Tom Holland: A story that most of you may not know

Tom Holland

Thomas Stanley Holland, better known as Tom Holland, is an English actor and dancer. Born on 1st of June 1996, he is widely recognized for playing the Spiderman role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Moreover, he is also praised for the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical that is in London’s West End. He also achieved fame for the role he played in the 2012 film The Impossible. He is pretty young, and many people do not know about the life and career of Tom. So, here we are going to put some light on it for you.

Early Life

Born on 1stJune 1996 in Kingston upon Thomas, London, Tom is currently 21 years old. He was born to Nicola Elizabeth (also known as nee Frost) who is a photographer and Dominic Holland who is both a comedian and an author. He has three brothers all of whom are younger than him. Two of them are three years younger and are twins, Sam and Harry. The latter secured a role in 2013 film Diana. The youngest of them all is eight years younger than Tom, Patrick.

There is pretty brief information on Tom’s education. He went to Donhead. It is in Wimbledon in South West London and is a Roman Catholic school. After completing his school, he moved on to the Wimbledon College which is also a voluntary aided comprehensive school by Jesuit Roman Catholic in the same area where he went to school. The most recent we know of his education was in December 2012 when he was a part of the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

Theatre career

Holland started his theatrical career as a dancer, and he was at hip hop class in Wimbledon’s Nifty Feet Dance School. There, he was seen by choreographer Lynne Page who spotted the talent and potential in him. Fortunately for him. Lynne Page was anassociate of Peter Darling. The latter is thechoreographer of the time at Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical. The performance which highlighted him in front of Lynne was the 2006 dance school performance at Richmond Dance Festival.

However, for Tom, it was not a walk in the park as he had to go through 8 auditions and was under two years of training before finally making it on the big stage. On 28th June 2008, Holland had his feet in West End as he debuted in Billy Elliot the Musical as the best friend of Billy with the name Michael. His first performance in the title role was on 8th September 2008, and he was applauded highly by experts for it. From there, in the same month of the same year, he was approached by ChannelFive, and with his fellow star Tanner Pflueger, he gave his first interview. Next year, he went to TV1 as he was featured in the show The Feel Good Factor which was launched on 31st January. At launch, he, along with two fellow Billy Elliot the Musical performers, Tanner Pflueger and Layton Williams, presented a great performance in the version of Angry Dance. After that, he was interviewed by Myleene Klass. Later, he taught five schoolboys for dance who were up for the final The Feel Good Factor show aired on 28th March 2009.

The fifth anniversary of Billy Elliot the Musical was on 8th March 2010 and to mark it, four Billy Elliots of the time, including Holland, were asked to come to 10 Downing Street. There, they met the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The 5th-anniversary show took place on 31st March 2010 where Holland was the lead role player. His run with Billy Elliot the Musical came to an end on 29th May 2010.

Cinema Career

In 2011, Holland was up for his first cast as the Japanese Studio Ghibliwas creating the British version of their animated film Arrietty. He was avoice over for one of the major characters, Sho.

Then, in 2012, his feature film debut was through The Impossible which was directed under the commands of Juan Antonio Bayona, Naomi Watts, and Ewan McGregor. On 9th September 2012, the film premier was held at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was a great success as the film got 180.3 million USD worldwide and due to lavish performance, Holland managed to secure decent statements from critics. It also earned him the National Board of Review Award for the Breakthrough Performance. Another award he received on the same performance was the London Film Critics Circle Award under the title Young British Performer of the Year.

He went on to his Cinema career and got the role of Isaac in drama film How I Live Now along with Saoirse Ronan. Later in 2015, he was in the cast of the film In the Heart of the Sea which was under the direction commands of Ron Howard. Along with that, in the same year, BBC Two decided to cast him as Gregory Cromwell in Wolf Hall.

Recent performances

It was announced in 2015 that Holland would play Peter Parker, the Spiderman, in Marvel Cinematic Universe. He made thefirst appearance in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. In 2017, The Lost City of Z which was directed by James Gray was his first film of the year. The most recent of this movies is the Spiderman: Homecoming which was released on 7th July.

Upcoming movies

Tom Holland is working on a number of upcoming movies including the Avengers: Infinity War which will be on screen in May 2019. Moreover, he is also working on the next sequel of Spiderman that is expected to be released in July 2019. Right now, he is in contract with Marvel Studios and holds six picture deals. There are certain other films in which we will see Holland. These include The Current War by Alfonso Gomez Rejon and Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness.

Tom is a youngster and hopefully, has a lot of years left to polish his acting skills and become a great actor. He has the skill and talent, and we wish him best of luck for his future performances.

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