Tom Hiddleston’s Positive reinforcementTom Hiddleston made a splash off screen in 2016. Now, his acting is doing the talking again
Tom Hiddleston will hope this year is better than last. Aside from an excellent starring role in TV mini-series The Night Manager, his 2016 was notable for two movies that largely failed to connect with filmgoers (I Saw The Light and High-Rise), and a bizarre three months when he grabbed headlines as Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.
Within weeks, the actor who had earned plaudits playing Loki, the best villain in the Marvel cinematic universe, went from being tipped as the next 007 to trending on Instagram as he frolicked in the surf with Ms Swift – dismissed by some as a PR stunt.
“Haters never win,” he said of Loki. “[And] I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.”
Look out for positive turns in Kong: Skull Island this month and Thor: Ragnarok in the autumn.
FULL NAME: Thomas William Hiddleston
BORN: 9 February 1981 (age 36), Westiminster, London, UK
BREAKOUT ROLE: Loki in Thor
AWARDS: 2012: Empire Award for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ in Thor, 2013: MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Villain’ and ‘Best Fight’ in The Avengers, 2017: Golden Globe for his performance in The Night Manager
FAMOUS FILMS: Crimson Peak, High-Rise, I Saw the Light
UPCOMING FILMS: Thor 3: Ragnarok, Kong: Skull Island, Early Man
GOOD TO KNOW: He is involved in numerous UNICEF projects