Tom Holland Early Life
Tom Holland (Thomas Stanley Holland), born 1 June 1996 in England. Holland has attended the Donhead Preparatory School, Wimbledon College and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in England. His brother Harry has followed with success in acting, nabbing the part of Prince Harry of Wales for the 2013 drama Diana. An enthusiastic social media user, Holland has drawn attention for posts that feature his impressive acrobatic moves and boxing skills, as well as his pit bull, Tessa. Tom is an English actor who first gained recognition for his starring role in the disaster film The Impossible. Tom Holland is known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but years ago, he was an unknown actor with a background in theater. The British actor made his debut as the iconic teen webslinger from New York in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” and his popularity has been steadily increasing since then.
Holland will reprise the role in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which hits theaters on Tuesday, July 2. The actor is also the oldest of four children. Tom Holland brothers are Harry Holland, Sam Holland, and Paddy Holland. Sam and Harry are twins, and the latter sibling has filmed and directed several videos. He often joins Tom on his film press tours and puts together recap videos. His parents are named Dominic Holland (a stand-up comedian and author) and Nikki Holland (a professional photographer).
“It’s nice to have a dad who’s been in the industry for probably over 30 years because he knows all the dos and don’ts and the ins and outs and stuff,” Tom said during a conversation with “Spider-Man” costar Zendaya for Interview magazine.
Thomas Stanley Holland Biography and Profile
Tom Holland (Thomas Stanley Holland), born 1 June 1996 in England, joined the London production of Billy Elliot the Musical in 2008. He soon found success in film, drawing strong reviews for his performance in The Impossible (2012). Holland made his debut as the superhero in Captain America: Civil War (2016), before earning the chance to carry his own feature with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
“Civil War” directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo and Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers) also said that Holland had the edge because of his prior experience as a gymnast. In the script, Spider-Man flipped in a scene, and Holland offered to do that during an audition.
“Marvel doesn’t want to see this kid break his neck, so everyone from [the studio] was like, ‘Don’t! Don’t!’ And Joe just started salivating, ‘Just do it!'” Evans, who met Holland during the process, told Entertainment Weekly in 2016. “And he did it — and stuck it!”
Tapped to take over the iconic role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the big screen, Thomas Stanley Holland says:
“I reckon I had 30 Spider-Man costumes over the years since I was a little baby,” Holland told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “I had Spider-Man bed sheets. Two years ago, I went to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man and looked like an absolute idiot.”
Thomas Stanley Holland’s interest in theater was a natural progression, considering that he took dance classes at UK-based studio Nifty Feet. Prior to taking on the main role, Holland played Michael, Billy’s friend. According to the actor, it took approximately two and a half years before he finally went on stage as Billy at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End. The production also put Holland’s ballet and gymnastics training to good use. Watch young Holland explain how he got the role and rehearsed for the show in this 2009 video.
Holland played Thomas Nickerson and Hemsworth portrayed Owen Chase in Ron Howard’s 2015 drama “In the Heart of the Sea.” In June 2019, the “Thor: Ragnarok” star said that he “did what he could” to help Holland nab the Spider-Man role.
“As they were casting him for Spider-Man, I did what I could do and made a call and said he’s one of the most talented people I’ve worked with and has such a big heart and appreciation,” Hemsworth told “Entertainment Tonight.” “We have a great friendship, it’s a good mutual respect.”
How Old Was Holland When He Played in ‘The Impossible’? Holland was 13 when he tried out for the role as the eldest son.
Holland has attended the Donhead Preparatory School, Wimbledon College and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in England.
Tom Holland Education
Wimbledon College (2012), BRIT School, Kingston College, Donhead Preparatory School.
Tom Holland Movies
Breakout Role in ‘The Impossible’
Not long after hanging up his dance shoes for Billy Elliot, Holland was tapped to voice the character of Sho for the British version of the animated The Secret World of Arrietty (2010). However, it was his performance in The Impossible (2012) that firmly established him as one of the industry’s promising young talents.
Based on a true account of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, Holland shined as an adolescent who tends to his injured mother (Naomi Watts) as he searches for his missing father (Ewan McGregor), garnering an array of award nominations.
Tom Holland Spiderman
Following a turn in the drama How I Live Now (2013), Holland landed a supporting part in the 2015 BBC historical miniseries Wolf Hall. Shortly afterward, his path to global stardom was launched with the announcement that he would take over the role of Peter Parker for the latest reboot of Spider-Man.
Unlike his predecessors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who were in their mid-to-late 20s when tapped for Spidey, the 19-year-old Holland was much closer in age to Peter Parker’s troubled high school student turned superhero.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Far From Home’
In the spring of 2016, Holland made his debut as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Despite limited screen time, he drew strong reviews for his version of the iconic web slinger, paving the way for his anticipated — and well received — performance in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Holland then reprised his superhero role in the ensemble blockbusters Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), before adding the next chapter to his character’s story with Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
‘In the Heart of the Sea,’ ‘The Lost City of Z’
Meanwhile, Holland had other acting obligations to fulfill. The epic In the Heart of the Sea (2015) was a box-office flop, but it provided another showcase for the burgeoning star, as well as the chance to test his mettle amid difficult shooting conditions.
He then featured prominently in 2016’s Edge of Winter and The Lost City of Z, before starring in the medieval action drama Pilgrimage (2017).
‘Spies in Disguise,’ ‘Dolittle’
In late 2019, Holland teamed up with Will Smith for the animated adventure Spies in Disguise. He then voiced the character of Jip the dog in the star-studded Dolittle (2020), before preparing for another leading voice role in Pixar’s Onward.
Tom Holland Upcoming Movies
Among his upcoming projects, Holland will be starring in Chaos Walking (a film adaptation of the YA series by Patrick Ness) and the psychological horror flick The Devil All the Time.
Tom Holland Height
Tom Holland is 1.73 m tall.
Tom Holland Parents
Dominic Holland, Nicola Elizabeth Frost.
Tom Holland Brothers
Harry Holland, Sam Holland, Paddy Holland.
Tom Holland Net Worth
Before his 20th birthday, Tom Holland scored the part of a lifetime as Spider-Man, starring in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which grossed $880 million worldwide. The former stage actor–he starred as Billy Elliot on London’s West End–won 2017’s BAFTA’s rising star award but reportedly wants to be on the other side of the camera one day.
Thomas Holland Biography and Profile