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Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal as Loki the mischievous morally ambiguous brother, has earned him the respect of fans within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his immense fan base, Disney+ has given Loki the title of his own spinoff series. Tom Hiddleston is best known for his role as Loki in Thor however, he has many other talents too. Some interesting details about the actor’s life and career are provided below.
In the college years, Tom Hiddleston was known as “Piddle.”
Tom Hiddleston was raised by his father who was a physicist, James Hiddleston, and his casting director mother, Diana Hiddleston. He was born in Westminster, London. Hiddleston is a member of a science-based family and he’s always had an interest in the arts and enjoyed watching his mom perform. Although he studied acting at Eton College, he was called “Piddle” by his fellow students due to his surname.
Thor star Tom Hiddleston got his start on stage.
Hiddleston was a student at his time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after being heavily involved in theater at the college level. He spent a lengthy time in the theatre, before taking the transition to film and it was here that he first saw Thor director Kenneth Branagh. Even though Hiddleston had no prior acting experience, Branagh cast him in the role of Loki, the main Loki the villain. Loki that he’s continued to play for over 10 years.
Tom Hiddleston’s original intention was to play Thor.
Hiddleston’s first big role was Thor and he even played the character. Even though he did a screen test for the role wearing an afro and a muscle-bound body the director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to cast Tom Hiddleston as Loki because due to his irresistible sense of humour.
Actor Tom Hiddleston speaks several languages.
Hiddleston is a multilingual polyglot who is fluent in several tongues. In preparation for his role of Kong: Skull Island, the actor even took classes in Mandarin. In addition to being a skilled public speaker, he is also a skilled actor, having performed in a number of productions as well as musicals.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of philanthropic causes.
Hiddleston is popular for his charitable efforts along with his acting career. Hiddleston is a champion for children’s issues and has worked to benefit organisations such as WaterAid and The Prince’s Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital through his position as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Tom Hiddleston enjoys dancing.
Hiddleston’s love of dance can be seen in his performance specifically in High-Rise. As part of the film, in which he was asked for him to dance his dance routine in a ballroom, 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 been in numerous Shakespearean plays, demonstrating his long-standing experience in theatre. He has appeared on stage for Othello acting as Cassio or Henry IV as Prince Hal as Prince Hal. Both of them were staged at the London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was staged at the London’s West End stage, he played the role of Prince Fortinbras.
When it involves performing, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just belong in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has voiced his character for several audio books, including The Testament of Loki, where he is the voice of Loki, telling stories of his iconic character, and The Night Manager the audiobook version of the novel by John Le Carre. In the video game The Avengers, he lent his voice as well.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is fluent of French and Spanish as well as being fluent in English. He also knows a little some German in addition to Italian. Because of his proficiency in Spanish and Italian, he was able to make use of it in his role for 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.
Over the decades, Hiddleston has contributed to various worthy causes. He’s been an Unicef UK ambassador, spreading the message of the organization and soliciting donations in order to assist children in need. He has also visited refugee camps and has helped in bringing attention to the suffering of Syrian refugees by volunteering as part of The International Medical Corps. In addition, he’s been a spokesperson to the World Food Programme, where the organization has committed to doing everything he can to help bring an end to world hunger.
Additionally, Tom Hiddleston is a developing DJ.
Hiddleston isn’t only interested in acting. He’s also a musician. He’s performed the role DJ at a range of functions which include the Loki series’s premier event. The actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he has been DJ for over a decade and has performed at several venues in London. The DJ has described it as an “completely different way of expressing yourself” and a way of expression which allows his “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a well-known meme.
Fans love Hiddleston for his depiction of Loki which has seen his face featured in a myriad of memes. Based on his famous “I am Loki” speech