MCM: Nicholas Hoult


He’s young, he’s pretty, and as an actor, he has potential! Nicholas Hoult has been in a crop of frock flicks in the past couple years and has a TV series coming up, so let’s show him some Man Candy Monday love!


Kenny in A Single Man (2009)

Nicholas Hoult, A Single Man (2009)

A 1960s college student who has a flirtation with his professor (Colin Firth).


Jerry “J.D.” Salinger in Rebel in the Rye (2017)

Nicholas Hoult, Rebel in the Rye (2017)

The notoriously reclusive writer.


Harley in The Favourite (2018)

Nicholas Hoult, The Favourite (2018)

The queen’s wonderfully poncy political foe.


J.R.R. Tolkien in Tolkien (2019)

Tolkien (2019) Nicholas Hoult, Fox Searchlight

One of my favorite authors!


Nikola Tesla in The Current War (2019)

Nicholas Hoult, The Current War (2017)

The amazing inventor & electrical engineer.


Constable Fitzpatrick in True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)

Nicholas Hoult, True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)

A highly stylized tale about Australian outlaws.


Matt Steiner in The Banker (completed)

Nicholas Hoult, The Banker

Based on the real story of two African-American men in the 1950s who get a white man (Hoult) as a front so they can run their business.


Peter in The Great (filming)

The Great (2020)

With Elle Fanning as Catherine (the Great).



What do you think of Nicholas Hoult in historical costume movies and TV?


7 Responses

  1. Shashwat

    The Favourite.He was just so…peacock.
    By the way,will the FF draw up their list of best costume design oscars,as it did earlier?This year I felt like there wasn’t enough historical eye candy in films.

  2. Nzie

    I quite liked him in Tolkien and The Current War. He’s not flashy but he is dependably invested in doing a good job. I went to a screener of the Tolkien pic with the director answering some questions afterwards and apparently Hoult decided to get into art as part of his character preparation, so there are some fun pics of him in his X-Men get up (Beast?) with little paints out between takes. I was really impressed with all the performances in The Current War as well—a lot of “show, don’t tell” in both script and performances.

    • Coco

      If you count “post-apocalypse” as a period, then Mad Max: Fury Road.

  3. LadySlippers

    I agree! His performance in The Favourite was exceptional — and that’s saying a lot because the cast was amazing.

  4. M.E. Lawrence

    My, my–that dorky kid from “About a Boy,” and look at him now. As I recall, the sweaters his mum Toni Collette knit for him might qualify as costume, but in a really bad way.

  5. Lily Lotus Rose

    Of the movies on this list, I’ve only seen “A Single Man” and “Tolkien.” I enjoyed them both. “A Single Man” was excellent. “Tolkien” was very uneven, but I enjoyed it overall. Niicholas Hoult is attractive, but I often I feel like he’s made to be weird-looking in some of his films.