Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

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Tom Hiddleston – Norse God & More

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Tom Hiddleston was born 9 February 1981 in Westminster, London, England. He is best known for his role as the god Loki in the superhero movies Thor and The Avengers. He has two sisters: one older, one younger. His parents divorced when he was thirteen, a stressful event that he says led him to seek comfort in acting.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is best known as Loki, from Thor and Thor 2.

A classically-trained Shakespearian actor, Tom Hiddleston got his start on the stage in repertory theater before graduating to the silver screen, much like fellow Cambridge alum and actor, Sir Ian McKellen. He was a part of the world-famous theatre troupe, Cheek by Jowl, under the direction of Declan Donnellan, and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts after graduating from the University of Cambridge.

Tom Hiddleston has appeared on BBC programmes such as Wallander and Suburban Shootout. He also starred in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, displaying his range of talent, and refusing to be stuck into a typecast. His many performances have brought him great fame and a loyal fan following.

Tom Hiddleston has worked in part with the developmental and humanitarian group UNICEF to raise awareness about malnutrition and hunger in developing nations.

Tom Hiddleston at Cambridge

Tom Hiddleston read Classics at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. There he received a double-first (first-class honours in two subjects) for his excellence in academia. During his time at the University he appeared in a production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, a role that eventually landed him a spot in Hamilton Hodell, a prestigious talent agency. From there Hiddleston went on to his many movie appearances. is not affiliated with University of Cambridge.