TOM HIDDLESTON (James Conrad) won a Golden Globe Award this year for Best Actor for his starring role as Jonathan Pine in the BBC’s acclaimed television adaption of John le Carre’s novel “The Night Manager.” He has received numerous accolades for the role, including Critics Choice and Emmy Best Actor nominations and a Favorite Drama Performance nomination at the National Television Awards.
Next, Hiddleston returns to the role of the villain Loki, which he has portrayed in both the “Thor” and “Avenger” franchises since 2011, in “Thor: Ragnarok,” scheduled for released in November.
He first played Loki in Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor,” for which he received Best Male Newcomer at the Empire Awards. He reprised the role in the 2012 blockbuster hit “The Avengers,” winning the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his role, as well as Best Fight, which he shared with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner.
Returning to the role in “Thor: The Dark World,” alongside an all-star cast including Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Idris Elba, he received another Empire Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor, in 2014, as well as another MTV Movie Award nomination, for Favorite Character.
In 2015, Hiddleston starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” alongside Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. That same year he also starred in Ben Wheatley’s thriller “High-Rise,” with an all-star cast including Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss, receiving a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor for his role.
He also starred in Marc Abraham’s “I Saw the Light,” the independent biopic about country music icon Hank Williams, based on the 1994 book Hank Williams: The Biography. The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.
Prior to that, Hiddleston was seen in his breakthrough role in 2011 as Captain Nicholls in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film “War Horse,” alongside Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Marsan. The same year he was memorable as F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” for which he received acclaim.
Among his other independent films are Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive,” starring alongside Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Wasikowska; Joanna Hogg’s “Archipelago,” for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor; and Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea,” opposite Rachel Weisz. His other accolades include a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination in 2012.
Up next, Hiddleston will lend his voice to the role of Lord Nooth in the animated film “Early Man,” alongside Eddie Redmayne.
His prior television roles include Prince Hal in “Henry IV” Parts 1 & 2 and the title role in “Henry V,” which aired on the BBC as part of the highly anticipated Cultural Olympiad. He won the Times Breakthrough Award for this role at the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
On stage, Hiddleston was honored for his performance as “Coriolanus,” winning a London Evening Standard Theatre Award and earning an Olivier Award nomination, both for Best Actor. He starred in the play alongside Hadley Fraser and Mark Gatiss under the direction of the Donmar’s Artistic Director, Josie Rourke. In 2008, he received dual Olivier Award nominations in the category of Best Newcomer, for his work in “Cymbeline” and “Othello,” winning the award for the former.
Hiddleston graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.