Though Tom Hiddleston is an English actor who has been active in the movie and entertainment industry since 2001, he shot to fame after his role as Loki in Marvel’s Avengers and Thor.
Born on 9 February 1981 in Westminster, London, the 36-year-old actor has worked in many movies and also has countless TV series under his belt.
Tom Hiddleston’s Early life
Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London to James Norman Hiddleston, a physical chemist and Diana Patricia (née Servaes) Hiddleston, an arts administrator and former stage manager.
He attended Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005. While he was still working on student plays, Hiddleston started making appearances on television. Subsequently, he landed parts in Stephen Whittaker’s adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby (2001) for ITV, the BBC/HBO co-production Conspiracy (2001) as well as in BBC/HBO drama The Gathering Storm (2002).
Movies and TV Shows
In the early stages of his career, Hiddleston worked on many movies and TV series. He also won an award for one of his roles when his career as an actor was still growing. Once he finished studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hiddleston was cast in his first film role, playing Oakley in Joanna Hogg’s first feature film, Unrelated (2006). He starred alongside his sister Emma who starred as Badge in the movie.
Afterwards, Hiddleston had leading roles in Declan Donnellan’s company Cheek by Jowl’s productions The Changeling in 2006 and in 2007, he appeared in West End theatre production Cymbeline, a role which later scored him the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play.
Notably, his most famous roles in films were as Loki in Marvel’s Avengers and Thor.
Notwithstanding, his role as Captain Nicholls in the movie War Horse was also a very famous one. While Hiddleston has 27 credits to his name in movies, his voice also speaks for him as he was the voiceover for BBC’s documentary on the Galapagos Island in 2006 and also narrated the audiobook The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner in 2007.
His other well-known movies in the industry include Midnight in Paris, Only Lovers Left Alive and Henry IV.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby was his first TV Movie. He also worked in Miss Austen Regrets, The Gathering Storm and many other TV movies and series. Meanwhile, the list of Hiddleston’s famous theatre works cannot be complete without Coriolanus on it. He has 8 theatre credits to his name.
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Tom Hiddleston Career Earnings and Awards
Tom Hiddleston has a net worth of $15 million. Spanning almost two decades, Tom Hiddleston’s career as an actor is no doubt a very successful one. He has been nominated for over twenty prestigious awards and has taken home more than ten of them.
Hiddleston won Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his role in Coriolanus in 2014; Glamour Award for Man of the Year was awarded to him in 2012 while he also won the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2013 for his role as Loki in Avengers. His latest accolade is the Empire Hero Award, 2017.
Meanwhile, he’s one of the nominees for the upcoming Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi/Fantasy for his role as Captain James Conrad in Kong: Skull Island.
With all these movies and awards, there’s no reason to question why Tom Hiddleston’s wealth has been on the increase over the years. His movies have played an important role in increasing his wealth and making him super famous. Besides, he still has a lot of movies in the pipeline which will surely leave a mark.
Personal Life – Girlfriend and Wife
Hiddleston currently lives in the Belsize Park area of north-west London. He remains a bachelor but has been romantically linked to some celebrities whom he has dated in the past and they include British actress Susannah Fielding and record executive Jane Arthy. In 2016 he had a brief relationship with pop star Taylor Swift.
The actor’s life isn’t just about dating or his career. He’s also found an outlet as a philanthropist. He has been involved in some humanitarian works as well, in January 2013, he travelled with UNICEF UK to Guinea, West Africa, to visit children, families, and communities to help women and children and also raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition.
Quick Facts about The Actor
Full Name: Thomas William Hiddleston
Profession: Actor, producer and musical performer
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 79 kg
Date of Birth: 9 February 1981
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, UK
Education: Pembroke College, Cambridge Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Aquarius