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6 Terrific Tom Hiddleston Performances (That Aren’t Loki)
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At his current trajectory, there's no doubt that Thomas William Hiddleston is on course for greatness, awards and probably medals from nations far and wide. If he goes on to become a knight of the realm and a demigod to a tribe of discerning cineastes, we certainly won’t begrudge him it. His wildly fun turn as Loki in Thor saw him mischief his way to prominence, earning him Avengers MVP status, alongside franchise lodestar Robert Downey Jr.. But it’s not just his Marvel work or – sorry Tom! – his Empire Sexiest list prominence that’s notable about him. With Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive offering a walk on the wan side, here’s our pick of his other roles to date.

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UNRELATED (2006)

Tom Hiddleston, Unrelated (2006)

When people talk about manners being painful, Unrelated is what they mean. Joanna Hogg, beginning a three-film (to date) partnership with Tom Hiddleston, has an acute ear as much for what goes unsaid in middle-class mingling, as she does for the occasional explosions of angry shouting that bring them to a head. Hiddleston plays Oakley, the well-to-do scion of a holiday family, as virile and confident as the group’s 40-something guest Anna (Kathryn Worth) is brittle and conflicted. There’s sexual tension – most of it coming from her – a painful misunderstanding, a car crash, a huge slanging match and some mild drug abuse, but as ever with Team Hoggleston, it’s in the stillness and understatement that the film lands its real punches.
 

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1 Just 6 of his many talented roles...
He really is a wonderful actor, I love Midnight In Paris & I was lucky enough to see Coriolanus both in person and at the NTLive screening. He's the reason I refound my love of acting. He's a wonderful human being too. More

Posted by Bunnyaimee on Friday February 28, 2014, 17:28

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Is it just me or is he just a bit.. I don't know... meh? I don't get everyone's hard on for this guy, he's alright. That's about it More

Posted by chris wootton on Friday February 28, 2014, 09:17

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all the works of Mr Hiddleston aka T-Hiddy is amazing, but my favorite: the number 4, yep. I discovered existence of this man with this movie; and when I saw in Coriolanus, well... That's it, case closed... More

Posted by Guelyury on Tuesday February 25, 2014, 18:13

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Hur hur hur. Anus. More

Posted by gregoire on Monday February 24, 2014, 19:34

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Dear Empire, Thanks for feeding us regular bits about Tom. Love the guy. I had the chance to see him live in Coriolanus and agree with Pennj that he was fantastic in that too. I still need to check out the Joanna Hogg movies though. More

Posted by Pandora on Monday February 24, 2014, 08:04

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My new favourite actor, he seems intelligent, sincere and hard-working. And he made me cry for a megalomaniac who wants to enslave humanity! No mean feat! More

Posted by Miss Redheart on Sunday February 23, 2014, 15:17

7 Coriolanus
Hello! Missed the best one, Coriolanus. I could write essays to describe his performance, but to be honest, there are better reviewers than me. All i can add is go and see the National Theatre showing at your local cinema. Truly, this man portrays emotional angst, anger, conceit, sarcasm and vulnerability like no other actor, that I can think of, in his particular age group. More

Posted by Pennj on Friday February 21, 2014, 21:37

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