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Nicholas Hoult (born 7.12.1989) Nicholas Hoult is an English TV and film actor.

Childhood: Nicholas Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire. His parents are Glenis, a piano teacher, and Roger Hoult, a British Airways pilot. He attended Ranelagh School in Bracknell Forest before starting at Farnborough Sixth Form in Hampshire.

Acting career: Nicholas Hoult appeared in his first movie at the age of 7 with 1996's 'Intimate Relations'. He had various TV roles in 'Casualty', 'Silent Witness', 'Holby City', 'Doctors' and 'Waking the Dead' before appearing alongside Hugh Grant in the comedy drama 'About A Boy' in 2002; a role which won him a Phoenix Film Critics Society Award. In 2007, he landed the role of Tony Stonem in the first series of E4 teen drama series 'Skins'.

In 2009, he appeared in 'A Single Man' and became the face of Tom Ford eyewear for spring 2010. In 2010, he was nominated for a BAFTA. In 2010, he landed the role of Beast in 'X-Men: First Class'. He stars as the title character in 2013 film 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and has the lead role in zombie romance flick 'Warm Bodies'.

Personal life: Nicholas Hoult dated American Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence from 2011 to 2013 after meeting during the filming of 'X-Men: First Class'. He was inducted into the NSPCC's Hall of Fame in 2007 for his work with the charity Christian Aid.

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Even Jennifer Lawrence Has Trouble Finding A Date

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She may be the highest-paid female actor in Hollywood, but Jennifer Lawrence says that she has trouble finding a date, claiming that she spends most weekend evenings alone.

“No one ever asks me out. I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me,” the 25 year old complained to Vogue for its December issue. “I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow.”

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence has admitted that even she has trouble finding a date

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Kill Your Friends Was A Challenge For Nicholas Hoult

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At 25, English actor, Nicholas Hoult is having one of his best years yet, seeing Mad Max: Fury Road become a major hit while he was filming his role in next year's X-Men: Apocalypse. But in between he returned to Britain to play a vicious record executive in the blacker-than-black comedy Kill Your Friends, based on John Niven's novel about 1990s Britpop.

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Was he apprehensive about taking on Steven Stelfox, a role so different from his usual sympathetic characters? "No," he answers. "Weirdly, I kind of enjoyed being in his company. I'd be walking around town and occasionally I'd have to stop myself because I'd look at someone and hear Stelfox in my head. You know, what he'd think of them, describe them or what he'd want to do to them. It would happen a lot on the Tube."

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Kill Your Friends Review


First-time director Owen Harris boldly attempts a comedy even blacker than American Psycho or Filth with this 1990s Britpop satire, but he never quite gets the tone right. Based on the bestselling novel by John Niven (who also wrote the screenplay), the film lacks a single character the audience can identify with or root for. And since it's impossible to care about the slimy anti-hero, the movie ends up merely feeling mean-spirited.

The slimeball at the centre is Steven (Nicholas Hoult), an A&R man at Unigram Records at the peak of Britpop in 1997. He's had a run of hot new artists, and doesn't let his loathing of pop music slow him down, tormenting his assistant Rebecca (Georgia King), his faithful scout Darren (Craig Roberts) and his matey colleague Roger (James Corden). He's also so determined to get a promotion that he takes things to violent extremes, then becomes even more annoyed when the job goes to his hated rival Antony (Tom Riley). So now all he has left is the search for another vile musician he can turn into the next big thing.

The film has a sleek, snaky energy to it that nicely recreates the cut-throat atmosphere of the period. And Niven has a lot to say about how the music business abuses truly talented artists while promoting inept stars like Steven's aspiring girl band Songbirds. Essentially, this film is a full-on assault on a British society where self-absorbed jerks climb the corporate ladder because they're ambitious, not because they're actually good at anything. The one sense of balance in the story comes from a cop (Edward Hogg), who's investigating a murder but really wants Steven to help him launch his own musical career. In other words, the film is shouting its themes at the top of its voice, rather than letting them hit the target with quiet precision.

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Nicholas Hoult At The BBC

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Kristen Stewart Discusses Her First Kiss & Robert Pattinson Heartbreak

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Kristen Stewart’s first kiss was “horrible”, the 25-year-old actor revealed during a recent interview in which she discussed her latest film, Equals. Stewart’s character in Equals shares her first kiss with Nicholas Hoult’s character. During the interview, Stewart shared details of her own first kiss and it doesn’t sound like it was a very pleasant experience!

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart at the premiere of Equals at the TIFF in September 2015.

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2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Nicholas Hoult - 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - Celebrity Sightings at STORYS - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Dark Places - Clips

Libby Day is a fragile and unemployed woman struggling to get away from the demons of her past. As a child of just 7, she bore witness to the violent murder of her mother and two sisters and even stood up in court to accuse her older brother Ben of the crimes. People were happy to take her word for it when it was unearthed that he was involved in Satanic activity, but now more than 20 years on the whole trauma is finally back for a visit with consequences no-one could've foreseen. Broke after living off charity funds all her life, she readily accepts a cash payment to make an appearance at a meeting of the Kill Club; a group specialising in murder mysteries and who have a particular interest in the case of her family - namely because they do not believe her brother was the killer. While sceptical of their thoughts, she soon agrees to help them pick apart what happened, re-visiting her memories of that fateful night and even seeing her brother for the first time since his trial.

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Nicholas Hoult To Play J.D. Salinger In New Biopic 'Rebel In The Rye'

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Nicholas Hoult will play Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger in a new biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rebel in the Rye will tell the story of the creation of the author’s classic 1951 semi-autobiographical novel and will be the first time the writer's life has been explored on film.

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult will play JD Salinger in a new biopic.

The film will be based on Kenneth Slawenski’s biography JD Salinger: A Life, which focuses on Salinger’s life prior to The Catcher In The Rye’s publication. Danny Strong, who is the co-creator of Fox series ‘Empire’, has adapted the screenplay and will also direct.

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Kill Your Friends - Teaser Trailer

It's the mid 90's and the music scene in the UK is booming. Excess is the word of the decade and the music industry runs on a steady supply of drugs, booze and huge amounts of money. Steven Stelfox is a young A&R manager at one of London's biggest labels but in reality it's quite by chance that he's made it. It's a dog-eat-dog industry and when your ideas run out there's a good chance you'll be cast aside. Not wishing to be the next for the chopping block, Stelfox takes his career ambitions to a whole new level. How well would you survive when even your friends are your enemies?

Since its release in 2008, John Niven's book 'Kill Your Friends' has become a cult classic. Niven himself had worked at many record labels and inspired some of the themes behind the story. Whilst the story is fiction and no one was actually killed, many people in the industry draw many parallels to what actually happened during those years.

Kill Your Friends is the first major release for director Owen Harris and sees Nicholas Hoult & James Corden take two of the lead roles.

Jennifer Lawrence Pays Surprise Visit To Montreal Children's Hospital

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Hollywood A-list star Jennifer Lawrence took some time out of her manic filming schedule to visit a children’s hospital in Montreal, Canada and surprise some young patients. Obviously, there were pictures taken of her with the kids and chatting to staff, which is another reminder of why everybody loves J-Law. As if we needed another reason.

The 24 year old Hunger Games star is in the Canadian city filming X-Men: Apocalypse alongside James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. It’s rumoured to be the last time she stars as Mystique in the franchise before it’s refreshed with new blood next time around.

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Dark Places Trailer

Libby Day is a young woman, still permanently scarred from the events of her childhood. As a 7-year-old girl living in Kansas, she witnessed the brutal slaughter of her family, only weeks after discovering a bizarre interest of her brother Ben's and evidence that he practiced Satanism. After she accused Ben, then 16-years-old, of murder, he was locked up for life and her name went down in crime history. It left her with money from a charitable fund and royalities from her autobiography, but now in her early 30s she's completely broke. Soon though she meets Lyle Wirth, a member of a ghoulish group named The Kill Club, full of crime obsessed wannabe detectives who enjoy solving vicious crimes. They offer her money to help them solve what really happened when she was a girl, because hardly any of them believe her brother was the perpetrator of the massacre. She's sure it was him, but now she's forced to return to that time in her life and remember exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the tragedy - and that gets even more complicated when she finally visits Ben in prison.

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Cannes Festival Mad Max Fury Road Photocall

Nicholas Hoult - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for a "Mad Max: Fury Road" Photocall in Cannes, France - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and George Miller
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Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult

Mad Max: Fury Road Review


Leave it to a veteran to show the young sparks how to do it: it's been 30 years since George Miller last visited his post-apocalyptic hero Max Rockatansky, and now he's back with the best-staged action thriller of the year, a blockbuster that dares to have meaningful themes and complex characters. He also recreates Mad Max as a kind of James Bond franchise with a story that sits alongside the earlier films, not before or after, and an actor who brings a new energy to the role.

In a desert wasteland where people trade water and oil to survive, Max (Tom Hardy) is a loner haunted by the death of his family. Then he's captured by a gang from the Citadel, a towering rock city run by the tyrant Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), who has positioned himself as a god who keeps his enslaved people on a short leash. On a mission to collect oil, Joe's top imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) veers her war-rig off into the desert. So Joe sends a gang after her. Leading the charge is the gung-ho Nux (Nicholas Hoult), who uses Max, strapped to his car like a grille ornament, as a blood-bag to supply energy. But after a series of clashes involving three other gangs of desert marauders, Max and Nux end up on board Furiosa's rig, in which she is hoping to smuggle Joe's five young wives to safety.

The plot itself is fairly blunt, which means that the film requires very little dialogue (Max doesn't speak at all for the first 45 minutes, mainly because his houth is actually bolted shut). Even so, Miller fills every shot with telling details that strengthen the characters and provide insight into what they are doing, building more intriguing relationships with suspicious glances than most filmmakers do with endless conversation.

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Charlize Theron Isn't Interested In Directing: "That Bug Has Not Bitten Me Yet"

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Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.

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Mad Max Fury Road LA Premiere

Nicholas Hoult - Mad Max Fury Road LA Premiere at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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Date of birth

7th December, 1989








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