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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
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.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok
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]
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.
Continue: Thor: Ragnarok Trailer
Barbara Broccoli reportedly thinks Hiddleston doesn't have what it takes to play 007.
The seemingly interminable speculation about who is set to become the next James Bond actor have taken another turn, with the revelation that Tom Hiddleston stands little chance of landing the part because, according to a producer, he’s “too smug”.
Bond chief Barbara Broccoli is reportedly not enamoured with the idea of The Night Manager actor Hiddleston, 35, playing 007 in the future, according to a new report by the New York Post’s Page Six.
“Barbara Broccoli doesn’t like Tom Hiddleston, he’s a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond," a source told the publication on Wednesday (April 5th).
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston "Too Smug" To Play James Bond, According To Producers
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.
Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson have now both done impressions of each other
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.
Continue reading: When Samuel L. Jackson And Tom Hiddleston Do Impressions Of Each Other
Kong: Skull Island was a lot of fun for all involved.
The making of Kong: Skull Island brought the diverse cast to a lot of exciting and visually stunning places which, thankfully, presented a lot of things to keep them occupied over the five months that they were shooting. Tom Hiddleston opened up about bonding over a variety of activities.
Tom Hiddleston had fun bonding with his co-stars
When your job takes you to the most beautiful places in the world - Queensland, Australia; Oahu, Hawaii; and Northern Vietnam - you'd be a fool not to make the most of what the local environment has to offer. For Tom Hiddleston, who plays James Conrad in 'Kong: Skull Island', he got the perfect opportunities to bond with his co-stars.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston And The Kong Cast Bonded Over Karaoke And Go-Karting
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
With Kong: Skull Island, Tom Hiddleston continues a barnstorming year that has included a high-profile biopic (I Saw the Light), an edgy British thriller (High-Rise) and a Golden Globe-winning TV series (The Night Manager). And he has Thor: Ragnarok coming in October.
For Tom Hiddleston, Kong was a chance to indulge in a genre he previously hasn't explored with great breadth: "As it was pitched to me, it was a big adventure film that was quite old-fashioned, but with a very fresh context," he says. "Truly, I think there's a part of all of us that wonders how we would survive on an island untouched by man. Even better, how we'd survive on an island untouched by man and inhabited by King Kong!"
Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island
Hiddleston was involved in the project early enough that he got to have input into developing his mercenary, ex-special forces character Captain James Conrad. "I wanted him to be someone who starts off in a world weary place," he says. "And his experiences on the island give him a new humility in the face of the wonder and power of the natural world."
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Relished The Adventure Of Kong: Skull Island
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
Hiddleston was ambushed with a question about Swift while he was being interviewed about new film 'Kong: Skull Island'.
The 36 year old British actor appeared on the American breakfast TV show ‘Today’ in order to discuss and promote his new film, Kong: Skull Island, on Wednesday (March 8th). However, the discussion was soon directed towards the summer romance that Hiddleston enjoyed with Swift from May to September last year.
Tom Hiddleston shut down 'Today's Savannah Guthrie as she asked him about Taylor Swift
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Shuts Down Interviewer Over Taylor Swift Question
And it was probably the most British thing he ever heard.
Does peeing on someone really help with a jellyfish sting? Tom Hiddleston better hope so because he tested the theory on his co-star Tom Hollander when the latter got attacked by a gelatinous pest while they were at the beach. Needless to say, it didn't seem to work.
Tom Hiddleston peed on Tom Hollander's jellyfish sting
During his appearance on 'The Graham Norton Show' last night (February 16th 2017), 'The Night Manager' actor revealed how Hollander was stung (hopefully in just the leg or the foot or something) while taking a dip in the ocean, and the pair subsequently decided to test an age-old remedy - in the most British way possible.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Talks About That Time Tom Hollander Made Him Pee On Him
Date of birth
9th February, 1981
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