It is not very often that an actor so unknown breaks onto the scene the way Tom Hiddleston has. Ever since he appeared in the Marvel movie Thor as the silver tongued trickster Loki, the name of Tom Hiddleston has been popping up everywhere. Fan girls plaster Facebook with memes and pics of the god and there is much talk about the attractive young man. But here are some interesting facts you may not have known about everyone’s favorite Asgardian god.
1. As a child he attended a preparatory school known as The Dragon School. (How cool is that?!?!?!?!)
2. He got into acting as a way to cope with being away at boarding school while his parents were going through a divorce.
3. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art,Tom Hiddleston got his first film role, playing the character of Oakley in Joanna Hogg’s first feature, Unrelated.
4. It was Kenneth Branagh, the film director for Thor who got Tom the opportunity to audition for the role of Loki.
5. Hiddleston will play a vampire, Adam, in Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lovers Left Alive.
6. Hiddleston has made an appearance on Sesame Street where he had a talk with Cookie Monster.
7. There is talk that the beloved voice of Loki will be featured in the newest Muppet Movie- Muppets Most Wanted
8. His first TV role was in 2001 when he appeared in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
9. Tom Hiddleston won the MTV Awards fro Best Fight and Best Villain in 2013.
10. He is the middle child of the family with an older sister, Sarah, and a younger sister Emma.