Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor. A graduate of the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in London, he began his acting career on the London stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End theatre from 2008 to 2010. He then starred in the disaster film The Impossible (2012), for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.
Holland achieved international fame for portraying Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, beginning with Captain America: Civil War
(2016). In 2017, Holland won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, at 20-years-old, the second-youngest recipient at the time.
July 2017 brought the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming
, in which Holland reprised his role from Captain America: Civil War. Homecoming received positive reviews, Holland considerable praise and the film grossed over $800 million worldwide. His performance earned Holland a Guinness Book of World Records listed as the youngest actor to play a title role in the MCU.
Holland reprised Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War
and then in that film`s follow-up, Avengers: Endgame
(2019). He then worked on the sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home
in July 2018.
Holland next co-starred with Will Smith in the Blue Sky Studios animated film Spies in Disguise, voicing the film`s leads, which was released in December 2019. In 2020, Holland voiced Jip, a dog, in the live-action film Dolittle
, alongside his MCU co-star Robert Downey Jr. He then had the lead voice role of Ian Lightfoot, an elf, opposite Avengers co-star Chris Pratt, in the Pixar animated film Onward (2020). Holland next starred in The Devil All the Time
(2020), a psychological thriller set post-World War II, alongside his Avengers co-star Sebastian Stan.
Holland headlined Chaos Walking
(2020), an adaptation of Patrick Ness`s best-selling science fiction series of the same name alongside Daisy Ridley. He was then seen in Cherry (2021), based on the novel of the same name, for which he reteamed with his Avengers directors, the Russo brothers. He then reprised his role as Peter Parker in Spiderman: No Way Home