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Tom was featured in the January 2017 issue of GQ Spain, with a small feature on his Gucci campaign. Also in the magazine was a page of some popular images on Instagram. Tom’s Loki selfie, as his first post on Instagram, was also included.

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After accepting his award for Best Actor at the Golden Globes last night, it seems his speech was the kind to attract controversy. Quotes from his speech include:

”They wanted to say hello,” he told the Golden Globes audience. “Because during the shelling, in the previous month, they had binge-watched the Night Manager.

“The idea that I could, or that we could provide, some relief and entertainment for people… who are fixing the world in the places where it was broken made me immensely proud.”

Tom himself took to his official Facebook page to address the reaction to his speech:

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Awesome surprise to see; Tom has been unveiled as the new face of Gucci! GQ posted a feature on their site, which you can see the article below:

Would-be Bond, soon-to-be Taylor Swift lyric, and Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston has many talents and chief among them, as far as we’re concerned, is his uncanny ability to wear a suit really f#@king well. And to be clear, we’re not grading on Hollywood actor curve here. Hiddleston’s innate ability to look great in sharp tailoring has earned him a place among modern day suiting gods like Lapo Elkann and Ryan Gosling—guys who know how to harness the power of some well-cut lapels.

So it shouldn’t come as a total surprise that Gucci, a.k.a. the world’s hottest label right now, has tapped Hiddleston as the face of their latest tailoring campaign. If anything, it’s just even more evidence that designer Alessandro Michele knows exactly what he’s doing, whether that’s slapping an en fuego cat on a Cruise 2017 T-shirt or calling on one of our favorite actors to flex in the house’s luxury tailoring offerings. And oh how Hiddleston flexes.

Shot by lensman and now-longtime Michele collaborator Glen Luchford in a mansion belonging to famous artist, set designer, and curator of all things stylish Tony Duquette, Hiddleston shows off Gucci’s 2016 spins on power suiting, a lineup that counts foulard prints and hot pink piping as common as some boardroom-level windowpane peak lapels. And, because it’s Gucci and Michele’s world where anything—from serpentine appliques to studded and fringed loafers—goes, Hiddleston is joined (if nearly upstaged) by some seriously well-groomed Afghan hounds. But if you’re looking for the real star of these snaps, look no further than the anything-but-ordinary tailoring on display.

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I have shots of the campaign to the gallery, which you can see following the link below:

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Mr Porter has posted this article and interview with Tom, declaring him as one of the most stylish men of TIFF 2015, rightly deserved!

The prolific and versatile Mr Tom Hiddleston, 34, was at TIFF to promote his lead roles in two very different movies. High-Rise is an entirely British affair based on the book by Mr JG Ballard that details how a 40-storey London apartment block collapses into dystopian savagery. His other film I Saw the Light sees Mr Hiddleston portraying singer-songwriter Mr Hank Williams.

You’ve had a busy weekend.

Yes, very. High-class problems, I guess. It feels pretty good to spend just one weekend presenting almost an entire year of work to the world. And they couldn’t be more contrasting pieces.

High-Rise is an orgy of booze and sex set in a 1970s concrete apartment block.

That’s about right. Just like everyday life.

And you have some nude scenes.

I play a character who, at the beginning, is prone to nude sunbathing. So, yes, there is a degree of nakedness, which may or may not be regrettable.

Whereas in the Hank Williams biopic you are a rhinestone cowboy.

I doff my 10-gallon hat to the wardrobe department.

Did you ever doubt whether you, as an Englishman, could play the king of the hillbillies?

There were moments of doubt, but all the best things I’ve done have had moments of doubt. It’s about commitment in the end. I went to live with this multi-Grammy-winning artist in Nashville called Rodney Crowell for five weeks who was my tutor in the ways of the blues. I’d get up in the morning and run nine miles as I had to lose weight as Hank was so thin, then Rodney and I would sing for seven hours a day.

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With huge thanks to Sony, here are a few words from Tom on Hank Williams and his role as the singer in I Saw The Light. Be prepared, it’s quite long so it’s also under a read more!

“He was such an extraordinary man”, Tom Hiddleston says of Hank Williams. “In my mind, I always think of him like a firework, a firework that was burning brightly, made people gasp in awe, and gave people delight, but then blazed and burned out very fast”.

Of his decision to accept the role and sing Hank’s songs in the film, he explains, “It’s hard to say why I choose to do the films that I do. It’s hard to say why I play the characters I choose to play. But it’s always something instinctive. It’s a pure gut feeling. ” “There was something in Marc Abraham’s script, which I read for the first time four years ago, in March 2012, which seemed incredibly authentic, which I really connected to.

Marc had written Hank Williams with such compassion and lack of judgement. He’d taken this very famous man – an icon of American music, a legend in songwriting, folk and blues – and he’d written the man behind the icon. He had somehow tapped into the heartbeat of a legend, with all of his vulnerabilities and fallibilities, his weakness, pain and grief, and at the same time, his joy and playfulness, mischief and energy, and whitehot talent.” Hiddleston has a deep passion for music. “I have such respect and admiration for musicians, and they’ve inspired me to do some of the work that I’ve done, or just live the life that I have lived. I think a musician or a singer, as an artist, has nothing to hide behind. There is a raw vulnerability in singing, and especially singing your own songs. It’s expressive of a kind of immediate personal truth.” He applied that passion to studying Hank. “Hank’s truth changed the landscape of American music. He sang what he knew about. And what he knew about was going out and meeting girls, getting into trouble, falling in love and falling out of love, loss and loneliness—’lonesomeness,’ as he would have it.

And it was so simple. His songs were so simple, but they were so true. And I think what people connected to in his music was the authenticity of it.” “If you think about where Hank sits in the development of 20 th Century music, and it was really an education for me in many respects, the more research I did. Hank took the blues and infused folk music with this blues rhythm. When I hear the chorus of “Move It On Over”, I can hear “Rock Around The Clock” coming round the corner. Hiddleston notes that they had “the same melody and the same chord progression,” calling it “formative rock and roll.” “When you read interviews with Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and Keith Richards, they all talk about the influence of Hank Williams; that Hank was the first guy – the first guy doing a particular kind of thing.

And so you realize he’s this link in a chain, this crucial link: a cornerstone in music history. If he hadn’t done what he’d done and written those songs, then the history of contemporary music and rock ‘n’ roll would be completely different. “All of those songs that the greatest singers in other genres covered. Ray Charles sang “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and Tony Bennett sang “Cold, Cold Heart” and everybody sang “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Hiddleston shared Abraham’s belief that Hank’s music and personal life—the ups and downs– were deeply intertwined. “It was very important to tell the truth. I felt, and I know Marc felt, a great responsibility to Hank Williams, to the legacy of Hank Williams, to the idea of Hank Williams and to his family: simply to tell the truth.

We didn’t want to edit his life story in any way. We didn’t want to lionize him too much, but we also didn’t want just to tell the sad story.” Hank’s interactions with the women in his life and his producer-mentor, songwriter Fred Rose, himself a recovering alcoholic, also fascinated Hiddleston. “Hank was surrounded by very strong women,” he declares, “by his first wife Audrey and his mother Lillie and later by Billie Jean, all these women fighting for his fortune and his success. Very, very few men he would listen to. His father clearly wasn’t a major figure in his life, and I think he respected Fred Rose as a songwriter and as a producer.

If he were going to take constructive criticism, he would take it from Fred. Fred had been down that road himself. It was really important to have him in the film because there was nobody else to temper that direction.” Preparation for the role took time, Hiddleston explains. “Before I started, I filled myself up with everything I could find about Hank Williams: his circumstances, his rise and fall, what his hits were, how he wrote those hits. And it just goes to show there are no hard and fast rules in show business, in entertainment or in making art, and it’s sometimes the things that the experts don’t think is going to work. It catches fire and spreads across a nation.” The actor also feels the film reveals details about the man not widely known. “I think there are many people are familiar with his music, and perhaps fewer people are familiar with the circumstances from which his music arose. People maybe knew he drank, but didn’t know he had Spina bifida occulta. They knew he wrote great songs, songs that you’d tap your feet to, but they didn’t know that he died at the age of 29. They may not have known he was married twice.” “I think people perhaps don’t know his struggle, a huge struggle within himself between art and commerce.

And as soon as he became a star, it’s almost as if the engine behind his stardom started to eat him up from the inside. He didn’t know how to stay true to himself, while also becoming commercially successful.” “I put a huge amount of pressure on myself as an actor with everything I do. I knew that we had an extraordinary crew: Dante Spinotti, a truly amazing cinematographer, whom I have respected all my life; Merideth Boswell, a great production designer, who was already building incredible sets. I’d already met Lahly Poore-Ericson, our costume designer, who was making Nudie suits for me to wear. But I knew there was one man who was going to have to sing these songs and that was me. I just had to dig in and do the work.

I had to give myself a little talking to, and say: ‘Are you going to do this, or not?'” “It was a very handmade film. It was just a couple of us, really – a couple of us who felt it was worth doing, and we put our best foot forward and we did it. It really felt like that – felt like a small family, which is why it’s amazing to me that it’s having this extraordinary release by Sony Classics.” “I think the influence of Hank Williams is too great on American culture, so to misrepresent him in any way – I didn’t feel we had the right to do that. I felt a personal duty and a responsibility to play him honestly; to commit myself to looking like him, to sounding like him, to playing like him, to feeling what he felt, and putting myself through the paces that he put himself through. He brought so much joy to so many people from so much pain.” “I Saw The Light is how that cost him his life in the end.”

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Tom with a cat = amazing.

Anyway, he did a pretty awesome interview/photoshoot with The Shortlist Magazine. Find images in the gallery following the links below.

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And a snippet of the interview below.

Handsome, talented and a master of animals; is there no chink in Tom Hiddleston’s armour? Andrew Dickens has a good, hard look

Tom Hiddleston is about to leave the riverside flat where we’ve just photographed him with a cat on his shoulder. He picks up the guitar that’s been lying on the living room floor all day. I hadn’t realised it was his, so, considering he appears as Hank Williams in the forthcoming biopic I Saw The Light, I ask a prize-winning dumb question: do you play?

I mean to say, “Do you play in the film?” The polite way of asking, “Were you dubbed over by a more proficient country and western musician?” Hiddleston understands this and asks if we’d like to hear something: his own daft question. He whips out his Gibson (no euphemism) and delivers, to these ears, an emphatic Hank (again, no euphemism). It’s one way of answering a question, though – thankfully for the purposes of this interview, the rest of his responses are delivered more traditionally. Well, sort of, but we’ll come to that later.

This impromptu performance also proves that Hiddleston doesn’t do things by halves. He played the guitar before making I Saw The Light, but he wasn’t an alcoholic, womanising country legend. Work was required. The kind of work you’d pay to do.

“I’ve felt a huge responsibility to not screw it up,” the 34-year-old says. “I perhaps didn’t fully appreciate how iconic he is in the US until I arrived in Nashville. I went there six weeks before we were due to start shooting,” he says. 

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Images courtesy Torrilla.

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Check out part of the Vulture interview with Tom below!

The screaming fans usually pressed up against barricades along the red carpets of the Toronto Film Festival have had a Benedict Cumberbatch–size hole to fill this year. Lucky for them, another dashing Brit, Tom Hiddleston, who happens to be Cumberbatch’s BFF, had two movies premiering here. (And he was announced as the star of King Kong: Skull Island the day after this interview.)…

So, High-Rise: Whoa. Had you seen it before watching at the premiere?
I’d seen it once finished, about three weeks ago. I mean, I knew it was going to deliver that kind of experience. I knew when I read the script, and again when we were shooting it, that it was going to have a playful, provocative element to it. What did you think?

It was batshit. I’m still trying to process. I loved how in the Q&A, director Ben Wheatley said whether you find the movie brilliant or appalling “depends on where you stand on orgies.”
Ha-ha. Exactly.

What’s yours?
What’s my stance on orgies? Listen, if it floats your boat, who am I to stand in judgment? I’ve never been in any real-life context like some of those. I think [author J.G.] Ballard was always, particularly with High-Rise, fascinated by extremity, and what happens to human beings in the most physically and psychologically extreme situations — that actually the mask of civilization is a thin veneer. We’re only one sort of neighborly argument away from all-out chaos and murder, and descent of sort of going back to the jungle. I really think he was just quite rigorous about always taking it to its end point. He never stopped at the boundaries of good taste.

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Tom Hiddleston‎ is making the reverse commute. The British actor who became known to most of us as Loki in the Marvel movies beginning with “Thor” back in 2011 had gone to that well a number of times. Now he’s seeing what he can get cooking in a fact-based upscale role: as Hank Williams in the new biopic “I Saw The Light.”

On Friday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, after as many online teasers and murmurs as you’ll find for a specialty-film performance,  Hiddleston unveiled himself as the country legend. With nearly a dozen No. 1 hits., Williams, of course, was one of the most influential songwriters in history. He died in 1953 at the age of 29 from heart failure partly brought on by substance addictions.

Hiddleston, 34, explores a full range of physical, vocal and tonal shifts to embody the singer, suggesting both the rambling charm that made him so popular and the pent-up devils that did him in.

As writer-director Marc Abraham reminded at the screening, the British actor also did his own singing — not to mention his own Alabama twanging.

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Sometimes, when you meet someone for the first time, there’s a spark. That’s what happened toTom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, at least.

 The rumored couple star in the upcoming “I Saw the Light,” a biopic about the rise of country singer Hank Williams, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival this week. They’ve been linked throughout the summer, but Olsen told MTV News that the two had instant chemistry when they met on an audition four years ago.

“Tom and I have been wanting to work with each other for a while,” she said. “We’ve known each other for about four years, and we met doing a chemistry read for an audition and we were like, ’oh my God, this would be so much fun if we worked with each other.’”

“I Saw the Light” happened to be the first film that was right for the duo to share the screen. Olsen opened up about what a chemistry read entails, and why hers and Tom’s was so great.

“What happens is either people are so nervous that all they’re thinking about is what they’re doing in order to get the job, or two people are just like, ’I did the work and I guess we’re trying to figure out if we have chemistry, so I’m going to put all my focus on you and listen and play.’ We both, doing that to each other within the scene, the intention is always to check in on each other and measure them in a way and we were like ’oh, we’ll work really well together.’”

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I was intrigued in seeing this little (no pun intended) email in my inbox and was very happy to do research into Little White Lies! This issue is a must have for every Tom fan as it is dedicated to his upcoming movie with Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska, Crimson Peak. Below is a snippet of what to expect in the magazine:

For this issue, we commissioned the UK’s king of horror(esque) poster art, Dan Mumford, who’s striking combination of light and dark and a ruthless attention-to-detail made him a perfect fit for our Crimson Peak cover.

…The Great Guillermo, The Marvellous Mia, The New Dark House + more.

The cover art in question is this amazing, artistic piece:

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To find out more about Dan, check out his site here, as well as his Facebook and Twitter.

You can also find Little White Lies on their website, previous issues here, and Twitter and Facebook!

The magazine is available on the 12th September, however you can pre-order here for only £6.00!