Tom Hiddleston was born on February 9, 1981, in Westminster, London, England. His parents are Diana Patricia and James Norman Hiddleston. Diana was a former stage manager and is English-born, while James Norman is a Scottish-born scientist. Hiddleston’s parents went through a divorce during the time he boarded at Eton College, after studying at the Dragon School in Oxford, which is a preparatory school. His time as a student pursuing acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art paved the way for him to get into the acting line of work. He has appeared in films such as “The Avengers,” “Thor” and the series, “Loki.”
Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster in England’s capital, London. He has two siblings, Emma and Sarah Hiddleston. His parents are Dr. James Norman Hiddleston, who is a physical chemist and had also liaised with Oxford University as a former managing director of a biotechnology company. His mother is Diana Patricia Hiddleston, who is a former stage manager. Quite fortuitously, his sister Emma is an actress while Sarah works as a journalist in India. Hiddleston’s name is one he shares with his great-great-uncle who was a shipyard plater from a town in Scotland named Greenock and was also a member of Royal Artillery’s 51st (Highland) Division.
Before joining the Dragon School in Oxford, Hiddleston had attended boarding school at Windlesham House School when he was seven years old. Moving on to college, he went to Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge and pursued the classics. Acting was what Hiddleston wanted to do, thus he pursued his interests at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in the class of 2005. In 2007, Hiddleston narrated “The Red Necklace” by Sally Gardner, which is an audiobook. In the same year, he also guest-starred in the medical drama “Casualty,” joining a list of British actors such as Orlando Bloom who had also guest-starred in the show.
Hiddleston continued featuring in films and shows and in 2012, he stepped into his role as Loki in “The Avengers,” a villain we all secretly love. The following year, he played the same villain role in “Thor: The Dark World.” He has continued to appear in subsequent “Thor” and “The Avengers” films. In June 2021, Hiddleston’s character received his own spin-off series, “Loki.”
Hiddleston plays Lord in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” a film directed by Stephen Whittaker.
Hiddleston features on the British medical drama series, “Casualty,” as a guest star in the episode titled ‘The Killing Floor.’
Hiddleston voices the character, Statue Griffin, in the hilarious adult-animated sitcom's episode titled 'No Country Club for Old Men,' which airs on May 19.
Hiddleston does a reading on Ximalaya FM for “Enchanting Poems Alive.”
Hiddleston is ‘the God of Mischief’ in the series, “Loki.”
Why We Love Tom Hiddleston
He works super hard
For his role as Loki, he made an extra effort by learning Norse mythology to understand his role better. His efforts paid off as we have seen the character has been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for almost a decade.
He is a UNICEF U.K. ambassador
Hiddleston’s work as an ambassador involved him in several humanitarian and development projects. He has even been to Guinea and South Sudan, providing help where it was needed.
He supports charity work
Hiddleston has donated various items to different auctions as well as supported a number of charities. Some of the charities include Small Steps Project, Comic Relief, Amnesty International, and Chance to Shine.
5 Surprising Facts
Hiddleston loves heat
No, not the weather but his favorite film, “Heat,” which came out in 1995.
He is a Superman fan
We’d think his favorite superhero would be one from the Marvel Cinematic Universe but rather, his favorite is DC Comics’ very own Superman.
His friendship with Chris Hemsworth
They might not be close on-screen but in real life, they are very good friends.
He is multilingual
He speaks a bit of Spanish and French, although not fluently, and while at university, he learned Greek and Latin.
His love for Shakespeare
He is a fan of Shakespeare’s work and has also featured in a number of plays based on the great writer and poet’s work.
Tom Hiddleston FAQs
Is Tom Hiddleston vegan?
No. He is not vegan, Chili’s Grilled Chicken sandwich is one of his favorite things to eat.
Is Tom Hiddleston in “Harry Potter?”
No, he is not. But boy, would we have loved it if he was!
Is Loki male or female?
Loki is genderfluid.
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