Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017: In Review

2017: A Year in Review

I know that for most fans, 2017 felt like a very quiet year for Tom Hiddleston. But the man kept himself very busy with two blockbuster film releases, a return to theatre, continued dedication to charity work, and he still had time to win an award or two. Let's take a look back! 


In January, Tom was at the Golden Globe Awards. The event had a hilarious start with actress, Nicole Kidman, crashing Tom's red carpet interview. 
Tom went on the win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries

There was a lot of criticism for Tom's speech but it made a huge impact to the organizations he dedicated the award to. If it weren't for Tom a great number of people wouldn't even know that South Sudan was a country.  There was a huge surge in donations to the Unicef UK fundraiser and eventually we raised over £15,000!

In April, Tom took home two trophies at the Empire Awards in London. Tom won the Hero Award and Best Series Award for The Night Manager (along with Hugh Laurie). 

In December, Tom won the prestigious Most Stylish Man of 2017 title from GQ Magazine. As voted on by the fans! 

Back to School

Tom helped raise money for two of his old schools, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the Dragon School in Oxford.

In MarchTom stopped by his alma mater, RADA, to host a special screening of Kong: Skull Island. Little did we know then that Tom would be returning to RADA again later in 2017 to perform!

In September, Tom Hiddleston took part in a special charity run of Hamlet to aid RADA's Attenborough Campaign. The play was directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and the cast was comprised of current/former RADA students. The play scored rave reviews for it's very intimate set up. This was a very exclusive event with only 21 performances in total (in a small, 160 seat theatre). 

In December, Tom recorded Hamlet's famous soliloquy for the Dragon School. This was included in an audio CD sold during their Annual Dragon Sale

Gucci, Gucci, Gucci

Tom Hiddleston was announced as the face of Gucci's Tailoring campaign in 2016 and that collaboration continued into 2017. 

In February, Tom headed to Italy to sit front row at Gucci's 2017 F/W show and hit up the after party. 

Gucci provided all of Tom's new suits/tuxedos for his promo tours and appearances.

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island was released in March 2017 and exceeded box office expectations to gross $566 million worldwide! Kong was a very international movie with film locations in Hawaii, Australia, and Vietnam, The cast had an equally international press tour to promote the film with stops in London, Mexico, Japan, China, and the US. Some highlights from the promo tour: 

Tom Hiddleston on BBC Radio

Tom Hiddleston speaking Spanish to the crowds at the premiere in Mexico 

Tom Hiddleston interviewed by Josh Horowitz for MTV. FYI: Wendy was auctioned off on eBay for $4,317 with proceeds going to Unicef. 

Tom Hiddleston singing with Guillermo on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Tom Hiddleston taking a "30 second" quiz in China


In February, Tom kicked off his birthday month with a GQ Magazine Cover.  This was voted favorite 2017 Tom Hiddleston photoshoot by the fans. 

In March, Tom posed with his stylist, Ilaria Urbinati for The Hollywood Reporter.

In April, photographs taken by Kurt Iswarienko were used for European promotion. 

In November, Tom Hiddleston was on the cover of Style Magazine Italia. 

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok was one of the highest-grossing and best reviewed films of 2017! It has already grossed more than $844 million world wide. Due to filming commitments for Infinity War there weren't many promo appearances but that didn't stop the cast from having a little fun. 

Thor: Ragnarok panel at SDCC

The cast of Thor: Ragnarok playing Rock, Paper, Scissors

Thor Ragnarok: 4D with James Corden

What's In Store For 2018

Early Man:  The film releases Janaury 26, 2018 in the UK and February 16, 2018 in the US. I am hoping to see some more Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston red carpet love. 

Infinity War: Loki had about one second in the Infinity War trailer but it was enough to see that he will be an important part of the next film. Infinity War releases May 4, 2018 in the US (earlier in other countries)

Non-confirmed Upcoming Projects that hopefully we will hear more about next year: 
  • The Night Manager series 2 
  • Hard Boiled with Ben Wheatley
  • Tom's South Sudan documentary

Saturday, December 2, 2017

WFTV Awards (2016)

December 2, 2016: 

Tom Hiddleston attended the Women in Film and Television Awards at the London Hilton. The WFTV Awards celebrate the most talented women in UK film, TV, and digital media. Tom was on hand to present Amanda Nevill with the Business Award. Amanda Nevill is the Chief Executive Officer of the British Film Institute (BFI) and Tom was named their first ambassador in 2015. During his speech, Tom made sure to show is support for gender equality by stating: So may I just say, equal pay? Let's sort it out! The arts are for everyone. 

The audience was very disappointed when Tom decided to keep his trousers on! 

Several other famous men showed their support for the WFTV Awards. Mark Gatiss presented the Writing Award to Julia Davis, Benedict Cumberbatch presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Beryl Vertue, and Ben Wheatley presented the Creative Technology Award to Sara Bennett. 



The focus was all on the incredible women at this event so Tom kept it simple in a navy tuxedo from Gucci.


Women in Film and Television UK

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2014)

November 30, 2014:

A much slimmer and dark haired Tom Hiddleston attended the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Palladium in London. Tom was nominated as Best Actor for his role in Coriolanus. Tom was in the middle of filming I Saw the Light and had lost a considerable amount of weight to play the country singer Hank Williams.

Tom posed for photographs on the red carpet with Benedict Cumberbatch, Anna Wintour, Christopher Bailey, and Gillian Anderson. 

It was well worth the trip from Louisiana since Tom Hiddleston took home the Best Actor Award - presented to him by Helen Mirren. In his speech said that the award made him feel very proud to be in London and a part of the theatre. 

In his winners interview elaborated more on how proud he was and how Coriolanus challenged him as an actor. 


After the party is the after party... and Tom had a lot to celebrate with Damian Lewis, Helen McCroy, Dominic West, and Bee Shaffer. 

Tom Hiddleston was also featured in the Theatre Awards edition of Evening Standard Magazine. Tom revealed his pre-show superstition: Before each performance of Othello at the Donmar in 2007, I'd run up and down the fire escape like a madman. It got the heart rate going, and I liked the comfort of knowing Covent Garden was alive and well outside while the play went up indoors. A similar routine is seen in the bts Coriolanus video


 Tom Hiddleston was King of the award show, wearing a Queen: McQueen that is. He looked like a classic gentleman in a custom Alexander McQueen shawl collar tuxedo. There was a touch of edge to his look with a skull embroidered bow tie.

Monday, November 27, 2017

ATP World Tour Finals (2010)

November 27, 2010: 

A slew of celebrities hit up the Lacoste VIP Lounge during the semi-finals day at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Self-confessed tennis nerd, Tom Hiddleston was in for an exciting day of tennis at the O2 Arena with Andy Murray facing off against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer versus Novak Djokovic. Federer went on to defeat Djokovic in the Final match the next day. 

Charlie Cox, Kevin Spacey, Lily Cole. Tom Hiddleston, and Rose Byrne

Tom and Rose. 

Two weeks prior Tom and Rose took part in Dramatic Need's inaugural The Children's Monologues. They also reunited in 2018 for Ralph Lauren's 50th Anniversary Show

Tom and Jodie Whittaker. 

Tom and Jodie both starred in BBC TV special Return to Cranford and appeared together at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards. 

Tom and David Gandy. They both serve on the London Fashion Week Men's committee


Most of this outfit is made of staple pieces from Tom Hiddleston's 2010/2011 casual wardrobe.  A zip cardigan from the 2010 Armani Exchange collection, a white Intimissimi shirt, and Armani Jeans leather pants. Along with a grey infinity scarf. Tom was also wearing the Sandringham jacket from G-Star Raw. 

But thankfully surprisingly for Tom, a guy who rewears everything, these shoes wore never worn again (at least not to an event). The next time anyone wants to complain about the grey boots remember that Tom once wore actual duct tape shoes.