October 22nd, 2020
 Facts & Trivia 

Tom’s father Dominic wrote the blog Eclipsed, a weekly renewed semi-autobiographical sequential story narrating how a “somewhat famous comedian is being outshone by his more illustrious son,” from March 2011 until December 2012.
In 2012, Tom was featured in Screen International’s UK Stars of Tomorrow and in Variety’s Youth Impact Report.
Tom’s favourite film is Saving Private Ryan.
His paternal grandfather, John Charles Anthony Holland, was from the Isle of Man, and his paternal grandmother, Teresa Quigley, was from Ireland. On his mother’s side, Tom is the grandson of Robert Walter Frost and Christina Winifred Berry.
He is the first actor to portray a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man who was also a teenager at the time of casting.
Though he is the second British actor to play Peter Parker / Spider-Man, he is the first to be born outside of the United States.
He can perform back, side and front flips.
Like his predecessor Andrew Garfield, he was a huge fan of Spider-Man before he played the role and said that playing the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a dream come true for him.
Tom broke his nose on the last day of filming The Lost City of Z.
Tom broke his nose for the second time during the first week of filming Chaos Walking after getting punched in the face by a stuntman.
Tom beat out Timothée Chalamet, Charlie Plummer, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz and Charlie Rowe for the role of Spider-Man.
Tom was offered the role of Miles Miller in the film Bad Times at the El Royale, but turned it down.
Tom was originally cast as Seaplane McDonough / Alex in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Nick Jonas would replace him in the role.
Despite his role as Spider-Man, and subsequently having a spider tattoo on his foot, Tom has a fear of spiders in real life.


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