Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor. He gained international fame portraying Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starting with Thor in 2011 and most recently in the Disney+ series Loki in 2021.
He started his film career in the Joanna Hogg films Unrelated (2007) and Archipelago (2010). In 2011, Hiddleston portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. That year, he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. He continued working with auteurs in independent films including Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea (2012), Jim Jarmusch’s romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015). He also starred in Ben Wheatley’s action film High Rise, and played the troubled country music singer Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light. The film Kong: Skull Island (2017) marked his first big-budget leading role outside the MCU.
Hiddleston made his stage debut in Journey’s End in 1999. He continued acting in theatre including the West End productions of Cymbeline (2007) and Ivanov (2008). He won the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in Cymbeline and was also nominated for the same award for his role as Cassio in Othello (2008). Hiddleston starred as the title character in a production of Coriolanus (2013–14), winning the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor and receiving a nomination for the Olivier Award for Best Actor. He made his Broadway debut in a 2019 revival of Harold Pinter’s classic drama Betrayal, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Hiddleston’s also known for his performances in television including his part in the 2012 BBC series The Hollow Crowns Henry IV and Henry V. Hiddleston starred in and executive-produced the AMC / BBC limited series The Night Manager (2016), for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and won his first Golden Globe Award for Best
Thomas William Hiddleston was born on 9 February 1981 in the Westminster district of London, to Diana Patricia (née Servaes) Hiddleston, an arts administrator and former stage manager, and Dr. James Norman Hiddleston, a physical chemist and former managing director of a biotechnology company that liaised with Oxford University. His father is from Greenock, Scotland and his mother is from Suffolk. His younger sister, Emma, is also an actress, whilst his older sister, Sarah, is a journalist in India. Through his mother, he is a great-grandson of Vice Admiral Reginald Servaes and a great-great-grandson of food
producer Sir Edmund Vestey. His paternal grandfather, Alexander, served in the Royal Artillery and worked as a plater in the shipyards. He shares the same name as his great-great uncle, Tom Hiddleston, a shipyard plater from Greenock and a member of Royal Artillery’s 51st (Highland) Division, who died after the Battle of the Somme and whose name is engraved in the Broomhill war memorial.
Hiddleston was raised in Wimbledon in his early years, and later moved to a village near Oxford. He began boarding at Windlesham House School at age seven, moving to the Dragon School in Oxford a year later. His parents divorced when he was twelve. Regarding his parents’ divorce, he said, “I like to think it made me more compassionate in my understanding of human frailty.”
At age thirteen, Hiddleston started at Eton College, again as a boarder. He continued on to Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a double first in Classics. During his second term at Cambridge, he was seen in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire by talent agent Lorraine Hamilton of Hamilton Hodell. He proceeded to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 2005.
Hiddleston resides in the Belsize Park area of north-west London.
Hiddleston dated English actress Susannah Fielding from 2008 to 2011 after they met while filming an episode of Wallander which Hiddleston was a series regular on.In 2016, Hiddleston briefly dated American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
In March 2022, it was announced that Hiddleston is engaged to English actress and writer Zawe Ashton, whom he starred with in the 2019 West End and Broadway play Betrayal. In June 2022, it was announced that they are expecting their first child.
He has donated items for auction and has supported several charities, including the Small Steps Project, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Cure EB, Comic Relief, Red Nose Day USA, Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Amnesty International and Chance to Shine.
He is a UK ambassador of the humanitarian and developmental assistance fund group UNICEF. He travelled to Guinea in early 2013 to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition, and to South Sudan in early 2015 and late 2016 to report the results of the ongoing civil war on the lives of vast numbers of children across the country. Hiddleston identifies as a feminist. In February 2018, he was named one of the donators by Justice and Equality Fund, the UK version of the Time’s Up initiative. He is also an ambassador of the Illuminating BAFTA campaign, an action which aims to provide opportunities to those who otherwise would not have been given a chance in the film, games and television industries.
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Awards & Achievements
Tom Hiddleston has won several significant awards throughout his career. Some of them are ‘Laurence Olivier Award’ for ‘Best Newcomer in a Play’ for his role in ‘Cymbeline’ in 2008, ‘Empire Award’ for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ for his role in the film ‘Thor’ in 2012, ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Villain’ for his role in the movie ‘The Avengers’ in 2013, and ‘Evening Standard Theatre Award’ for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in the play ‘Coriolanus’ in 2014. He also received a ‘Golden Globe’ award in the ‘Best Actor’ category for the series ‘The Night Manager’ in 2016. He also received a ‘Primetime Emmy’ nomination for the same.
Golden Globe Awards
|2017||Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television||The Night Manager (2016)|
MTV Movie & TV Awards
|2013||Best Villain||The Avengers (2012)|
|2013||Best Fight||The Avengers (2012)|
His role in ‘Thor,’ the 2011 American superhero film, can be considered his first major and significant work in his career. The film, which was directed by Kenneth Branagh, is about Thor, the prince of a fictional realm named ‘Asgard.’ In the film, Thor is stripped off of his powers and banished to Earth. Hiddleston appears as his brother Loki, who tries to take the throne for himself. The film also starred Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, and Colm Feore. The film, which earned nearly $450 million worldwide, was the 15th highest-grossing film of the year.
Hiddleston appeared in the 2012 superhero film ‘The Avengers’ where he reprised his role as the supervillain ‘Loki.’ His role in the film is considered one of his most successful and significant works. Directed by Joss Whedon, the cast of the film includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner. The film earned nearly $1.5 billion worldwide, and became the highest grossing film of the year. The film also won several awards and nominations, including a nomination at the ‘Academy Awards.’
In 2015, he appeared in ‘Crimson Peak,’ a gothic romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. The cast included Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver. It was an average commercial success with mostly positive reviews. It won three ‘Saturn Awards’ and a ‘Fangoria Chainsaw Award.’
‘Kong: Skull Island,’ which released in February 2017, is one of his notable works. He appeared in the lead role in the film, which is about groups of scientists and soldiers in pursuit of a mighty monster named Kong. The film was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and the cast included actors like Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and Brie Larson. The film was a commercial success, and received positive reviews.
His portrayal of ‘Jonathan Pine’ in the TV series ‘The Night Manager’ (2016) was appreciated by the critics. The role earned him many prestigious awards and nominations, including an award at the ‘Golden Globe.’
Tom’s role in ‘Marvel’ movies, such as ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017), ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018), and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019) was appreciated by the critics. All the films did exceptionally well at the box office, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ became the highest-grossing movie of the year. It also received a nomination at the ‘Academy Awards.’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ went on to become the highest-grossing movie of all time, collecting a record $2.7 billion.