Tom Hiddleston, the British actor who has become a global star thanks to his performances as Loki in Thor and Avengers Assembler, will return to the stage at London’s tiny Donmar Warehouse in this autumn’s production of Coriolanus.
Taking the role of the autocratic Roman general in one of Shakespeare’s most visceral tragedies is a homecoming for Hiddleston in more ways than one since he made his name in Shakespeare, breaking through in Cheek by Jowl’s production of Cymbeline and giving a brilliant performance as Cassio in the Donmar’s own production of Othello in 2007. He more recently starred as Henry V in BBC Two’s 2012 award-winning Shakespearean adaptation, The Hollow Crown.
The new production of Coriolanus will be directed by the Donmar’s artistic director Josie Rourke, and will be broadcast live into cinemas on 30 January 2014 in partnership with National Theatre Live. It also features Mark Gatiss as Menenius.
In a strong autumn season, Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine will star in a revival of Arnold Wesker’s Roots, playing working class farm girl Beattie Bryant in the play, which is set in rural Norfolk in 1958 and will be directed by James Macdonald.
The season opens with a new play by Nick Payne, The Same Deep Water As Me, directed by John Crowley. Payne, who wrote the prize winning Constellations, has based the production around a pair of personal injury laywers from Luton. The cast includes Olivier award winner Nigel Lindsay, Daniel Mays and Monica Dolan.
According to ComicbookMovie.Com, Tom will be an attendee at the Los Angeles premiere of Iron Man 3 scheduled for April 24th!
Attendees of the Iron Man 3 premiere in Los Angeles, California, scheduled for April 24th, will include Anthony Hopkins, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jaimie Alexander, Hayley Atwell, Paul Bettany, Josh Bowman,Ty Burrell, Zendaya Coleman, Dominic Cooper, Joe Cornish, Kat Dennings, Dale Dickey, Peter Facinelli, Roshon Fegan, Miguel Ferrer, Jennifer Grey, Frank Grillo, Max Hernandez, Olivia Holt, Leo Howard, Taran Killam, Zachary Levi, Anthony Mackie, Laura Marano, Neal & Ruve McDonough, Maia Mitchell, Raini Rodriguez, Debby Ryan, Sebastian Stan, Bella Thorne, Emily VanCamp, Bradley Whitford, Calum Worthy and Nick Zano.
Tom has announced on his twitter that he will be at the MtV Movie Awards on April 14th! Tom is nominated for Best Villain, and you can still vote for him here!
Tom Hiddleston has revealed his new film Only Lovers Left Alive made him think about what it would be like to live forever.
The Avengers Assemble actor stars opposite Tilda Swinton in indie director Jim Jarmusch’s new film about two vampire lovers who have been alive for centuries.
Tom said: “The vampire thing is really a way of exploring immortality. And the question is, if you were immortal, how might that change your commitment to each other, between two people?
“So really the film is about love in the end, and time and our creative power.”
The War Horse star found the role a very philosophical experience.
He added: “When I was making it, it raised an interesting question for me which is; we have a limited time on this planet and every day we face a choice as to how we use that time, and spend that time most effectively and usefully for ourselves and for the world.
“But if you had an endless stretch of time, how would you use it and what would you choose to become expert at? You could become a concert pianist, you could become a fantastic artist.
“But I found it a really interesting exploration.”
During the red carpet for the Jameson Empire Awards interviewers grilled Tom about the future of Loki, and if we will see him in the upcoming sequel. TV3 has posted bits and pieces from Tom’s interviews below!
Tom Hiddleston says Joss Whedon “needs space” to write The Avengers 2.
Tom Hiddleston has “no idea” what the new Avengers film is about.
The British actor played villain Loki in the first instalment of the blockbuster franchise, with the character previously featuring in 2011 movie Thor.
The Avengers 2 cast is yet to be decided and Tom still has no idea whether he will be returning to writer-and-director Joss Whedon’s popular series.
“I had a conversation with [Joss] but that was because he was in town passing through on the way to do press for his Much Ado About Nothing and I just wanted to tell him how excited I was to see that film,” he explained to BBC Newsbeat.
“He said he’s writing [The Avengers 2] and stuff. I honestly have no idea what happens in it. I’m not holding something back, I have no idea what happens!”
The rumoured cast of the second movie includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.
Joss’ last Avengers film went down well with audiences worldwide and Tom says it’s important he’s given time to make the next installment just as successful.
“They haven’t told me my schedule. I don’t think they have told anyone their schedule. Everyone at Marvel has just given Joss some space and time to write it because he wrote such an extraordinary film the first time around and I think everyone just wants to give him the breathing space to write just as good a film the second time around,” he smiled.
The Avengers 2 is set to hit screens in 2015.
According to Muppets Henson blog, Tom is reportedly going to make a cameo in the upcoming Muppets sequel!
You know you’ve made it when they offer you a “Muppets” cameo. From John Cleese to John Krasinski; Tina Fey to Ty Burrell, Kermit’s is a team worth pitching for. And the latest to get the Henson seal of approval is Tom Hiddleston, who eagle-eyed fans at the Muppets Henson blog (via Comic Book Movie) have spotted. The actor has joined the cast of the lazily-titled “The Muppets… Again!” as ‘The Great Escapo.’ For Hiddleston, it’s both a pat on the back and, let’s face it, a chance to get to play something other than Loki in a Marvel movie (which, with this year’s “Thor: The Dark World,” he’ll have done three times in three years).
The British actor, who (pre-“Avengers”) had racked up some respectable work in “The Deep Blue Sea” and “Midnight in Paris,” also commented this week on the “Avengers” sequel in an interview with BBC Radio 1. “I know that it’s happening, but I don’t know what happens in it,” adding, “Everyone at Marvel has just given Joss [Whedon] some space, some time to write it.” On reprising his role as the supervillain Loki, he remarked that there had been no indication that he should “clear his schedule,” but that none of the cast had as yet been officially signed for the 2015 follow-up.
As great as Hiddleston is in the part, the franchise could probably do with a break from Loki at this stage, so if Whedon does decide he wants Hiddleston involved, we can’t imagine it’d be as more than a cameo. In the meantime, “The Muppets…Again!” is scheduled for March 2014, but Hiddleston will be seen before that in Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive,” and in a new film from his “Archipelago” director Joanna Hogg, both of which should be on the festival circuit before this year is out.
Tom Hiddleston has said he would like to work with Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, and that he is looking out for a “meaty” stage role.
The actor, who was picking up the best “breakthrough” gong at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, confirmed he had finished filming Thor 2, where he reprises the role of Loki the evil Norse demi-god he played in Thor and Avengers Assemble.
The British star said he enjoyed performing a broad range of roles – including the Shakespearean role of Prince Hal/Henry V that won him his award.
And he revealed he wanted to return to the theatre in the future, revealing he was currently reading scripts in search of something “meaty”.
“I always try to stay true to a code about choosing work,” he said.
“I never want to just do a job for a job’s sake, I want to do it because it is something I believe in.”
He added that he would like to work with Daniel Day-Lewis, whom he described as one of his heroes as a young actor.
“He has always inspired me,” he said.
“The commitment he takes on every time he chooses to work, the kind of work he chooses – he has never ever been bad in my opinion and you can always see that he has given 110 per cent.”
Tom has been nominated for 3 MTV Movie Awards! The Avengers has been nominated for Best Movie, Best Fight, and Tom is up for Best Villain! You can vote on MTV.Com now! Vote here
Loki is one of the villains who are included in Total Film’s 50 Movie Villains Who Were Probably Right!
Source: Total Film
Nickelodeon announced the nominees for the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards this morning, and Tom has been nominated for Favorite Villain!
Reed Alexander (iCarly)
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)
Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)