Nicholas Hoult is a film and television actor born in England. He began his acting career in 1996 as a child star and over the years has created an enviable body of work on both the big and the small screen.
Hoult gained fame for his role in 2 seasons of the British teen series Skins and later gained massive recognition for his work in the highly successful X-Men film series, in which he portrays the character Hank McCoy/the Beast. He has also made other notable acting achievements in films such as A Single Man (2009), Warm Bodies (2013), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
In addition to his brilliant acting career, the Hollywood star has also created much media buzz for his off-screen relationships, the most notable of which was with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, his co-star in the X-Men movies.
Who Is Nicholas Hoult? – Bio & Age
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was welcomed to the world on December 7, 1989, in Wokingham, Berkshire, by his parents Glenis (née Brown), a piano teacher, and Roger Hoult, a pilot. He has 2 sisters, Rosanna and Clarissa, who are both television actors, and he also has an older brother named James. Hoult received his early education at The Coombes Nursery in Arborfield, Berkshire, and attended the Arborfield Church of England Junior School. At the age of 12, he enrolled in acting studies at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, but dropped out after 2 years and decided to attend a regular school instead. He eventually completed his secondary education at Ranelagh School in Berkshire.
Nicholas Hoult became interested in acting at a very young age by regularly accompanying his sisters to acting classes and auditions. He fell ill with acting at an early age, and at the age of 5, he got his first feature role in the 1996 film Intimate Relations. He was then cast in several British television series in which he played smaller roles. At the age of 11, Hoult got his first major film role in the romantic comedy About a Boy (2002), which was a box office success.
The talented actor made his Hollywood debut in the comedy-drama film The Weather Man (2005) alongside Nicholas Cage, but the film was not well received at the box office. Hoult then got his first big role on a small screen in the British teen drama series Skins (2007-08) starring Tony Stonem. His performance in the film A Single Man (2009), for which he was nominated for a 2010 BAFTA Rising Star Award, saw him move on to more adult roles. He also starred in the 2010 fantasy adventure film Clash of the Titans (2010), which was a huge box office success.
Nicholas Hoult was given one of the biggest roles of his career in the superhero movie X-Men: First Class of 2011, starring the mutant Henry “Hank” McCoy/Beast. He repeated his role in later episodes of the X-Men series, including X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He has also starred in other successful films such as Warm Bodies (2013), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), and the highly successful action movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Relationship with Jennifer Lawrence
Nicholas Hoult had a long-standing relationship with Hollywood A-licensee Jennifer Lawrence. The beautiful couple first met in 2010 while shooting X-Men: First Class, the fifth part of the X-Men film series. Like any other celebrity couple, Hoult’s romance with Lawrence had its peculiarities. The couple had their fair share of public appearances, although they were far apart.
After being together for two years, they separated for the first time in January 2013. Interestingly, they were able to rekindle their romance later that year when they made their next X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. In August 2014, barely a year after they met again, the couple separated again. Distance and tight working hours were cited as reasons for their separation.
This second separation seemed like a déjà vu, as many of the couple’s fans were quite optimistic that they would rekindle their love when they shot the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). However, this was never going to happen as the couple moved on to other relationships.
Who is his Current Girlfriend?
Nicholas Hoult remained single for several years after his separation from Jennifer Lawrence. The English actor finally returned to the dating scene in March 2017 when he met the American model Bryana Holly. The two have kept their relationship a secret, even though it is known that they live together.
In early 2018 it was widely reported that Hoult and his girlfriend Holly were expecting a baby, as the latter was spotted with a conspicuous baby bump. In April 2018 they finally welcomed their first child together.