Date of birth
9th February, 1981
The actor plays Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When Marvel Cinematic Universe fans got a huge glimpse of the action they should expect from upcoming release 'Avengers: Infinity War' towards the back-end of 2017, they were awestruck at the brilliance and excitement that was headed their way. Finally getting a proper look at the villain of the piece, Thanos, and just how many members of the Marvel roster will be coming together to battle him, the stage was set for what could be the biggest comic book superhero movie of all time.
Exactly what the outcome may be remains to be seen, but what we do know is that this could be the closing chapter for some of the characters fans have fallen head over heels in love with over the past few years. Whilst we've not seen huge casualties on a large scale in the MCU up to this point, that could all be about to change.
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Tom Hiddleston at the world premiere of 'Early Man' held at BFI Imax in London. It's the latest Nick Park stop-motion animation about a group of Bronze Age humans forced to save their home from a deadly enemy - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th January 2018
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet, this action epic benefits hugely from the decision to let wacky New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi loose with the characters. In many ways, this film has the same comical sensibilities as his classics What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Except on a much larger scale with massive special effects. Yet even with all this action, there's not a moment of actual suspense, which is a growing problem in a movie universe in which the characters need to survive unscathed.
Ragnarok is a prophecy about the end of time, specifically the death of King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and the destruction of Asgard. And it has just been triggered, stopping Odin's sons Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in their tracks with the news that they have an older sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the self-proclaimed goddess of death. As she brutally asserts her claim to the throne, the brothers find themselves dumped on the planet Sakaar. Loki mischievously worms his way into the favour of the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), who sends Thor into the coliseum to fight the champion, namely his old friend Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). As Thor convinces Hulk's alter-ego David Banner to return with him to Asgard to stop Hela, he also needs Asgard's last Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tetchy warrior who is reluctant to work with him.
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The actor says he tries to take the character "in new directions".
A little later this year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will deliver what's expected to be one of their most colourful and interesting films to-date in the form of 'Thor: Ragnarok'. Directed by Taika Waititi - somebody who has said the movie serves as a reset for the 'Thor' series - it's going to be very interesting to see which direction all of the major players in Thor's world are pulled in.
Chris Hemsworth is of course leading the flick in the titular role, with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum and Tessa Thompson also set to make an impact. What many fans are looking forward to however is the inclusion of much-loved character Loki, played by British actor Tom Hiddleston.
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With his friends and his hammer, Thor is virtually unbeatable by any creature in the known universe. But what about when he doesn't have either of those things? It only takes a run-in with afterlife goddess Hela for his hammer to be destroyed, apparently beyond repair. And when he is kidnapped by her people and taken to the planet Sakaar, he has no choice but to enter into a gladiator match to save the people of Asgard from Ragnarök; the fate of total destruction. To his initial delight, and to the confusion of everyone in the arena, his opponent turns out to be none other than the Incredible Hulk. But when he realises that this Hulk is hell-bent on destroying him, he realises that he has no choice but to fight his supposed friend to the death.
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The actor will play the famous character in Kenneth Branagh's new production.
Tom Hiddleston becomes the latest high-profile actor to take on the role of Hamlet. It will just be a brief stint for the actor, who will be treading the boards in the Kenneth Branagh directed rendition of the Shakespeare classic, all as part of a fundraising campaign for a London drama school.
The 36-year-old actor will be following in the footsteps of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant and Andrew Scott by leading the cast for the new production of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Hamlet'. However, it will only be a 3-week exploit, and the likelihood is you won't get to see him in action.
Continue reading: Move Over Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston Is Set To Take On 'Hamlet'
Jeff Goldblum and Idris Elba join the ensemble cast on 'Thor: Ragnarok'
It looks like Thor might finally have met his match with the arrival of dark underworld queen Hela. The new trailer for 'Thor: Ragnarok' sees him lose his legendary hammer to her power, and face off against an unlikely opponent who is the last person he wants to fight.
This Norse god never thought he'd be pitted against his most physically powerful ally, but when he finds himself all armoured-up in an arena against a very angry and ruthless Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), he knows that both their survival is unlikely. In fact, his own survival is unlikely now that he has no hammer.
Continue reading: First Look At The Lead Cast In 'Thor: Ragnarok' [Trailer And Pictures]
From were-rabbits to sabre-toothed bunny rabbits, Nick Park returns with a Stone Age adventure featuring characters in the world's favourite stop-motion animation style. But sabre-toothed bunnies are not, of course, the only creatures these cave men and women have to worry about; this is a time when prehistoric beasts like dinosaurs and woolly mammoths are roaming everywhere. Soon though, one brave caveman named Dug along with his pet warthog Hognob decides he must bring his rather timid tribe together if he wants to save them from one major nemesis which threatens the peace of their lives for good; the dastardly Bronze Age. But, unexpectedly, that battle soon turns into modern day football.
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Samuel L. Jackson evens the score with Tom Hiddleston.
Samuel L. Jackson has just treated Brits to a brief but hilarious impression of his 'Kong: Skull Island' co-star Tom Hiddleston, doing a British accent far more posh than what he actually sounds like. Following Tom's impression of Sam back in 2013, things are now even.
The 68-year-old actor found himself in the same part of Oahu, Hawaii where he previously shot 1993's 'Jurassic Park' when he did his most recent movie 'Kong: Skull Island'. That meant getting to see a lot tourists doing the Jurassic Park Location Tour, though he was mostly hidden from them in his trailer. However, he suspects they might have seen a lot of Tom Hiddleston.
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Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman and Brie Larson seen together on the day that John Goodman was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 11th March 2017
After the success of 2014's Godzilla reboot, the Warner Bros monsters get their own franchise, continuing with this King Kong prequel. It's a ripping adventure, cleverly directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) to resemble a snarky Apocalypse Now remake with added gigantic beasts. And the eclectic cast makes sure that there's plenty of comedy, villainy and heroics to draw the audience in.
It's 1973, and Bill (John Goodman) is taking a pair of scientists (Corey Hawkins and Jing Tian) to an uncharted island to verify reports of prehistoric creatures before the Russians can get there first. En route, they stop in Vietnam to collect a mercenary adventurer (Tom Hiddleston), a photojournalist (Brie Larson) and a helicopter squadron led by Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). But their noisy arrival on the island enrages towering monkey Kong (mo-capped by Terry Notary and Toby Kebbell, who also plays a member of the team). With their choppers grounded, the main job now is to get out of here alive. And after discovering a castaway WWII pilot (John C. Reilly), they learn that Kong is actually protecting the world from far scarier monsters.
The story is told with a blast of dry humour, weaving in lots of sharp banter along with a collection of iconic 70s rock anthems. This gung-ho approach makes the movie energetically good fun, obscuring the fact that it's not particularly deep or meaningful. There are big themes gurgling away under the surface (such as the way blind militaristic action unearths dangers far worse than the perceived enemy), but these things remain subliminal, only barely visible amid the fast-paced action and big effects mayhem. That it all leads to some heavily animated monster-vs-monster destruction is hardly surprising. But when a movie is this light on its feet and so cheerfully frenetic, the audience is really only interested in hanging on for the ride.
Continue reading: Kong: Skull Island Review