Everything you need to know about Spider-Man star Tom Holland

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Tom Holland

by Emma Dodds |
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Tom Holland is a name you will almost certainly recognise - whether you've seen the new Spider-Man films or not. The young actor, who started his career in Billy Elliot, has now appeared in no less than FIVE films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man, and his face has been splashed all over the Internet/your TV.

As such, we thought we'd do our best to introduce you to Tom, who's just bordering on the cusp of adorably cute and sexily handsome, in our humble opinion. Read more about Tommy H below.

Who is Tom Holland?

Tom Holland is an actor and dancer!

When is Tom Holland's birthday?

He was born on 1st June 1996, making him currently 23-years-old.

Is Tom Holland British?

He certainly is! Although Tom is incredibly good at the American accent - something he's proved time and time again in his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - he's actually from Kingston upon Thames in London.

Who are Tom Holland's parents?

Tom's mum is called Nicola 'Nikki' Elizabeth Holland, and his dad is comedian and author Dominic Holland. He had a successful radio show and was also on comedy panels alongside Harry Hill and Graham Norton in the 90s.

Tom and his dad Dominic at Wimbledon 2018
©Tom and his dad Dominic at Wimbledon 2018 © Getty Images

Which movies has Tom Holland been in?

Although still quite young, Tom has had a very successful acting career already. He gave a hugely impressive performance in The Impossible - a dramatised film about the 2004 tsunami alongside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, as well as In The Heart Of The Sea with Chris Hemsworth.

He played Gregory Cromwell in 2015 series Wolf Hall, and in 2016 entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. In 2017, he starred in The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Hoult, and has many more films in the pipeline.


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Toy Story 4

There were no dry eyes in the house at the end of Toy Story 3 - and whilst many were happy with how the trilogy finished, the new trailer has made fans realise that perhaps they do need another film in the series after all. Toy Story 4 will be released in the UK on 21st June 2019.

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Avengers: Endgame

The second part to the finale of the Avengers film series will be released next year. Following on from Infinity War where half the population of the world has been wiped out by Thanos - including a LOT of our favourite Avengers - how on earth will our heroes conquer the evil genius? Avengers: Endgame will be released in UK cinemas on 26th April 2019.

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Star Wars: Episode IX

There's also another major finale to a trilogy coming out next year in the form of Star Wars: Episode IX. After Rey was able to harness the Force, fans have been left wondering if they'll ever discover her true parentage - or whether she really is a nobody, as Kylo Ren said. It will be released on 20th December 2019.

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Disney are not holding back with their plans to give most of their old classic films the live-action treatment after the success of films like The Jungle Book, and Dumbo is now in the works. The trailer on its own had viewers weeping, so it's most likely to be a huge tear-jerker when it's released in the UK on 29th March 2019.

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The Lion King

Another Disney classic to be given a live-action makeover next year is The Lion King. Fans of the original were dubious over whether anything could compare to the 1994 animated film, but the star-studded voice cast has managed to turn people around. The Lion King will be released in the UK on 19th July 2019.

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It: Chapter 2

The sequel to the incredibly successful 2017 remake of It will be released next year, following the lives of the children after they've grown up. Although the child cast will still star, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader will take on the roles for the sequel. It: Chapter 2 will be released in the UK on 6th September 2019.

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2019 is going to be a huge year for the Disney live-action remakes, as Aladdin is also set to be released. Directed by Guy Ritchie, fans of the original cannot wait to see Will Smith's take on the Genie after it was originated by the late, great Robin Williams. Aladdin will be released in the UK on 24th May 2019.

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Men In Black: International

Men In Black: International will take the focus away from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, and instead reunite Thor actors Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Also starring Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, the sequel will be released in the UK on 14th June 2019.

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Frozen 2

The first Frozen film was one of the most popular children's films of the decade, so it's no surprise that a sequel has been in the works since its release in 2013. Bringing back Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as sisters Anna and Elsa, Frozen 2 will be released in the UK on 22nd November 2019.

When was Tom Holland in Billy Elliot?

Tom was spotted after performing with his school Nifty Feet Dance School when they performed in the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival, and he then went through eight auditions and two years of training before making his debut in the West End production of Billy Elliot in 2008.

He won the role of Billy's best friend Michael, and was on rotation with three others as the role of Billy until May 2010.

When did Tom Holland become Spider-Man?

Tom was announced as the new Spider-Man in 2015, making his debut in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 - a role which earned him a Guinness Book of World Records for the youngest actor to play a title role in the MCU.

He then starred in his own film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, in 2017, before reprising the role for Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, Avengers: Endgame in 2019 and also Spider-Man: Far From Home.

What is Tom Holland's Instagram?

His Instagram handle is tomholland2013. Feast your eyes on this... Phwoar!

Are Tom Holland and Zendaya dating?

Sadly not! Although Tom and his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya do have excellent chemistry in the films, they're just good friends. But that hasn't stopped fans shipping them one tiny bit - especially after rumours that they did date in the summer of 2017.

A source told People, "They started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man. They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye, but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another."

Another added, "They’re both really ambitious, and they challenge each other—but, most importantly, they make each other crack up. They seem to have a really similar sense of humor and love joking around together. They have great banter back and forth."

However, the two denied the rumours in some sarcastic tweets, and have both denied them in interviews.

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