Nicholas Caradoc Hoult, born 7 December 1989, is an English actor. His body of work includes supporting work in big-budget mainstream productions and starring roles in independent projects in both the American and the British film industries. He has been nominated for awards such as a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2013, Hoult played the lead title role in the fantasy adaptation Jack the Giant Slayer with Ewan McGregor, and starred as a zombie in romantic comedy Warm Bodies with Teresa Palmer. Following a supporting role in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) alongside Charlize Theron, Hoult starred in a number of independent films before portraying various real-life figures such as Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford in the historical black comedy The Favourite (2018), writer J. R. R. Tolkien in Tolkien (2019), and Peter III in the Hulu comedy-drama series The Great (2020–present). In 2021, he starred in the survival thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.