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Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal Loki the mischievous morally ambiguous brother has made him a fan favourite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his massive fan base, Disney+ has given Loki his very own spinoff show. Tom Hiddleston is best known for his performance as Loki in Thor however, he has other talents as well. A few interesting facts about his life and work are provided below.
In college, 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 was born into a family of scientists, but he always had an interest in the arts and enjoyed watching his mother perform. Even though he studied acting at Eton College, he was given the nickname “Piddle” by his fellow students due to his surname.
Thor star Tom Hiddleston got his start on stage.
Hiddleston attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after being heavily involved in theatre on the college stage. He spent a lengthy time in the theatre, before taking the leap to film, and it was in the academy that he first came across Thor director Kenneth Branagh. Even though Hiddleston had no previous acting expertise, Branagh cast him in the role of Loki, the main villain Loki and he has 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 auditioned for the role. While he performed screen-tests for the part while sporting an afro and a muscle-bound body and a tense body, director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to cast Tom Hiddleston as Loki because due to his irresistible sense of humor.
Actor Tom Hiddleston speaks several languages.
Hiddleston is a multilingual polyglot who is proficient in a variety of tongues. In preparation for his role of Kong: Skull Island, the actor even took classes in Mandarin. Apart from being a talented public speaker, he is also a talented actor, having performed in a number of shows and musicals.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of charitable causes.
Hiddleston is well-known for his charitable contributions as well as his acting career. He has been a vocal advocate for the cause of children and has worked for the benefit of organisations such as WaterAid and The Prince’s Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital through his role as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Tom Hiddleston enjoys dancing.
Hiddleston’s love of dance is evident in his character especially in High-Rise. As part of the film, which asked for him perform his dance routine in a ballroom environment, was trained in the tango, as well as the waltz.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the most talented actors to ever play the role of the Bard.
Hiddleston has appeared in several Shakespearean productions, which shows his broad experience in theatre. He has appeared on stage in Othello playing Cassio in the play as Cassio, and Henry IV as Prince Hal, both at the London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was staged on the London’s West End stage, he played the role of Prince Fortinbras.
When it is the acting profession, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just need to be in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has been a voice actor for numerous audio books that include The Testament of Loki, where he is the voice of Loki, telling stories of his famous character, and The Night Manager which is an audiobook version of the novel by John Le Carre. For his role in the game The Avengers, he lent his voice to the game as well.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is proficient of French and Spanish in addition to being fluent in English. Hiddleston also has a more German as well as Italian. Because of his proficiency of Spanish and Italian, he was able to utilize it in his character as 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 decades, Hiddleston has contributed to many worthy causes. He’s been a Unicef UK ambassador, spreading the message of the organization and soliciting donations to aid those in the need. He has also visited refugee camps, and helped in bringing attention to the suffering of Syrian refugees through his work as a volunteer in the International Medical Corps. In addition, he has been a spokesperson of the World Food Programme, where He has pledged to do what he can to put an end to hunger in the world.
Furthermore, Tom Hiddleston is a developing DJ.
Hiddleston isn’t just interested in acting. He’s also an musician. He’s performed the role of DJ at a number of functions like the Loki series’s premiere night. Actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he has been DJing for over a decade and has performed at several venues in London. The DJ has described it as being a “completely different way of expressing yourself” and a way of expression that gives the artist “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a popular meme.
The fans are in love with Hiddleston for his portrayal of Loki that his image has been used in numerous memes. Based on his famous “I am Loki” speech