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Updated: Nov 12, 2023

Age: 42

Born: 9th February 1981

Tom Hiddleston is an English actor. He gained international fame portraying Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starting with Thor in 2011 and most recently headlining the Disney+ series Loki since 2021.

In 2011, Hiddleston portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, and appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse. That year, he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. He continued working with auteurs in independent films including Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea (2012). The film Kong: Skull Island (2017) marked his first big-budget leading role outside the MCU.

Hiddleston made his stage debut in Journey's End in 1999. He continued acting in theatre including the West End productions of Cymbeline (2007) and Ivanov (2008). He won the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in Cymbeline and was also nominated for the same award for his role as Cassio in Othello (2008). Hiddleston starred as the title character in a production of Coriolanus (2013–14), winning the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor and receiving a nomination for the Olivier Award for Best Actor. He 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.

Hiddleston's also known for his performances in television including his part in the 2012 BBC series The Hollow Crown's Henry IV and Henry V. Hiddleston starred in and executive-produced the limited series The Night Manager (2016), for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and won his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.

of Betrayal, for which he is nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

TOP 10 Tom Hiddleston

  1. Loki (2021 TV) - ★★★★★

  2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - ★★★★★

  3. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - ★★★★★

  4. What If?... (2021 TV) - ★★★★★

  5. Early Man (2018) - ★★★★

  6. Thor (2011) - ★★★★

  7. The Avengers (2012) - ★★★★

  8. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - ★★★★

  9. Muppets Most Wanted (2014) - ★★★★

  10. Kong: Skull Island (2017) - ★★★★

How do you rate Tom Hiddleston's movies?




FILM: War Horse (2011)

Sunday 12th November, BBC1, 1:50pm

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's First World War drama, starring Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Jeremy Irvine and Hiddleston. Dartmoor, 1914: when Ted Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse for his farm, his son Albert soon bonds with the animal who he names Joey. However, when the harvest fails and war is declared on Germany, Ted is forced to sell Joey to the British Army. Albert enlists but can he and Joey survive the horrors of the Front to be reunited?


The Hollow Crown (2012 TV)


The last episode of Loki Season 2 dropped this week!

The eponymous God of Mischief (Actor of the Week, Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by an organisation to find a renegade causing havoc in different time lines.

Callum (Age 12) [Season 1 review] - ★★★★★

'I really liked this show because it gave me an insight into how the multiverse will work. I have grown to like the character of Loki and I like him even more now The revelation of the villain at the end gave me chills. I can’t wait for what is to come. '

FILM: The Avengers (2011)

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Jan (Age 12): ★★★★1/2

"I really enjoyed this movie, it was unrealistic at times, which is not something that I like. This film brought together Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Agent Barton, and agent Romenoff, to create a group of heroes, The Avengers. I loved the arguing between The Avengers, it was hilarious. The brother of Thor, Loki, came with an army of extraterrestrials to conquer Earth, with The Avengers split apart and Nick Fury constantly disagreeing with the 'council', Earth needs saving. There were quite funny moments in the film, I really enjoyed them. 'My Favourite character top 3 of this movie' is:

1. Hulk (Bruce Banner)

2. Iron Man (Tony Stark)

3. Captain America (Steve Rogers)

'The Avengers' is the last movie in phase one of MCU, Iron Man 3 kicks off phase two, hopefully it's just as good as this film!"

See more of Loki in...

Thor (2010)

The Avengers (2012)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

What If? (2021 TV)


Kong: Skull Island (2017)


What's your favourite Tom Hiddleston movie / performance?


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