NICHOLAS HOULT (Hank McCoy/Beast) was named one of Variety's "10 Actors To
Watch" in 2010. He is best known for his work on the hugely successful TV series
"Skins" in the UK and his breakout role in 2002, at age 11, in the film "About A
Boy," opposite Hugh Grant, where Hoult played Marcus Brewer, a young boy who
will do whatever he can to make his chronically depressed mother happy, even if
it causes himself grief.
Hoult was seen as the character R in "Warm Bodies," which was distributed by
Summit and released on February 1, 2013. Directed by Jonathan Levine, the film
stars Dave Franco, Teresa Palmer and Analeigh Tipton and follows the story of a
zombie who becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims.
He was also recently seen in Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer," which was
released on March 1, 2013 and stars Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, and Stanley
Hoult played Jack in this modern day fairy tale in which the
long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened as a young farmer leads
an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped
Last year, Hoult wrapped production for George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road,"
where he portrays the character of Nux alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.
The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. and is scheduled to release in
2014. "Mad Max: Fury Road" is the fourth installment of the popular Mad Max film
In 2011, Hoult was seen in Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" for Fox
opposite James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Kevin Bacon and Oliver
Platt. Hoult played the young Hank McCoy in this film that took viewers back to
when Professor X and Magneto were allies who had discovered their powers for the
In 2009, he was seen in Tom Ford's directorial debut "A Single Man," opposite
Colin Firth and Julianne Moore for the Weinstein Company. In the film, Hoult
plays Kenny Potter, a student who eventually prevents his professor played by
Colin Firth from committing suicide after the death of a loved one. In 2010, he
was seen in "Clash of the Titans." opposite Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and
Liam Neeson for Warner Bros.
In 2009, Nicholas made his West End debut in "New Boy" to outstanding reviews
and sold out performances. "New Boy," adapted and directed by Russell Labey,
tells the story of a schoolboy crush and its devastating consequences. Hoult
also appeared alongside Mel Giedroyc and Ciara Jason in this stage adaptation of
In 2007, Hoult starred in Julie Anne Robinson's television movie "Coming Down
the Mountain," where he played the lead character David Philips. The film is an
original drama by novelist Mark Haddon about two teenage brothers, one of whom
has Downs Syndrome.
In 2006, Hoult was seen in "Kidulthood," directed by Menhaj Huda and distributed
by Image Entertainment. In 2005, Hoult was in Richard E. Grant's "Wah-Wah,"
opposite Gabriel Byrne and Emily Watson, which is set at the end of the 1960s as
Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain. That same year,
Hoult was seen in Gore Verbinski's "The Weather Man," opposite Nicolas Cage,
Michael Caine, and Hope Davis. The film tells the story of a local weatherman
whose career is going well while his personal life begins to spiral downward.