Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor. He gained international fame portraying Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starting with Thor in 2011 and lastly in the Disney+ series Loki in 2021.

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).

Hiddleston's also known for his performances in television including his part in the 2012 BBC series The Hollow Crowns Henry IV and Henry V. Hiddleston starred in and executive-produced the AMC / BBC limited series The Night Manager (2016),

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton are expecting their first child together. The “Mr. Malcolm’s List” actress was in New York City on Wednesday to promote the film when she showed off her baby bump. Ashton plays Julia Thistlewaite in the period drama.

Hiddleston was not at the screening. Ashton was joined by costars Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Theo James and Sianad Gregory. The film’s director Emma Holly Jones was also there.

The couple, who met in 2018, are clearly totally loved-up but keep their relationship very private. The Loki actor is said to have wanted more privacy when it comes to his personal life after his high-profile romance with Taylor Swift in 2016.

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.