MCM: Tom Hiddleston

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Apparently some big comic-book movie opened last weekend — The Avengers? Which has nothing to do with Mr. Steed and Emma Peel now? WTFrock? But our boy Tom Hiddleston plays Loki in this new flick, and some people are into that. But I’m more into his appearances in historical costume movies and TV series from Austen to Shakespeare. Thus, it’s Man Candy Monday time!

 

Lord in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

Tom Hiddleston, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001) Tom Hiddleston, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

 

Randolph Churchill in The Gathering Storm (2002)

Tom Hiddleston, The Gathering Storm (2002) Tom Hiddleston, The Gathering Storm (2002)

 

John Hall in A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)

Tom Hiddleston, A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005) Tom Hiddleston, A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)

 

Capt. John ‘Jack’ Randle in Victoria Cross Heroes (2006)

Tom Hiddleston, Victoria Cross Heroes (2006) Tom Hiddleston, Victoria Cross Heroes (2006)

 

Mr. John Plumptre in Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

Tom Hiddleston, Miss Austen Regrets (2008) Tom Hiddleston, Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

 

William Buxton in Return to Cranford (2009)

Tom Hiddleston, Cranford (2009) Tom Hiddleston, Cranford (2009)

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris (2011)

Tom Hiddleston, Midnight in Paris (2011) Tom Hiddleston, Midnight in Paris (2011)

 

Capt. Nicholls in War Horse (2011)

Tom Hiddleston, War Horse (2011) Tom Hiddleston, War Horse (2011)

 

Prince Hal / Henry V in The Hollow Crown (2012)

Tom Hiddleston, The Hollow Crown (2012) Tom Hiddleston, The Hollow Crown (2012)

 

Caius Martius Coriolanus in Coriolanus (2014)

Tom Hiddleston, Coriolanus (2014) Tom Hiddleston, Coriolanus (2014)

 

Hank Williams in I Saw the Light (2015)

Tom Hiddleston, I Saw the Light (2015) Tom Hiddleston, I Saw the Light (2015)

 

Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak (2015)

Tom Hiddleston, Crimson Peak (2015)

 

What’s your favorite of historical costume movie or TV role with Tom Hiddleston?

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26 Responses

  1. Fogbraider

    He was wonderful in Coriolanus. It was broadcast from the theatre, but I’ve never been able to find a permanent record of it – have you found one????!!!

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    • Sam

      I’ve found one, but’s a) massive (4GB!) and b, subtitled. And I can’t get rid of them.

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      • Fogbraider

        Thanks for the reminder about this performance. I see that there is now (eventually!) a DVD from the National Theatre. It’s only Region 2, but that’s fine for me.

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  2. Jill

    Is there much evidence that men attempted marcel waves (see Midnight in Paris above)? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that before.

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  3. Adela

    He does suit period work but he got the English boys lose their hair and skin early as they age genes and the running joke is he will evolve into Peter Cushing looks wise.

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      • Adela

        Oh I know and I adore Mr Cushing(best Dr.Who that everyone forgets about). A bunch of us were saying Tom should do a remake of The Court Jester or maybe The Scarlet Pimpernel before he gets too much older.

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  4. Gretchen

    He was very good in The Night Manager. Not historical but a great dramatic mini series.

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    • Barb Donaghey

      Yes!!! He was fantastic in that. Many of these historic pieces are on my watch list. Since he is in them I may have to bump them up a few notches.

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  5. Northcountrygal

    I love Hiddleston – especially when he is blond and curly. He was apparently told by a costumer or makeup person on Nicholas Nickleby that he had a “period face” – which he didn’t quite understand.

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  6. Janet Stoker

    I liked him alot as prince Hal in Henry IV part 1 & 2. In BBC’s “The Hollow Crown” being naughty and being scolded by his dying Father King IV [=Jeremy Irons]. When he thought his Dad had alreay died…his response was heartwrenching.

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  7. Janette

    Yes indeed. The only true “Avengers” feature John Steed and Emma Peel.
    Tom H, has been excellent in the roles I have seen hm in my favourite being Prince Hal and he likes cats… always a plus.

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  8. Donnalee

    Hmm, he went from ‘too young for me’ to ‘looks good and old enough with those smiling wrinkles’ around 2009 to ‘oh crap, botox, and when did he get the chin implant? he’s moving too fast for me to see it’. We’re all critics. Nice gothy look in the last one, I must say–

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  9. Kaite Fink

    I adore him, as he’s so expressive! And I do prefer him as a brunette. (Not really a blonde fan, ever.) As for that ‘wolfish toge’, I would be fine with you removing it. Yeah.

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