Rise to Fame: Tom Holland


Tom Holland is known for his role of Peter Parker/Spiderman in five Marvel superhero movies, but have you ever wondered how he actually rose to such superstardom?

Tom started his career as a hip hop dancer at the Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. His talent was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page during the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival. This began a new era in Tom’s life – with 8 auditions and two years of training, he finally landed a role as Michael in the West End production “Billy Elliot the Musical” in 2008. Tom portrayed Michael until 29 May 2010.

He also appeared in television – “Wolf Hall” (as Gregory Cromwell) and “Lip Sync Battle” (with Zendaya).  

Tom made his feature film debut in 2012 with the disaster drama film “The Impossible.” He received such positive reviews from movie critics that many thought that he would be nominated for an Academy Award. He later appeared in such productions as “How I Live Now,” “In the Heart of the Sea” and “Locke.”

In 2015, Tom was cast as a teenage Peter Parker/Spiderman in “Captain America: Civil War.” Given the enormous commercial success of this movie, Tom reprised this role in further productions, including “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2016), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2018).

With four projects currently in the works (“Onward,” “The Devil All the Time,” “Chaos Walking” and “Cherry”) and incredible talent, the actor has definitely a very bright future ahead of him!