Tom Hiddleston Blog
Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal as Loki Loki, Thor’s naughty and morally uncertain brother, has been a fan favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his huge fan base, Disney+ has given Loki the title of his own spinoff show. Tom Hiddleston is best known for his character Loki in Thor, but he has many other talents, too. Some interesting details about the actor’s life as well as his career 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 to a scientific family however, he had always had an interest in the arts and loved watching his mother perform. Although he studied acting in Eton College, he was named “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 stage production at the college stage. He worked for a long period in the theatre before taking the switch to film and it was in the academy where he met Thor director Kenneth Branagh. Although Hiddleston did not have any previous acting previous experience Branagh made him the lead actor in the lead role of the villain Loki that he’s maintained for more than a decade.
Tom Hiddleston’s original intention was to be Thor.
Hiddleston’s most memorable role was Thor, but he actually auditioned for the role. However, despite completing a screen test for the part while sporting the wig and a muscular physique, director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to cast Tom Hiddleston as Loki because of his playful 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 as a character in Kong: Skull Island, he even studied Mandarin. Aside from being a gifted public speaker, he’s also a talented singer, having appeared in several shows and musicals.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of philanthropic causes.
Hiddleston is famous for his charitable work along with his acting career. Hiddleston is a champion for the cause of children and has worked to benefit organisations such as WaterAid as well as The Prince’s Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital through his role as an ambassador 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 to perform a dance routine in a ballroom setting, Hiddleston studied the tango as well as the waltz.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the best modern actors to ever play the role of the Bard.
Hiddleston has performed in numerous Shakespearean plays, demonstrating his long-standing experience in theatre. He has appeared on the stage in Othello acting as Cassio and Henry IV as Prince Hal in the London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was performed in the London’s West End stage, he portrayed Prince Fortinbras.
When it is acting, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just have a place in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has provided his voice for numerous audio books that include The Testament of Loki, where he tells the tale of his iconic character, as well as The Night Manager which is an audiobook adaptation of a novel written by John Le Carre. To the video game The Avengers, he lent his voice, too.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is proficient with French and Spanish as well as his native English. Hiddleston also has a amount of German along with Italian. With his proficiency in Spanish and Italian, he was able to apply it to his character for Sir Thomas Sharpe in the 2015 film Crimson Peak. In the stage production for Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, Hiddleston also sang in German.
Actor Tom Hiddleston is very charitable.
Over the time, Hiddleston has contributed to various worthy causes. He has served as an Unicef UK ambassador, spreading the message of the organisation and soliciting donations for those in the need. He also visited refugee camps and has helped draw attention to the dire situation of Syrian refugees by volunteering for the International Medical Corps. Additionally, he has been an ambassador for the World Food Programme, where he has promised to do whatever he can to 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 of DJ at a variety of events which include the Loki series’ premiere event. The actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he has been DJ for over a decade, and has played at a few nightclubs in London. DJing has been described by him as the “completely different way of expressing yourself” and a medium which allows the artist “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a famous meme.
Fans love Hiddleston so much due to his depiction of Loki that his image has been used in countless memes. Based on his now-famous “I am Loki” speech