Tom Holland – British actor
Thomas Stanley Holland was born on June 1, 1996, in London. When he was just 10 years old, Tom was dreaming of becoming a dancer. He started attending Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. In 2006, while performing at the Richmond Dance Festival, a choreographer Lynne Page noticed him. She was good friends with a choreographer of Billy Elliot and recommended him for a role at Billy Elliot the Musical.
After several grueling auditions, Thomas landed a role of Michael, who was the best friend of the main character. In 2008, Holland debuted on the stage of West End Theater. He got great reviews from the critics. Tom performed at Billy Elliot the Musical on a regular basis until 2010. At the fifth year anniversary of the musical, he played the leading role.
In 2011, Holland was chosen to voice an animation character Sho in the movie Arrietty. A year later, the young actor debuted on the big screen in the movie The Impossible, which was later nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award. Tom played the role of Lucas, who was the son of the main characters. The role brought him a Saturn Award nomination and several more nominations as well.