Tom Hiddleston
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Tom Hiddleston
Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English film, television, radio and theatre actor. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and he rose to prominence through a number of TV roles and more recently major film roles.
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ASAP Rocky, Tom Hiddleston and Jared Leto Party With Gucci
NYTimes - 4 days
After showing the fall collection, the designer Alessandro Michele hosted the after-party.
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Tom Hiddleston says Taylor Swift shirt a joke, romance 'was real'
Reuters.com - 19 days
(Reuters) - British actor Tom Hiddleston has opened up about his 2016 summer romance with Taylor Swift, insisting their relationship "was real" but explaining that his much-mocked "I (heart) T.S." tank top was just a joke.
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Tom Hiddleston Defends Taylor Swift and That "I Heart TS" Tank Top - E! Online
Google News - 19 days
E! Online Tom Hiddleston Defends Taylor Swift and That "I Heart TS" Tank Top E! Online From the moment the actor and the singer were photographed kissing in Rhode Island last summer, they became one of the most talked about couples in the world. Within the first month alone, Hiddleston and Swift—dubbed Hiddleswift—met each other's ... Tom Hiddleston Reflects on 'Real' Romance With 'Incredible' Taylor Swift, and That Famous 'I Heart TS' Tank TopUs Weekly Tom Hiddleston Says 'Of Course' Taylor Swift Romance Was Real, Explains Story Behind 'I Heart TS' Tank TopEntertainment Tonight Tom Hiddleston Reveals the Real Story Behind His “I <3 TS” Tank TopVanity Fair Vulture -Hollywood Life -GQ Magazine -TooFab.com all 20 news articles »
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Actor Tom Hiddleston apologizes to aid workers for speech at Golden Globes
Reuters.com - about 2 months
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actor Tom Hiddleston apologized on Tuesday to aid workers for comments he made at the Golden Globe Awards about how viewing his TV series "The Night Manager" had helped them in a conflict zone.
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Tom Hiddleston At Golden Globes: Maybe Not The Best Charity Spokesman
NPR - about 2 months
The Twitter storm over the actor's comments at the Golden Globes raises the question: What makes an ideal celebrity spokesperson? (Image credit: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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A life in the stars: Carrie Fisher in pictures
Yahoo News - 2 months
Born to Hollywood stars, Carrie Fisher lived her life in lights from the beginning.  The beloved actress died Tuesday at age 60 in Los Angeles after suffering from a heart attack. The child of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, Fisher made herself a household name starring as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, as well as other classic films including Shampoo and Hannah and Her Sisters . Fisher's personal life was tumultuous. She was open about her struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, reflecting these experiences in novels such as Postcards from the Edge .  "Hilariously – after all the drug addiction and celebration marriage and mental illness and divorce and shock treatment and heartbreak and motherhood and childhood and neighborhood and hood in general – I’ve turned out to be ... a kind of happy person (go figure!)," she wrote in the Guardian in June. She always maintained a sense of wit and an intense joy in life, all of which came through in pictures ...
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Ryan Reynolds Finally Explains That Taylor Swift Photo
Huffington Post - 3 months
Pop culture fans will remember Taylor Swift’s celeb-filled 4th of July bash. There were fireworks, there was a water slide and ― most importantly ― there was an unforgettable couples photo. In the perfectly posed pic, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds looks less than thrilled while seated with wife Blake Lively, beside former couple Swift and Tom Hiddleston, and Swift’s friends.  A photo posted by Britany LaManna (@britmaack) on Jul 5, 2016 at 12:11pm PDT That is not the face of summertime Swiftie joy.  While the Internet thought Reynolds may or may not have been held hostage at the event by Swift and her squad powers, the “Deadpool” star explained that that’s just his regular resting “dead” face.  “That’s a problem I’ve had all my life,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “If I’m not aware a photo is being taken, my natural resting face is one of a man dying. I had no idea somebody was taking a photo. Therefore I was resting comfortably in my pers ...
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How Taylor Swift Taught This Gay Fan The Value Of Being Fearless
Huffington Post - 3 months
To the world, Taylor Swift is a country-pop, occasionally divisive superstar whose talent is matched only by white-hot ambition. But to Tyler Conroy, she’ll always be a role model who helped him through some of the darkest periods in his adolescence. “Taylor is someone who’s lived a positive lifestyle and wants to tell other people, ‘You can live a great life if you just learn to be yourself and not let yourself be defined by the things that other people who don’t matter say,’” the 24-year-old told The Huffington Post. “One of my favorite things that Taylor has taught me is that if you feel like you’re different, you’re lucky enough to be different, and you shouldn’t change that.” Conroy discovered Swift’s music in 2008 after the singer released her hit album, “Fearless.” At the time, he was a closeted gay teen who struggled to fit in at his Massachusetts high school, and had even contemplated suicide. Eight years later, he’s the “honorary author” of Taylor Swift: This Is Our S ...
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 3 months
If you thought last week’s trailers were awesome, then grab some popcorn. We have a few exciting clips for you, including the first full trailers for Beauty and the Beast and Ghost in the Shell, two highly anticipated titles. DON’T MISS: New MacBook Pro ad places Apple’s laptop among some of history’s greatest inventions A Kind of Murder Walter is a regular guy, living a normal life in the 1960's New York. The architect has a secret passion, however, and that’s figuring out an unsolved murder. A Kind of Murder launches on December 16th, starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, and Haley Bennett. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zoi09mRoE Beauty and the Beast It’s finally here, the first trailer for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake was released a few days ago. March 17th can’t come soon enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E Before I Fall Come March 3rd, we’re going to see a different kind of Groundhog Day movie. Sam relives the same day over and over, the day of her deat ...
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17 Tweets That Make Perfect Sense To Anyone With A Weird Hairline
Huffington Post - 5 months
Think back to the simplicity and innocence of childhood. Were you worried about your eyebrows, or your lashes, or your nail beds? Of course not! You had kickball to play and SpongeBob SquarePants to watch. But somewhere along the way, you became aware of these beauty standards. You realized that your brows weren’t on fleek, and that your lashes were stubby. Maybe you found dark circles under your eyes, or enlarged pores on your face. But for a select few, all this paled in comparison to the emergence of some truly funky hairlines. When your hairline is so wavy it looks like a cardiogram, simple hairstyles become exceedingly complicated. For women, braids and ponytails are a fate worse than death. For men, a barber who screws up their edges is unforgivable. Here are 17 tweets that anyone with a funky hairline can understand: You get by with a little help from your friends.  Someone is gonna let me know when it's time right? I don't wanna be the guy ...
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Nightlife Photographer Patrick McMullan Explains What It's Like To Party For A Living
Huffington Post - 5 months
When Patrick McMullan was in the ninth grade, he told his guidance counselor he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. When pressed to provide some sort of career outlook, he said what most teens would say: “Well, I like going to parties.” The guidance counselor was less than impressed, telling McMullan, “Well, forget it. You’re never going to find a job going to parties.”  And then, he did. McMullan, who recently syndicated his entire collection of photographs with Getty Images to increase their visibility, has become a mainstay in the celebrity nightlife scene. Over the years, he’s given us myriad iconic photos (like the one below of a young Leonardo DiCaprio goofing around in New York City.) Not only has he managed to carve a spot for himself in the industry, he’s also made plenty of famous friends along the way. McMullan’s interest in shooting celebrity nightlife stems from his general love of parties and a desire to capture all types of people. Building relat ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Hiddleston
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    Hiddleston won the light-hearted UK award Rear of the Year 2016, in which the public nominate the male and female, UK-based celebrity that they think should win the ‘Rear of the Year’ award.
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    In July 2016, Hiddleston confirmed he is in a relationship with American country pop singer Taylor Swift. In September 2016, they ended their relationship.
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    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 Carré.
    More Details Hide Details The series started filming in Spring 2015 and aired on AMC with Hugh Laurie also starring. Hiddleston was one of the celebrities, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jo Brand, E. L. James and Rachel Riley, to design and sign his own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The campaign was launched by crafting company Stampin' Up! UK and the cards were auctioned off on eBay during May 2014. He is also a UK ambassador of the humanitarian and developmental assistance fund group UNICEF. He travelled to Guinea in early 2013 to help women and children and raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition. Hiddleston is a self-described feminist.
    In 2016, he starred in the AMC / BBC limited series The Night Manager, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
    More Details Hide Details Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London. He is the son of Diana Patricia (née Servaes) Hiddleston, an arts administrator and former stage manager, and James Norman Hiddleston, a physical chemist. His father is from Greenock, Scotland and his mother is from Suffolk, England. His younger sister, Emma, is also an actress, whilst his older sister, Sarah, is a journalist in India. Through his mother, he is a great-grandson of Vice Admiral Reginald Servaes, and a great-great-grandson of food producer Sir Edmund Vestey. He was raised in Wimbledon in his early years, and later moved to a Cotswold village near Oxford. He attended the Dragon School preparatory school in Oxford, and his parents divorced when he was 12. When discussing his parents' divorce in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he stated: "I like to think it made me more compassionate in my understanding of human frailty".
  • 2015
    Age 34
    Hiddleston was one of the narrators in the 2015 documentary Unity directed by Shaun Monson.
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  • 2014
    Age 33
    Legendary Pictures announced in September 2014 that Hiddleston would star in the upcoming King Kong film Kong: Skull Island.
    More Details Hide Details It is set to be released on 10 March 2017 and will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. He is also set to reprise his role as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, scheduled for release on 3 November 2017, as well as Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its currently untitled sequel (2019).
    It was announced in June 2014 that Hiddleston would play country music singer Hank Williams in the 2015 biopic I Saw the Light, based on the 1994 biography.
    More Details Hide Details It was directed by Marc Abraham and started shooting in Louisiana in October 2014.
    In April 2014, Hiddleston starred in another commercial in the campaign, titled "The Art of Villainy".
    More Details Hide Details It was released on YouTube, promoting the F-Type coupe. However, the Advertising Standards Authority received complaints about the video "encouraging irresponsible driving". Jaguar Land Rover said that in the ad, when the car did leave the car park, it "accelerated briefly" and that police were present at filming to confirm the speed limit was not breached but the ASA ruled against it and banned the commercial.
    The first commercial of the campaign, titled "Rendezvous", first aired during the 2014 Super Bowl and featured Hiddleston along with Mark Strong and Ben Kingsley.
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    In January 2014, Hiddleston became a spokesperson for Jaguar Cars in their "Good to be Bad" ad campaign featuring British actors in villain-themed commercials to promote Jaguars new models.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    From December 2013 to February 2014, Hiddleston played the title character in William Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden directed by Josie Rourke.
    More Details Hide Details It was also aired live internationally on 30 January 2014. David Benedict of Variety praised a "scorching" performance.He had a cameo in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted, as the Great Escapo. Hiddleston replaced Benedict Cumberbatch in the gothic horror film Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film started filming in Toronto in February 2014, and was released in October 2015. Upcoming roles include Robert Laing in the film adaptation of J. G. Ballard's novel High Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley. The film started shooting in Northern Ireland in July 2014.
    In 2013, Hiddleston played Loki again in Thor: The Dark World, following which he played a vampire, Adam, in Jim Jarmusch's film Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton as Eve and Mia Wasikowska.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    On television in 2012, 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.
    More Details Hide Details He later as appeared as King Henry V in the television film Henry V.
    Hiddleston has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), the 2012 BBC series Henry IV and Henry V, and the romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).
    More Details Hide Details In late 2013 and early 2014, Hiddleston starred as the title character in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, winning the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor. In 2015, he starred in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, Ben Wheatley's High Rise, and played the troubled country music singer Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 30
    Hiddleston provided the voiceover the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead in 2011 and poetry for iF Poems and The Love Book on iTunes in 2012.
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    Also in 2011 Hiddleston portrayed novelist F.
    More Details Hide Details Scott Fitzgerald in writer-director Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, the noble Captain Nicholls in War Horse, a film based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo, directed by Steven Spielberg, and Freddie Page, a RAF pilot in the drama The Deep Blue Sea, alongside Rachel Weisz. In 2012, he reprised his role as the supervillain Loki in The Avengers. While filming a scene with Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, the film's director, Joss Whedon told the fighting duo that the scene did not look real enough, so Hiddleston told Hemsworth to really hit him for the fight scene. "I said to Chris, 'Dude, just hit me. Just hit me because I'm protected here and it's fine.' He's like, 'Are you sure?' I was like, 'Yeah, it will look great. Just go for it.'"
  • 2010
    Age 29
    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 November 2010 where he played Prudence, a young girl upset with her mother for her father leaving and excited for her birthday.
    More Details Hide Details The play was a one time event of adapted stories of children's first-hand experiences in South Africa being re-interpreted by and performed by various actors.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    In 2007, he joined a list of British actors, including Kate Winslet and Orlando Bloom, to have guest starred in the long-running medical drama Casualty.
    More Details Hide Details Hiddleston is well known for his portrayal of Loki in the 2011 Marvel Studios film, Thor. He was invited to audition by Kenneth Branagh, the film's director, after having previously worked with Branagh on Ivanov and Wallander. Hiddleston said of Branagh, "Ken has had a life-changing effect. He was able to say to the executives, 'Trust me on this, you can cast Tom and he will deliver'. It was massive and it's completely changed the course of what is available to me to do. Ken gave me my break." In the beginning, he originally auditioned for the part of Thor. "I initially auditioned to play Thor. That was what I was being considered for, because I'm tall and blonde and classically trained, and that seemed to be the mold for what Thor was, he was to be a classical character. And it was in my auditions. I owe this entirely to Marvel and their open-mindedness, they saw something that they thought was interesting. They saw some temperament that they liked." The casting director gave Hiddleston six weeks to bulk up, so he went on a strict diet and gained twenty pounds of muscle. In the end, Branagh decided he was more suitable as the antagonist and cast him as Loki. To prepare for his role as Loki, Hiddleston trained in the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
    He also narrated the audiobook The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner in 2007,
    More Details Hide Details Hiddleston also appeared in the leading role of Edward in Hogg's second feature, Archipelago (2010). His TV credits include Magnus Martinsson in the BBC detective drama Wallander (2008), Bill Hazledine in Suburban Shootout (2006), John Plumptre in the BBC costume drama TV film Miss Austen Regrets (2008) and William Buxton in the BBC drama series Return to Cranford (2009).
  • 2006
    Age 25
    Hiddleston was the voiceover for BBC's documentary on the Galapagos Island in 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    He proceeded to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details While still doing student plays, Hiddleston began doing television, landing parts in Stephen Whittaker's adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby (2001) for ITV, the BBC/HBO co-production Conspiracy (2001), and as Randolph Churchill, the son of Winston Churchill, in the BBC/HBO drama The Gathering Storm (2002). Upon graduating from RADA, Hiddleston was cast in his first film role, playing Oakley in Joanna Hogg's first feature, Unrelated (2006). His sister Emma also appeared in the film as Badge. Casting director, Lucy Bevan, who cast him in the film said "there was just a fantastic confidence about him". Hiddleston had leading roles in Declan Donnellan's company Cheek by Jowl's productions The Changeling (2006), and Cymbeline (2007). For the latter he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play. His Donmar Warehouse credits include Cassio in Michael Grandage's production of Shakespeare's Othello (2008) alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor and later Lvov in their West End revival of Chekhov's Ivanov (2008) with Kenneth Branagh.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born on February 9, 1981.
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