Thomas Stanley Holland (born 1 June 1996) is an English actor and dancer. In 2017 Holland earned a global following for his breakthrough role of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When younger he performed the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical in London's West End, starred in the 2012 film The Impossible, and in the 2015 film In the Heart of the Sea. Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017.
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, and Patrick, eight years younger. His paternal grandparents were born on the Isle of Man and Tipperary, 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 (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.
Holland began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. His potential was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page (who was an associate to Peter Darling, choreographer of Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical) when he performed with his dance school as part of the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival.
After eight auditions and subsequent two 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 (together with co-star Tanner Pflueger) 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 launch show on 31 January he and two other Billy Elliots, Tanner 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 to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Holland was chosen to be a lead at the fifth-anniversary show on 31 March 2010. Holland had been appearing on a regular basis as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical, rotating with three other performers, until 29 May 2010, when he finished his running.
Holland made his feature film debut in The Impossible, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. 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 won universal praise from critics and several awards such as the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.
Holland starred as Isaac in the drama film How I Live Now, which was released in the U.K. on 4 October 2013, co-starring Saoirse Ronan and co-starred as Thomas Nickerson in the film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), directed by Ron Howard.
On 23 June 2015, it was announced that Holland was cast as a teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man, "and my life was flipped upside down" he later tweeted. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe 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: Civil War. Earning $117,027,503 in box office receipts in its first weekend, Homecoming received positive reviews and Holland considerable praise, with his appearance being called "a star performance given by a born actor." Holland is scheduled to repeat his role of Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, each scheduled to be released on 4 May 2018, and 3 May 2019, respectively, as well as the sequel to Homecoming, which has a release date of 5 July 2019. He has a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios.
Holland was cast to play Samuel Insull in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, which will be released on 22 December 2017. Holland was cast in the film adaptation of Patrick Ness's bestselling YA series Chaos Walking as Todd Hewitt, alongside Daisy Ridley, which will be directed by Doug Liman. In May 2017, it was announced that he had been cast as a young Nathan Drake in the film adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game series.
Holland says that his long-term career plans are to "do some more franchises," play "some meatier indie roles and eventually . . . transition to the other side of the camera and branch into directing." 
Holland resides in the London neighborhood of Kingston upon Thames, near the house of his parents and younger brothers. He has a dog named Tessa. Holland is a supporter of English football club Arsenal and also practises gymnastics.
Holland publicly credits his father, comedian and writer Dominic Holland, for keeping his massive wave of Spider-Man fame from going to his head. [a]
|2012||Arrietty (UK dub)||Shō (voice)|
|The Impossible||Lucas Bennett|
|2013||How I Live Now||Isaac|
|2015||In the Heart of the Sea||Thomas Nickerson (young)|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||Peter Parker / Spider-Man|
|Edge of Winter||Bradley Baker|
|A Monster Calls||The Monster|
|The Lost City of Z||Jack Fawcett|
|2017||Pilgrimage||The Novice / Brother Diarmuid|
|Spider-Man: Homecoming||Peter Parker / Spider-Man|
|The Current War||Samuel Insull||Post-production|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||Peter Parker / Spider-Man||Post-production|
|2019||Untitled Avengers film||Filming|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Gregory Cromwell||6 episodes|
|2017||Lip Sync Battle||Himself||Episode: "Tom Holland vs. Zendaya"|
|2008–2010||Billy Elliot the Musical||Billy Elliot / Michael||
||8 September 2008 – 29 May 2010|
|2012||16th Hollywood Film Awards||Spotlight Award||
|11th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|9th St. Louis Film Critics Association||Special Merit (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast)||Won|
|25th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards ||Most Promising Performer||Nominated|
|13th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male||Won|
|2nd Nevada Film Critics Society||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|2013||11th Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominated|
|84th National Board of Review||Breakthrough Performance - Male||Won|
|18th Critics' Choice Awards||Best Young Actor/Actress||Nominated|
|33rd London Film Critics' Circle Awards ||Young British Performer of the Year||Won|
|17th Online Film & Television Association||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|Best Breakthrough Performance - Male||Nominated|
|Most Cinematic Moment (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast)||Nominated|
|68th Cinema Writers Circle Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|27th Goya Awards ||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|11th Gold Derby Awards||Best Breakthrough Performer||Nominated|
|18th Empire Awards ||Best Male Newcomer||Won|
|34th Young Artist Awards ||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Won|
|39th Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|
|2014||8th CinEuphoria Awards||Best Actor - International Competition||Nominated|
|2016||15th Golden Schmoes Awards||Breakthrough Performance of the Year||
|37th Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (14 - 21)||
|18th Teen Choice Awards ||Choice Movie: Scene Stealer||
|2017||70th British Academy Film Awards ||Rising Star Award||
|22nd Empire Awards||Best Male Newcomer||
|43rd Saturn Awards ||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Won|
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