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Hiddleston has taken on musing duties for Joanna Hogg with great effect, especially in this, the Empire Strikes Back of their trilogy of movies together. There are no wampas or AT-ATs – you don’t get many in the Scilly Isles – but there is still plenty of strife and an absentee dad. The latter, unseen throughout, overshadows a small family gathering that would have been fraught with undercurrents even without an unreliable paterfamilias. Deliberately paced to mirror life’s natural cadences and unafraid to linger in some uncomfortable corners of family interaction (witness its supremely agonising restaurant sequence), it’s a terrific showcase of the actor’s flair for naturalism.
 

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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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