Nicholas Hoult

Actor

Nicholas 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, and as Tony Stonem in the E4 television series, Skins.

Early life

Hoult, the third of four children, was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, the son of Glenis, a piano teacher, and Roger Hoult, a pilot for British Airways. His siblings are James, Rosie and Clarista. His great aunt was Dame Anna Neagle. He attended Ranelagh Church of England School in Bracknell, Berkshire, but left in year 12 to focus on his acting career.

Career

Hoult 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 played a nerdy 12-year-old boy named Marcus, alongside Hugh Grant's rich London Lothario.

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 2004 he appeared in Mystery Hunters, and in 2009 he made his stage debut at London's Trafalgar Studios in New Boy, which is based on the novel by William Sutcliffe.

In August 2009, Hoult participated in the 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, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. At the 63rd British Academy Film Awards, he was nominated for the Rising Star Award but lost to Kristen Stewart.

On 25 March 2010 in appeared in the video to The Midnight Beast song Lez Be Friends.

Filmography

Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

2002

About a Boy

Marcus Brewer

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Youth Actor

Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer

2005

Wah-Wah

Ralph Compton

2006

The Weather Man

Mike Spritzel

Kidulthood

Blake

2007

Coming Down the Mountain

David Philips

2009

A Single Man

Kenny Potter

2010

Clash of the Titans

Eusabios

post-production

2011

Fury Road

Nux

pre-production

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2007

Skins

Tony Stonem

2007-2008 (19 episodes)

References

^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984-2004. Gives name at birth as "Nicholas Caradoc Hoult".

^ Hoult, Nicholas, , , retrieved 2007-05-14 . Hoult writes, "I'm still only 16!"

^ , Telegraph: 2, 2002, . Author refers to Hoult as a 12-year-old boy in 2002.

^ Pool, Hannah (18 January 2007), , Guardian Unlimited,

^ Telegraph (2002-07-26). . The Age. . Retrieved 2007-04-14.

^ Shoard, Catherine (2007-01-14). . Telegraph. . Retrieved 2007-04-14.

^ The Daily Telegraph (2005-09-24). . Weekend Standard. . Retrieved 2007-04-14.

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^ www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1160389.ece

External links

- at the Internet Movie Database

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Persondata

NAME

Hoult, Nicholas

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Actor, model

DATE OF BIRTH

7 December 1989

PLACE OF BIRTH

Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom

DATE OF DEATH

PLACE OF DEATH


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