Nicholas Hoult


Nicholas Caradoc Hoult (born December 7, 1989) is an English actor. He has received several accolades, including nominations for a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award. He made his film debut in Intimate Relations (1996), with Julie Walters and Rupert Graves. His breakout role was in Paul & Chris Weitz’s About a Boy (2002), with Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, and Natalie Tena.

Films in the mid to late 2000s include Richard E. Grant’s Wah-Wah (2005), with Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, Walters, and Miranda Richardson; Gore Verbinski’s The Weather Man (2005), with Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, and Michael Caine; KiDULTHOOD (2006), with Aml Ameen,
Noel Clarke, Red Madrell, Adam Deacon, Jaime Winstone, Femi Oyeniran, Madeleine Fairley, Cornell John, Kate Magowan, Pierre Mascolo, and Rafe Spall; and Tom Ford’s A Single Man (2009), with Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Lee Pace.

Films in the 2010s include Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans (2010), with Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Jason Flemying, Liam Cunningham, Pete Postlethwaite, and Elizabeth McGovern; Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies (2013), with Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Lio Tipton, Cory Hardrict, and John Malkovich; Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), with Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, and Ewan McGregor; Young Ones (2014), with Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

He played Hank McCoy/Beast in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class (2011), with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. He would reprise the role in three sequels, with much of the previous cast along with Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Elliot Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, and Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, and Jessica Chastain.

Films in the mid 2010s include Dark Places (2015), with Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz, Corey Stoll, Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Andrea Roth, and Sean Bridgers; George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), with Tom Hardy, Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton; Drake Doeemus’s Equals (2015), with Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce, and Jacki Weaver; Kill Your Friends (2015), with James Corden, Georgia King, Craig Roberts, Jim Piddock, Joseph Mawle, Ed Skrein, Tom Riley, Ed Hogg, Rosanna Arquette, and Moritz Bleibtreu; and Collide (2016), with Felicity Jones, Marwan Kenzari, Ben Kingsley, and Anthony Hopkins.

Films in the late 2010s include Rebel in the Rye (2017), with Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber, Davis, and Lucy Boynton; Newmess (2017), with Laia Costa, Courtney Eaton, Danny Huston, Pom Klementieff, and Esther Perel; Sand Castle (2017), with Henry Cavill, Logan Marshall-Green, Tommy Flanagan, Glen Powell, Beau Knapp, and Neil Brown Jr.; Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite (2018), with Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, Weisz; Tolkien (2019), with Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, and Derek Jacob; The Current War (2019), with Benedict Cumberbatch, Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, and Matthew Macfadyen; and True History of the Kelly Gang (2019), with George MacKay, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam, and Russell Crowe.

Films in the 2020s include The Banker (2020), with Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher, and Samuel L. Jackson; Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021), with Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Aidan Gillen, Medina Senghore, and Jon Bernthal; The Menu (2022), with Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo; Renfield (2023), with Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Cage.

He received nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Peter III on the Hulu series The Great (2020 – ), with Fanning, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan, Charity Wakefield, Gwilym Lee, Adam Godley, Douglas Hodge, and Belinda Bromilow. He was also one of the lead characters in the first 2 seasons of the British teen comedy drama series Skins (2007 – 2013).

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Intimate Relations (1996) – directed by Philip Goodhew
  • Mr. White Goes to Westminster (1997) – directed by Guy Jenkin – TV movie
  • About a Boy (2002) – directed by Paul & Chris Weitz
  • Wah-Wah (2005) – directed by Richard E. Grant
  • The Weather Man (2005) – directed by Gore Verbinski
  • KiDULTHOOD (2006) – directed by Menhaj Huda
  • Coming Down the Mountain (2007) – directed by Julie Anne Robinson – TV movie
  • A Single Man (2009) – directed by Tom Ford
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)* – directed by Louis Leterrier
  • X-Men: First Class (2011)* – directed by Matthew Vaughn
  • Rule Number Three (2011) – directed by Tom Ludlam – short
  • Warm Bodies (2013) – directed by Jonathan Levine
  • Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) – directed by Bryan Singer
  • Underdogs (2013) – directed by Juan José Campanella – English dub
  • Young Ones (2014) – directed by Jake Paltrow
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)* – directed by Bryan Singer
  • Dark Places (2015) – directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)* – directed by George Miller
  • Equals (2015) – directed by Drake Doremus
  • Kill Your Friends (2015) – directed by Owen Harris
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)* – directed by Bryan Singer
  • Collide (2016) – directed by Eran Creevy
  • Rebel in the Rye (2017) – directed by Danny Strong
  • Newness (2017) – directed by Drake Doremus
  • Sand Castle (2017) – directed by Fernando Coimbra
  • Deadpool 2 (2018)* – directed by David Leitch – uncredited cameo
  • The Favourite (2018) – directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Watership Down (2018) – directed by Noam Munro – miniseries
  • Tolkien (2019) – directed by Dome Karukoski
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) – directed by Simon Kinsberg
  • The Current War (2019) – directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) – directed by Justin Kurzel
  • The Banker (2020) – film directed by George Nolfi
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) – directed by Taylor Sheridan
  • The Menu (2022)* – directed by Mark Mylod
  • Renfield (2023) – directed by Chris McKay
  • Garfield (2024) – directed by Mark Dindal
  • Nosferatu (202-) – directed by Robert Eggers