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Tom Holland Biography

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Birth Name: Tom Holland
Born: 06/01/1996
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB

Born Thomas Stanley Holland in the southwest London borough of Kingston upon Thames, England on June 1, 1996, Tom Holland was the eldest of four sons by comedian Dominic Anthony Holland and his wife, Nicola. Tom attended Donhead Prep School before entering Wimbledon College. While there, he took a hip-hop dance class, where choreographer Lynne Page first spotted him. An associate of Peter Darling, who choreographed both the film version of "Billy Elliot" (2003) and its musical adaptation, Page put Holland through two years of training before he made his West End debut as Billy's best friend, Michael, in "Billy Elliot the Musical" in 2008. He soon advanced to the title role, winning rave reviews for his acting and dancing skills before departing the show in 2010 after performing for both Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the musical's composer, Elton John.

In 2011, Holland was cast as Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts' son in "The Impossible" (2012), a harrowing drama about a Spanish couple and their children caught in the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Critics singled out his performance - his first acting turn in front of a camera - with near universal praise, as well as the Hollywood Spotlight Award from the Hollywood Film Awards. Coverage in Variety and Screen International included Holland in features about up-and-coming young actors, while Summit Entertainment, which distributed "The Impossible," was reportedly campaigning to submit Holland for the Best Actor Oscar over McGregor. He was subsequently cast in a voiceover role for the Japanese animated film "Arriety" (2011) and earned his first starring role in "How I Live Now" (2013), a post-apocalyptic drama based on the novel of the same name by Meg Rossoff and co-starring Saorise Ronan.

By Paul Gaita