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Nicholas Hoult

1989-12-07 Wokingham, England, UK

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Nicholas Caradoc Hoult (born December 7, 1989) is an English actor. His body of work includes supporting work in big-budget mainstream productions and starring roles in independent projects in both the American and the British film industries. He has been nominated for awards such as a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Born and raised in Wokingham, Berkshire, Hoult was drawn to acting from a young age and appeared in local theatre productions as a child. He made his screen debut at age seven in the 1996 film Intimate Relations, and appeared in several television programmes between 1998 and 2001. Hoult's breakthrough role came when he played Marcus Brewer in the 2002 comedy-drama film About a Boy, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. He achieved wider recognition and praise for his performance as Tony Stonem in the E4 teen comedy-drama series Skins (2007–2008). His transition to adult roles began with the 2009 drama film A Single Man, for which he earned a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination, and the fantasy film Clash of the Titans (2010). He was cast as the mutant Hank McCoy in Matthew Vaughn's 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he reprised in later instalments of the series. In 2013, Hoult played the lead title role in the fantasy adaptation Jack the Giant Slayer and starred as a zombie in romantic comedy Warm Bodies. Following a supporting role in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Hoult starred in a number of independent films before portraying various real-life figures such as Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford in the historical black comedy The Favourite (2018), writer J. R. R. Tolkien in Tolkien (2019), and Peter III in the Hulu comedy-drama series The Great (2020–present). In 2021, he starred in the survival thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.


Superman Lex Luthor 2025-07-09
The Garfield Movie Jon Arbuckle (voice) 2024-04-30
Nosferatu Thomas Hutter 2024-12-25
Renfield Renfield 2023-04-07
The Menu Tyler 2022-11-17
Those Who Wish Me Dead Patrick Blackwell 2021-05-05
The Banker Matt Steiner 2020-03-06
Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien 2019-05-03
Dark Phoenix Hank McCoy / Beast 2019-06-05
True History of the Kelly Gang Sgt. Fitzpatrick 2019-11-23
A Life on Screen, Hugh Grant Self 2019-12-23
Once Upon a Deadpool Hank McCoy / Beast (uncredited) 2018-12-11
The Current War Nikola Tesla 2018-02-01
Deadpool 2 Beast (uncredited) 2018-05-10
The Favourite Harley 2018-11-23
Sand Castle Matt Ocre 2017-04-21
Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road Self 2017-08-01
Newness Martin Hallock 2017-11-03
Rebel in the Rye J.D. Salinger 2017-09-15
Collide Casey Stein 2016-06-10
X-Men: Apocalypse Hank McCoy / Beast 2016-05-18
Equals Silas 2015-07-15
Dark Places Lyle Wirth 2015-04-08
Kill Your Friends Steven Stelfox 2015-11-06
Mad Max: Fury Road Nux 2015-05-13
Young Ones Flem Lever 2014-06-28
X-Men: Days of Future Past Hank McCoy / Beast 2014-05-15
Warm Bodies R 2013-01-31
Jack the Giant Slayer Jack 2013-02-27
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special Self - Hank McCoy 2012-06-05
Rule Number Three Matt 2011-03-17
X-Men: First Class Hank McCoy / Beast 2011-06-01
Heavy Rain 2010-02-23
Clash of the Titans Eusebios 2010-03-26
A Single Man Kenny Potter 2009-12-11
Coming Down the Mountain David Philips 2007-08-16
Kidulthood Blake 2006-03-03
Wah-Wah Ralph Compton - 14 years 2005-08-17
The Weather Man Mike Spritzel 2005-10-20
About a Boy Marcus Brewer 2002-04-26
Mr White Goes To Westminster John 1997-12-31
Intimate Relations Bobby 1996-10-01
The Order Robert Jay Mathews
The One Mason
Juror No. 2 Justin Kemp