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Tom Hiddleston is all Smiles wearing a Tuxedo on set of “Crimson Peak” in Toronto, Canada. Tom Hiddleston plays the role of “Sir Thomas Sharpe” in Crimson Peak and they were filming a Ballroom scene today. That’s why Tom was wearing a Black Tuxedo, with white gloves, and a white bow tie. Pictured: Tom Hiddleston —- Image by © S Fernandez/Splash News/Corbis © Corbis. All Rights Reserved - 23 Apr 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

well, someone appears to be puttin on the ritz.

… you know this means there will be most likely dancing Hiddles now…

New sexual orientation: champagne waistcoats and white gloves.

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torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston on whether Tilda Swinton and David Bowie are secretly the same person (x)

Tom Hiddleston is amused by my voice recorder.

I’ve sat down with him in a quiet room at the Intercontinental in the middle of a busy Toronto Film Festival press day, and he’s intrigued by the boxy digital device I’ve pulled out of my bag.

“I’ve done your job actually, recently,” he says. “I interviewed Natalie Portman for something. It was, like, an hour-long chat, and I had to transcribe it the next day – and I was like, ‘Jesus!’”

Don’t you have people for that? I ask him jokingly.

He shakes his head and laughs. “No.”

I can think of several dozen fans who would have offered to help him out. In recent years, Hiddleston has become not just a movie star but a full-on heartthrob thanks to his breakout portrayal of the emotionally volatile Loki of the Marvel universe.

The unassuming English actor’s magnetism has been evident since his very first feature in 2007, Joanna Hogg’s terrific British drama Unrelated, but when Kenneth Branagh cast him in Thor, Hiddleston was catapulted to a new level of stardom.

Strong work followed: within the space of a month, Hiddleston delivered very different but equally memorable performances in Joss Whedon’s billion-dollar blockbuster The Avengers and Terence Davies’s The Deep Blue Sea. (Post-TIFF, Hiddleston was cast opposite Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, currently wrapping up its Toronto shoot.)

But right now he’s kicking back in Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, in which he plays Adam, a louche Detroit-dwelling vampire in a centuries-long relationship with Tilda Swinton’s formidable Eve.

Hiddleston had a ball building his character’s deep, thoughtful backstory with his collaborators.

“Jim and Tilda and I met for about two weeks, six weeks before we shot,” he says. “We sat around a table every day and talked about poetry and music and science and literature and nature. We read each other Rumi and talked about Einstein’s theory of entanglement and Hamlet and the White Stripes and Fibonacci.

“It was just an amazing time of sharing all the things that we loved, filling ourselves up with so many references that we were then happy to drop, because we knew what we were talking about. You see only a third of what we came up with, you know.”

Next there was the physical aspect of the characters. The actor quickly credits Jarmusch with the frazzled, unkempt hairstyles that distinguish the movie’s undead.

“He was very keen on that,” Hiddleston says. “Hair was one of the first things we talked about. He wanted them to look like strange creatures with a feral beauty – they were sensitive and refined and sophisticated and artistic, but they were not human. They were vampires.”

All that preparation and research paid off in a performance – and a movie – that defies classification and is filled with moments of weird, unexpected comedy.

“I was simply trying to play it truthfully, but also understanding that if Jim laughed, it was good,” he says. “That kind of deadpan humour – or any humour – still always comes from the truth. You’re playing these high stakes for real, but you’re playing them to such a degree that there’s an oddness to it which is funny, I hope.”

quoting-shakespeare-to-ducks:

 
Just hanging out and talking Shakespeare, like ya do…

quoting-shakespeare-to-ducks:

 

Just hanging out and talking Shakespeare, like ya do…

Dear Tom in **choking** ballroom attire,
Me: Fuck you, sir. Fuck you and your ballroom and waistcoat and **choking** gloves and fuck you just fucking fuck you.
Tom: But Shakespeare--
Me: No. Shut up. Fuck you.
Tom: But UNICEF--
Me: NO. SHHH. FUCK YOU. SHHHHHH
brooklynmutt:

"Just some of the everyday phrases we owe our wonderful 450 year old birthday boy." - @stephenfry

brooklynmutt:

"Just some of the everyday phrases we owe our wonderful 450 year old birthday boy." - @stephenfry

Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare! I often wonder what would he think if he could see and hear his texts transformed into songs…

Showtune of the Day: “What a Piece of Work is Man”, from Hair.

What a piece of work is man
How noble in reason
How infinite in faculties
In form and moving
How express and admirable
In action how like an angel
In apprehension how like a god
The beauty of the world
The paragon of animals

I have of late
But wherefore I know not
Lost all my mirth
This goodly frame
The earth
Seems to me a sterile promontory
This most excellent canopy
The air - look you!
This brave o’erhanging firmament
This majestical roof
Fretted with golden fire
Why it appears no other thing to me
Than a foul and pestilent congregation
Of vapors

What a piece of work is man
How noble in reason

How dare they try to end this beauty?
How dare they try to end this beauty?

Walking in space
We find the purpose of peace
The beauty of life
You can no longer hide

Our eyes are open
Our eyes are open
Our eyes are open
Our eyes are open
Wide wide wide!

I hope that however long I’m allowed to act that it will be a place I can always return to and… You know do interesting work and keep growing as an actor and hopefully the audiences will keep enjoying it. [x]

quoting-shakespeare-to-ducks:

"Wear your heart on your sleeve" - Othello

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lordofthehamsters:

Why do Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch rule the internet and our hearts? Here’s why! :D :D

roryobasan:

Tom Hiddleston On the Set of Crimson Peak (Set One) X

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goodticklebrain:

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Let’s celebrate! (Full post here - http://goodticklebrain.com/home/2014/4/23/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare)

goodticklebrain:

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Let’s celebrate! (Full post here - http://goodticklebrain.com/home/2014/4/23/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare)

4minutesofdishydeliciousness:

Thanks to the outstanding work of gofuckyourselftomhiddleston, hiddleston-daily, tomhazeldine, hiddlesfacts and especially tomhiddleston-gifs my life has been reduced to making TWH 2048s, playing TWH 2048s and mentally dating TWH. It was bad…