Ellis Hollins

Ellis Hollins (born 14 November 1999) is a British Soap Award-winning actor. He is best known for playing the role of Tom Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, which he has played since he was 3-years-old. In 2006, he appeared in Alpha Male, a family film released in the United Kingdom.

Ellis Hollins
Ellis Hollins 2015
Hollins in 2015
Born14 November 1999 (age 19)
Manchester, England
Occupationactor
Years active1999–present
EmployerLime Pictures

Acting work

At age 3, Hollins was cast as Tom Cunningham in Channel 4's soap opera Hollyoaks.[1]

In 2006, Hollins played the part of Nathan Lamis in the Dan Wilde production of Alpha Male. Hollins' part was dramatic and he undertook all his own stunts.

Hollins has been involved in many dramatic Hollyoaks storylines playing Tom, including the death of both his parents and his brother; starting a fire while playing with matches and running away due to starting that fire; going to court for attacking intruder Esther Bloom; and a teenage pregnancy and adoption storyline when Tom got his on-screen girlfriend Peri Lomax pregnant.

Hollins has also appeared in several Hollyoaks spin offs. In November 2008, he appeared in all five episodes of series one of Hollyoaks Later, a late night spin-off series to Hollyoaks airing at 10pm on E4 over 5 consecutive nights. Hollins was involved in one of the main stories of the series, which saw Tom kidnapped by crazed Niall Rafferty. Hollins has appeared in all three series of the Hollyoaks Music show which aired on Saturday mornings on T4 over several months in 2009,2010 and 2011. Hollins appeared as his Hollyoaks character, nicknamed 'Lil Tom' in a segment which saw Tom Cunningham interview various music artists. He also appeared in the October 2009 spin-off series Hollyoaks: The Good, the Bad and the Gorgeous, which took a look back at some of the best moments in Hollyoaks. The special also featured various specially filmed segments and Hollins appeared in one as Tom. Hollins started alongside Carley Stenson (Steph Cunningham).

In 2012, Hollins played the role of a young Hans Christian Andersen in the BBC Radio 4 Drama The Beautiful Ugly.

Awards

Hollins has become a favourite amongst Hollyoaks fans and was nominated for a British Soap Award in the 'Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress' category in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. He won the award in 2006,[2] losing out to Coronation Street star Sam Aston in 2005, Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Draper in 2007, EastEnders star Jamie Borthwick in 2008 and EastEnders star Maisie Smith in 2009.

Thank you very much for this award. But... I just don't know what to say, but! [Matt whispers something to him] Thanks to the director...Jill Robins...[Matt whispers in his ear] Robinson... [Sarah whispers something to him] Thanks to Mark and Sarah... [Matt whispers to him a third time] Matt and Sarah I mean!

— Ellis Hollins' speech when picking up his award at the 2006 British Soap Awards, accompanied by on-screen siblings Matt Littler and Sarah Jayne Dunn

Hollins won Best Young Actor at the Inside Soap Awards in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and was nominated for the award in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2008, he won Best Child Actor at the inaugural Digital Spy Soap Awards. In 2009 in a poll for Inside Soap magazine, Hollins' Hollyoaks character, Tom, was voted 'Soap's Greatest Ever Child'.

Hollins was also nominated for Best Young Actor at the 2012 Inside Soap Magazine awards.

Awards and nominations

Hollins has become a favourite amongst Hollyoaks fans and was nominated for a British Soap Award in the 'Best Young Actor' category in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He won the award in 2006,[2] losing out to Coronation Street star Sam Aston in 2005, Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Draper in 2007,EastEnders star Jamie Borthwick in 2008, EastEnders star Maisie Smith in 2009,Coronation Street star Alexander Bain in 2011, Eastenders star Lorna Fitzgerald in 2012 and Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Drapper in 2013. he won the 'best young performance' award in 2014.

Thank-you very much for this award. But... I just don't know what to say, but! [Matt whispers something to him] Thanks to the director...Jill Robins...[Matt whispers in his ear] Robinson... [Sarah whispers something to him] Thanks to Mark and Sarah... [Matt whispers to him a third time] Matt and Sarah I mean!

— Ellis Hollins' speech when picking up his award at the 2006 British Soap Awards, accompanied by on-screen siblings Matt Littler and Sarah Jayne Dunn
Year Award Category Result
2005 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
2006 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
2007 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
2008 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
Digital Spy Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
2009 Digital Spy Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Award Poll Soap's Greatest Child Won
2010 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
2011 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
2012 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
2013 British Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
2014 British Soap Awards Best Young Performance Won

References

  1. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (28 October 2016). "Hollyoaks star Ellis Hollins on Tom's Halloween terror, evil Nico, and growing up on screen". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Internet Movie Database. "Ellis Hollins - Awards". Retrieved 2007-05-30.
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