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Interview with Former Child Actor Nicholas Hoult

December 15, 2009

When the 12-year-old Nicholas Hoult first made an impression in 2002’s About a Boy, Hugh Grant was playing opposite him as an overgrown adolescent living off his family’s residuals — basically, the nightmare of any child actor. Hoult’s own coming-of-age has been the furthest thing from lazy, and after recapturing attention two years ago in the rude UK teen soap Skins, he landed the role of Kenny, who admires and longs for Colin Firth in Tom Ford’s A Single Man.

Newly twenty and on the cusp of more adult roles (he’ll next be seen in Louis Leterrier’s remake of Clash of the Titans), Hoult talked to Movieline about navigating that transition, learning how to swing a sword, and that angora sweater from A Single Man. Read More