Tom Hiddleston Bafta 2016
Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Loki the mischievous and morally confused brother, has made him a fan favourite within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the huge number of fans he has, Disney+ has given Loki the title of his own spinoff show. Tom Hiddleston is best known for his role as Loki in Thor However, he has many other talents, too. Some interesting facts about his life and work are listed 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. Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London. Hiddleston came from a family of scientists however, he had always had an desire to be involved in the arts, and loved watching his mother perform. Though he did his acting studies at Eton College, he was known as “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 at the college stage. He spent a lengthy time in the theatre, before taking the transition to film and it was here where he came across Thor director Kenneth Branagh. Although Hiddleston had no prior acting experience, Branagh made him the lead actor in the leading role of the villain Loki and he has maintained for more than 10 years.
Tom Hiddleston’s intention from the beginning was to play Thor.
Hiddleston’s first big role was Thor and he even attempted to play the character. Even though he did an audition for the role wearing a wig and muscle-bound physique Director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to play Tom Hiddleston as Loki because of his wacky humor.
The character actor Tom Hiddleston speaks several languages.
Hiddleston is a polyglot multilingual who is proficient in a variety of tongues. In preparation for his part as a character in Kong: Skull Island, he even studied Mandarin. Aside from being a gifted public speaker, he’s also a gifted performer, appearing in a number of stage productions, musicals and even plays.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of charitable causes.
Hiddleston is known for his charitable works along with his acting profession. He is an advocate for children’s causes and has worked to benefit organisations like 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 is evident in his performances especially in High-Rise. To play the role in the film, in which he was asked for him to dance an act of dance in a ballroom setting was trained in the tango, as well as the waltz.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the best modern actors to play the role of the Bard.
Hiddleston has been in a variety of Shakespearean plays, demonstrating his vast experience in the theatre. He has performed on stage as Cassio in Othello as Cassio and Henry IV as Prince Hal, both at London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was performed at the London’s West End stage, he played the role of Prince Fortinbras.
When it involves the acting profession, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just need to be in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has provided his voice in several audio books that include The Testament of Loki, in which he narrates stories of his iconic character, as well as The Night Manager which is an audiobook version of the novel by John Le Carre. In his role in the game The Avengers, he lent his voice too.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is fluent in French and Spanish as well as his native English. Hiddleston also has a some German in addition to Italian. With his proficiency in Spanish and Italian which he could to make use of it in his role on screen as the character 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.
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 those in the need. He has also visited refugee camps, and helped raise awareness of the situation of Syrian refugees by volunteering as part of The International Medical Corps. In addition, he’s been an ambassador with the World Food Programme, where he has pledged to do all he can in order to bring an end to hunger in the world.
In addition, Tom Hiddleston is a developing DJ.
Hiddleston isn’t just interested in acting. He’s also a musician. He’s played the role DJ at a range of events which include the Loki series’s premier celebration. Actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he’s been a DJ for the past decade and has performed at several venues in London. DJing has been described by him as an “completely different way of expressing yourself” as well as a medium that allows the artist “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a popular meme.
Fans have a love affair with Hiddleston so much due to his depiction of Loki the character that it has been featured in numerous memes. Based on his now-famous “I am Loki” speech