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Tom Hiddleston Biography

October 15, 2015

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Birthday: February 9, 1981
Birthplace: Westminster, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

London Lad

Thomas William Hiddleston is British born and bred. Born in Westminster, London young Tom wasn't a stranger to the biz - his mother Patricia was a stage manager, and his younger sister Emma is also an actress. His father is from Scotland, and unlike his son and daughter, he doesn't act at all, he's a scientist.

Tom Hiddleston is from London, EnglandTom Hiddleston is from London, England

Growing up he lived in Wimbledon and Oxford. His parents divorced when he was kid, and Tom says that it has made him more compassionate to people's personal problems.

It'd be an understatement to say that Tom is smart, he went to Cambridge University and graduated with a double degree in Classics (let's just say Latin is involved.) During university he was spotted while in a student production and went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Tom has been on British and American TVTom has been on British and American TV

A Marvel-ous Break

Tom's talent was undeniable, and even as a student he landed roles on BBC productions like Nicholas Nickleby and The Gathering Storm. Once he graduated he appeared in the detective drama Wallander, the costume drama Miss Austen's Regrets and on the medical drama Casualty.

Tom is the ultimate bad guy as LokiTom is the ultimate bad guy as Loki

2011 was a big year for Tom, he starred in two major American films. He landed the role of famous writer F.Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, as well as his most recognized and memorable role so far - The Norse god Loki in the Marvel movie Thor! He may be the villain, but Loki captured audiences imaginations, and Tom has played him in the Marvel movies that followed (The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World.)

Did You Know

  • His other sister Sarah is a journalist, working in India
  • Tom originally had the part of Thor and gained 20 pounds in muscle for the part!
  • To play Loki he learned the Brazilian martial art capoeira
  • He plays the voice of Loki in the Thor: The Dark World video game
  • In 2013 he won MTV Movie Awards for "Best Fight" and "Best Villain"
  • Will star in the spy mini-series The Night Manager
  • He supports UNICEF, and traveled to Guinea to raise awareness about malnutrition

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