Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England to parents Glenis and Roger Hoult. His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle. He attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, a school for performing arts, to start acting as a career. Hoult has been acting since appearing in the film Intimate Relations (1996); his breakthrough role was in Мой мальчик (2002), where he starred as Marcus Brewer alongside Hugh Grant. In 2005, he starred in his first American film Синоптик (2005) as Nicolas Cage’s son. At age 17, he received recognition for starring as Tony Stonem in the BAFTAs-awarded British teen drama series Молокососы (2007) for two seasons until 2008. Later he played the role of Kenny Potter in the Oscar-nominated film Одинокий мужчина (2009) after being discovered by director Tom Ford. In late 2010, Nicholas Hoult was cast as Beast in Люди Икс: Первый класс (2011), and reprised his role in the X-Men franchise in later films Люди Икс: Дни минувшего будущего (2014) and Люди Икс: Апокалипсис (2016). He then starred as R in romance / horror zombie film Тепло наших тел (2013) alongside Teresa Palmer. In 2015 he starred in Безумный Макс: Дорога ярости (2015), five years after he was cast as Nux due to some delays. Hoult will star in the upcoming historical and biographical film Война токов (2017), as Nikola Tesla, and in За пропастью во ржи (2017). His other roles include Silas in Равные (2015) opposite Kristen Stewart and Jack in Джек – покоритель великанов (2013).