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Tom Hiddleston: 'Acting Should Portray Life's Complexities'

The 35-year-old actor is best known for playing Loki in the Thor and The Avengers movies, while his latest role sees him portray singer Hank Williams on the big screen in I Saw the Light....

Tom Hiddleston Embraced Dark Side For Hank Williams

The British actor portrays the legendary musician in movie I Saw the Light, which documents his rise to fame and troubles in the 1940s. Hank passed away suddenly aged 29 from heart failure, after having...

Tom Hiddleston 'Used Owen Wilson To Land Role'

The British actor was given the part of legendary country singer Williams in I Saw The Light after doing an uncanny impersonation of fellow actor and friend Wilson during a dinner with director...

Hank Williams' Grandson Snubbing I Saw The Light

The British actor goes country in I Saw The Light, a movie chronicling Williams' meteoric rise to fame and his untimely death at the age of 29, in 1953. Hiddleston has earned...

Holly Williams Welcomes Second Child

The granddaughter of late music legend Hank Williams gave birth to a baby girl named Lillie Mae Louise Coleman on Tuesday (08Mar16). The newborn is Holly's second child with husband Chris Coleman; big...

Hank Williams Biopic Release Pushed Back To 2016

Bosses at Sony Pictures Classics had initially set a 28 November (15) date for the film's launch, but they have since decided to postpone its opening until 25 March (16). The shift...

Tom Hiddleston Wants To Play James Bond

Tom Hiddleston is up for playing James Bond.The 'Thor' star's name has been mentioned as a possible successor to current 007 actor Daniel Craig and Hiddleston can imagine himself playing the ''huge'' part.He said: ''Well,...

Elizabeth Olsen Shoots Down Tom Hiddleston Romance Rumours

The actors play husband and wife in the upcoming Hank Williams biopic, and were first rumoured to have embarked on an off-screen relationship in May (15). But, in a new interview with...

Tom Hiddleston Found Portraying Hank Williams 'A Joy'

Tom Hiddleston found portraying country singer Hank Williams in 'I Saw the Light' a ''joy''.The 34-year-old star has never sung in a movie before but revealed he thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing the music...

Tom Hiddleston's Hank Williams Biopic Going Global

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to I Saw the Light, which chronicles the legendary country music singer's rise to fame and the health and personal issues that sent him to an...

Chris Hemsworth To Play Hank Williams' Doctor In New Film

Thor hunk Chris Hemsworth is to play a doctor haunted by the ghost of country legend Hank Williams in a new film.The actor has optioned the rights to Steve Earle's book I'll Never Get Out...

Elizabeth Olsen To Play Hank Williams' Wife

Actress Elizabeth Olsen has signed on to play Hank Williams' wife, opposite Tom Hiddleston, in a new biopic.The British actor was cast as Williams in I Saw The Light in June (14), and now he...

Tom Hiddleston Performs At Music Festival To Prepare For Hank Williams Role

Tom Hiddleston is stepping up his preparation to play country music legend Hank Williams, performing at Michigan's Wheatland Music Festival on Saturday (September 6, 2014). The British actor - best known for playing Loki in...

Tom Hiddleston Makes Surprise Appearance At Music Festival

Actor Tom Hiddleston tested out his singing skills by making a surprise appearance at a music festival to prepare for his role as country singer Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic.The Thor star paid a...

Man Dies After Assault Incident At Hank Williams, Jr. Concert

A man who was assaulted during a Hank Williams, Jr. concert in Michigan has died.Robert Kobe, 55, was caught up in a fight with an unnamed 15-year-old boy at the DTE Energy Music Theatre just...

Tom Hiddleston Defends Hank Williams Role

Tom Hiddleston has defended his portrayal of country music legend Hank Williams in a new biopic, insisting he understands the "huge responsibility" to fans and has been practising his music skills every day.The Thor actor...

Hank Williams' Grandson Disapproves Of Tom Hiddleston Casting

Hank Williams' grandson has reportedly criticised movie bosses for casting British actor Tom Hiddleston as the music legend in an upcoming biopic.The late star's grandson, Hank Williams Iii, disapproves of the decision to cast a...

British Actor Tom Hiddleston Cast As Iconic American Singer Hank Williams

British-born actor Tom Hiddleston has allegedly been cast to play country singer Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic about the country singer's life. Deadline reports that Hiddleston will learn Williams’ Alabama accent and how to...

Tom Hiddleston To Play Hank Williams

Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in a new biopic.The 'Avengers' actor will sing some of the country music legend's biggest hits, including 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Lovesick Blues' in 'I Saw...

Tom Hiddleston To Play Hank Williams In Biopic

The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is set to take on country music legend Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic.The British actor will play Williams in I Saw The Light, a film based on author Colin...

Hank Williams' Daughter Arrested Again

Hank Williams' country singer daughter Jett Williams has been arrested for a second Dui in three months.The 61 year old, who is Hank Williams, Jr's half-sister, was arrested in February (14) after police spotted her...

'Lost' Hank Williams Recordings Set For Release

A series of previously unreleased songs country legend Hank Williams performed on a 1950 radio series is set to be released in May (14).The four shows were pre-taped and aired on early country radio stations....

Hank Williams' Daughter Arrested For Dui

Hank Williams' daughter Jett Williams has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (Dui).The 61 year old was pulled over by police on Tuesday (25Feb14) in Lebanon, Tennessee after cops spotted...

Hank Williams, Jr. To Receive Patriot Award For Military Support

Country star Hank Williams, Jr. will ring in 2014 as a winner - he will be honoured for his support of the U.S. military during his New Year's Eve (31Dec13) concert in Nashville, Tennessee.The singer,...

Hank Williams' Driver On Fateful Final Journey Passes Away

The man who served as Hank Williams' chauffeur on the day the country legend died has passed away at the age of 79.Charles Carr, a retired investor, died on Monday (01Jul13) in Montgomery, Alabama after...

Braxton Schuffert Dies

Musician Braxton Schuffert, who played in Hank Williams' band, has died at the age of 97.The original Drifting Cowboys member passed away in hospital on Friday night (26Apr13) following an extended illness. Schuffert had...

Kelly Clarkson Wants To Sing With Mars

Kelly Clarkson wants to work with Bruno Mars.The 'American Idol' winner is a huge fan of the 'Grenade' hitmaker and would love to work with him on a version of 'Somethin' Stupid', a track covered...

Hank Williams, Jr.: 'America Committed Economic Suicide By Re-electing Barack Obama'

Conservative country singer Hank Williams, Jr. has blasted Americans who voted for Barack Obama at the polls on Tuesday (06Nov12), branding the President's re-election "economic suicide".The fervent Republican, who targeted Obama in an angry tirade...

Hank Williams, Jr. Launching Loud And Rowdy Radio Show

Conservative country singer Hank Williams, Jr. has launched his own political radio show in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.The fervent Republican, who targeted President Barack Obama in an angry tirade over the summer...

Alec Baldwin Takes Aim At Williams, Jr. Over Latest Obama Remark

Outspoken actor Alec Baldwin has sparked a war of words with grizzled Hank Williams, JR. after taking aim at the country singer over his recent remarks about President Barack Obama.The fervent Republican's anthem Are You...

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