Known for his dazzling smile, singing prowess and enchanting acting abilities, Tom Hiddleston is a name most people will recognize thanks to his amazing stint as the god Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his first appearance in the movie Thor, Tom declared himself not only charming but also capable in a role that required him to be serious, humorous and cunning altogether. He has also had his hands in producing, receiving nominations for the acting roles in his produced series. Add that to his performances in theatre and Tom Hiddleston becomes a very likable actor to watch; on screen at the movies, or on stage for a play.
Tom Hiddleston: Bio (Age)
Tom Hiddleston was born on the 9th of February, 1981, in Westminster, London. He is the middle child in a family of three born to James Norman—a physical chemist, and Diana Patricia (née Servaes)—a former stage manager and an arts administrator. Tom’s mother is from Suffolk, and his father from Greenock, Scotland. His two sisters; Sarah (the older one) and Emma (the younger one) are a journalist in India and an actress respectively.
Tom Hiddleston was raised in Wimbledon before the family moved to a nearby village in Oxford. At the age of seven, he became a boarder at Windlesham House School. A year later, he moved to the Dragon School in Oxford. When he was 12, his parents had a divorce, and his mother had to quit her jobs so she could take care of her children. At 13, Tom moved to Eton College, also as a border. After graduation, he moved on to Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge where he earned his double first in classical studies. He went on to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated in 2005.
When he was in his second term at Cambridge, Tom was in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire and was spotted by talent agent Lorraine Hamilton of Hamilton Hodell. Tom started appearing on television with parts in the 2001 ITV adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby by Stephen Whittaker, the 2001 BBC/HBO co-produced Conspiracy and the 2002 BBC/HBO drama The Gathering Storm. In The Gathering Storm, he played the part of Winston Churchill’s son Randolph.
After graduating from the Royal Academy, Tom had his debut movie role as Oakley in the 2006 movie Unrelated alongside his sister Emma; who played Badge. He got leading roles in the movies The Changeling (2006) and Cymberline (2007). Cymberline saw Tom win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play. He was also in Michael Grandage’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello in 2008 with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor.
Other credits include: BBC documentary voiceover on the Galapagos Island (2006); audiobook narration of Sally Gardner’s The Red Necklace (2007); leading role in Archipelago (2010); Wallander (2008), Suburban Shootout (2006); Miss Austen Regrets (2008); Return to Cranford (2009).
His breakthrough role came when he was cast as Loki in the Marvel movie Thor in 2011. Tom auditioned for the part of the titular character, but in the end, the director Kenneth Branagh decided that he would be more suitable as the antagonist. The decision would prove to be a very fruitful one, as Tom Hiddleston would reprise the role of Loki in subsequent Marvel productions. The same 2011 would have him portray F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Woody Allen directed Midnight in Paris and Captain Nicholls in the Steven Spielberg directed movie War Horse. He starred alongside Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea, also in 2011.
He starred in the horror movie Crimson Peak directed by Guillermo del Toro in 2015, replacing Benedict Cumberbatch. He also starred in the Ben Wheatley directed movie High-Rise in the same year. 2017 saw him appear in the movie Kong: Skull Island, before reprising his role as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok and later in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
On the 8th of November, it was announced that Tom Hiddleston would reprise his Loki role in a Marvel limited series centered on the character. He is also attached to star in a Ben Wheatley adaptation of Hard Boiled, a comic book mini-series by Frank Miller. From March to June 2019 he will star as Robert in the Harold Pinter play Betrayal directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Wife, Girlfriend, Is He Dating?
Rumors have swirled around Tom Hiddleston’s partner, but there are so far only two confirmed relationships the actor has been in. Tom has been rumored to have dated the following: Kat Dennings, Jessica Chastain, Jane Arthy, Elizabeth Olsen, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, and Lara Pulver. However, there were no official confirmations and several were proven to be hoaxes by those involved.
Tom was in a relationship with actress Susannah Fielding. She appeared alongside him in an episode of Wallander in 2008, but the couple broke things off later in 2011. Following that, Tom began dating popular musician Taylor Swift two weeks after she broke up with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris in June 2016. However, three months after they started dating the couple broke up.
Net Worth, House, and Cars
Tom Hiddleston has had a very successful acting career so far, starring in movies that have grossed billions of dollars worldwide. His net worth is estimated at $20 million.
The star currently resides in a Hampstead Heath house that he owns in London. He is also the owner of several luxury cars like a Chevy Suburban ($51,495), a Jaguar F Type ($59,900), an Audi A4 ($44,675), an Audi Q3 ($42,380), and a Range Rover Vogue ($264,427).
Height and Other Information
Full Name: Thomas William Hiddleston
Profession: Actor, producer and musical performer
Height: 6 ft 2 in / 1.88 m
Weight: 174.2 lbs / 79 kg
Date of Birth: 9th February 1981
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, UK
Education: Windlesham House School; Dragon School; Eton College; Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Aquarius