Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland and Game of Thrones cast Dean Charles Chapman have something in common. The two young actors worked together in a stage play and once portrayed the same role.
Holland retweeted a video of himself with Chapman and Fox Jackson-Keen while promoting Billy Elliot the Musical in 2010. In the clip, the teen actors performed Electricity on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show. In the video, Chapman showed off his vocal prowess while Holland and Jackson-Keen were seen dancing and somersaulting all over the place.
It was previously reported that Holland got the Spider-Man role after he showed off his impressive gymnastic skills in the audition. He first appeared as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War last year. Chapman, on the other hand, played King Tommen Baratheon in Game of Thrones.
Tom Holland and Dean Charles Chapman Roles in Billy Elliot the Musical
Both Holland and Chapman played the lead role, Billy, in the play. Tom Holland first appeared in the musical as Michael, Billy’s best friend, in June 2008. He had his first performance in the title role as Billy Elliot in September 2008, which received positive reviews. Holland ended his stint in the musical in May 2010.
Chapman, on the other hand, starred in the London production as Michael from 2008 to 2009. He was promoted to the lead role in 2009 through 2011. The Game of Thrones star is the second longest-serving cast member of the production and the longest-serving Billy. The musical is based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot.
Tom Holland and Dean Charles Chapman Today
Both young actors rose to fame after they were cast in hit Hollywood projects. Holland joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and already has two MCU movies under his name. Holland’s latest film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, had earned $117 million in its opening week.
The $117 million figure is the second largest in Sony Pictures history, behind Spider-Man 3. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie, so far, raked in $293 million in worldwide box office. Spider-Man: Homecoming is still in theaters.
Chapman, on the other hand, played an important role in Game of Thrones. He committed suicide in the previous season and will not come back in Game of Thrones Season 7. The late King Tommen, however, remains a significant player in the Kingdom because of his mother, Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Heady).
After Tomme’s death and with no heir left, Cersei returned to the throne. However, there are speculations that Cersei will be losing the throne in Season 7. Game of Thrones Season 7 will premiere on July 16 on HBO.