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Not to be confused with Tom Hollander.

Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor.

Prior to working for Disney, Tom Holland was best known for playing the titular role in Billy Elliot the Musical on the West End, a role for which he was first cast in 2008.

In 2011, he made his Walt Disney Pictures debut, voicing Shō in the UK dub of The Secret World of Arrietty.

While working on the 2015 film, In the Heart of the Sea, Holland met Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When it was announced that The Amazing Spider-Man franchise would be rebooted, and the character joining the franchise in co-productions between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, Holland emailed Hemsworth to ask if he could put a good word in to Marvel Studios for his audition.[1] As of April 2015, he was one of five actors reported to be on the shortlist for the role, a list that included Asa Butterfield and Timothée Chalamet.[2] On June 23, Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with the 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War.[3] He reprised the role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and is set to do so again in Spider-Man: No Way Home and an as-yet unannounced Marvel Studios production.[4] He also portrayed the character in the upcoming Avengers Campus attraction, Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. In 2021, it was confirmed Holland will continue playing Spider-Man for another trilogy in the MCU.[5]

In 2019, Holland voiced Walter Beckett in the 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky film Spies in Disguise.

In 2020, he voiced Ian Lightfoot in Pixar's Onward with Infinity War co-star Chris Pratt.

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  • Tom's first acting role was when he was cast as the main character Elliot in the musical production of Billy Elliot.
  • He has been a fan of Spider-Man since he was a child. He has describes getting the role as a "dream come true".
  • He first appeared as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.
  • He has starred alongside Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Pratt in Disney's Onward.
  • Due to COVID-19, Holland had to be tested for Coronavirus before resuming filming on his movie Uncharted and the third Spider-Man film.
  • He managed to convince Sony and Disney to continue working together in order to allow Spider-Man to stay in the MCU.
  • He received the Spider-Man: No Way Home script on October 26, 2020.
  • Even though Tom is friends with Remi Hii, he doesn't like the character, Brad Davis.
  • He is a fan of the show WandaVision.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home is his favourite film out of the trilogy.
  • He started dating his Spider-Man co-star, and on-screen girlfriend, Zendaya in 2021.[6]
  • Holland isn't the first Spider-Man actor to date the actresses of their on-screen love. Tobey Maguire dated Kristen Dunst who played Mary Jane Watson in the Sam Raimi trilogy, and Andrew Garfield dated Emma Stone who played Gwen Stacy in the Amazing Spider-Man films.
  • It was confimed in November 2021 that Tom will have another Spider-Man trilogy in the MCU, set in college.
  • He is the first Spider-Man and MCU actor to get a double trilogy.


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