios for "three Spider-Man movies and three solo movies".

In November 2015, he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloë Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Jeff Goldblum and Abraham Attah. As of December 2016, Holland was in negotiations to co-star as Todd Hewitt in the film adaptation of Patrick Ness's bestselling YA series Chaos Walking along with Daisy Ridley. In 2017, he will star in The Current War as Samuel Insull.

Tom Holland's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2012ArriettyShō (voice)
2012The ImpossibleLucas Bennett
2013How I Live NowIsaac
2014LockeEddie (voice)
2015In the Heart of the SeaYoung Thomas Nickerson
2016Captain America: Civil WarPeter Parker / Spider-Man
2016Edge of WinterBradley Baker
2016A Monster CallsThe Monster
2016The Lost City of ZJack Fawcett
2017Spider-Man: HomecomingPeter Parker / Spider-Man
2017PilgrimageThe Novice / Brother Diarmuid
2017The Current WarSamuel Insull
2018Avengers: Infinity WarPeter Parker / Spider-Man
2019Untitled Avengers filmPeter Parker / Spider-Man

Tom Holland's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2015 Wolf Hall Gregory Cromwell

Memorable Quotes by Tom Holland

“ I'm taking every day as it comes and there's very little preparation that you can do apart from making sure you remain grounded and keep the people that are close to you close and my main goal at the moment is to make sure my work doesn't fall below a certain calibre. ”

“ When Ron Howard rings you up and says "I'd like you to do my film", you do it. I mean, he's Ron Howard. But for me, I was very interested in Thomas Nickerson and very interested to learn about what it is these men went through. I just knew it was going to be an amazing adventure, I knew it was something I was gonna be very proud of and I knew it was gonna be a challenge. I personally think if something's not a challenge there's no point doing it because you're not gonna learn much. I knew this film was gonna teach me a lot. ”

“ I've always been a huge fan of Spider-Man and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes. Only two years ago did I go to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man. I had this awesome morph suit where you can put your phone on your chest and spiders would crawl across the costume, it was awesome! He's always been a big part of my life and a big part of a lot of boys' lives, because everyone can kind of relate to him. ”

“ At the moment, I'm sort of developing some of my own little short film ideas, and trying to get into the directing side of things, just as an interest really, to see what it's like. ”

“ The way Ron [Howard] likes to work is that he likes to create an environment that is authentic, and he likes to create an environment where the actors are comfortable so that they can explore new ways of performing. ”

Things You May Not Know About Tom Holland

Since March 2011, Tom's father (comedian Dominic Holland) had been writing the blog "Eclipsed", which was a weekly renewed sequential story narrating how a "somewhat famous comedian is being outshone by his more illustrious son". The blog described in detail the main events in Tom's past and present professional life. The blog came to conclusion in December 2012 when The Impossible premiered in Los Angeles.

He is best known for playing the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, as well as for starring in the The Impossible (2012).

For his acting in The Impossible, he became a winner of the Hollywood Spotlight Award, as well as of the National Board of Review's award in the "Breakthrough Actor" category.

His favorite film is Saving Private Ryan (1998).

He was cast for the role as "Billy Elliot" on stage because he reminded Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot (2000) star Jamie Bell.

He is the first actor to play a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man who is also a teenager at the time of casting.

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Tom Holland in Wolf Hall (2015).
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Holland in The Impossible (2012)... top picture with Naomi Watts...
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Oaklee Pedergast and Samuel Joslin... fourth picture with Naomi Watts.
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Holland in In The Heart of the Sea (2015)... top picture with Chris Hemsworth.
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Tom Holland in How I Live Now (2013)... middle picture with Saoirse Ronan.