He started his film career in the Joanna Hogg films Unrelated (2007) and Archipelago (2010). In 2011, Hiddleston portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, and appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse. That year, he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Hiddleston made his stage debut in Journey's End in 1999. He continued acting in theatre including the West End productions of Cymbeline (2007) and Ivanov (2008). He won the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in Cymbeline and was also nominated for the same award for his role as Cassio in Othello (2008).
The pair first met when they were cast together in the revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on the West End. They played a married couple in the play, which follows a woman who has an affair with her husband’s best friend.
It opened in London in March 2019, with the pair, as well as co-star Charlie Cox, transferring with the production to Broadway that August. Speaking about her connection with the rest of the cast, Zawe, 37, said: ‘We were really lucky that we, on day one, had an incredible trust.
Following Betrayal, Tom, 41, and Zawe reportedly moved in together in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Marvel actor was filming Disney+’s Loki. A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Tom and Zawe have stayed quiet about their relationship but she has spent the last few weeks with him in the US.