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Overview (4)

Born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, UK
Birth NameNicholas Caradoc Hoult
Nickname Nick
Height 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England to parents Glenis and Roger Hoult. His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle. He attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, a school for performing arts, to start acting as a career.

Hoult has been acting since appearing in the film Intimate Relations (1996); his breakthrough role was in About a Boy (2002), where he starred as Marcus Brewer alongside Hugh Grant. In 2005, he starred in his first American film The Weather Man (2005) as Nicolas Cage's son. At age 17, he received recognition for starring as Tony Stonem in the BAFTAs-awarded British teen drama series Skins (2007) for two seasons until 2008. Later he played the role of Kenny Potter in the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man (2009) after being discovered by director Tom Ford.

In late 2010, Nicholas Hoult was cast as Beast in X: First Class (2011), and reprised his role in the X-Men franchise in later films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He then starred as R in romance / horror zombie film Warm Bodies (2013) alongside Teresa Palmer. In 2015 he starred in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), five years after he was cast as Nux due to some delays.

Hoult will star in the upcoming historical and biographical film The Current War (2017), as Nikola Tesla, and in Rebel in the Rye (2017). His other roles include Silas in Equals (2015) opposite Kristen Stewart and Jack in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: someoneinapapertown

Trade Mark (1)

Distinctive "vulcan" eyebrows

Trivia (24)

He used to attend Sylvia Young Theatre School, a prestigious stage school in London.
He is the son of Glenis Hoult (née Glenis J. Brown), a piano teacher, from Rochford, Essex, and Roger K. Hoult, a pilot, from Birmingham, in the West Midlands. His patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his four times great-grandfather, Joseph Hoult, who was born c. 1815, in Staffordshire, England.
Will attend Farnborough Sixth Form College, located in Hampshire, in September 2006 where he will sit his AS and A-Level exams.
Has three siblings: Clarista Hoult (b. 1992), James (b. 1977) and Rosie (b. 1984).
At one time, he was rumoured to be Eoin Colfer's favourite to play the lead role in the proposed "Artemis Fowl" film adaptation of Colfer's fantasy novel. However, as time passed and there was trouble producing the film, Nicholas grew too old for the role and, finally, the project was cancelled, altogether.
All of his three siblings have had some acting experience.
Used to play the trombone.
Was a choir boy.
Was hit by a bus during filming of a TV stunt. The stunt called for Nicholas to be tied to a chair and suspended 20ft off the ground when he was struck by the double decker which was supposed to stop inches from him. He escaped with a bruised head.
Was originally supposed to star as Young Herman in El cerco (2005) but after production delays Thomas Brodie-Sangster was cast instead.
Had to attend an audition for About a Boy (2002) wearing his school uniform but, unfortunately, he forgot his shoes. He told reporters that be borrowed his mother's white shoes and coloured them in, however, the colour came off!
Was given a PlayStation, one of his character's jackets and his character's hamster by directors Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz after filming of About a Boy (2002).
Gabriel Byrne gave him a watch at the end of filming Wah-Wah (2005), engraved with his name, just as his character did in the film.
Has remained in contact with Hugh Grant.
Left the Sylvia Young Theatre School to attend Ranelagh School, a local church secondary school.
Enjoys playing basketball.
Bought a bike with his earnings from About a Boy (2002).
For his role as an American in The Weather Man (2005), he was coached by Joan Washington, wife of Richard E. Grant who directed him in the film Wah-Wah (2005).
His great-aunt was Dame Anna Neagle and his great uncle was Herbert Wilcox.
Although About a Boy (2002) marked his first leading role in a feature film, he has worked since the age of eight in film, television and theater.
Was in an on-off relationship with actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Residing with parents in Wokingham, Berkshire, UK. [May 2010]
He was born on the same day as X: First Class (2011) co-star Caleb Landry Jones: December 7, 1989.
Admitted on Top Gear (2002) that while wearing his full costume as Beast from X-Men, he ran onto a golf course, gave the golfers advice on their swing, and then simply ran away again, with no explanation.

Personal Quotes (8)

[on being asked what it was like working with Hugh Grant] "Hugh was brilliant. He helped me a lot by giving me ideas and teaching me something new every day. He really helped me get into my role. He's my idol now. Him and Jim Carrey - I'd like to work with him one day".
I don't like watching myself. I get embarrassed.
[about continue acting]"Yes, definitely, I love it. I'd like to stick to comedy as it's great fun, or an action movie like "Lord of the Rings"."
I've seen kids who only care about performing; it's their life and it's all they have, and it's not a nice thing to see. It's unhealthy and if you're surrounded by showbusiness, that's what can happen to you.
It's always a bit overwhelming when you arrive on set and everyone's new, but you soon become a big family. I find the hardest thing about acting is that you have to say goodbye to everyone at the end of a shoot.
I'm just a normal bloke!
In real life you get out of the shower naked, so why wouldn't you do it on screen? It's just a normal thing.
[on training to play "R" in Warm Bodies (2013)] We had zombie classes. So there are some very strange videos out there of me and Rob Corddry and a few other people walking around studios. They'd say, "There's food over in the corner. You can smell brains", and we'd walk toward the corner like we were hungry for them. And, after a while, it became quite normal.

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