He is stylish, he is handsome and he has been indulged in the entertainment industry since he was five, we are talking about this English actor Nicholas Hoult.
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult is the third of the four children of Glenis and Roger Hoult and was born on 7 December 1989 in Wokingham, England. His great aunt Dame Anna Neagle was one of the popular actresses of her time. Although his primary interest was to study English, he was later drawn towards acting and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School in London.
At the very beginning, Hoult acted on a theatre production The Caucasian Chalk Circle. He landed his first film role when he was five in the 1996 drama Intimate Relations.
He subsequently acted in several television series such as Casualty, Silent Witness, The Bill, Doctors, Magic Grandad, Waking the dead, Stars, Skins, Wallander and recently Robert Chicken. Among these, he gained immense fame from the UK TV series Skins (2007-2013) which got 8.2/10 rating from IMDb. He played the role of Tony Stonem for two years which was a manipulative, egocentric, anti-hero character that was enjoyed thoroughly by the audience.
Hoult’s did his second feature film About a Boy (2002) when he was eleven. The film was a success and he was praised for his performance too. Thereafter, he acted in his first American movie The Weather Man (2005). Due to his popularity from Skins he then landed the role of Eusebius in fantasy adventure film Clash of the Titans (2010). He also acted in Tom Ford’s A Single Man, which was critically acclaimed.
The English actor got his breakthrough role when he was cast by Matthew Vaughn as Hank McCoy/ Beast in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011), a prequel to the franchise. The film was a success and Hoult got the spike in his career that he had been waiting for. Later in 2013, he appeared in Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer and a zombie rom-com Warm Bodies directed by Jonathan Levine. Additionally, in the year 2014 and 2016, he reprised his role of Hank McCoy/Beast for the American superhero movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse respectively. Both the movies were globally admired and were one of the highest grossing movies of their respective years and the performance of Nicholas was immensely praised. Another successful and popular movie of Hoult is Mad Max: Fury Road which was screened at 68th Cannes Film Festival in May 2015.
Among many big budget movies, Hoult also acted in some independent movies such as Young Ones, Dark Places, Kill Your Friends and Equals alongside Kristen Stewart.
Hoult was recently seen in an American biographical drama, Rebel in the Rye (2017), The Current War (2017) another biographical film alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, a war drama film Sand Castle directed by Fernando Coimbra and a romantic drama Newness directed by Drake Doremus.
Nicholas has got some great deals in his bag. He will be a part of British-Irish-American animated television mini-series Watership Down, a four-part series that is to be broadcast by BBC One in the United Kingdom and will stream internationally on Netflix. Moreover, he will reprise his popular role of Hank McCoy/ Beast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix which is to be released in 2018.
Nicholas owns a loft in London. He is an ambassador for Reading Rockets, a local basketball team and also enjoys motorsports, Formula One, Go-Karting as well as riding motorcycles. Hoult was in a five-year relationship which Jennifer Lawrence whom he met while filming X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2010. Currently, he has been linked to many women including Kristen Stewart and Teresa Palmer but he has not confirmed any of this news. Along with his acting skills, he has a golden heart; he does a lot of charity works mainly dedicated to helping children and young people. He has been associated with National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Save the Children, Teenage Cancer Trust and also World Wide Fund for Nature.
Nicholas is included in the Hall of Fame of NSPCC in 2007 to mark his contribution and also was the first NSPCC Young Person Ambassador in 2010. Hoult has been nominated for several awards marking his performance in television series and movies. He has been rewarded with Phoenix Critics Society Awards- Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role along with OFTA Film Award for Best Youth Performance for About a Boy in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Furthermore, he won Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout for his movie Warm Bodies in the year 2013.
Nicholas is an aspiring actor and model; he has acted in many movies and series. The net worth of Hoult is believed to be $4 million.
Nicholas Hoult has been in the industry for a long time now, he shows great promise and potential with every project he does but still, he has not risen to the position he is meant to be, we hope this year this driven actor will get his well-deserved position in the entertainment world.