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Top 10 Facts - Tom Hiddleston
10.23.2015
Fact #1

Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor. Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London. He is the son of Diana Patrica (Servaes) Hiddleston, an arts administrator and former stage manager, and James Norman Hiddleston, a physical chemist.

Fact #2

While still doing student plays Hiddleston began doing television, landing parts in Stephen Whittaker's adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby for ITV the BBC/HBO co-production Conspirancy, and as Randolph Churchill, the son of Winston Churchill, in the BBC/HBO drama the Gethering Storm.

Fact #3

Upon graduating from RADA, Hiddleston was cast in his first film role, playing Oakley in Joanna Hogg's first feature, Unrelated. His sister Emma also appeared in the film as Badge.

Fact #4

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.

Fact #5

Also in 2011 Hiddleston portrayed novelist F.Scott Fitzgerald on writer-director Wood Allen's Midnight in Paris, the noble Captain Nicholls in Was House, a film based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo, directed by Steven Spielberg, and Freddie Page, a RAF pilot inthe drama The Deep Blue Sea, alongside Rachel Weisz.

Fact #6

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.

Fact #7

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.

Fact #8

Hiddleston is also a supporter of the humanitarian and developmental assistance fund group UNICEF. He traveled to Guinea in early 2013 to help women and children and raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition. Hiddleston is a self-described feminist.

Fact #9

He won the Laurence Oliver Award for Best Newcomer in Play for his role in Cymbeline while also being nominated for the same award the same year for his role of Cassio in Othello.

Fact #10

In 2011 he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award for his role in Thor. He won the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight and Best Villain in 2013 for his role in the Avengers. For his role in 2013 play Coriolanus, he won the Evening Standart Threatre Award for Best actor.

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