Nicholas Hoult currently plays Dracula’s henchman Renfield in an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
After appearing as Ian Skins in the British teen drama series Skins, Hoult achieved wider renown through roles in About a Boy and BAFTA-nominated A Single Man. Subsequently, he also appeared as R in Romance-Horror-Zombie Warm Bodies as well as Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Nicholas Hoult’s Career
Nicholas Hoult quickly shot to prominence after appearing as Marcus Brewer in About a Boy and Tony Stonem in Skins, both popular teen dramas. Following that success he appeared in Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man (2009) as well as playing Eusebios in Clash of the Titans (2010).
Hoult was born in Wokingham, England on December 7, 1989, to parents Glenis (piano teacher) and Roger (pilot). After attending Sylvia Young Theatre School for one year he initially did not want to pursue acting as a career. But after receiving critical acclaim for his performance in About a Boy he decided to focus on acting instead.
Since then, he has been nominated for two Golden Globes and one Primetime Emmy Award, among several others, winning several of these nominations as well as others. Additionally, he serves as a patron for numerous charities.
Hoult is actively involved with Actors Giving Back and several other charities, with an emphasis on mental health advocacy and LGBT rights support. Hoult has expressed concern regarding the stigma surrounding depression and anxiety disorders as well as the lack of research in these fields.
Nicholas Hoult has amassed an impressive acting resume, yet his recent work has been somewhat inconsistent. He starred in high-profile movies that garnered mixed reviews like Yorgos Lanthimos’ raunchy costume drama satire The Favourite (2018) and Clint Eastwood’s doomed action thriller Knives Out (2018) to name only two high-profile examples; furthermore, Hoult appeared in two disappointing romantic dramas as well as being nominated for awards despite performances such as being lead protagonist (Jack the Giant Slayer) or emotionally distant author (Tolkien). Yet these missteps did not deter Hollywood from courting Hoult further!
Nicholas Hoult’s Biography
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was born December 7th, 1989 in Wokingham, Berkshire England, and began acting at an early age; appearing as a child actor in local theater productions. One director saw his potential and encouraged him to audition for movie roles; making his movie debut with Intimate Relations when he was only seven. Subsequent TV series appearances followed but his breakthrough role came as Marcus Brewer in About a Boy(2002) which won him recognition from both the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award and E4 BAFTA award-winning Teen drama Skins series
In 2009, he made his feature film debut as Kenny Potter in A Single Man, followed by more adult roles in Clash of the Titans and A Field in England. Kristen Stewart co-starred with him as a young couple beginning a secret romance in an emotionally punishable future world in Equals (2015). Additionally, he has played Hank / Beast for all four X-Men movies: First Class, Days of Future Past Apocalypse Apocalypse Dark Phoenix
He voiced Elliot in the 2010 action video game Fable III and performed in the 2009 West End production of New Boy. Additionally, he has made many guest appearances on television programs such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Holby City.
Hoult is an esteemed activist and has taken part in various philanthropic activities. He serves as an ambassador for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children philanthropic programs as well as supporting Teenage Cancer Trust UK charity. Additionally, Hoult actively advocates sun safety by leading the Sunburn Awareness campaign.
Nicholas Hoult has been in a relationship with actress Kaya Scodelario since 2014. The two announced they were engaged in the spring of 2016, yet later it was reported that they had parted ways.
Nicholas Hoult’s Personal Life
Nicholas Hoult, who hails from Dame Anna Neagle’s British stage and screen legacy, began his acting career as a child actor before landing the starring role as Hugh Grant’s adorable kid in the 2002 rom-com About A Boy that catapulted him onto the scene. Subsequently, he appeared as Tony Stonem in the UK teen drama Skins (2007-08) earning him an Golden Nymph Award nomination for Best Actor.
Hoult’s success in adolescent and young adult films allowed him to take on challenging projects both onscreen and behind the scenes, such as working with George Miller and Yorgos Lanthimos as directors; elevating genre-bending projects by Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies where Hoult played admirably sympathetic zombie; then in 2015 taking on Nux, an intense War Boy that fanatically followed Immortan Joe (Immortan Joe’s alter-ego) from Mad Max: Fury Road).
Hoult has distinguished himself with both intense and comedic roles over his long acting career, even appearing in historical period pieces like Catherine the Great (2019). Hoult’s resume includes Fable III, The Favourite, Catherine the Great, and has earned him an Emmy nod for playing Peter the Great in The Count of Monte Cristo.
Nicholas Hoult’s charitable involvement includes being an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust. In his free time, he enjoys Formula One racing as a fan for Reading Rockets soccer club; when not riding motorcycles he spends his time socializing with family and friends as well as riding motorcycles himself. Living in Los Angeles with model Bryana Holly (they share a son Joaquin). They lead relatively private lifestyles.
Nicholas Hoult’s Awards
Nicholas Hoult first gained recognition with his performance as Marcus Brewer in the 2002 film About a Boy, which proved both commercial and critical success – earning Hoult a Critics’ Choice Movie Award nomination for Young Performer of the Year. Following appearances in several low-budget movies and television series, Hoult made headlines again when cast as Jack the Giant Slayer (2013); it became both commercial and critical success as well. Following that role he also appeared in Warm Bodies (2013) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) which both proved very well received.
Hoult’s next major role came as Beast in three Marvel Cinematic Universe films X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse. He earned critical acclaim for this performance – Elliott David even praised it as “maintaining the inexplicable core of his character throughout”.
Hoult has also appeared in many acclaimed television shows and movies, such as The Favourite (2018), Tolkien (2019), and Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021). Additionally, he provided voice work for two animated movies Underdogs (2017) and Collide (2016) as Ace and Casey respectively.
Hoult attended Ranelagh School during his childhood years, practicing ballet alongside his sisters at the National Ballet but admits he wasn’t particularly talented at it. Additionally, he enjoyed time spent at home in Sindlesham Estate Village located within Wokingham Borough and later studied at Farnborough Sixth Form.
Hoult was drawn to acting at an early age and participated in local theatre productions. By age 7, he received his first professional acting gig for the film Intimate Relations; since then he has appeared in a few television productions; his breakthrough role being Marcus Brewer in About A Boy(2002).
Nicholas Hoult met Kaya Scodelario while filming About A Boy and has since featured alongside her in various projects, giving birth to their son Hudson together and living in London together.