Empire Awards 2017 Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Loki, Thor’s mischievous and morally uncertain brother, has made him a fan favourite within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his immense fan base, Disney+ has given Loki the title of his own spinoff show. Tom Hiddleston is best known for playing Loki in Thor However, he is also a talented actor in other roles. A few interesting facts about the actor’s life and career are included below.
In the college years, Tom Hiddleston was known as “Piddle.”
Tom Hiddleston was raised by his father, a physicist James Hiddleston, and his casting director mother, Diana Hiddleston. The family was based in Westminster, London. Hiddleston was born to a science-based family, but he always had an interest in the arts and loved watching his mother perform. Though he did his acting studies at Eton College, he was named “Piddle” by his fellow students due to his surname.
Thor actor Tom Hiddleston got his start on stage.
Hiddleston was a student at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after being heavily involved in theatre on the college level. He spent a lengthy time in theatre before making the switch to film and it was in the academy that he first was introduced to Thor director Kenneth Branagh. While Hiddleston was a novice actor with no prior previous experience Branagh chose him to play his role as the main character of the Loki, the villain. Loki the character he’s continued to play for over a decade.
Tom Hiddleston’s first intention was to be Thor.
Hiddleston’s breakthrough role was in Thor, but he actually played the character. While he performed a screen test to play the role while wearing a wig and muscle-bound physique the director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to select Tom Hiddleston as Loki because of his mischievous humor.
Tom Hiddleston, the actor Tom Hiddleston speaks several languages.
Hiddleston is a multilingual polyglot who speaks multiple languages. In preparation for his part as a character in Kong: Skull Island, Hiddleston even learned Mandarin. In addition to being a skilled public speaker, he is also a gifted performer, appearing in several musicals and plays.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of philanthropic causes.
Hiddleston is well-known for his charitable contributions in addition to his acting career. He has been a vocal advocate for the cause of children and has worked to support organizations like WaterAid, the Prince’s Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital through his role as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Tom Hiddleston enjoys dancing.
Hiddleston’s passion for dancing is evident in his character specifically in High-Rise. For his part in the film, which called for him to perform a dance routine in a ballroom setting, He studied the tango and the waltz.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the most talented actors to ever play the role of the Bard.
Hiddleston has been in numerous Shakespearean productions, which shows his vast experience in the theatre. He has performed on stage in Othello playing Cassio in the play as Cassio, and Henry IV as Prince Hal in the London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was performed at London’s West End stage, he portrayed Prince Fortinbras.
When it is performing, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just have a place in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has been a voice actor in several audio books which include The Testament of Loki, where he tells the tale of his famous character, and The Night Manager the audiobook that is a reworking of an original novel by John Le Carre. For The video game The Avengers, he lent his voice to the game as well.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is proficient with French and Spanish in addition to his own native English. Hiddleston also has a some German and Italian. With his proficiency of Spanish and Italian and Italian, he was able to use it in his character on screen as the character Sir Thomas Sharpe in the 2015 film Crimson Peak. In the stage production for the Ibsen novel Enemy of the People, Hiddleston also sang in German.
The actor Tom Hiddleston is very charitable.
Through the many years, Hiddleston has contributed to many worthwhile causes. He has worked as an Unicef UK ambassador, spreading the message of the organisation and soliciting donations to aid the children who are in desperate need. He also visited refugee camps, and helped raise awareness of the situation of Syrian refugees through volunteering with The International Medical Corps. Additionally, he has been a spokesperson for the World Food Programme, where he has promised to do everything he can to help bring an end the hunger that exists in the world.
In addition, Tom Hiddleston is a young DJ.
Hiddleston isn’t just interested in acting, he’s also a musician. He has played the role of DJ at a number of events like the Loki series’s premier party. Star actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he has been DJ for more than a decade and has performed at several bars in London. The DJ has described it as an “completely different way of expressing yourself” and a way of expression which allows an artist “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a famous meme.
Fans are in love with Hiddleston for the way he portrays Loki which has seen his face used in numerous memes. Based on his famous “I am Loki” speech