Tom Hiddleston is a British actor, who conquered Hollywood with a charismatic villain Loki role. His talent didn’t stay unnoticed, so the collaboration with the world-famous film directors enriched the actor’s achievements piggy bank.
Tom Hiddleston – true british aristocrat
Family and Childhood
Tom Hiddleston was born in the historic district of the British capital, Westminster. His father, James Norman Hiddleston was born in a poor Scottish family and came a long way up the career ladder. He was a CEO of a pharmaceutical company. The actor’s mother, Diana Patricia Servaes, comes from an aristocratic family. She worked as an art critic and a former stage assistant. However, she quit her job after the birth of three children, and devoted herself to the family.
Tom Hiddleston in childhood
Tom's great grandfather, Vice-Admiral Reginald Servaes, was the commandant of His Majesty cruiser named «London» during the Second World War. Later on, he became a commander of the United Kingdom Royal Naval Reserve. The actor’s great-grandfather, an esquire Edmund Hoyle Vestey, got an award from the Queen’s hands «For the timely delivery of quality products for British soldiers during the First World War» and was presented a title of baronet.
Tom Hiddleston with parents
When Tom was 13, his parents divorced. By this time, the future actor graduated from prep school, in Wimbledon, and studied in a boarding Oxford Dragon School. His father left the family. However, he continued to take care of Tom and his sisters, the older Sarah and the younger Emma. The actor recollects his childhood warmly, despite the parents split: «We spent the summer with cousins. We performed pieces, we rehearsed for a week and then played a performance for the parents. It always seemed so important, yet there were just 5 viewers and a dog in the garden behind the house».
Tom Hiddleston's school pic
Tom got an interest in acting during the summer holidays. An entertaining game called «Debate in a Balloon» became an excellent training for him. The participants had to imitate someone famous, not to be thrown overboard into the waters of the Atlantic. Young Hiddleston always used to do imitate actors from commercials. Meantime, his opponents had chosen the roles of Einstein, Shakespeare, Mozart or the President of the United States. Once a drama club manager saw him in the game process. As soon as the children stopped playing, he came up to Tom and invited him to a school performance.
Young Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston has entered the famous Eton College after finishing high school. He studied in the same class with the heir to the British throne Prince William for a few years. The actor continued the classical education at Cambridge University, where he also visited the theater. At the same time, Tom made his debut on the big stage in a drama «A Streetcar Named Desire». The novice actor’s performance was noticed by an agent Lorraine Hamilton, from the Hamilton Hodell Talent Agency, who invited the talented student for cooperation. After that scene, Hiddleston was convinced that acting was not just a hobby for him, but all his life. So, after Cambridge, he entered the prestigious RADA, a Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Dancing Tom Hiddleston
Acting Career Debut
In 2001, viewers saw Tom Hiddleston on the screen for the first time. He played a cameo role of a Lord in the movie «The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby». Then he starred small roles in the films «Conspiracy», «The Gathering Storm» and in «A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets».
Oakley’s role in the picture «Unrelated» was the first major work of the beginning actor. The premiere of the movie took place in 2007. The younger sister Emma featured the picture together with her brother. The girl played Badge’s role.
«Miss Austen Regrets», 2008
2008 became a turning year for Hiddleston. He was invited to play Mr. John Plumptre in the picture «Miss Austen Regrets». In spite of the fact that the film collected different critic reviews, it served a good ground for the talented British career development.
His theatrical successes did not go unnoticed. Tom was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Awards in The Newcomer in a Play category. His name twice appeared in the list of nominees for his role in «Cymbeline» and «Othello». As a result, «Cymbeline» was a happy one. Later on, Othello has also brought him an award. Hiddleston was named The Best Actor and won the Theatregoers' Choice Awards.
A contract with Marvel helped the British actor to move to Hollywood. In 2008, Tom became a part of cinema universe, playing the role of Loki in «Thor». Sir Kenneth Branagh got a place in Marvel Studios for the Briton. First, they have played together in a crime TV-series «Wallander». When Kenneth moved to the post of «Thor» film director, he invited Hiddleston to cast immediately.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Comic Com
Tom originally was auditioned for Thor’s role: «I am a tall, fair man with a classical education. I had to become a «classic» Thor. Nevertheless, Marvel saw more in me, they noticed my temper and suggested a different role». As a result, the actor got the role of Thor's brother, Loki, who was simultaneously the worst antagonist of the hero.
According to Tom’s words, the villains have always fascinated him. He was really happy to play a macabre villain with «the grandmaster's mind» instead of «the next Joker or doctor Octopus». Besides, Tom associates the first shooting experience on a Hollywood stage with work with such legends as Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, and Anthony Hopkins.
Tom Hiddleston & Chris Hemsworth interview (2013)
In 2011, Hiddleston got another proposal from a famous film director. Steven Spielberg offered him a leading role in the drama «War Horse». In the same year, woody Allen saw him in a role of the writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald in «Midnight in Paris». To the Tom Hiddleston’s 30th anniversary an actor was at the top of popularity.
Tom Hiddleston as Francis Scott Fitzgerald
In 2012, he continued his collaboration with Marvel. He again transformed into Loki in the thriller, action «The Avengers». This time he opposed the heroes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson.
«Thor 2» filming
In 2013, Tom Hiddleston starred in the film by Jim Jarmusch «Only Lovers Left Alive», where he played a 1000-year-old vampire, the lover of rock music and peace. A charming Tilda Swinton became his partner in the film.
«Only Lovers Left Alive», 2013
In the same year, he starred in the sequel «Thor: the Dark World». However, the picture was taken less warmly in comparison with the first episode. Though, it received its share of rave reviews.
Loki VS kids
In 2014, the actor became the face of the automobile brand, Jaguar Cars.
Jaguar Commercial with Tom Hiddleston
In 2016, Tom Hiddleston’s fans could enjoy their beloved actor’s game in the horror melodrama by Guillermo del Toro «Crimson Peak» with lovely Mia Wasikowska featuring. He also starred a dystopian drama «High-Rise». Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller also featured this picture.
Tom Hiddleston – Private Life
Education of true British did not allow Tom Hiddleston to talk about his personal life publicly. His silence has become a fertile ground for various rumor creation. In different times, the role of the «Loki girlfrirnd» performed Jessica Chastain, Kat Dennings, and Scarlett Johansson.
In the end of 2011, the press trumpeted the news about the «secret wedding» of Tom and the actress Susannah Fielding. The couple had dated for a few months. They did not hide their relationship either to family or to the society. The glamorous magazines regularly published photos of happy lovers. However, their love affair never got into anything serious.
Tom Hiddleston and Susannah Fielding
In 2013, the journalists «married» the actor with his make-up artist Amanda Grossman. In 2016, Tom was caught with Elizabeth Olsen on vacation, a colleague on the film «I Saw the light».
Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen
However, in June of the same year, Tom admitted that he began dating with country singer Taylor Swift. A month later, they made a Grand beach party, which lasted several days.
На фото: Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift
Many Tom and Taylor’s fans felt that their relationship was aimed to PR only from the very beginning. Perhaps, they were right – just a couple of months later, Swift has deleted ex-boyfriend from friends in all her social accounts.
Tom Hiddleston Now
In 2017, the mad son of Odin will appear on the big screens again in the sequel «Thor: Ragnarok». In 2016 he also appeared in mini-series «The Night Manager» as ex- soldier of British army Jonathan Pine who works in luxury hotel undercover.
On «Golden Globe-2017»
As the actor says, he has achieved everything he wanted, except one thing: he never played a «usual guy in jeans and a t-shirt that makes people laugh, crashing into a lamppost or slipping on a banana peel».