|Appeared in|| X-Men: First Class|
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hoult was first spotted at the age of three, sitting in the audience with his mother at a play. The director noticed and suggested that he should try out for one. He attended the Sylvia Young Stage School, made his professional debut in the 1996 film Intimate Relations (at the age of 7), and worked mainly in television, until the success of About a Boy, in which he plays Marcus.
On 25 March 2010, he appeared in the video to The Midnight Beast song Lez Be Friends. On 8 July 2010, it became public that he had been cast in the role of Beast in the X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named him one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.
In February 2011, at the age of 21, it was reported that Hoult was offered the lead role in Jack the Giant Killer.