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posted by mudpie102
British star Tom Hiddleston has toppled Twilight's Robert Pattinson from his position as "sexiest actor alive", according to a new poll.

Hiddleston - whose roles have included War Horse and will soon return as villain Loki in Thor 2 - topped the list in a poll for Total Film magazine.

Hiddleston, 31, was taken aback by his triumph. He said: "My sister used to say I had hair like a broom. She was probably right.

"One of the great flaws we all share is that we think everyone else is cool, everyone else is sexier, everyone else has all the answers. That was me too."

More than 25,000 people cast their...
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Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
Tom Hiddleston

For myself, for a long time... maybe I felt inauthentic or something, I felt like my voice wasn't worth hearing, and I think everyone's voice is worth hearing. So if you've got something to say, say it from the rooftops.
Tom Hiddleston

Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs...
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posted by sideshowbobbart
Tom was born in London to parents Diana and James Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager. His father is a scientist and was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company.

He attended The Dragon School in Oxford and then went on to study at Eton College. He studied for his Classics degree at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, earning a double first. In 2005, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Whilst at University of Cambridge, he was seen by the agency 'Hamilton Handell' in the play 'A Streetcar named Desire' and was signed. Following this, he was cast in his first television role in The Life and Adventures of _Nicholas Nickleby (2001). Hiddleston won his first film role as Oakley in Joanna Hogg's award-winning first feature, Unrelated (2007). His breakthrough role came when he portrayed Loki in the 2011 Marvel Studios feature film Thor (2011) and he reprised this role in The Avengers (2012)
From performing Shakespeare and Chekhov to acting as Marvel's comic-book muse: It's been a strange career arc for Tom Hiddleston, but he'll take it. The 30-year-old British actor had worked with Kenneth Branagh on a U.K. stage production of Ivanov (after well-regarded work in Othello opposite Ewan McGregor and Chiwetel Ejiofor), and when Branagh ended up in the director's seat for the big-screen adaptation of Thor, Hiddleston was hand-picked to serve as Thor's brother and nemesis, Loki. It's a part so juicy that Hiddleston will reprise it as the main villain in next year's Marvel mash-up The...
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How does doing Thor compare to doing Chekhov?

Acting is acting whether you’re doing it in Asgard or in 19th century Russia.

Have you suffered from sibling rivalry such as Loki and Thor?

I have two sisters – one older, one younger – and I love them very much. Unlike with Loki and Thor, I’ve never tried to kill them. My relationship to the brotherhood aspect of the Thor and Loki relationship is that I have friends who have become honorary brothers. It’s something everyone understands. Whether it’s Cain and Abel or Edmund and Edgar in King Lear, warring brothers is a classic storytelling...
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Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Tom Hiddleston (Thor) have joined Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) in a gritty noir thriller. A recent pick up by Cargo Entertainment, Black Wings Has My Angel is a story about an armored car heist by an escaped prisoner and a female escort. The script, written by Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart), Christopher Peditto (Light and the Sufferer) and Alfonso Pineda Ulloa (Restos) is an adaptation of the 1953 Elliott Chaze novel. The long-gestating project is due to start shooting this September. Hit the jump for more.

Screendaily reported on the pick up of Black Wings Has My Angel by Cargo and the addition of Paquin and Hiddleston. While specific roles have yet to be assigned, the story follows anti-hero and ex-con Tim Sunblade (Hiddleston as seen in IMDB) who picks up a high class call girl to help him in an armored car robbery.
posted by mudpie102
Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
TOM HIDDLESTON has embarked on a trip to West Africa to witness how projects by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have helped locals.

The Avengers star traveled to Guinea this week (beg21Jan13) to visit communities which have been given a boost by the organisation.
Hiddleston met with youngsters at a school in the capital city of Conakry, and he took to his Twitter.com page to upload a photograph of his visit.
In an accompanying post, he writes, "Children at Tinafan, a UNICEF-supported school for the circus arts in Conakry, who put on an incredible show."
The actor has promised to document his whole trip in posts on Twitter.
With film and stage roles falling into his lap straight from Rada, Tom Hiddleston has become the name to watch. By Ajesh Patalay,30 Aug 2008. Acontemporary of Tom Hiddleston's at Rada describes him as 'very talented, very charming, aristocratic hair'. And so he proves. At 27, Hiddleston is one of our most exciting young actors, particularly for his stage work. 'Remember that name,' urged one critic, following Hiddleston's dual role as Cloten and Posthumus in Cheek by Jowl's production of Cymbeline last year. 'One day that lad is going to be a star, and deservedly so.' For his Cassio in the...
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