Hoult was first spotted at the age of three, sitting in the audience with his mother at a play. The Director noticed and suggested that he should try out for one. He attended the Sylvia Young Stage School, made his professional debut in the 1996 film Intimate Relations, and worked mainly in television, until the success of About a Boy, in which he played a nerdy 12-year-old boy named Marcus, alongside Hugh Grant’s rich London Lothario.
While at sixth form, he gained a lead role as Tony Stonem in the first two series of E4 drama Skins. Hoult was nominated for a Walkers Home Grown Talent Award for this role. In 2004 he appeared in Mystery Hunters, and in 2009 he made his stage debut at London’s Trafalgar Studios in New Boy, which is based on the novel by William Sutcliffe.
In August 2009, Hoult participated in the Help Give Them A Voice campaign. He played an adolescent girl in a short film released to support the campaign. Also in 2009, Hoult appeared in the Tom Ford movie… read more