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Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and three younger brothers – Paddy and twins Sam and Harry. Tom attended Donhead Prep School. Then, after a successful eleven plus exam, he became a pupil at Wimbledon College. Having successfully completed his GCSEs, in September 2012 Tom started a two-year course in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology notable for its numerous famous alumni.
Interesting Facts about Tom Holland
- Not to be confused with famous horror writer/director Tom Holland, of Fright Night (1985) and Child’s Play (1988).
- Was in talks for the role of Lance Corporal Blake in 1917 (2019), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
- He is the first non-U.S-born actor to play a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His predecessor, Andrew Garfield, was also raised in the U.K., but was born in the United States.
- He is the son of Dominic Holland, a top comic in the UK and a regular panelist on the Channel 5 topical discussion series The Wright Stuff (2000).
- Since March 2011, his father had been writing the blog “Eclipsed”, which was a weekly renewed sequential story narrating how a “somewhat famous comedian is being outshone by his more illustrious son”. The blog described in detail the main events in Holland’s past and present professional life. The blog came to conclusion in December 2012 when The Impossible (2012) premiered in Los Angeles.
- He has 3 younger brothers, twins named Harry Holland and Sam Holland and youngest brother Paddy Holland.
- A leaked casting sheet revealed that he was on the shortlist for the voice of Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).
- Owns a Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Tessa.
- Broke his nose on the last day of filming The Lost City of Z (2016).
- He is the first actor to play a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man who was also a teenager at the time of casting, having turned 19 shortly before the formal announcement in June 2015.
- He was featured in Screen International’s “UK Stars of Tomorrow – 2012” and in Variety’s “Youth Impact Report 2012”.
- His favorite screen acting performance is Edward Norton in Primal Fear (1996).
Personal Quotes by Tom Holland
I think, from every actor I’ve ever spoken to, they say the biggest thing they regret from life is not finishing school.- Tom Holland
There’s too much we don’t know about the ocean to make me feel comfortable around it.- Tom Holland
The harder you try, the better the impression you set on the people around you.- Tom Holland
I go to The Brit School, which is where Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Jessie J went.- Tom Holland
It’s quite difficult to take a superhero movie seriously because everything is heightened. A kid being bitten by a radioactive spider and getting superpowers is kind of ridiculous.- Tom Holland