Fast Facts

  • Decided he wanted to become an actor at age 13.
  • Spotted in a Cambridge production of A Streetcar Named Desire by a talent agent, which led to his being cast in an ITV production of Nicholas Nickleby.
  • Won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer to the London stage in 2008 for his performance in Cymbeline; he was also nominated for his performance in Othello.
  • Auditioned for the title role in the 2011 film Thor and made it to the final five before being turned down; instead offered (and accepted) the part of Loki.


  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
  • 2014, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Newcomer in a Play: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Newcomer in a Play: Winner


  • Diana Hiddleston — Mother
  • James Hiddleston — Father
  • Susannah Fielding — Ex-significant Other
  • Taylor Swift — Ex-significant Other


  • University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, England; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (2005)

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  • Birth Name: Thomas William Hiddleston
  • Birth Place: Westminster, London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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