Louis Tomlinson

  • 20 August 2012

Date of birth

24th December, 1991







Louis Tomlinson (born Louis Troy Austin, 24.12.1991) Louis Tomlinson is an English singer and a member of the pop boy band One Direction.

Childhood: Louis Tomlinson was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. His parents are Johannah Poulston and Troy Austin but they split when he was young and he took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's surname. He was an extra on 'Fat Friends' after two of his sisters had infant roles on the show. He attended a drama school in Barnsley and subsequently had small roles in ITV movie 'If I Had You' and BBC school drama series 'Waterloo Road'. He also attended Hayfield School before going on to Hall Cross School after failing his A levels. Before One Direction, he had jobs at a cinema and as a waiter at Doncaster Rovers football stadium. Louis was in several school productions including landing the main part in 'Grease'.

Musical career: Louis Tomlinson auditioned as a solo artist on 'The X Factor' in 2010 but failed to reach judges houses. He was placed in a group with four other failed candidates; Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles; and eventually went on to judges houses in the groups category. They all agreed on the band name One Direction after it was put forward by Styles. They came third place in the whole competition but nonetheless landed a recording contract with Syco Records after being mentored by Simon Cowell. One Direction have received numerous awards including two BRITs, three Teen Choice and an NME award, as well as having three UK number singles and a worldwide number one album.

Personal life: Louis Tomlinson had been dating his high school sweetheart Hannah Walker throughout his time on 'X Factor', but the broke up in 2011 due to his career commitments. He then began dating Eleanor Calder, after being introduced by Styles, who he has been in a relationship with for over a year. He has admitted to admiring artists such as Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran.

Louis Tomlinson Speaks About His Relationship With Simon Cowell

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 31 August 2018

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Former 1D star Tomlinson, who made their big break on 'The X Factor' eight years ago, spoke about his relationship with Cowell.

Ahead of the return of ‘The X Factor’ this weekend, former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has spoken of how the show’s head Simon Cowell has been there for him as a mentor over the years.

Speaking with The Sun on Thursday (August 30th) alongside the show’s head honcho, 26 year old Tomlinson spoke about how Cowell was there for him when he lost his mother to leukaemia in 2016.

“He's one of the people I take advice from and speak to in those moments,” the singer explained. “I'm really lucky I've got such a good relationship with Simon.”

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7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 09 August 2018

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From Robbie Williams to Olly Murs, these musicians are still football mad.

As football fans all around the world buzz about Transfer Deadline Day, watching the flurry of activity online as clubs make the most of their last chance to transfer players, it got us thinking about how many big musicians transferred their careers from the pitch to the stage.

Image caption Louis Tomlinson at fan meet and greet

When Johannah Deakin lost her battle with leukemia late last year, son Louis knew that honouring her dying wish was one of the most important things to him. Tensions had arisen between some members of One Direction and Zayn Malik when the latter expressed his desire to leave the group and go solo in 2015, but Louis insists they're still good friends.

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Louis Tomlinson meets fans at Global House - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th July 2017

Louis Tomlinson arrives at The Kiss FM Studios where many fans had queued for hours - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 19th July 2017

Louis Tomlinson pictured at Sarn Studios to take part in the Charity record being released in aid of the Grenfell Fire Disaster - London, United Kingdom - Monday 19th June 2017

Niall Horan To Drop Solo Album This Year

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 08 June 2017

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Niall Horan has teased that his debut solo album will be ready later this year.

Niall Horan is hoping to drop his debut solo album ''later this year.''

The One Direction singer has received rave reviews following the release of his two singles 'This Town' and 'Slow Hands' and, although he can't wait to give fans more content, he's not ready to share his LP just yet as he's still coming up with a name.

Speaking on 'Lorraine', he said: ''I listen to a lot of 80s funk rock, and I started playing on the piano and that came up... and hopefully the album will be later this year. I'm still trying to come up with the name, we've only recently just finished recording it.''

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Harry Styles Made History With His Debut Album

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 May 2017

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The One Directioner released his self-titled album on 12 May

One Direction may have broken the hearts of fans worldwide when they took a "hiatus" in January 2016 but Directioners everywhere have been repeatedly treated to a bevvie of solo singles first. This time the man on top is Harry Styles who has just made history with his self-titled debut album.

Harry Styles' new album has topped all the charts

The album - which was released on May 12 - topped the Billboard 200 album chart with over 230,000 equivalent album units sold, making it the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first album in the US.

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Louis Tomlinson with his Mother Johannah Deakin at the Believe In Magic Cinderella Ball held at the Natural History Museum - London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th August 2015

Louis Tomlinson at the 2016 The Pride of Britain Awards held at The Grosvenor Hotel, London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016