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. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2016)

November 13, 2016: 

Tom Hiddleston returned to the Evening Standard Theatre Awards to present his friend, mentor, co-star, director (insert 33842837298 more adjectives) Sir Kenneth Branagh with the prestigious Lebedev Award for his season of plays at the Garrick.  In his introduction of Kenneth Tom said "beg, borrow, and steal for a chance to work with this man". 

Tom skipped the red carpet but he posed for pictures inside the event. 

Does it look like Tom and Ken are hiding a secret? Probably because they were already in the planning stages of RADA Hamlet but it would be another 9 months before the play was announced. 

I think they let Elton John in on the secret too. 

Tom was also reunited with his The Night Manager co-stars, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki. At the time Elizabeth was performing in The Red Barn at the Lyttelton Theatre in London. 

This was Tom's first time back at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards after winning Best Actor for Coriolanus in 2014


Tom repeated his Gucci look from the 2016 Emmy Awards that were held two months earlier. 

There was one memorable addition to his Evening Standard Theatre Awards outfit, a Remembrance Poppy. The poppy symbol was inspired by the World World I poem In Flanders Field and is used to commemorate military personal who have died in conflict. Tom shares a name with his great-great uncle, Tom Hiddleston, who died fighting in the battle of Somme. This event was held on Remembrance Sunday in the UK. 

Gunner Tom Hiddleston, was shot August 27. 1916 at the Battle of Somme and died two weeks later from infection. 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.