About A Boy star Nicholas Hoult has put his education on hold to focus on his acting career. The 17-year-old Brit, who was 12 when he starred alongside Hugh Grant in the British comedy, has recently appeared as one of the leaders of a group of pals in cult teen show Skins. Hoult says, "I started my A-levels (Advanced levels) but have decided to give acting a go full-time, which my parents are OK about and I can always got back to education if it doesn't work out. "I only got an A in my drama mock GCSE but thankfully got an A* in the real thing."