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Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal Loki, Thor’s mischievous and morally uncertain brother, has made him a fan favourite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his immense fan base, Disney+ has given Loki his very own spinoff series. Tom Hiddleston is best known for his performance as Loki in Thor, but he has many other talents, too. A few interesting facts about the actor’s life and work are included below.
In college, Tom Hiddleston was known as “Piddle.”
Tom Hiddleston was raised by his father, a physicist James Hiddleston, and his casting director mother, Diana Hiddleston. His birthplace was Westminster, London. Hiddleston was born to a scientific family however, he had always had an passion for the arts and enjoyed watching his mom perform. Even though he studied acting at Eton College, he was given the nickname “Piddle” by his fellow students due to his surname.
Thor actor Tom Hiddleston got his start on stage.
Hiddleston attended The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after becoming heavily involved with stage production at the college stage. He spent a lengthy time in the theatre, before taking the transition to film and it was there that he first was introduced to Thor director Kenneth Branagh. Even though Hiddleston did not have any previous acting experience, Branagh chose him to play the role of Loki, the main Loki the villain. Loki and he has been playing for more than a decade.
Tom Hiddleston’s intention from the beginning was to play Thor.
Hiddleston’s breakthrough role was in Thor in the movie, however, he actually tried out for the part. Even though he did screen tests for the role wearing the wig and a muscular physique the director Kenneth Branagh ultimately decided to choose Tom Hiddleston as Loki because of his playful sense of humor.
Tom Hiddleston, the actor Tom Hiddleston speaks several languages.
Hiddleston is a multilingual polyglot who is fluent in several tongues. To prepare for his character in Kong: Skull Island, he even studied Mandarin. Aside from being a gifted public speaker, he is also a gifted singer, and has appeared in several productions as well as musicals.
Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of philanthropic causes.
Hiddleston is famous for his charitable work alongside his acting career. Hiddleston is a champion for children’s issues and has worked to support organisations such as WaterAid, The Prince’s Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital through his position as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Tom Hiddleston enjoys dancing.
The love for dance of Hiddleston is evident in his roles especially in High-Rise. To play the role in the film, which required for him to dance the dance routine in a ballroom setting, was trained in the tango, as well as the waltz.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the most modern actors to ever play the Bard.
Hiddleston has performed in a number of Shakespearean plays, demonstrating his extensive theatre experience. He has appeared on the stage on stage in Othello playing Cassio and Henry IV as Prince Hal in London’s Donmar Warehouse. When Hamlet was performed by London’s West End stage, he was the Prince Fortinbras.
When it involves acting, Tom Hiddleston doesn’t just belong in front of the camera.
Hiddleston has provided his voice for numerous audio books such as The Testament of Loki, in which he recounts the story of his iconic character, and The Night Manager which is an audiobook adapting a novel written by John Le Carre. For the video game The Avengers, he lent his voice as well.
Multilingual Tom Hiddleston.
Hiddleston is fluent in French and Spanish as well as the language he speaks in his home country of English. He also speaks a bit of German and Italian. With his fluency both in Spanish and Italian, he was able to utilize it in his role on screen as the character 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.
It is said that actor Tom Hiddleston is very charitable.
Over the years, Hiddleston has contributed to numerous worthwhile causes. He’s been a Unicef UK ambassador, spreading the organization’s message and soliciting donations to help kids in dire need. He also visited refugee camps, and helped in bringing attention to the suffering of Syrian refugees through volunteering for the International Medical Corps. In addition, he has been an ambassador of the World Food Programme, where he has pledged to do what he can to put an end to hunger in the world.
Additionally, Tom Hiddleston is a budding DJ.
Hiddleston isn’t just interested in acting. He’s also a musician. He’s performed the role of DJ at a variety of events, including the Loki series’ premier event. Actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with Variety that he’s been DJ for more than a decade, and has played at several bars in London. He described DJing as being a “completely different way of expressing yourself” and a medium that gives the artist “creative freedom.”
Tom Hiddleston has become a famous meme.
The fans enjoy Hiddleston so much due to his depiction of Loki that his image has been featured in a myriad of memes. Based on his famous “I am Loki” speech