Tom was interviewed by The Guardian with his awesome father Dominic Holland. The article features a new portrait session of the both of them by photographer Murdo Macleod! We added 2 ultra high quality photos to the Gallery, take a look!
There is no shortage of up-and-coming comedians with famous parents at this year’s Edinburgh fringe: Elliot Steel (son of Mark), Will Hislop (son of Ian) and Ruby Wax’s daughters, Maddy and Marina Bye, are all performing. At the Voodoo Rooms venue in the New Town, the situation is a little different. Standup Dominic Holland, who recently turned 50, is in Edinburgh with a free fringe show, 24 years after winning the best newcomer award at the festival. The subject of his new set? How his success has been surpassed by that of his 21-year-old son, Tom, star of Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“I genuinely don’t need to be here,” Dominic states in his show, Eclipsed, with reference to his son’s lucrative webslinging contract. He describes his own gig as “indoor busking” – it’s free to get in but he holds a bucket for punters’ donations on their way out. Tom is currently filming sci-fi thriller Chaos Walking, co-starring Daisy Ridley and based on Patrick Ness’s book trilogy, but has flown in from Canada to see the show with his family. It’s a surprise for his dad and, when I meet the two of them afterwards, they whip out a phone to play the video of Dominic’s ecstatic reaction when Tom turned up that morning. Click on Continue Reading below to read the full interview.
Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland popped by to chat to Roman Kemp about being a bona fide Marvel legend. What he said next, we didn’t quite expect. Firstly, we need to talk about the fact he brought in his dog, and… N’AWWWWWH! SHE’S SO FLUFFY. Right, okay – professional heads on now, people. Tom then went on to chat about his input to Marvel’s latest smash movie, and the scenes that he suggested but were scrapped. Watch a clip below and check out the photos in our Gallery!!
Tom Holland is contemplating how has changed since becoming the youngest actor ever to pull on a Spider-Man suit. “It’s crazy,” he says, nonplussed. “Crazier than I thought it would be.”
Tired after a late night and a gruelling press tour, the 21-year-old is nevertheless upbeat, cheerful and enjoying every moment of the newfound mania that is surrounding his every move. He explains that Spider-Man’s alter-ego Peter Parker has become his role model because
“his life changes too but he stays true to himself. It’s very important to me that I stay the same as I was before this crazy thing happened to me.”
We are talking a few hours before the premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming, during which thousands of screaming fans shut down Hollywood Boulevard. Holland, from Kingston-Upon-Thames, was accompanied to the premiere by a family entourage which included his mother, two grandmothers, two great-grandparents and his cousin.
“My mum brought them all over, which is so lovely,” he says.
His best friend and 18-year-old younger brother Harry, who have accompanied him on his travels by private jet around the world, were also there. The only close family member absent was his father, the comedian Dominic Holland, who is currently appearing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Last month Tom visited BBC Radio 2 on June 16, 2017 and talked to Steve Wright and his team about playing Spider-Man in the new Marvel superhero film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘. You can check out 2 photos from his visit in the Gallery and listen to his interview below!
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London-born Lost City of Z star Tom Holland, 21, was introduced as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. He dons the Spidey suit again to headline his very own film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, opening July 7.
How does this Spider-Man differ from the previous ones?
This is the first Spider-Man movie that exists entirely in high school. What makes Peter such a relatable character is that he’s going through these ridiculous changes in his life while having to remain normal and at high school.
Did you talk with either of the previous Spider-Men—Andrew Garfield or Toby Maguire—before you began filming?
I met Andrew on the red carpet after I shot the movie. He was lovely. It was really, really nice to meet him. I really felt like he was passing on the baton. That’s the only time I’ve spoken to him.
When you’re playing Spider-Man and then you’re playing Peter, do you make a conscious decision to have different body movements so that people won’t recognize Spider-Man when they also know Peter?
Not so much. I really actually try to find similarities between the two so that it’s obvious to the audience that it’s me in the suit. I really try to create a physicality that is unique to me, so that I can convince audiences that it is that same person in the suit, because I sometimes find with superhero movies that it’s quite easy to disconnect from the actual characters as soon as they put the mask on, and so it’s very important to me to come up with a fresh and unique physicality.