Nicholas Hoult is an English-born film and television actor. He began his acting career as a child star in 1996 and has over the years amassed an enviable body of work both on the big screen and on the small screen.
Hoult rose to 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 equally recorded other notable acting credits in films like 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 hunk has generated much media buzz for his off-screen relationships, the most notable of which was with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, his co-star from the X-Men films.
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 Clarista who are both TV actors and he also has an older brother named James. Hoult had his early education at The Coombes Nursery in Arborfield, Berkshire, and attended Arborfield Church of England Junior School. He enrolled to study acting at Sylvia Young Theatre School at the age of 12, but quit after 2 years and opted to attend regular school instead. He ultimately completed his secondary education at Ranelagh School in Berkshire.
Nicholas Hoult took interest in acting at an early age by regularly accompanying his sisters to acting classes and auditions. He caught the acting bug quite early and by the age of 5, he landed his first feature film role in the 1996 movie Intimate Relations. Afterward, he was cast in several British TV series in which he played minor roles. At age 11, Hoult landed his first major film role in the romantic comedy About a Boy (2002) which was a box office success.
The talented actor marked his Hollywood debut in the comedy-drama film The Weather Man (2005) alongside Nicholas Cage, however, the film did not perform favorably at the box office. Hoult then got his first major small-screen role in the UK teen drama series Skins (2007–08) starring Tony Stonem. He transitioned into more adult roles with his performance in the film A Single Man (2009) for which he was nominated for the 2010 BAFTA Rising Star Award. He also starred in the 2010 fantasy adventure film Clash of the Titans (2010) which was a massive box-office hit.
Nicholas Hoult got one of the biggest roles of his career in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class starring as the mutant Henry “Hank” McCoy/Beast. He reprised his role in subsequent installments of the X-Men series including X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He equally had starring roles in other successful films like Warm Bodies (2013), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), and the highly successful action film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Relationship with Jennifer Lawrence
Nicholas Hoult had a long-term relationship with Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Lawrence. The picture-perfect couple first got together in 2010 while filming X-Men: First Class, the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. Just like any other celebrity couple, Hoult’s romance with Lawrence had its own peculiarities. The couple made their fair share of public appearances though they were a long distance away from each other.
After dating for 2 years, the couple had their first breakup in January 2013. Interestingly, they were able to rekindle their romance later that year while filming their next X-Men film X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, the couple called it quits again in August 2014, barely one year after their reunion. Distance and tight work schedules have been cited as the reasons for their split.
This second split seemed like déjà vu as many of the couple’s fans were pretty much optimistic that they would rekindle their love once again while filming the next X-men film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). However, this was never to happen as the two moved on to other relationships.
Who is his Current Girlfriend?
Apparently, Nicholas Hoult stayed single for a few years after his split from Jennifer Lawrence. The English actor eventually got back into the dating scene in March 2017 when he hooked up with American model Bryana Holly. The two have kept their relationship on a lowkey though they are known to be living 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 prominent baby bump. They eventually welcomed their first child together in April 2018.