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Tom Hiddleston Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas William Hiddleston
Birth Place:
Westminster, London, England

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


  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Cable TV Actor: winner
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2017National Television Awards-Drama Performance: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated