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)
Randolph Churchill in The Gathering Storm (2002)
John Hall in A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)
Capt. John ‘Jack’ Randle in Victoria Cross Heroes (2006)
Mr. John Plumptre in Miss Austen Regrets (2007)
William Buxton in Return to Cranford (2009)
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris (2011)
Capt. Nicholls in War Horse (2011)
Prince Hal / Henry V in The Hollow Crown (2012)
Caius Martius Coriolanus in Coriolanus (2014)
Hank Williams in I Saw the Light (2015)
Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak (2015)
What’s your favorite of historical costume movie or TV role with Tom Hiddleston?
Does nothing for me as a blond I’m afraid…
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????!!!
I’ve found one, but’s a) massive (4GB!) and b, subtitled. And I can’t get rid of them.
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.
Is there much evidence that men attempted marcel waves (see Midnight in Paris above)? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that before.
Fitzgerald’s hair wasn’t quite like Hiddleston’s, but it was notably wavy.
And yes, men did actually wear their hair like this in the ’20s. Check pictures of Charlie Chaplin.
I can’t post a link, but there was apparently a style called the “Chester” that involved deliberate finger-waving.
Thanks–I’ve never really paid attention to the history of men’s “do’s”.
That’s what I was going to say — Chaplin’s hair was wavy & could have this ‘marcelled’ appearance. Curls are hard to slick down (says she with curly hair ;) )
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.
He could do worse than evolve into Peter Cushing. Just sayin’
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.
He does rather resemble Anthony Andrews, doesn’t he?
He likes Kitties. Tis enough for me. (But he looks better when he falls into the hair dye… Sir Thomas Sharpe, gimme!)
He was very good in The Night Manager. Not historical but a great dramatic mini series.
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.
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.
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.
Ha, ha. I totally forgot he was in his earlier films — no wonder I thought, “Gee, Loki looks familiar…”
Oh sweet Baby Jesus that last gif!
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.
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–
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.
I agree, he looks better as a brunette than blonde.
I came on to look at costumes and Tom Hiddleston appears.
Can’t get away from him, although thats not a bad thing.
My fave is Crimson Peak–as a movie and as the best “look” for Tom.