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Actor Tom Hiddleston, star of such films as “The Avengers”, “Crimson Peak” and the upcoming Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light” will appear at the upcoming Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia.

Hiddleston will attend on Saturday, June 4th only and will join other Marvel stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan at the convention.

More information and tickets can be found on the Wizard World website at http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

The Cast of "The Night Manager".  Photo copyright BBC.

The Cast of “The Night Manager”. Photo copyright BBC.

 

The BBC brings a contemporary adaptation of John le Carre’s popular espionage drama “The Night Manager” to tv screens with a stellar cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Coleman.

The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.

To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, he must first become a criminal himself.

The BBC recently spoke to Tom Hiddleston about this exciting new project:

 

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in "The Night Manager".  Photo copyright BBC.

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in “The Night Manager”. Photo copyright BBC.

 

” I play Jonathan Pine who, at the beginning of the story, is a lost soul. He is the night manger of a 5-Star hotel in the ski resort of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, living an almost monastic life, literally and figuratively buried in snow, silence and darkness. I think he is a mystery to all men and to himself – the uniform and the face he prepares to meet others is a mask that protects him from having to know who he is. Behind an immaculate three-piece suit, immaculate tie, polished black shoes and impeccable manners, he almost has no character because he is filled with guilt and shame because of what has happened in his past. He is a former soldier who has served two tours in Iraq, so though he has disbanded from the military, he is still a serviceman – he is just serving in the hotel now as opposed to in the army.

I was sent the first episode by my London agent, telling me that Simon and Stephen Cornwell – John le Carré’s sons – were seeing who might be interested in a television adaptation of The Night Manager. I read the first episode, and from the very beginning, I was completely hooked into the story and the character. I fell in love with it immediately.”

 

The series will air on BBC starting on the 21st of February and on AMC in the US starting on the 19th of April. Check your local listings for details.

 

 

 

 

Stars Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston at the New York Premiere of Crimson Peak.  Photo copyright Universal Pictures

Stars Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston at the New York Premiere of Crimson Peak. Photo copyright Universal Pictures

 

Guillermo Del Toro’s long awaited scary flick Crimson Peak opens this weekend in the U.S. and the stars have been out and about promoting the film.

The film, which shows that in the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

The film had a star studded New York premiere this week with historic Bergdorf Goodman store also doing a fantastic Crimson Peak theme for their window displays.

Star Tom Hiddleston talks about the displays courtesy of Screen Slam:

 

http://https://youtu.be/yw07ebZELqE

 

Crimson Peak opens this Friday in theatres across the U.S.

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Tom Hiddleston at Nerdist Panel San Diego Comic Con 2015. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Tom Hiddleston at Nerdist Panel San Diego Comic Con 2015. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Saturday night of the 2015 San Diego Comic Con had more choices of things to do than any other day of the convention.  One of the most popular events every year is the Nerdist podcast hosted by Chris Hardwick which allows fans lucky enough to score a ticket the chance to see some of their faves being interviewed and interacting with the audience.  This year Nerdist hosted two podcasts, the second of which featured Tom Hiddleston and Director Guillermo Del Toro talking about their upcoming film, Crimson Peak and a host of other topics.

 

Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo Del Toro.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo Del Toro. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

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Photo Copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Tom Hiddleston, who is always a fan favorite was taking quite the ribbing from his director Guillermo Del Toro who would comment each time Hiddleston would answer a question with an “awwwww”, eliciting laughter from Hiddleston and the audience.  It is quite evident that the two really enjoyed working together and share a great camaraderie.

 

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Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Speaking about their film “Crimson Peak”, which opens in October, Del Toro called it “not eye candy, but eye protein.  Because it’s beautiful but nutritious.”  Hiddleston was quite proud of the film as well, calling it “one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen, as well as the most beautiful one I’ve ever been in”.

 

 

Hiddleston also spoke about his upcoming Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light”, where he plays the tragic country star.  He sings and plays guitar in the film and delighted the Nerdist audience with his Southern accent.  The film opens in the U.S. in November.

 

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Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

If you would like more information on the podcast, visit www.nerdist.com.

The new teaser for trailer for the Guillermo Del Toro film “Crimson Peak” starring Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain has been released.  The supernatural mystery thriller will be released by Legendary Pictures in October of this year.  For more info on the film, check out www.legendary.com