Full Name: Thomas William Hiddleston
Date of Birth: 9th February 1981
Height: 1.88 m
Place of Birth: Westminister, London
Parents: Diana Patricia, James Hiddleston
Siblings: Sarah Hiddleston, Emma Hiddleston
Ancestry: English, Scottish, Irish, German
Interests: Running, Tennis, Guitar, Shakespeare, Reading, Rugby
Languages: English, French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian
“Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.”
Thomas William Hiddleston was born on the 9th of February, in Westminster London, United Kingdom and is a British actor best known for his roles as Loki in Thor and it’s subsequent sequels, Avengers and Thor: The Dark World, Freddie in The Deep Blue Sea, the vampire Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive and King Henry on the television series The Hollow Crown.
At Eton College, Hiddleston boarded in Durnford House and continued to read Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After being spotted in a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tom was accepted into RADA, where he then proceeded to film his first movie role as in the movie Unrelated, directed by Joanna Hogg. Tom would later act in two more movies by Hogg, including the most recent Exhibition.
After graduation from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Tom signed with Hamilton Hodell, the notable agency for actors. He played major parts in the company of writer and director Declan Donnellan such as Cheek, and The Changeling where he went on to receive an Ian Charleson Award 2006 Commendation. In Cymbeline, Tom won the Laurence Olivier Award.
Taking part in numerous TV productions, including Surburban Shootout, Casualty and Wallander, Tom’s big break came when he landed the role of Loki in the Kenneth Branagh directed movie, Thor. The pair had previously worked together on Wallander, where Tom played Magnus Magnusson.
Although he landed the role of Loki, Thor’s mischievious brother, Tom originally had audtioned for the part of Thor, having put on pounds of muscle. Eventually it was decided Tom was better suited to Loki.
From his role as Loki in the first Thor movie, Tom’s career has showed no signs of slowing down. Roles as the tortured Air pilot Freddie Page in The Deep Blue Sea, F Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, War Horse‘s Captain James Nicholls soon followed.
His TV career also hit a high when he appeared as Prince Hal, later King Henry, in the hit TV series, The Hollow Crown, starring alongside iconic actors such as Jeremy Irons and Julie Walters.
Tom’s love of theatre hasn’t taken a seat on the backburner. In 2013 he started his tenure as Caius in the tragic Shakespeare play, Coriolanus. Nominated for an Oliver award, his performance was described by many as astonishing and heartbreaking.
2015 will prove to be a busy year for Tom. Having recently completed High Rise and Guillermo Tel Toro’s Crimson Peak, one of his highly anticipated performances comes in the form of Hank Williams, having been cast in the biographical movie, I Saw the Light.
In 2016, Tom returned to the TV screens to play the role of Jonathan Pine, in the adaption of John Le Carré’s novel, The Night Manager. In the series, he played a night manager at a Cairo hotel who is forced to infiltrate the circle of an arms dealer, played by Hugh Laurie. During this year, Tom also filmed a brief voice role in the Trollhunters TV series as Kanjigar.
Having been cast as Captain James Conrad in the King Kong reboot, Kong: Skull Island, the movie was released in 2017 and further cemented Tom’s position as a top actor.
As of this moment (May 2017), Tom is currently taking a well earned break, having consistently worked for the past number of years. However later in the year we can expect to see him back on our screens, as the third Thor movie shall be released, titled Thor: Ragnarok.
Although no new projects have been announced for the rest of 2017, yet, another animated voice role Tom is involved in, to be released in 2018, shall be the Aardman Animations production, Early Man.
In May 2018, Avengers: Infinity War, the first movie of a two parter bringing a close to Phase 3 of the MCU, was released. Tom once again portrayed, and although the performance insinuated Loki was no more, he made another appearance in Avengers: Endgame.
At Comic Con in 2019, it was announced Tom would be returning as Loki in the self titled show, to be aired on the new Disney Plus streaming service.
As of August 2019, Tom is preparing to take Betrayal to Broadway, the same role that he portrayed in the UK in 2018.
Updated: 4th August 2019
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