Read and Take: Louis Tomlinson Biography
Name: Louis William Tomlinson
Star sign: Capricorn
Home town: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Favourite film: Grease
Favourite band: The Fray
Favourite TV show: The X Factor
Celeb crush: Diana Vickers
Man crush: Robbie Williams
Bet you didn’t know: He owns boxers with ‘lubbly jubbly’ written on the front
Turn-ons: Fake glasses, fake tans
Turn-offs: PDAs, tattoos, farting and Cher Lloyd
Born to mother Johannah Poulston and father Troy Austin, his parents split when he was young and he took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's name. He has five younger half-sisters, and two of them had roles as babies on television series Fat Friends, on which he would go along and serve as an extra. After Fat Friends, he attended an acting school in Barnsley. He had small parts in an ITV1 drama film If I Had You and BBC's Waterloo Road. He was a sixth form student at Hall Cross School, a state comprehensive school, and a former pupil of the Hayfield School. He revealed that he failed his first year of A levels at the Hayfield School and ended up going back to Hall Cross and starting A levels over again. He had a number of jobs, including at a Vue cinema and at Doncaster Rovers football stadium as a waiter in their hospitality suites.
As a student at Hall Cross, Tomlinson starred in several musical productions. Tomlinson revealed that landing the lead role of Danny Zuko in the Hall Cross musical production of Grease motivated him to audition for The X Factor. Tomlinson cites Robbie Williams as his biggest influence and idol. In an interview with Now Magazine, he stated: "I've always loved [Robbie]. He's just so cheeky, he can get away with anything. His performances are unbelievable." He also admires recording artist Ed Sheeran, describing him as "phenomenal.
He’s a bit of a joker.
He’s a very loyal boyfriend.
On a date, he would wear his purple chinos and a polo or T-Shirt and a cardigan.
His perfect girl is someone who is loyal and has a sense of humour, and
is kind-hearted too. They also have to be tidy. His girlfriend would
also have to eat carrots.
The rest of the band are banned from dating his sisters.
Being his girlfriend is hard work.
Feel free to grope his biceps.
He reckons Harry Styles looks like Susan Boyle.
He once moonied at his head teacher.
Best thing about being a boy?
Being interested in girls.
Best thing about being in One Direction?
Just the laugh we have, and also I’ve made four new friends.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
The best cure for that is probably penicillin!
Favourite grooming product:
Dry shampoo – when I can’t be bothered to wash my hair.
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
It depends on the
temperature. If it’s nice and hot, I will happily sleep naked, but if
it’s a bit chilly then pyjama bottoms, but I’m all for sleeping naked.
Bath or shower?
What mobile phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 4 and a Blackberry.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
My pillow – all my teddies passed away a few years ago.