Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor. A graduate of the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in London, he began his acting career on London stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End theatre from 2008 to 2010. He then starred in the disaster film The Impossible (2012), for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year. Holland achieved international fame for portraying Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) and the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). In 2017, 20-year-old Holland won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, as the second-youngest recipient at the time.