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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
Tom Hiddleston understands if people find it "deeply tiresome" to see him everywhere.
The British actor is the name on everyone's lips at the moment thanks to several film releases and a hit TV series. With so much promotion on the cards, the 35-year-old is fully aware that his presence may be wearing thin on some.
"I apologise, unreservedly, first of all, for being everywhere," he told New York Times. "I’m sure it’s deeply tiresome and nobody wants to ever see my face again. There’s a strange coincidence in that the work of the last 18 months of my life has all been released at the same time. And for me, each piece of work has such integrity and focus. But it must seem different to be in the audience. I do feel very lucky that I’m allowed to do so many different things."
While his movies High-Rise and Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light have garnered massive attention on the silver screen, it's his role in small-screen production The Night Manager that has made jaws drop. He plays former solider Jonathan Pine and shot several raunchy sex scenes for the show, one of which caused a social media uproar upon being aired thanks to his bare bottom being on full display.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston: 'Sorry If I'm Boring You'
Tom Hiddleston would consider returning for a second series of The Night Manager.
The 35-year-old actor starred as spy Jonathan Pine in the hit BBC miniseries, which has also been broadcast in the U.S., to similar acclaim. While there has been a lot of debate about whether the show will return for a second season, Tom insists he will only agree if John Le Carre writes a sequel to the 1993 novel on which the first series was based.
In fact, following the success of the television adaptation of his book, Le Carre is said to be considering penning a follow-up novel.
"It's fascinating to hear that Le Carré himself is up for it and considering writing new material for characters he created 25 years ago," Tom told Variety.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Considering The Night Manager Reprise
Tom Hiddleston is ready to move on from his role as Loki in the Marvel superhero film franchise.
The British actor earned his status as a rising Hollywood star in Marvel Studios' 2011 film Thor, in which he played the title character's mischievous brother.
Since then he has won fans by reprising the role in a number of follow-up films, most notably the studio's 2012 smash hit, The Avengers, in which Loki was the main antagonist.
However, Tom is now ready to retire as a supervillain and has already arranged with Marvel bosses when his final appearance in the franchise will be.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston: 'I'm Ready To Quit Marvel Films'
British actor Hugh Laurie spent more than 20 years fighting to have his new mini-series The Night Manager adapted for the screen.
The espionage drama is based on John le Carre's 1993 novel of the same name and stars Tom Hiddleston as concierge-turned-spy Jonathan Pine attempting to dupe Laurie's villainous arms dealer Richard Roper.
Plans for the series were announced in 2014, but Laurie reveals he has been working on getting the project off the ground ever since first reading the story upon its release.
"I read this novel... and I fell in love with it instantly," he explained on U.S. breakfast show Today. "This is the only time in my life I've ever tried to option a book. I'm not a producer, I don't know anything about it, but this is the one time.
Continue reading: Hugh Laurie Spent Two Decades On The Night Manager Adaptation
Hiddleston and co-star Hugh Laurie have said the BBC miniseries will not be returning.
Tom Hiddleston has ruled out returning for another series of BBC hit ‘The Night Manager’. The adaptation of the novel by John le Carre had been a hit with viewers and critics and there were reports of work on a second series. However Hiddleston and co-star Hugh Laurie have said it won’t be happening.
Tom Hiddleston has said there won’t be another series of ‘The Night Manager’.
"As it stands, Pine exists for six hours in a mini series. The story feels complete,” Hiddleston said while promoting the miniseries in the US. "I only ever conceived of it as an adaptation of a complete novel.”
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Rules Out Another Series Of 'The Night Manager'
Homeland star Damian Lewis probed some real life spies for secrets when researching a new film role.
The British actor is starring in a movie adaptation of British author John le Carre's espionage novel Our Kind of Traitor.
As part of his research for his role as secretive government official Hector Meredith in the film, Damian lunched with two spies who revealed some top secret gossip.
"I went to Special Forces Club and had lunch with - for want of a better word - two spooks working for the British government," Damian tells Britain's Total Film magazine. "They were brilliant and discreet, while also being indiscreet - happy to share tidbits."
Continue reading: Damian Lewis Probed Real Life Spooks For Secrets
Tom Hiddleston is struggling to deal with rumours that he's set to be named the next James Bond.
The 35-year-old actor has long been linked to the role of the super suave spy, currently filled by Daniel Craig. His role as secret agent Jonathan Pine in BBC miniseries The Night Manager fuelled the speculation, but Tom is finding it "overwhelming" being asked about the prospect of being cast as 007 on a daily basis.
"It's all becoming overwhelming... Not the thing of it but the number of people per day who bring it up," Tom admitted to Reuters at the Los Angeles premiere of The Night Manager on Tuesday night (05Apr16). "It's like... it's like it's actually becoming a little, a weird thing to deal with. I feel like I want to just, make it stop! Because I have no power over it. Anyway, whatever, that's what being famous is - you have no power over other people's opinions."
Tom previously admitted playing Bond would be an "extraordinary opportunity". However, he added that since he has not been officially approached for the role, he finds it odd talking about a job prospect that stems entirely from the general public.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston: 'I Want The Bond Rumours To Stop'
Hiddleston is one of the favourites to take over the 007 role from Daniel Craig.
Tom Hiddleston has said he’s sick of hearing rumours that he’s about to become the next James Bond, admitting that he just wants the speculation to stop. The star of BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’ is one of the bookies favourites to take over the role from Daniel Craig, who is expected not to return for another Bond movie.
Tom Hiddleston is tired of hearing James Bond rumours.
Speaking to Reuters Hiddleston said: “People have very strong opinions about Bond and why shouldn't they? But it's difficult to talk about because it's a completely unreal conversation in a way. I haven't spoken to anyone who makes those films.”
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Just Wants James Bond Rumours To Stop
Olivia Coleman, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki , Hugh Laurie - Premiere of AMC's 'The Night Manager' at the DGA Theatre - Arrivals at DGA Theater - West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 5th April 2016
Tom Hiddleston is drawn to playing complicated characters because he has "never met anybody who wasn't complex".
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.
And while Tom acknowledges many of his on-screen alter egos have been somewhat troubled, he thinks this is more realistic than playing someone entirely superficial.
"I don’t know that it’s deliberate in any conscious way, and that’s just because I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody who wasn’t complex," he told The A.V. Club of his character choices. "I’ve never met a perfect human being, which I don’t mean in a judgmental way. I mean that every soul and every individual is fragile and vulnerable. The experience of being alive is complex and contradictory."
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston: 'Acting Should Portray Life's Complexities'
Dame Judi Dench has backed Tom Hiddleston as a man with all the qualities of a good James Bond.
The actress is a veteran of seven 007 films, starring as British spy chief M alongside two previous Bond actors, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Judi, who bowed out as the character in 2012's Skyfall, was asked backstage at Sunday's (03Apr16) Olivier Awards in London, whether she thought Tom would be a good replacement for incumbent superspy Daniel.
"I would have thought so," she replied, telling the BBC, "I was there for Pierce's first day and Daniel's first day - and you see the whites of their eyes. It's a huge mantle to take on but you're very well looked after."
Continue reading: Judi Dench Backs Tom Hiddleston To Be James Bond
Date of birth
9th February, 1981
From the clifftop of Jonathan Pine's training run. Hartland Peninsula, North Devon. #TheNightManager https://t.co/NY7XNOqgr6
Reminder that yesterday thanks to @JKCorden, @latelateshow & @JungleJackHanna I met a baby leopard & it was amazing. https://t.co/ji8ARSomiI
"You are going to put on the performance of your life". Pine goes undercover. Tonight. 10|9c. AMC. #TheNightManager https://t.co/tR7f8Pnq5Q
RT @latelateshow: 😳. #LateLateShow https://t.co/lCqPMF8WXm
Thank you @JKCorden for such a lovely time with @Middleditch on the @latelateshow. @JungleJackHanna brought baby leopards & a penguin!
RT @Laurie_Rose: https://t.co/kBnPfRMIom
RT @MagnoliaPics: Only one week until the #HighRise is open for business on Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes https://t.co/URDjcKqbX0
RT @AMC_TV: .@NightManagerAMC is at your service. Catch up on the Premiere before Tuesday’s new episode: https://t.co/xQm04gYLDF https://t.…
.@mr_wheatley & I are on our way to @Tribeca for the New York premiere of #HighRise! https://t.co/s9FXgz9RkJ
#TheNightManager has begun on @AMC_TV! Thank you for all your terrific questions. Sorry I didn't have time to answer more. #AskNightManager
.@terrigirl_md I can't imagine anyone but Olivia Colman as Burr. She is definitive. #AskNightManager
.@RoamingRebee We've updated it to the present day to honour the political resonance & prescience of John le Carré's novel. #AskNightManager
.@XPhile03 @hughlaurie is one of the funniest men I've ever met & also the most dedicated & rigorous. An exemplary leader. #AskNightManager
.@terrawindham When an outsider threatens the stability of the status quo there are always consequences. For both of them. #AskNightManager
.@daisy_104 I'll leave that to you to decide. You will have to wait and see. #AskNightManager
.@paigehabicht It's an extraordinary story of moral courage. Pine & Burr are brave enough to stand up to the face of evil. #AskNightManager
Q&A time! Here's a picture from the first day of principal photography. #TheNightManager. #AskNightManager. https://t.co/Iv3rP4IKm6
RT @NightManagerAMC: Jonathan Pine himself will be joining us for a #AskNightManager tonight at 9:30pm ET. Don’t miss it! https://t.co/eD0P…
#TheNightManager. Tonight. 10|9c. @AMC_TV. https://t.co/JUy2VkTBCU
Thank you @Tribeca, @carynjames & Melina Gills for having us! @DirSusanneBier #TheNightManager https://t.co/8SAJuSJPl4
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