Nicholas Hoult has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. Known for blockbuster films like the X-Men franchise as well as for award-winning films like The Favourite, his upcoming projects reflect his agility with appearances in international franchises as well as character-driven dramas.
Currently, Hoult can be seen in Yorgos Lanthimos' Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning historical drama The Favourite, alongside Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Fox Searchlight released the film November 2018.
Most recently, Hoult wrapped production on The True History Of Kelly Gang, based on Peter Carey's novel about the Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s. The film directed by Justin Kurzel is set to release this year.
Upcoming, Hoult will be seen reprising his role as Hank McCoy/Beast in the Simon Kinberg directed Dark Phoenix (the tenth installment of X-Men), which Fox will release on Friday, June 7th. Previously he appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days Of Future Past alongside an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy. Also upcoming for Hoult is The Great, a series that will detail the rise to power of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) and her explosive relationship with husband Peter (Hoult), the emperor of Russia.
The series, directed by Matt Shakman and written by Tony McNamara, was recently picked up by Hulu and is set to release in 2020.
In 2017, Hoult starred as J.D. Salinger (author of The Catcher in the Rye) in the Danny Strong directed biopic, Rebel In The Rye. Strong directed the film from his own screenplay, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Hoult starred in a second film at Sundance during this year titled Newness.
The drama, directed by Drake Doremus, chronicles the story of two millennials (Hoult and Courtney Eaton) in Los Angeles navigating their relationship in a social media-driven hookup culture.
In 2015 Hoult starred as Nux opposite Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, which received multiple Oscar® nominations including Best Picture. He also starred opposite Kristen Stewart in EQUALS, a futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated, directed by Drake Doremus.
In 2013, Hoult played the zombie character R in the cult classic Warm Bodies in which his character slowly starts to become human again after falling in love with a girlfriend of one of his victims.
In 2009, he was seen in Tom Ford's critically acclaimed directorial debut A Single Man opposite Colin Firth and Julianne Moore for the Weinstein Company. Hoult made his West End debut the same year in NEW BOY 21 alongside Mel Giedroyc and Ciara Jason. The play, which opened to outstanding reviews and sold out performances, was adapted and directed by Russell Labey.
Hoult first received critical acclaim at only 11-years-old when he starred opposite Hugh Grant in About A Boy as the young Marcus Brewer. He also starred on the acclaimed television series Skins. Other credits include Sand Castle, Jack The Giant Slayer, Young Ones, Kill Your Friends, Dark Places, Collide, Clash Of The Titans, Coming Down The Mountain, Kidulthood, Wah-Wah and The Weather Man.
Hoult currently resides in Los Angeles.