Tom Hiddleston

Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Tom Hiddleston’s Trip Around the ‘Top Gear’ Track

What happens when you mix internet darling Tom Hiddleston with global phenomenon Top Gear? Something awesome, obviously. (We're only just past the second episode, but let's hear it for Series 21, yeah? Applause all around for the celebrity line-up thus far in my book.)

The Thor and The Hollow Crown star recently appeared as the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car on the mega-popular driving series and did a lap of the Top Gear race track in a 1.6 Tech Line Vauxhall Astra. Sadly, this did not occur in a Loki costume, but I guess we can’t have everything.

There are glasses though, if that’s your thing.

Watch for yourselves below.

An Obviously Important Retrospective: The Best Tom Hiddleston Videos of 2013

As a card-carrying member of the Cumbercollective, no one’s ever very surprised when I write posts like this about Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch (in fact, you can prepare to continue not being surprised about that tomorrow cough cough). However, in 2013, a new name has joined the pantheon of British Actors I Am Obsessed With and – given the general reaction whenever this person’s name is mentioned – it seems unlikely that anybody’s going to be shocked to hear that his name is Tom Hiddleston.

Yes, even I am not immune to the charming anecdotes, adorable impressions and winsome willingness to do the stupidest things in the name of promoting a project or making fans happy. I give up, Hiddlestoners. Welcome me to your number.

Anyway, once this new affliction manifested itself, I did what any normal person with obsessive tendencies might be expected to do in this situation. I took to YouTube in order to watch as many Hiddleston-related video clips as possible.

Here are some of my favorites, from what has been an astonishingly busy year for the actor. Take a look, then come link me to things that I’ve missed in the comments.

'Only Lovers Left Alive' with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton Gets US Release Date

Only Lovers Left Alive, the upcoming indie vampire romance from director Jim Jarmusch, has already done the film festival rounds – showing at Cannes, the Toronto Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Sundance and more – and a lot of lucky people have already gotten to see it. However, the rest of us can finally breathe a sigh of relief because it has been officially given a US release date at last.

The film, which features internet darling and The Hollow Crown star Tom Hiddleston alongside Tilda Swinton, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt and Mia Wasikowska, will hit American theaters in limited release beginning April 11, 2014. Of course “limited release” generally tends to translate to “you’ll probably still have to wait a couple of weeks if you don’t live in New York or Los Angeles”, but at least we know it’s coming, eventually.

Get Your First Look at Tom Hiddleston’s ‘Coriolanus’ Which Will Stream to Cinemas Worldwide

Tom Hiddleston, internet darling and star of such fan favorites as The Hollow Crown and the Thor movies, is taking to the stage for his next role. He’ll be starring in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus in London, playing the lead role opposite an all-star cast that includes Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss among its ranks.

The West End production is sold out for the duration of its run (the Donmar Warehouse is an infamously small space), but the show will be broadcast worldwide through the National Theatre’s (awesome) NT Live program on January 30. Many international encore dates are set around the world in February, so check your local theaters for exact screenings.

It looks fantastic – and it’s okay if you’re also super jealous of those lucky folks that score tickets in London!

Click through for more details about the show, including a preview and some rehearsal photos.

Amazing Internet Things: Tom Hiddleston Does Car Karaoke

Everyone is in love with Tom Hiddleston right now, huh? Even yours truly – loyal member of the Cumbercollective as I am – isn’t completely immune to the incredible charm rays and general adorableness of Hiddleston, who seems to be on some sort of worldwide mission to prove that he is, in fact, the perfect man.

And if that mission includes performing semi-embarrassing karaoke in a tiny automobile, well, Hiddles is up to the challenge. (Seriously, this video will make your day. I promise.)

‘Thor’s’ Loki Arguing with Small Children is the Best Thing You Will See All Day

So, the Tom Hiddleston bandwagon is getting kind of crowded lately, huh? (Possibly this is because I am finally starting to really understand everyone’s obsession with him. Forgive me, I’m slow.) The Internet’s Other Boyfriend (who is not Benedict Cumberbatch) has risen to the status of pop culture phenomenon thanks to his charismatic portrayal of Norse trickster Loki in the Marvel universe of comic book films.

Don’t believe it? This is what happened when Hiddleston showed up – in costume and character – as Loki in front of a massive Hall H crowd at San Diego Comic Con last July. It seems that both the actor and the character command this sort of allegiance wherever he goes. Non-comic book fans may recognize Hiddleston from his many other roles, most notably as King Henry V in Shakespeare miniseries The Hollow Crown. But it’s really Loki that the actor’s known for – and with good reason. He’s pretty fantastic in the role.

Despite the fact that the character of Loki hasn’t actually headlined a Marvel film of his own, Hiddleston’s been busy generating nearly as much (possibly more?) buzz than Thor star Chris Hemsworth during the run up to the release of the Dark World sequel. (British villain effect? Probably. We were all talking about Cumberbatch’s John Harrison back when the Star Trek sequel came out too.)

And now, thanks to the help of Comedy Central, the best thing you will see all day – nay, possibly all week – has arrived. Taking the epic Thor and Loki sibling rivalry into the real world, they’ve made a video in which Loki asks a group of pre-school children which brother they prefer.

(Spoiler: It’s even more awesome than you’re expecting. It really is.)

Watch: First Trailer for 'Only Lovers Left Alive' with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton

The long-awaited first trailer has been released for upcoming indie vampire romance drama Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest film from director Jim Jarmusch that chronicles the story of two vampires that have been in love for centuries.

The film stars The Avengers and The Hollow Crown fan favorite Tom Hiddleston alongside the always interesting Tilda Swinton, an Oscar winner whom you may remember as the White Witch in the recent Narnia films and also as that woman who lived in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art for several weeks as a part of a strange piece of performance art. Hiddleston and Swinton play a pair of vampires named Adam and Eve, who are part of a rather epic love story.

Don’t worry – as you’ll see from the trailer below – Only Lovers Left Alive seems to come with a lot more emotional complexity and existential moodiness than your average vampire flick.

Watch for yourselves below:

British Actors You Should Know: Tom Hiddleston

Much like previous British Actor You Should Know Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s highly likely that you probably actually do know who Tom Hiddleston is, even if he’s only “Loki from The Avengers” or “Henry V from The Hollow Crown” in your mind and you have no idea what his actual name is as a real live person.

You should probably remember his actual name though, because he’s quite a talented actor with a diverse array of roles under his belt. And given the fact that he’s now garnered quite the online army thanks to his Marvel role, general good nature and focus on worthy charitable causes, it would seem that he’s not going anywhere time soon and will probably be making his mark on many more roles in future. (And it's the sort of acclaim that will be well deserved.)

However, Hiddleston’s career is made of more roles than just Loki. Here’s a look at a few of them.

First Look: PBS Preview for Shakespeare Series 'The Hollow Crown'

The highly anticipated Shakespeare mini-series The Hollow Crown will finally air in America this Fall as part of PBS’s Great Performances series – and given the response online to the announcement of the series’ premiere date, a lot of people are pretty excited to get their Bard on. (No judgment, I am too.)

The star-studded quartet of films adapts four of Shakespeare’s most famous history plays – Richard II, Henry IV Part One, Henry IV Part Two and Henry V – as single chronological narrative, telling the story of the rise and fall of a dynasty. The series, which stars many notable British actors including Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Patrick Stewart, Rory Kinnear, Michelle Dockery, David Suchet, Simon Russell Beale and more, will run weekly on Friday nights beginning September 20.

Watch the first PBS preview for The Hollow Crown below – plus an extra bonus clip featuring BAFTA-winning actor Whishaw performing the deposition monologue from Richard II.

Star-Studded Shakespeare Mini-Series The Hollow Crown Comes to PBS This Fall!

Get excited: The Hollow Crown – a star-studded quartet of several of William Shakespeare’s most famous history plays – finally has an American airdate. The films will premiere on Great Performances this September on PBS stations around the country, running weekly from September 20 – October 11.

The Hollow Crown is a four-part miniseries that assembles four of Shakespeare’s history plays – Richard II, Henry IV Part One, Henry IV Part Two and Henry V – into a single chronological narrative, complete with relevant cast members popping up as the same character across the different plays. It’s beautifully acted, gorgeous to look at and, really, just some stunningly all-around good Shakespeare. So excited that it’s finally going to screen in the US!

Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston star as King Richard II, King Henry IV and King Henry V, respectively, with a supporting cast of such notable British stars as Patrick Stewart, Simon Russell Beale, Rory Kinnear, John Hurt, Julie Walters, David Suchet, Michelle Dockery, David Morrissey and more.

(Both Whishaw and Beale just won BAFTAs for their performances in this production. So you know it’s legit.)

Watch the BBC Two trailer for The Hollow Crown below. (Spoiler: It's really good!)

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