55 Facts About Tom Hiddleston


Thomas William Hiddleston was born on 9 February 1981 and is an English actor.


Tom Hiddleston gained international fame portraying Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Thor in 2011 and most recently in the Disney+ series Loki in 2021.


Tom Hiddleston started his film career in the Joanna Hogg films Unrelated and Archipelago.


In 2011, Hiddleston portrayed F Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, and appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse.


Tom Hiddleston continued working with auteurs in independent films including Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea, Jim Jarmusch's romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive and Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.


Tom Hiddleston starred in Ben Wheatley's action film High Rise, and played the troubled country music singer Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light.


Tom Hiddleston made his stage debut in Journey's End in 1999.


Tom Hiddleston continued acting in theatre including the West End productions of Cymbeline and Ivanov.


Tom Hiddleston won the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in Cymbeline and was nominated for the same award for his role as Cassio in Othello.


Tom Hiddleston starred as the title character in a production of Coriolanus, winning the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor and receiving a nomination for the Olivier Award for Best Actor.


Tom Hiddleston made his Broadway debut in a 2019 revival of Harold Pinter's classic drama Betrayal, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.


Tom Hiddleston's father is from Greenock, Scotland and his mother is from Suffolk.


Tom Hiddleston's younger sister, Emma, is an actress, whilst his older sister, Sarah, is a journalist in India.


Tom Hiddleston was raised in Wimbledon in his early years, and later moved to a village near Oxford.


Tom Hiddleston began boarding at Windlesham House School at age seven, moving to the Dragon School in Oxford a year later.


At age thirteen, Tom Hiddleston started at Eton College, again as a boarder.


Tom Hiddleston continued on to Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a double first in Classics.


Tom Hiddleston proceeded to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 2005.


Tom Hiddleston had leading roles in Declan Donnellan's company Cheek by Jowl's productions The Changeling, and Cymbeline.


Tom Hiddleston was the voiceover for BBC's documentary on the Galapagos Island in 2006.


Tom Hiddleston narrated the audiobook The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner in 2007, Hiddleston played the leading role of Edward in Hogg's second feature, Archipelago.


Tom Hiddleston is well-known for his portrayal of Loki in the 2011 Marvel Studios film Thor.


Tom Hiddleston was able to say to the executives, 'Trust me on this, you can cast Tom and he will deliver'.


In November 2010, Tom Hiddleston appeared with Benedict Cumberbatch, Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne and Rose Byrne among others in Danny Boyle's one time production of The Children's Monologues, in which he played Prudence, a young girl upset with her mother for her father leaving and excited for her birthday.


In 2011, Hiddleston portrayed novelist F Scott Fitzgerald in writer-director Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.


Tom Hiddleston then played the noble Captain Nicholls in War Horse, a film based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo, directed by Steven Spielberg.


On television in 2012, Tom Hiddleston appeared in the BBC Two series The Hollow Crown, portraying Prince Hal opposite Jeremy Irons as Henry IV in the adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I and Part II.


Tom Hiddleston later appeared as King Henry V in the television film Henry V In 2013, Hiddleston played Loki again in Thor: The Dark World, following which he played a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's film Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska.


From December 2013 to February 2014, Tom Hiddleston played the title character in William Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden directed by Josie Rourke.


Tom Hiddleston had a cameo in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted, as the Great Escapo.


Tom Hiddleston replaced Benedict Cumberbatch in the gothic horror film Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo del Toro.


Tom Hiddleston starred as Robert Laing in High-Rise, based on J G Ballard's novel of the same name and directed by Ben Wheatley.


In January 2014, Tom Hiddleston became a spokesperson for Jaguar Cars in their "Good to be Bad" ad campaign featuring British actors in villain-themed commercials to promote Jaguar's new models.


Tom Hiddleston was one of the narrators in the 2015 documentary Unity directed by Shaun Monson.


Tom Hiddleston appeared as Jonathan Pine in the 2016 television mini-series The Night Manager based on the espionage and detective novel of the same name by John le Carre.


In early 2017, Tom Hiddleston expressed his will to take a long break from work, and his desire to work again in theatre.


Tom Hiddleston reprised the role of Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, released on 3 November 2017, and appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.


Tom Hiddleston voiced the villain in Nick Park's animated film Early Man which was released in early 2018.


Tom Hiddleston narrated Earth At Night In Color, an American nature documentary television series created by Offspring Films.


In March 2021, it was announced that Tom Hiddleston had joined the cast of the Apple TV+ drama series The Essex Serpent, based on the novel of the same name, by Sarah Perry.


Tom Hiddleston played the role of Reverend Will Ransome opposite Cora Seaborne, played by Claire Danes.


Tom Hiddleston has made voice appearances in The Simpsons short films on Disney+ as Loki.


Tom Hiddleston is in talks to reprise his role in a second series of The Night Manager.


Tom Hiddleston is attached to star in a Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic book mini-series Hard Boiled produced by Warner Bros and in a James Ivory's adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II as the eponymous character.


One of the most high-profile actors in contemporary British popular culture, Tom Hiddleston appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom.


In 2016, Tom Hiddleston was awarded the male Rear of the Year title, a light-hearted accolade that recognises British celebrities who are found to have a notable posterior.


Kenneth Branagh noted that the first time he ever saw Tom Hiddleston, playing Cassio in Othello, it was quite clear to him that he was an utterly naturalistic speaker of Shakespeare.


The Daily Telegraphs Dominic Cavendish suggested that Tom Hiddleston "has got the theatrical acting chops to head up there among the greats", while The Independents Paul Taylor remarked that "his range is beginning to look pretty limitless".


Tom Hiddleston dated English actress Susannah Fielding from 2008 to 2011 after they met while filming an episode of Wallander.


Tom Hiddleston is engaged to English actress and writer Zawe Ashton, his Betrayal co-star.


Tom Hiddleston has donated items for auction and has supported several charities, including the Small Steps Project, Starlight Children's Foundation, Cure EB, Comic Relief, Red Nose Day USA, Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Amnesty International and Chance to Shine.


Tom Hiddleston is a UK ambassador of the humanitarian and developmental assistance fund group UNICEF.


Tom Hiddleston travelled to Guinea in early 2013 to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition, and to South Sudan in early 2015 and late 2016 to report the results of the ongoing civil war on the lives of vast numbers of children across the country.


Tom Hiddleston is an ambassador of the Illuminating BAFTA campaign, an action which aims to provide opportunities to those who otherwise would not have been given a chance in the film, games and television industries.


Tom Hiddleston has received a Golden Globe Award and a Laurence Olivier Award among other accolades.