Tom Hiddleston

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Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston at Avengers premier
Born (1981-02-09) February 9, 1981 (age 43)
Alma materThe Dragon School[2]
Eton College
University of Cambridge
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Parent(s)James Norman Hiddleston
Diana Patricia

Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor. His most famous roles include 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017), Jonathan Pine in 'The Night Manager' (2016), Loki in 'Thor' (2011), Scott Fitzgerald, Midnight in Paris (2011), 'The Avengers (2012), and 'Thor: The Dark World' (2013). He also stars in 'Kong: Skull Island' (2017) as Captain James Conrad. [3]

Early life[change | change source]

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school, The Dragon School in Oxford, and by the time he was 13, he boarded at Eton College, at the same time that his parents were going through a divorce. He continued on to the University of Cambridge, where he earned a double first in Classics. He continued to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 2005.[4]

Career[change | change source]

Whilst at University of Cambridge, he was seen by the agency 'Hamilton Hodell' in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire" and was signed. Following this, he was cast in his first television role in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001).[5] Tom Hiddleston won his first film role as Oakley in Joanna Hogg's award-winning first feature, Unrelated (2007). His breakthrough role came when he portrayed the nemesis Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe feature film Thor (2011). He reprised the character in The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

He has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), and the romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). On television, he appeared on the BBC series The Hollow Crown (2012), in the adaptations of Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and "Henry V". In theatre, he has been in the productions of "Cymbeline" (2007) and "Ivanov" (2008). In December 2013, he starred as the title character in the Donmar Warehouse production of "Coriolanus" which played until February 2014. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in "Cymbeline" while also being nominated for the same award the same year for his role as Cassio in "Othello".[6]

On 8 November 2018, it was announced that Tom Hiddleston would be reprising his role as Loki in a new Marvel limited series centered on the character which will air on Disney's streaming service, Disney+. Loki is Hiddleston's seventh time taking on the role, following three Avengers movies and all three Thor films.[7][8]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Work Result
2012 Glamour Award for Man of the Year Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain[9] The Avengers Nominated
2012 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Thor Nominated
2012 Jameson Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer Thor Won
2012 London Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor[10] Archipelago Nominated
2012 BAFTA Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award Thor Nominated
2012 Richard Attenborough UK Regional Film Critics' Awards, Rising Star Award[11] War Horse, Thor, The Deep Blue Sea, Midnight in Paris and Archipelago Won
2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting[12] Midnight in Paris (with the cast) Nominated
2011 SAG Award for Best Ensemble Acting Midnight in Paris (with the cast) Nominated
2011 My Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Action or Horror[13] Thor Nominated
2010 ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best Supporting Actor Wallander Nominated
2009 Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play Othello and Ivanov[14] Won
2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play Cymbeline Won
2007 Ian Charleson Award Third Prize Othello Won

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tom Hiddleston Biography". Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. "The Dragon School Website; Eminent Dragons". Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  3. "Top 10 Tom Hiddleston Movies Of The 2010s Not From The MCU (According To Rotten Tomatoes)". ScreenRant. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  4. "Tom Hiddleston". Biography. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  5. "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Movie 2001) - IMDb". Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  6. Gelson. "Tom Hiddleston Biography". Gossip Gist. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. "Loki: Tom Hiddleston Says Disney+ Series Will Explain Why He Wears Horns". Marvel. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  8. "Loki (TV series)". Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  9. "Teen Choice Awards 2012 - News". Teen Choice Awards. 14 June 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  10. Jury, Louise (17 January 2012). "Evening Standard British Film Awards for 2011 - SHORTLIST REVEALED". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  11. "Gary Oldman honoured by public vote at critics awards". BBC. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  12. Stratford, Herb (15 December 2011). "Phoenix Film Critics Society Nominations". Arts & Culture Guy. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  13. Bedard, Kelly (12 January 2012). "The 2011 My Cinema Award Nominees". My Entertainment World. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  14. " Awards – Theatregoers' Choice Awards". 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2012.

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