Tom was a gymnast before becoming Spiderman and even flipped into and out of his audition for Spiderman: Homecoming.

Tom’s dyslexia was identifed at the age of 7 which led his parents to enroll him in a private school. He’s occasionally been hounded on social media because of spelling or grammar mistakes, but most of all he’s lauded for his natural acting ability and athletic skill.

Many fans of Tom’s movies may not realize that he’s English and this Spiderman New York accent was learned!

Apparently in order to prepare for the Spiderman role, he also enrolled as a student at Bronx High School of Science! Check out Tom’s interview below where he switches into talking American. Amazing actor!

Some dyslexic actors and actresses are natural mimics both in physical mannerisms and voice. It’s a skill that uses strengths in multisensory observation as well as personal memory.

In Tom’s spare time, apparently he likes something called free running with his friends which involves making jumps and flips in natural environments.


In the video above, check out Tom exercising some of his Spidey skills!

Tom is a master of M-strengths because of his keen kinesthetic sense and spatial abilities.

Tom first got interested in dance as a little kid when he took hip hop lessons. A talent scout spotted him at the age of 10 and encouraged him to try out for the lead role in Billy Elliot the Musical.

He trained in classical ballet for two years and auditioned 8 times before succeeding (he was initially deemed too small for the part), eventually debuting as Billy in 2008. He danced for almost two years, doing some of his crazy moves like walking up walls and doing backwards flips.

As a role, Spiderman can be a difficult one to play because even in film, the character is completely covered when in costume. The film makes the eyes expressive, but Tom’s remarkable control of body movements helps him bring expressiveness through gesture in the role.

What’s after that for Tom? Other movies with Tom are Chaos Walking and The Devil All the Time which are in post-production and Uncharted which is in pre-production. He also lends his voice talent to Onward and The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle. Way to go, Tom!



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