Tom Hiddleston, made popular by his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Loki, is an English multi-awarded actor in both theater and films, a producer, and a voice-over actor. Some of his accolades include an Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play, Olivier Award for Best Actor, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.
Hiddleston’s net worth as of early 2020 is estimated at around $25 million. The actor made most of his income in his professional acting career and his biggest paycheck so far? You’ve guessed it right! The Avengers: Infinity War (2018) where he earned $8 million for just appearing in the film in a few minutes.
The 39 years old actor, with a handful of recognition under his name, isn’t living his life in lavishing expenditures but he chooses to live it wisely.
His Inherited House
When his parents decided to move into their smaller houses, he and his sisters inherited his luxurious home which is referred to as the House Hiddleston. There are not enough details to explain the insides of the property, which is of course due to privacy, but it is said to have a library, inside and outside pools, personal space with a grand piano, a mixture of old and modern concept for the kitchen, and a lot of rooms that even Tom can’t fathom how to make use of them.
From the Hatchback to a total Sleek Jaguar
After his first major job in HBO, most of his first paycheck was spent on a Peugeot 106. It wasn’t fancy, it’s a hatchback with plain colors, but it served its main purpose: be able to drive around and Tom loved it. “It was just enough to afford a Peugeot 106 1.1. I had it for 10 years, and I drove it around France and Spain.”
Unfortunately, the car was stolen by some joyriders and was later impounded. This happened while he’s doing a press release for a show he’s promoting. After that, he was without a car for some time.
In 2015, he started appearing as an endorser for Jaguar cars and he fell in love with it. Tom wasn’t onto luxury cars at first, until he experienced riding one: “I used to think I wasn’t into that sort of thing until [the Jaguar] was in my possession.” When the question landed on how the car is doing now, he replied with: “Goodness me, yes. It’s huge fun to drive.”
Born on 9 February 1981 in Westminster, London, Thomas William Hiddleston is the son of Diana Patricia Servaes-Hiddleston (a former stage manager and an art administrator) and Dr. James Norman Hiddleston (a physical chemist and former managing director of a biotech company related to Oxford University.) He has an older sister named Sarah who became a journalist in India and the youngest Emma who’s also an actress.
He is raised in Wimbledon in his younger years and eventually moved to a village near Oxford. Sadly, his parents divorced when he was 12 and when he was asked about it in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he said: “I like to think it made me more compassionate in my understanding of human frailty.” The last school he attended was in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated back in 2005.
To all the aspiring lovers of the British lad: he is reportedly romantically involved with someone. To oppose the “perfect guy” impressions on him, Tom straight-up said in an interview with Vulture that: “They’re all lies.” He attests to the difficulties of managing a relationship while having some hectic work schedules. Here are some of his official and rumored dating history:
Tom Hiddleston and Susannah Fielding
This would probably Tom’s longest publicly confirmed relationship so far. Susannah is a British actress widely known for her role in the British-French series titled Death in Paradise. The two met in the set of Wallander back in 2008. After 3 years, they decided to end the relationship to maintain their careers.
Loki and Darcy
Yup, you read it right. Back in 2010, Tom and Kat Dennings were spotted getting comfortable with each other at that year’s Comic-Con event. There’s an actual video showing the pair strolling along the streets of San Diego while Kat’s arm is tied to Tom’s. She was asked as to what power would she like to have and how would she use it, Kat jokingly answered Invisibility. She continued: “I’d use it right now.” Hinting that she didn’t intend to be seen at that very moment with him.
Tom and Jessica Chastain
Although not confirmed, Tom and Jessica were rumored to be a thing back in 2013. Speculation reached as far as the news claiming that she went to Britain to meet his parents and also stayed with him for a while. Eventually, Jessica dismissed the rumors saying that she only dated one actor before and she made a personal rule not to date an actor again.
Loki and Scarlet Witch
Back in 2015, Tom and Elizabeth Olsen met on the set of I Saw the Light. Lizzie just came off from an engagement which triggers more fans to speculate that the pair might be dating. They were also photographed together on separate occasions. However, the actress denied the rumors stating: “I mean, we definitely are friends and we’ve known each other for about four years. And we happened to be at a restaurant at the wrong time having dinner.”
Tom and Taylor Swift
Considered one of the most sought-after relationships of recent times (maybe the most rooted by fans). News broke in the summer of 2016 when they publicly confirmed their romance and from that point, there seems to be a story about them in the next passing days. When interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, Tom confidently said: “Well, um. How best to put this? That notion is — look, the truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking. That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”
Sadly, the couple separated in September of the same year. Then in November of 2017, Taylor dropped the Reputation album with a song titled Getaway Car which fans of the singer strongly suggest that Tom was Taylor’s getaway car from her ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris: “I wanted to leave him, I needed a reason. But with three of us, honey, it’s a sideshow and a circus ain’t a love story and now we’re both sorry.”
Nonetheless, Tom speaks highly of Taylor even after their break-up. “Taylor is an amazing woman. She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.”
Tom and Zawe Ashton
The actor’s most recent romance is his West End co-actor Zawe. The pair met at the production of Betrayal back in London last year. They are into privacy and stayed quiet about their status but it was reported that they’re staying together in Atlanta, Georgia.
As of 2020, with a total of 49 acting credits under his name, Tom Hiddleston already became a household name due to his acting credentials. Check some of his memorable appearances in movies:
I Saw the Light: Hank Williams
This 2015 film might have been a box-office bomb but it surely gave us a Tom Hiddleston that no one would forget. I Saw the Light is a biopic drama about the country legend Hank Williams and his struggle against alcohol and drug addiction. It was reported that for his preparation for the role, the actor lived in the guest room of music producer Rodney Crowell. “If I wasn’t singing, I was running, because I was trying to lose the weight in a healthy way in the very hilly terrain of Tennessee.”
High-Rise: Dr. Laing
Another 2015 movie where Tom played the character of Dr. Robert Laing. High-Rise is a British dystopian story based on a 1975 novel of the same name. It tells the story of people living in a tower block consisting of different lifestyles of different times. Eventually, all hell breaks loose when some of the tenants desired a more convenient life while they began racing towards the top of the chain.
Only Lovers Left Alive: Adam
Not only that the film and narrative are great by itself, Tom’s and Tilda Swinton’s acting chops are also brilliant. It is not your typical vampire love-story that only most teenagers will enjoy. In this 2013 drama horror film, the two played vampire lovers trying to exist in a modern world that’s around them.
Midnight in Paris: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Although Tom isn’t the lead character in this film, the short minutes he played for the character of the famous American novelist caught a lot of viewers’ attention. Tom was perfectly styled, he adjusted his accent, and provided that young man charisma.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki
The list won’t be complete without including his role as the God of Mischief. Before being cast as Loki, as most of the fans already knew, he first auditioned for the role of Thor back when Marvel only had Iron Man in its belt. You can check the footage from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:
According to his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, being cast as Loki came to him unexpectedly and he thanks Kenneth Branagh for landing him the role. “He saw me in a Shakespeare production in a theater in London, he then asked me to perform with him in the television series Wallander for the BBC. We then did a Chekhov play in the West End, and then he cast me as Loki in the first Thor film.”
From the first Thor film back in 2011, being the big bad of 2012 The Avengers, and up to his redemption death in Infinity War (2018), the character of Loki became a fan favorite. It was announced last year that Tom would reprise his role as the God of Mischief in the upcoming Disney+ series named after the character.
Before we end the article, check out the video down below featuring Tom Hiddleston’s Loki as Fox 32’s weather reporter as he blames his brother Thor for the bad weather:
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