Who is Dominic Holland?

British actor, comedian and screenwriter Dominic Anthony Holland, was born under the zodiac sign Taurus on 6 May 1967, in London, England. He has seven acting and seven writing credits, and is perhaps still known best for writing the 2000 comedy series “Brand Spanking New Show”, which starred Samantha Bond, Julia St John and Harry Enfield, and follows the lives of a tactless pharmacist and his friends; the show won a 2001 Television and Radio Industries Club Award for Satellite/Digital Programme.

Dominic’s also known for being the father of famous British actor Tom Holland.

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Education and early life

Dominic was raised Catholic in London alongside his sister Sarah Anne and brothers Thomas Patrick Noel and Paul Pascal Edward, by their British father John Charles Anthony, and Irish mother Teresa Quigley.

He studied at a local elementary school, then fell in love with acting aged 11, after watching his first theatre play with his parents. Dominic enrolled at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in 1981, and the following year saw him make his debut film appearance, portraying Schoolboy in the comedy “P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang”, which starred Alison Steadman and John Albasiny, and was directed by Michael Apted. It follows 14 years old cricket player Alan Duckworth who’s in love with Ann Lawton, a girl in his class, and the film was nominated for three awards.

Dominic matriculated in 1985 and then enrolled at Leeds University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989.

Roles in TV series

Dominic’s appeared in three TV series. He played Bob in the 1998 episode “Shifting the Units” of the comedy “The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star”, which starred Simone Lahbib and Ciaran McMenamin, and was created by Peter Broughan. It follows the lives of members of a Glasgow rock ‘n’ roll band and the series won two of its three award nominations.

In 2001, Domini was Marcus in the episode “Big Break” of the comedy “Bob Martin”, which starred Denis Lawson and Michael Barrymore, and follows the life of a daytime game-show host ready to do whatever it takes to get what he wants; the series won one of its two award nominations.

Dominic’s only other TV series role has been playing Production Team Member in three episodes of the 2006 comedy “Annually Retentive”, which starred Jane Moore, Sharon Horgan and Rob Brydon, and follows the life of an actor.

Roles in movies

In 1999, Dominic portrayed Cello Player in the drama “Tube Tales”, which starred Dexter Fletcher and Jason Flemyng, and was written and directed by Gaby Dellal. It follows the true stories of nine London Underground passengers.

The year 2015 saw Dominic play the lead character Dad in the short comedy “Tweet”, which also starred his son Harry and Bob Frost, and was directed by Tom Holland; it follows an old man and his grandson as they’re building a birdhouse together.

Dominic’s only other movie role has been starring as Father in the 2016 short drama “In the Middle of the Night”, which also starred Vicky Bostock and Matt Barnet, and was written and directed by his son Harry; it follows the lives of a young woman and her daughter.

Other credits

Dominic wrote four episodes of the 1998 talk-show “Des O’Connor Tonight”, which starred Des O’Connor and Jim Davidson, and features Des interviewing various celebrities. He went on to write three episodes of the 2010 comedy talk-show “The Rob Brydon Show” and all six episodes of the popular 2014 animated comedy series “Warren United”, which starred Eleanor Lawrence and Darren Boyd, and was created by Bill Freedman. It follows the life of a soccer fanatic.

Dominic wrote and produced the 2014 short comedy movie “Unleaded”, the 2020 comedy special “Dominic Holland: The Glory Year” and another 2020 comedy special “Dominic Holland: Alive in Tring”.

Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Good Morning Britain”, “The Apprentice: You’re Fired!” and “Pointless Celebrities”.

Dominic’s also published several comic novels, his first “Only in America” in 2002. His second novel “The Ripple Effect” followed in 2003, and his third – “A Man’s Life” in 2012.

Love life and relationships

Dominic prefers to keep his wife away from media, but some details about their marriage are still known.

He met his wife, British actress and photographer Nikki Holland while they were both studying textile management at Leeds University, and they married sometime in the mid-1990s. Nikki gave birth to their first son Thomas Stanley ‘Tom’ Holland on 1 June 1996, and he’s today a famous actor with 41 credits, while he’s probably known best for starring as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in several Marvel movies. Nikki gave birth to her and Dominic’s twins Harry and Sam Holland on 14 February 1999, and their fourth son Paddy Holland followed on 6 December 2004; all boys have launched their careers in the film industry.

There are no other women whom Dominic’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Nikki Holland as of September 2023 and they have four sons together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Dominic won a 1993 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Perrier Award for Best Newcomer.

One of his favorite comedians is the late British entertainer Ronnie Barker.

Dominic’s a fan of American actor, screenwriter and producer Tom Selleck, and has stated that ‘only Tom Selleck can carry off a mustache’. Some of Dominic’s favorite movies include “Jesse Stone: Night Passage”, “Monte Walsh” and “Crossfire Trail”.

Close to 300,000 people are following him on Instagram today, and he’s posted nearly 350 pictures and videos onto the network, with most showing him spending time with his wife and their sons.

Dominic’s a huge fan of soccer, and cheers for Brentford F.C.

He and his wife are philanthropists, and have donated money to several charities working with underprivileged children.

Appearance and net worth

Dominic’s age is 56. He has brown eyes and black hair, weighs around 155lbs (70kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall.

Dominic’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of September 2023.

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