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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
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.
Tom Hiddleston at the 2017 Empire Awards
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.
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]
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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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
His talk about his visit to South Sudan was painful to watch.
Receiving a Golden Globe Award has got to be one of the most nerve-wracking things in the world, so much so that it is probably really easy to mess up your acceptance speech. As a result, poor Tom Hiddleston has been forced to apologise for his garbled statement about South Sudan.
Tom Hiddleston has apologised for his shambolic Golden Globes speech
Well, we can't all be Meryl Streep. Tom Hiddleston stepped up to accept the award of Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series for 'The Night Manager', but ended up confusing the majority of the star-studded audience (namely Christian Slater) with a speech about his visit to war-torn South Sudan.
Tom Hiddleston is best known for his role as Thor's mischievous brother Loki, but has also appeared in a variety of arthouse movies, TV series and stage productions.
"What Ballard is interested in is who we really are beneath the veneer of sophistication and good manners," Hiddleston says. "So at what point do your manners break down, and when does your more animalistic nature emerge?"
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Felt Faint Preparing For High-Rise
Sunday night’s on the BBC are getting steamier and steamier.
Last week a shirtless Tom Hiddleston on BBC One’s ‘The Night Manager’ sent twitter into a frenzy, but viewers had no idea what was in store for them this week. During a steamy sex scene on Sunday night’s episode of the drama, viewers were treated to Hiddleston’s bare bottom and of course, twitter couldn't get enough of it.
Tom Hiddleston bared his bottom on BBC One, Sunday night.
Some found it ‘cheeky’. ‘Brilliant, and cheeky performance in @thenightmanager by @twhiddleston last night. Can't wait for the next episode,’ wrote one viewer. Another added: ‘Tom Hiddleston bum !!! I repeat his bum !! This isn't a drill people !!!! #nightmanager’.
It's been a pretty spooky year...
It's almost Halloween and, if you're staying in, you're going to have to go through that difficult process of deciding what film to put on. 2015 has seen rather a few horror movies, but it has to be noted that only a handful of them are worth your time.
Mia Wasikowska stars in Crimson Peak
Here's the top five best and worst scary films of the year:
Continue reading: What Should You Watch This Halloween? 2015 Horror Films Ranked
Hank Williams was one of the most iconic country stars America has ever seen, moving crowds to their feet (and often to tears) with such hits as 'Lovesick Blues', 'Hey Good Lookin'' and 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'. But away from the mic stand, his life was often in turmoil. Plagued by crippling chronic back pain from his spina bifida occulta, he found himself repeatedly drawn to alcohol which made figures in the music industry refuse to work with him, and later other substances including painkillers and morphine prescribed by a fraudulent doctor. If that wasn't bad enough, his love life was hardly blissful either; both his marriages were marred by legal misfortunes and can only be described as tumultuous and unstable. By his 20s he had developed heart problems, which ultimately led to the saddening and untimely demise of one of country music's most unforgettable legends.
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Date of birth
9th February, 1981
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I've seen first-hand how @Unicef_uk are saving children's lives in #SouthSudan. Here's how they're fighting #famine: https://t.co/QiInP22TWP
Wise, thoughtful, honest Andre Agassi. https://t.co/VHTSX1kqRk
Yuval Noah Harari answers a question from Esther Rantzen in the @ObsNewReview today. https://t.co/gx4dgt39mr
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In November 2014 @VogtRoberts sent me a frame he wanted to capture in #kongskullisland. Two and a half years later,… https://t.co/IoDTUaw5kV
RT @AliPlumb: Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you... @SamuelLJackson impersonating @twhiddleston. https://t.co/UUKNkWUCoT
RT @kongskullisland: The expedition team Kong-quered the carpet at tonight’s #kongskullisland premiere! #LAlovesKONG https://t.co/Df2NL8rJNM
Such a laugh on @BBCRadio2 this morning with @achrisevans @edsheeran @AntMiddleton333 & @angelascanlon. Happy Frida… https://t.co/80ns4e4dCu
I used to come to Leicester Square in London to watch films as a child. So exciting to bring Kong home.… https://t.co/BkggACwNim
New trailer! Kong is back. In cinemas all over the world. March 10, 2017. #kongskullisland #kongisking https://t.co/OLnyGYKLW0
Famine declared in parts of #SouthSudan. #UNICEF is on the ground, delivering life-saving aid to children. To help: https://t.co/Pt94l9DETv
RT @guardian: Famine declared in South Sudan https://t.co/YAJynWrJUp
#PlanetEarth2, some of the most beautiful television I have ever seen, debuts tonight on @BBCAMERICA. https://t.co/8M25BoKIeO
Had so much fun on the sofa @TheGNShow with these guys, talking all things #kongskullisland. Tonight. 10:35pm.… https://t.co/T5P9SjUM5M
Bravo @Kevfeige and everyone at @MarvelStudios. What you have built over the years is extraordinary. https://t.co/u8nRvIGXAQ
A huge thank you to @gucci. I feel very lucky to have your partnership and support. https://t.co/XCqVF1WWAb
Thank you @GQMagazine for having me on the cover. A huge honour. https://t.co/hlbjFwbodH
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