->''"It's all of them against me. I am the supervillain. So it's ComicBook/IronMan, the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/BlackWidow and ComicBook/NickFury forming a team because I've got so badass."''

He is Tom Hiddleston, of Midgard, and he is burdened with glorious purpose.

Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston (born February 9, 1981) is an English actor best known for [[Characters/MCULoki playing]] Comicbook/{{Loki}} in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in the movies ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' (a cameo filmed for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' ended up getting cut from the final movie). From 2008 onward, he played Magnus Martinnson in Creator/TheBBC ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' adaptation, and in 2012, he starred in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', a BBC adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's, playing Prince Hal in ''Theatre/HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''Theatre/HenryV''. In 2014, his starring turn as ''Film/{{Coriolanus}}'' in London resulted in all the tickets released on the first day going in that first day--and people camping out for the day release ones.

He has rather a large fanbase on sites like Website/{{Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s as well as men and women who just think he's a terrific actor. They like to call him "[[FanNickname Hiddles]]."
!!Selected filmography

* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
* ''Series/SuburbanShootout'' (2006)
* ''Series/{{Wallander}}'' (2008)
* ''[[Series/{{Cranford}} Return to Cranford]]'' (2009)
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2011 -- present) as [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]:
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' (2011)
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (2012)
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (2013)
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018-2019)
* ''Film/MidnightInParis'' (2011) - as Creator/FScottFitzgerald
* ''Literature/WarHorse'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' (2012)
* ''Series/TheHollowCrown'' (2012)
* ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' (2013)
* ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' (cameo) (2014)
* ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]'' (2014)
* ''I Saw The Light'' (2015) as Music/HankWilliams
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (2015)
* ''Film/HighRise'' (2015)
* ''Series/TheNightManager'' (2016)
* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' (2017)
* ''WesternAnimation/EarlyMan'' (2018)
!!Associated Tropes:

* AscendedMeme: The mustache he sports in his cameo in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' is very similar to the one he wore in a sketch for Josh Horowitz's Creator/{{MTV}} program.
* CelebrityResemblance: To the late Creator/LeslieHoward due to their physical resemblances, English ethnicities and gentleman-ish acting skills in their roles.
* EvilBrit: Provides the page quote along with Creator/MarkStrong and Creator/BenKingsley.
* FanCommunityNickname: His more dedicated fans call themselves "Hiddlestoners" or "Loki's Army."
* LargeHam: As seen in some of his more famous roles. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he's a classically trained actor.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: While he hasn't done a large amount of strict voice work (only a few voice overs in documentaries and his roles in ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''), he has been shown in the past to be a pretty adept impressionist, able to imitate almost any voice an interviewer can throw at him, such as Creator/ChrisEvans, Creator/ChrisHemsworth, Owen Wilson, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Cookie Monster, and several others. For the Music/HankWilliams biopic ''Film/ISawTheLight'' he provided his own singing for the role, and once read a letter from Creator/MarlonBrando in Brando's voice. During an appearance on ''Series/TheGrahamNortonShow'', he spent several minutes gushing towards Creator/RobertDeNiro before doing a rendition of De Niro's monologue from ''Film/{{Heat}}'' that is so spot-on that De Niro himself was impressed. And it was put to good use onscreen in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', with him eerily seeming to become Creator/JeremyIrons when Prince Hal is imitating his father.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He can nail cold, calculating and manipulative with ease. In real life, he comes across as very sweet, enthusiastic and delighted with his job. Stan Lee describes him as one of the "sweetest, nicest guy you could ever meet".
* NiceToTheWaiter: He said his first job was working as a waiter at a country club. After being disgusted by how rude people could be, he has since always made an effort to be polite, especially to "people kind enough to be serving me food".
* PlayingATree: In a school play, he once played the front-right leg of an elephant Creator/EddieRedmayne was riding.
* SesameStreetCred: Once taught Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.
* ShakespearianActors: Most evident in his performance as Loki, directed by fellow Bard enthusiast Creator/KennethBranagh. And also in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', which actually is Shakespeare.
* ShipperOnDeck: With Loki and Enchantress.
* SignatureLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZMhyyGwU8c Ehehehehe]].
* WhatBeautifulEyes: During an interview for the movie ''Literature/WarHorse'', ''Love Actually'' director Richard Curtis commented that his eyes are so piercing that Creator/JeremyIrvine started crying in the scene where Nicholls buys Joey just to "distract people from the blueness." Even more intensified when he has black hair, for example when he plays Loki.
* WolverinePublicity: He made such an impact as Loki that many promotional campaigns for ''Thor: The Dark World'' focused more on him than the actual star Creator/ChrisHemsworth.