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)
posted by sideshowbobbart
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 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.