In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg “Tom Hiddleston”
Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal as Loki, Thor’s mischievous and morally ambiguous brother has become a popular character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his huge fan base, Disney+ has given Loki his own spinoff series. Tom Hiddleston is best known for playing Loki in Thor however, he is also a talented actor in other roles. A few interesting tidbits about the actor’s life and career are given below.
In the college years, Tom Hiddleston was known as “Piddle.”
Tom Hiddleston was raised by his physicist father James Hiddleston, and his casting director mother, Diana Hiddleston. He was born in Westminster, London. Hiddleston is a member of a scientific family, but he always had an fascination with the arts and enjoyed watching his mother perform. While he was a student at Eton College, he was called “Piddle” by his fellow students because of his surname.
Thor Star Tom Hiddleston got his start on stage.
Hiddleston attended his time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after becoming heavily involved in theatre at the college level. He worked for a long time in theatre before making the transition to film and it was here that he first came across Thor director Kenneth Branagh. While Hiddleston had no prior acting previous experience Branagh chose him to play the leading role of the villain Loki, which he has continued to play for over a decade.
Tom Hiddleston’s first intention was to play Thor.
Hiddleston’s breakout role was Thor, but he actually played the character. Although he took screen-tests for the role, sporting muscles-bound muscles and a wig, director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to choose Tom Hiddleston as Loki because of his wacky comedy.
Actor Tom Hiddleston speaks several languages.
Hiddleston is a multilingual polyglot who speaks multiple tongues. In preparation for his part of Kong: Skull Island, he even studied Mandarin. Apart from being a talented public speaker, he is also an accomplished performer, appearing in various productions as well as musicals.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of charitable causes.
Hiddleston is well-known for his charitable contributions as well as his acting career. Hiddleston is a champion for the cause of children and has worked to support organisations like WaterAid as well as the Prince’s Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital through his Ambassadorship for UNICEF.
Tom Hiddleston enjoys dancing.
The love for dance of Hiddleston is evident in his character, particularly in High-Rise. To play the role in the film, which required for him perform a dance routine in a ballroom setting, he studied the tango and the waltz.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the finest actors of the present to ever play the Bard.
Hiddleston has acted in a number of Shakespearean productions, which shows his long-standing experience in theatre. He has performed on the stage on stage in Othello in the role of Cassio in the play as Cassio, and Henry IV as Prince Hal, both at London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was staged by London’s West End stage, he played the role of Prince Fortinbras.
When it involves actor, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just need to be in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has provided his voice for several audiobooks that include The Testament of Loki, where he is the voice of Loki, telling an account of the life of his iconic character, and The Night Manager, an audio book that is a reworking of an original novel by John Le Carre. For the video game The Avengers, he lent his voice too.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is proficient in French and Spanish in addition to the language he speaks in his home country of English. He also knows a little more German and Italian. Because of his proficiency of Spanish and Italian and Italian, he was able to make use of it in his character as Sir Thomas Sharpe in the 2015 film Crimson Peak. In the stage production of the Ibsen novel Enemy of the People, Hiddleston also sang in German.
The actor Tom Hiddleston is very charitable.
Through the time, Hiddleston has contributed to a number of worthy causes. He has served as a Unicef UK ambassador, spreading the message of the organization and soliciting donations for those in the need. He also visited refugee camps, and helped bring attention to the plight of Syrian refugees through volunteering with The International Medical Corps. In addition, he’s been an ambassador of the World Food Programme, where He has pledged to do whatever he can to bring an end to the global hunger crisis.
Additionally, Tom Hiddleston is a developing DJ.
Hiddleston isn’t just interested in acting; he’s also a musician. He’s played the role of DJ at a number of functions which include the Loki series’ premier night. Star actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he’s been DJ for over a decade, and has played at several clubs in London. The DJ has described it as the “completely different way of expressing yourself” and a way of expression that offers him “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a popular meme.
Fans love Hiddleston so much due to his depiction of Loki that his image has been used in numerous memes. Based on his now-famous “I am Loki” speech