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Tom Hiddleston (born 09.02.1981)
Tom Hiddleston is an English actor known for his roles in 'Thor', Spielberg's 'War Horse' and 'Midnight in Paris'.
Tom Hiddleston: Childhood
Tom Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London.
His parents are Diana, a former stage manager, and James, a scientist in chemistry and managing director of a pharmaceutical firm.
He grew up in Wimbledon then Oxford and attended The Dragon School, a preparatory school in Oxford, then Eton College at aged 13.
He attended Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge and achieved a double first in Classics before graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.
Tom Hiddleston: Acting Career
Tom Hiddleston made his TV debut in the TV movie 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby' in 2001 and even landed the role of Winston Churchill's son Randolph in 'The Gathering Storm' in 2002.
Tom made his movie debut with 'Unrelated' in which he played teenager Oakley and had further TV roles on 'Wallander', 'Suburban Shootout' and 'Miss Austen Regrets'.
His big break came with the Marvel movie 'Thor'. After being invited to audition by director Kenneth Branagh, he initially tried out for the part of Thor but ended up landing the part of his brother Loki instead despite gaining 20 pounds in muscle to be considered for the Godly hero.
2011 saw him portray renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 'Midnight In Paris', Captain Nicholls in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' and a pilot in 'The Deep Blue Sea'.
In 2012, he reprised his role as Loki in 'The Avengers' and he later claimed that he got co-star Chris Hemsworth to hit him for real during a fight scene.
2012 also saw Tom portray Prince Hal in BBC's 'Henry IV, Parts I & II' as well as the titular role in 'Henry V'.
His upcoming movies include 'Only Lovers Left Alive', 'Thor 2' and 'Black Wings Has My Angel'.
Biography by Contactmusic.com
Hollywood superstar Tom Hiddleston's love of movies began when as a child he pretended to be Indiana Jones.
The actor, 35, is now one of the world's most in demand stars, as he plays villainous Loki in the Marvel superhero movies and is British bookmakers' favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.
However, Tom admits that as a child there was one part he especially wanted - Harrison Ford's role as adventure loving archaeologist Indiana Jones.
"I spent my childhood running around my parents' living room pretending to be Harrison Ford on a horse, wearing a hat, with the Indiana Jones theme tune playing in the background," he tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Reveals Childhood Indiana Jones Inspiration
The current 007 has hung up his tuxedo
Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down a whopping £68million to appear as James Bond in the next two films of the continuing franchise. The 48-year-old actor has donned the 007 tuxedo in four films but has not been silent in his desire to step down from the coveted role.
Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down £68 million to carry on as Bond
The Sun has reported that the extreme financial offr is made up of profit shares, endorsements and a role as co-producer.
Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down a £68 million offer to reprise his role as James Bond.
The 48-year-old actor played the spy in 2006's Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and last year's (15) Spectre.
However, amid speculation as to whether he would return to playing 007, it has now been claimed the actor has decided he is "done" with the franchise.
"Daniel is done - pure and simple - he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted," a movie source in Los Angeles told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig 'Done' With James Bond Franchise
Tom Hiddleston sees it as his duty to charter into unknown territory, all in the name of acting.
The 35-year-old star made his big screen splash as Loki in 2011’s Thor, opposite Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel epic.
Tom has gone on to become one of Britain’s most famous exports, which is in part down to the various characters he plays on screen.
“I truly feel like the duty of an actor is to expand into unknown territory,” he explained to esquire.com. “I had an acting teacher once who told me that you have to have an elastic band around your waist and it has to stretch - to encircle other people.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston’S Actor Exploration
Hiddleston is said to be the hot favourite to take over the 007 role from Daniel Craig.
A bookmakers has suspended betting on who will be the next James Bond, after an influx of bets on ‘ The Night Manager’ star Tom Hiddleston between Friday and Saturday made him the 2-1 favourite. A particularly large bet was also then placed on Hiddleston, which saw his odds plummet to 1-2.
Is Tom Hiddleston the next James Bond?
Nicola McGeady, a spokesperson for Coral, who suspended betting on Hiddleston said: "There is no smoke without fire, and following the big gamble on Tom Hiddleston in the last 24 hours, we've had no choice but to pull the plug on the market.”
He wasn't there on business.
Calm down, everyone; Tom Hiddleston quashes rumours once again that he's all set to play James Bond in the next 007 movie, despite whispers that he was meeting with producer Barbara Broccoli and director Sam Mendes in Soho, London this week. Though that doesn't mean it's impossible, of course.
Tom Hiddleston continues to deny Bond rumours
It was alleged that 'The Night Manager' actor was meeting the Bond filmmakers at the Soho House members' club, but Hiddleston says that it was just coincidence that the trio were in the same place at the same time. A spokesperson for the star later told The Mirror that, 'He was there with one of his non-industry friends'.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Denies Meeting With James Bond Filmmakers In Soho
Tom Hiddleston is enjoying the single life.
The British actor, who is reluctant to discuss his private life, has been linked to co-stars Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Olsen but has never gone public with a relationship since he found fame as Loki in Thor.
He is still on the lookout for a girlfriend but isn't in a hurry because he is enjoying bachelor life, telling Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I’m having a brilliant time, I’m still single. I don’t mind though."
The 35-year-old has won legions of female fans thanks to films including The Avengers and Crimson Peak, and his recent bottom-baring turn in TV miniseries The Night Manager, but he has kept his feet on the ground and can sense when people are interested in him for the wrong reasons.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Is Happy As A Singleton
Tom Hiddleston broke out his best moves on Sunday night (08May16) in a dance off with Martin Freeman.
The 35-year-old British actor hit the headlines last week (02May16) when a video emerged of him dancing at the Met Gala with Taylor Swift. And Sunday saw him dust off his dancing shoes once again as he celebrated at an after party following the star-studded British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England.
In the early hours of Monday morning (09May16), Tom decided to take over the DJ booth at the bash to put on some Michael Jackson tunes to bust a move to.
British singer Dani Rayner, who first made a name for herself on talent show Over The Rainbow and now works for the BBC, posted on Twitter that she had been involved in a dance contest with The Night Manager star Tom and Sherlock actor Martin, writing: "Just had a dance off with Tom Hiddleston and Martin Freeman - it can only be #BAFTATV."
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Busts A Move At Tv Baftas Bash
A representative for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has dismissed suggestions Tom Hiddleston breached royal protocol by hugging Prince Charles' wife during a meeting on Friday (06May16).
The Thor star came face to face with the British royal at the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, where he appeared as a guest on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, while the Duchess was judging a children's writing competition.
They posed for pictures together and Tom was reported to have made the mistake of putting his arm around the Duchess for the snap, which is typically considered a serious breach of royal etiquette.
Camilla, stepmother to Princes William and Harry, appeared unfazed by the incident, which immediately hit headlines following the photo's release.
Continue reading: Duchess Of Cornwall 'Quite Enjoyed' Tom Hiddleston Hug
Writer-director Marc Abraham gets ambitious with this biopic about iconic country music star Hank Williams, but the film is far too choppy to provide much insight. Leaping through the decades without much context, the film never explores what made Williams such an important artist, so it's difficult to understand the impact of his tragic death at just 29. That said, Tom Hiddleston shines in the role.
Cutting around in time, the film shows Hank (Hiddleston) as a young man with a singular vision: he's determined to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. His young wife Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen) and his mother Lillie (Cherry Jones) argue about who will control his career, but Hank just gets on with it, relying on help from music publisher Fred Rose (Bradley Whitford). Finally at 26 he gets his first No 1 single, and lands a spot at the Opry, becoming a fast-rising superstar. But the chronic back pain he has suffered since childhood leads him into alcohol and drug abuse, which of course begins to take a toll on his career as well as his friendships, marriage and health.
The film skips around Williams' life, moving on to the next scene before this one seems quite finished. This means that the story is never able to build up any momentum, and also that each fragmented period of time feels under-explained. And the people around Williams appear and disappear at random, so the actors never get any traction in their roles. Hiddleston does find moments of resonance, simply because he's in every scene in the film and establishes a bit of rapport with the audience. It's also astonishing that he performs the songs himself. But Abrahams's approach to storytelling never offers any insight into Williams' fame, talents or personal life.
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Tom Hiddleston , Elizabeth Debicki - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolital Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Date of birth
9th February, 1981
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Watch your back, Pine. #TheNightManager. Episode 5. Tonight. @AMC_TV. 10|9c. https://t.co/ItVylK2bTs
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Loved meeting @JustineGreening @DFID_UK & pupils in London to talk about protecting children's education in crisis. https://t.co/jMoo97ua6y
#TheNightManager. Episode 4. Tonight. 10|9c. @AMC_TV. https://t.co/vxszFthI5E
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