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Tom Hiddleston is the name on everyone’s lips. Whether it’s about his short-lived romance with Taylor Swift, rumours surrounding James Bond or his return as The Night Manager, there is no doubt that everyone has an opinion on this British actor. 36-year old Westminster born Tom began his career by appearing in West End theatre productions of Cymbeline in 2007 for which he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that Tom came to wider public attention when he was cast as Loki in Thor. He then reprised this role in 2012’s The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World in 2013 as well as Thor: Ragnarok, which will be released this month. Coming to cinemas on 27th October 2017, Thor: Ragnarok is the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Thor film franchise. Tom will star alongside Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba and Cate Blanchett to name a few. The film tells the story of Thor who must defeat the Hulk in a gladiatorial duel in time to save Asgard from Hela and the coming Ragnarok. He may be one of Britain’s most famous actors but Tom has admitted that he prefers to keep his private life, private. “I make a clear distinction between my work - which I absolutely dedicate myself to and is for the public…I really believe in that relationship between an actor and the audience. You can’t call yourself an actor without the audience. And my private life is private… everyone is entitled to a private life.” Fans of Tom will also be pleased to hear that there is talk about a second series of The Night Manager. The BBC thriller delighted Britain last year and now director Susanne Bier has confirmed that scripts for the second series are “slowly being developed”. She added: “We all very much want to do a season two, but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one.” Whilst several cast members have expressed their delight at a second series, it seems that Tom is doubtful. “I think we’re all aware that there is an appetite for more, but it really lies with the author, as it should, and if he can see a way for them to continue in a framework that fits his original conception.” Whilst fans can rejoice at the prospect of Tom appearing on our screens weekly again, the rumours of Tom being linked to Dr Who and James Bond seem to be just that – rumours. As well as Daniel Craig reportedly being announced as the next Bond once more, Tom has also said: “Obviously it’s very flattering that people think I’m part of the conversation… Neither of those two opportunities have come my way.” Catch Tom in Thor: Ragnarok from 27th October n Image credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com


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