- Father is Dominic Holland, a famous British comedian and novelist.
- Started performing as a young child when he began studying dance at Nifty Feet Dance School in London.
- In 2006, was noticed at a dance showcase by Lynne Page, the choreographer of Billy Elliot The Musical, who decided to train him in preparation for a role in the stage show.
- After training for two years and auditioning numerous times, starred in the titular role of Billy Elliot The Musical in the West End in London from 2008 until 2010.
- Played Lucas in the 2012 film The Impossible, a role that earned him an award for Best Breakthrough from the National Board of Review and for which he was honored at the Hollywood Spotlight Awards.
- Is involved with the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity that aims to persuade people to donate bone marrow and stem cells.