Tom Hiddleston (Sweet 16) (799)

1 Name: Anon. : 2017-08-28 02:47 ID:5qdWEBEh

Thread to talk about the actor Tom Hiddleston

750 Name: Anon : 2018-06-14 07:47 ID:A3rZwPke

>>749 Pics of the BAFTA event up on torilla also.

Reminds me how passionately I dislike the beard. I feel it somehow makes him look scruffy even when wearing a suit. Also his hair has now achieved Beaker-like proportions.

751 Name: Heynon : 2018-06-15 01:20 ID:N+5QDef3

>>750 "Beaker-like proportions" - bwahahahaha! That's perfect!

The beard has grown on me, but it's so much better when he's let a stylist trim it. No stylist was involved with BAFTA - one of today's pictures was shot from behind, and his suit jacket is creased and even crumpled at the bottom.

752 Name: Sosorry : 2018-06-16 00:35 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom looks great. He has a beaming smile while shaking hands w his fellow Eton alum, Prince William. I feel as if Tom has channeled his War Horse-era look. Glad to see Tom getting his groove back. If Stella could do it, so can he.

#HQ##Tom Hiddleston# attends a dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the innovative work of The Royal Marsden and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity on June 14, 2018
https://m.weibo.cn/status/4251276386565438

753 Name: Heynon : 2018-06-20 00:24 ID:N+5QDef3

MSN UK posted a recap video of Tom's career for no apparent reason: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/video/other/in-depth-tom-hiddleston/vi-AAyNlw7

The crazy clever one thinks this may be a soft reboot, and for once, I'm inclined to agree. Especially as it closely follows the 2-year anniversary of Snogging on the Rocks, which passed without any fanfare as far as I saw.

754 Name: Anon : 2018-06-20 22:16 ID:A3rZwPke

I think there is a real possibility it is exactly that, especially combined with the appearances of the last month or so - hospital visit in the UK, BAFTA for kids etc. I am not saying he was a bad or thoughtless guy, but he never did that kind of thing much in recent years, partly I am sure through lack of time. I am slightly setting aside the hospital visit while filming Ragnarok - first, everyone does that visit on the Gold Coast apparently, second TS did it so he kind of had to, and third, the PR nightmare that was Tayto was developing by then.

(Early on, he did it more. For example I think he did some drama day for kids with Cumby when he was wearing an orange puffa jacket.)

I read a very interesting article about a fixer in the Times yesterday - “Are you a Hollywood titan whose reputation is in tatters? Better call Sitrick”. Sadly behind the paywall but all about someone who exists purely to make bad publicity better. I did think about TH a bit when I read it!!

755 Name: Anon : 2018-06-24 12:04 ID:9S49CZGd

Mr Boundaries:

“I said that the Brazilian fans love him and wish someday he will go to the Brazilian Con. And then I asked what they wanted me to ask: “They wish you could come back to social media. Maybe post pictures of your dog…” And he said, looking into my eyes, “You see my dog is part of my personal life and I don’t post personal stuff anymore. Because social media has this thing where you say something and people twist.”

https://tumblr.tomhiddlestonnews.com/post/175198272771/i-asked-tom-hiddleston-to-sign-this-picture-that

756 Name: Heynon : 2018-06-24 14:28 ID:N+5QDef3

>755 He has learned. This also might explained why (according to tumbler) about 600 tweets recently were deleted from his account.

757 Name: Sossorry : 2018-06-24 18:25 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom was seen relaxinat an oyster bar in Seattle, after posing w fans at Ace Comic Con.
Twitter
/filthycutexo/status/1010773755436548096

758 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-01 16:51 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom was spotted awarding the Lifetime Achievement Arts Award at the South Bank Sky Awards to B Cumberbatch. There is a pic.

Twitter
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Sarah Donaldson
‏ @sarah_donaldson
It’s gone the full luvvie at south bank sky arts awards as @twhiddleston presents lifetime achievement award to Benedict Cumberbatch. ‘He can do anything. He has done almost everything’ Gawd bless them both. (And so timely b/c BC’s recent Patrick Melrose was his best yet) #sbsaa
8:34 AM - 1 Jul 2018

759 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-01 22:17 ID:N+5QDef3

>>758 Another picture and slightly longer quote on Twitter at /SkyArts/status/1013465410153435136

While it’s always nice to see him, I hope he’ll have more on his plate soon than handing out awards to other industry members.

760 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-01 23:02 ID:zSl8T0x0

New Dailymail article from one of the four TNM 2 writers, British spy author, Charles Cumming. It's happening. Not sure how I feel about this. Link below.

"Le Carré didn’t write a sequel to The Night Manager which, in the past, would have been a problem. ‘Le Carré has never allowed one of his stories to have a [film or TV] sequel that is not based on a novel,’ says Cumming. ‘So our job is to write a season that’s going to be even better than the first one, but also stay faithful to the tone of the world that was created by le Carré and to the characters.’We know Tom Hollander’s Corky, killed by Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), won’t be coming back. Hugh Laurie’s Roper was last seen in the company of some very disappointed arms buyers, but you’d have backed him to talk his way out of it. Olivia Coleman’s Angela Burr will have finished breast-feeding by now, and Pine and Elizabeth Debicki’s Jed have a romance to finish.‘All I am permitted to say is that le Carré has given his blessing to the project,’ Cumming says. ‘The four of us in the writers’ room are sworn to silence. Some characters that the audience know and love will be returning, other will not. The locations will be sumptuous, the plot as thrilling and as thematically complex as a le Carré story should be. We are all aware that the bar has been set very high in terms of audience expectations. The challenge facing us is to meet those expectations, hopefully even to surpass them.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-5895985/amp/Charles-Cumming-world-run-Moscow-Rules.html

761 Name: Anon : 2018-07-02 12:45 ID:pA8uN3y5

>>759 yes indeedy. Awful Cumberbatch hat BTW. He's indoors for god's sake.

>>760 I share your doubts. "The locations will be sumptuous"...which kind of concerns me. Having watched TNM for a second time I thought it was a triumph of style over substance - loads of money spent on it but with some really duff plotting and dialogue in places (not throughout). I am assuming that TH will be one of the loved characters that does come back. I can't imagine they'd proceed without him as in fairness he was one of the main reasons the series was a success.

Will the much loved bare backside (pretty much a character in itself) also be returning?!!!

762 Name: heynon : 2018-07-03 01:31 ID:N+5QDef3

>>761 I mentally referred to all the scenes in Roper's compound on Majorca as "Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous!" For the next go round, it would make no sense to do TNM2 without the Night Manager himself.

Personally, if this ever happens, I rather hope they do without the Hiddlesbum. Although he talks good game about only getting naked when it serves The Work, it seemed gratuitous to me in TNM. Were Pine's shirt and jacket so short that they wouldn't cover his backside in real life?

Also, I came across this recently that calls out that scene as appearing to have been "poorly handled," given the current climate in the industry: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/good-sex-scenes-when-actors-play-it-safe-1.3525725

763 Name: Anon : 2018-07-03 09:59 ID:A3rZwPke

>>762 That is a really interesting article.

When TNM first came out I recall us discussing how uncomfortable the sex scene looked, and Anon. (where did she go? We miss her!) saying that he looked unsure about where he was “allowed” to put his hands. On the bare boobie, or not?

He is a repeat offender of the “tongue in mouth” shot, which the lady featured in the article seems to think is an absolute no-no. He also as we know doesn’t wear the pouch. I had wondered before whether, in his sex scenes, we are basically looking at how he kisses and what his moves are in real life. The lack of choreography may support that.

I wonder how many sex scenes are carefully planned in advance. Showgirls was a long time ago so it’s clearly not a new thing.

FWIW I thought that the naked scenes in TNM were completely gratuitous. He got his kit off (shirt minimum) in every single episode and my husband and I were laughing after a few weeks waiting for it to happen. What was the point, for example, of the naked al fresco shower scene? Do SAS men use this to toughen up?

764 Name: Couch Potato : 2018-07-08 13:50 ID:hIawoG6u

So Tom was seen yesterday in London, marching in a certain parade there. With his boyfriend in tow. He's sticking that big foot of his in the closet door and stepping O-U-T!

765 Name: Anon : 2018-07-11 07:29 ID:A3rZwPke

Of mild interest:

“@twhiddleston just told us at work that football is coming home. Loki has spoken. #ItsComingHome“

From Twitter: com/harrygeddess/status/1016765925671034881

766 Name: Anon : 2018-07-11 22:56 ID:A3rZwPke

767 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-12 17:29 ID:vsFoFSho

>>766 So the vacuum purchase is to clean up the mess afterwards? (Condolences for England’s loss, BTW....)

768 Name: Anon : 2018-07-12 17:38 ID:9MWBRasV

>>767 Some Henry vacuum cleaners can be used to vac up water, so I guess useful for drying tears! I am not a footy fan....!

769 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-15 13:25 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom is at Wimbledon for the Men's Final today! Tom still has the beard and glasses. His suit pants look a little short, and he looks a bit crumpled from the car ride, but I'm so happy to see him out enjoying his favorite hobbies. Tom, Eddie Redmayne, and his wife Hannah are all sitting in the royal box, it seems. The first link is of Tom in a close-up pic in the box. Yay!

https://kaleidoscope-vol2.tumblr.com/
http://maryxglz.tumblr.com/
http://maryxglz.tumblr.com/

770 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-15 14:04 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>769 Tom is sitting next to Bjorn Borg?! Respect.

771 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-15 21:01 ID:N+5QDef3

>>769 He looks good - trimmed the beard. Can't be sure, but from the weave, the suit might be linen.

>>770 Tom must have been fanboying inside!

772 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-16 15:26 ID:zSl8T0x0

An Nytimes article that details the etiquette/procedures and privileges associated with the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/sports/tennis/wimbledon-royal-box.html

773 Name: Anon : 2018-07-17 20:30 ID:LSMEWR2B

>>772 interesting article - I didn’t know any of this. Lucky Tom.

774 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-18 03:49 ID:zSl8T0x0

Pictures of Tom in London, taken earlier today. He was spotted crossing a bridge after leaving The National Theatre. He's holding a black binder. I hope that it contains a new play that he's considering!
https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4262952456278887

775 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-19 20:53 ID:zSl8T0x0

Andreea
@Blackeyed88
Another sighting of Tom in London. A woman says that Tom chatted with her girlfriend for 10 minutes, at work.

I can't even brag about seeing Tom Hiddleston anymore cause today my girlfriend had a WHOLE CONVERSATION being charming af to him. Surprised she didn't get an invite for tea round his house lol.
He came into my gf's work and they had a pleasant conversation for like 10 or so mins. Meanwhile when I saw him at my work I didn't get a chance to talk to him lol so now I'm just jelly 😂
Let's just say we both work in London, nothing really fancy but open to public. He's just such a down to earth guy that it can happen to strike a conversation out of the blue haha.

776 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-20 17:22 ID:vsFoFSho

I>>774 Apparently the BFI, and also maybe the Old Vic, are in that direction too, so there are several possibilities. The binder is a good sign!

777 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-20 17:25 ID:vsFoFSho

Well, the Seattle con couldn’t have been too rough on Tom, because he’s doing another one for Ace. Mid-October in Chicago: http://www.aceuniverse.com/

778 Name: Anon : 2018-07-22 06:46 ID:nTMgK4/6

>>776 Yes they are! So is an IMAX cinema so Tom could just have been out to watch a film - though as you say the papers are a good sign....

>>777 I read that the going rate is £500k for one of these cons (!!!!). If you aren’t otherwise earning that is amazingly good money, which must be attractive. For 3 days’ work I would put up with it, even with the proximity to the crazies.

779 Name: Anon : 2018-07-22 20:36 ID:nTMgK4/6

Amazingly there is a new project - http://thefancarpet.com/movie_news/rebel-park-productions-present-the-first-comedy-short-in-leading-lady-parts-series-to-premiere-on-bbc-four-on-july-30/

However this is a supporting role (it’s all about women’s voices) so it is unclear how much screen time he will get.

780 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-23 00:56 ID:N+5QDef3

>>779 News at last! Even if the short is only 8 minutes, it’s for a good purpose - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bdcr9l

781 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-23 13:11 ID:zSl8T0x0

So apparently Celebitchy is claiming that the problematic Johnny Depp, alleged abuser of his ex-wife model/actress Amanda Heard, "pulled a Hiddleston" by dressing up in character for Comic Con-Con, by appearing as Grindelwald for the Harry Potter Wizarding World franchise. And they're review of the Depp attempt is "Blah, nope." Depp pulled a Hiddleston: he showed up to Comic Con as Grindelwald, and spoke to the audience in character:

https://www.celebitchy.com/585549/johnny_depp_came_to_comic-con_in_his_crimes_of_grindelwald_character/

782 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-23 13:41 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>779>>780 Apparently the director/writer of "Leading Lady Parts" is playwright Jessica Swale. Her most plummy leading roles are written for women, and I thought that her last play "Nell Gwynn" was only okay, but this is a great networking opportunity for Tom, that is for a great cause. Jessica's Twitter comment and the funny Teaser youtube trailer are linked below:]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOarHGJpfJs
Jessica Swale
‏ @jswale
15h15 hours ago
I made a short film about lady parts. I mean- parts for ladies. About how lady parts shouldn’t be about lady parts. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. #timesup Here’s the teaser...

783 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-23 16:52 ID:zSl8T0x0

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is bringing back a character from Kong: Skull Island. Is it Tom Hiddleston's James Conrad, now played by Charles Dance?
https://screenrant.com/godzilla-2-charles-dance-tom-hiddleston-kong-skull-island/

784 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-24 00:14 ID:N+5QDef3

>>781 CB wasn't the only outlet to give it that label, but from what I saw, the pretty universal response was that Tom did it way, way better. (Not even counting Depp's real-life creepiness factor.)

>>783 So glad this didn't go the route of Tom doing the role with prosthetics!

785 Name: Anon : 2018-07-24 19:24 ID:Eo4VJqL0

>>784 That is a terrifying thought, especially after the Beard of Doom in the reshot bar scene....!

786 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-27 00:14 ID:zSl8T0x0

Apparently, TNM 2 has yet to be officially recommissioned?! Are the writers just brain storming for a paycheck at this point? Wow. I thought that Tom was depending on this gig to begin the next chapter of his career. Still not a sequel fan. Very wary.

"Although the show has yet to be officially recommissioned, and there’s plenty of rumors as to what shape it will take and which stars will return, I hear that the foursome are in full swing, working on plots for the “slowly developing” drama."

https://deadline.com/2018/07/the-night-manager-black-mirrors-francesca-gardiner-the-rooks-namsi-khan-join-writers-room-1202421617/

787 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-27 09:13 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom just performed Move It on Over w Rodney Crowell in London at Nell's Jazz and Blues Club on Thursday. Bless his heart! He looks and sounds a little rusty and nervous. Glad that he's still keeping up his friendships. Gosh, I wish that ISTL had had a different script and director.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omXbLSsEbG4

788 Name: heynon : 2018-07-28 13:54 ID:N+5QDef3

>>786 Let's hope he's not depending on this to happen any time soon. At this rate, it will be "The Night Manager - 10 Years After."

>>787 They should have given him some spoons to play, or something to do with his hands; he's not used to singing without a guitar. But once he was a few verses in and his voice had warmed up, he relaxed. Wish the video quality were better so we could see his expressions. Agree about ISTL!

789 Name: Whatsinaname : 2018-07-28 19:33 ID:6LNXsSd5

>>787 How ironic that his greatest acting role is trapped in a film that I cringed over.

790 Name: Heynon : 2018-07-29 22:56 ID:N+5QDef3

Rehash article in a humanitarian mag about Tom’s UNICEF work. Soft launch for the rumored release of his doc this fall? http://www.borgenmagazine.com/hiddlestons-unicef-humanitarian-work/

791 Name: Sosorry : 2018-07-31 16:15 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom's scene in the short film, Lady Parts, is posted here on twitter. The film posters of Tom behind Gemma Chan's head, as she is chatting on her mobile, are soo funny!

Twitter
/HiddlesPage?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1024044197471559680&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html%231024044197471559680

792 Name: Anon : 2018-08-05 07:42 ID:jepm0pA4

>>791 Apologies for the source, but I found this very funny: http://insanely-smart.tumblr.com/post/176630838753/gemma-artertons-times-up-inspired-short-leading

Remember the famous “Tom auditions for Thor (the part)” story? He claimed to have gained something ridiculous like ten pounds of muscle in 6 weeks and then wore a blonde wig to audition for the part - and was shirtless. As we recall, he desperately wanted that part and had been lobbying KB for it (running into his dressing room wielding a water cooler bottle as a hammer). It was always previously told by him as an anecdote about his determination/amazingly improved physique (I recounted a secondhand story about him attending a BBQ and showing everyone his (not substantially increased) muscles).

It has now, without irony, been recast as Tom’s encounter with #metoo - the oppressive industry requires him to get his kit off in an audition!!!! I have never seen a male actor more enthusiastic about his own gratuitous nudity!

793 Name: Whatsinaname : 2018-08-05 09:08 ID:6LNXsSd5

>>792 Funny, I was about to post this 1 min 'interview' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHYg9_6YuiE

I was happy to see that LadyParts is on youtube for free.

794 Name: Heynon : 2018-08-06 22:19 ID:N+5QDef3

>>792 That was an odd moment in that story, wasn't it? Who knows why Tom felt the need to tell that to his castmates, or why one of them felt the need to repeat it (and add "And it’s not just women, by the way. Men get it worse to some extent.").

In the context of not wanting to be (physically) typecast, it might make sense. Given his history of getting naked in almost every film, though, not so much!

>>793 I didn't notice - was the other male actor interviewed as well? At least this hasn't blown back on Tom in any way that I've seen.

795 Name: Anon : 2018-08-07 12:24 ID:jepm0pA4

>>794 IIRC he got nekked in CP for teh wimminz, to make female nudity better/more acceptable by evening up the numbers - or something. There has never been any real understanding that garatuitous nudity is demeaning for either sex. Is this his epiphany?!

796 Name: Sosorry : 2018-08-07 14:01 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>795 Nudity in American films is only questionable for me when the writing isn't brilliant, the sex scenes and the nudity in general aren't both propelled by character development in a realistic way and not solely b/c of director's personal fantasies or by the male fanboys' personal fantasies just to sell tickets, when the actors are not treated w respect/courtesy and are not well prepared w intimacy training before for they arrive onset to film the scenes in question, and when the actors are pressured/coerced beyond the bounds of what they've contractually committed to. America either needs to be like Sweden, where male and female actors seem to be filmed nude all the time equally and audiences of all ages are not ethically judgemental about or shocked by any nudity, or we need to go back to a time like the 1940s when the actors kept their clothes on but sparred w witty dialogue.

797 Name: Sosorry : 2018-08-07 14:15 ID:zSl8T0x0

Pointless Bustle article about private Tom as become, and sicusses his love life: the real and fictitious including those falsely created by Hollywood gossip mags but clearly nurtured by his publicists; and of course his PR fake relationships.)
https://www.bustle.com/p/who-is-tom-hiddleston-dating-the-thor-
actor-keeps-his-relationships-surprisingly-low-key-10006922

But who is Hiddleston dating now? Well, he hasn't been pictured with anyone, he's pretty much a ghost on social media, and he hasn't given any interviews on his love life in a very long time. So my guess is he's either single, or he's enjoying a very low-key relationship that he doesn't want to share with the world just yet. And that is obviously completely his choice. As a true Hiddleston fan, whatever he's up to at the moment, I just hope he's happy and living his best life.

798 Name: Sosorry : 2018-08-07 14:17 ID:zSl8T0x0

799 Name: Heynon : 2018-08-07 22:23 ID:N+5QDef3

>>797 Someone at Bustle was really short of copy today...!

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