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Tom’s interview for The Telegraph

The Telegraph has published a new exclusive interview with Tom on their website. Read it below:

There is an electric atmosphere in the auditorium of the Donmar Warehouse – more befitting a rock concert than a Shakespearean tragedy – as the audience waits for a preview performance of Coriolanus to begin. Five years since he last appeared on this small stage as a little-known actor, Tom Hiddleston is returning as a bona fide film star.
At 32 Hiddleston has achieved the kind of success that most young actors can only dream of. His performance as

Captain Nicholls in Steven Spielberg’s 2011 adaptation of the National Theatre’s War Horse was by far the film’s most memorable. But it is as Loki in Marvel Comics’ blockbusting Thor franchise that Hiddleston has generated an obsessive following.

When he made a surprise appearance in character at the international Comic-Con convention in San Diego last summer, some members of the hysterical 7,000-strong crowd actually knelt in worship. At last count, his Twitter following was approaching a million.

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“Coriolanus” to be broadcast live at Cineworld Sheffield

Shakespeare’s tragedy “Coriolanus” will be be broadcast live at Cineworld Sheffield via satellite from London’s National Theatre on Thursday, January 30, at 7pm. Read more on The Star.

Tom Hiddleston Wows Critics In Shakespeare’s ‘Coriolanus’

Tom Hiddleston has gone from the theater to “Thor” and back again. The British actor has returned to his classical stage roots with an acclaimed starring role in William Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus.”

“Shakespeare led me to superheroes,” Hiddleston told Wednesday’s edition of the Evening Standard newspaper, as critics raved about his performance in the Bard’s blood-soaked tragedy at London’s Donmar Warehouse.

Hiddleston made a splash at the 250-seat venue in a 2008 production of “Othello” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. Director Kenneth Branagh later cast him in the superhero film “Thor,” and he has gone on to star as the Norse hero’s evil brother Loki in three Marvel Studios movies. He also recently played a bohemian vampire alongside Tilda Swinton in Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive.” He returns to the stage as the anti-hero of Shakespeare’s final tragedy. In some ways the character is the dark flipside of warrior-king Henry V — a role Hiddleston played in the BBC’s Shakespearean series “The Hollow Crown.”

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“Coriolanus” Stage Photos

Our gallery has been updated with on stage images of the play “Coriolanus”.

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Video: Tom’s Interview for The Telegraph

When Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and the cast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus came face to face with Shakespeare’s First Folio it was a day to remember.

Photos of Tom rehearsing for “Coriolanus”

Our gallery has been updated with new images of Tom rehearsing for the play “Coriolanus”.

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Tom talks about “Coriolanus”

Tom declared himself ‘battle-ready’ and eager to take up his sword as a mighty Roman general, for his first stage appearance in five years. He plays the title role in Josie Rourke’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, which begins performances at the Donmar Warehouse on December 6.

‘There’s going to be real blood and sweat,’ the actor said, only half joking. For several weeks, fight director Richard Ryan, has been putting Tom and Hadley Fraser, who plays Coriolanus’s Volscian enemy, Tullus Aufidius, through combat training. ‘He’s a war machine,’ Tom says of Coriolanus. ‘So I have to look as if I could lead an army. He’s at his most alive in battle, but he doesn’t know how to be in peacetime.

He returns from the battlefield a hero, and the people want to make him their political leader — but he’s a master of war, not politics. ‘The soldier side of him requires cut-and-dried discipline and the clarity of mind you need to win a battle. He’s battle ready — but you don’t draw your sword in the Senate!’ Tom told me that he and director Rourke have been exploring Coriolanus’s relationship with his mother. ‘He has no father, so he was raised by his patriotic mother. It’s odd that he’s so obsessively masculine — and this is 200 years before Freud,’ the actor noted.

Two new rehearsal images have been added to our gallery.

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First Look: Tom Hiddleston in ‘Coriolanus’

@twhiddleston: June 13, 2013: Coriolanus. Broadcast live from @DonmarWarehouse to cinemas around the world. January 30, 2014. @ntlive.

Tom Hiddleston to play Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse

BBC News is reporting that Tom is to play the title role in ‘Coriolanus’ as part of the autumn season at the Donmar Warehouse. You can read more information about the project below.

Directed by Josie Rourke, the Shakespearean drama opens in December with Mark Gatiss also in the cast. “At the center of all these plays is a sense of young people trying to find their place in the world,” said Rourke, the Donmar’s artistic director, announcing the season on Monday.

Describing Hiddleston “one of our leading young classical actors,” Rourke said she envisaged Coriolanus would be a “contemporary” production. She said early discussions with 32-year-old Hiddleston about the role of the Roman general had centered on “ideas about militarism and what being an extraordinary warrior does to your mind.”