- 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.
- 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
- 2017, National Television Awards — Drama Performance: Nominee
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Limited Series: Nominee
- 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Newcomer in a Play: Winner
- 2017, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
- 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Newcomer in a Play: Nominee
- 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
- 2014, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
- 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
- Taylor Swift — Ex-significant Other
- Susannah Fielding — Ex-significant Other
- Diana Hiddleston — Mother
- James Hiddleston — Father
- University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, England; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (2005)
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