Tom Hiddleston could be one of our greatest actors, but he isn’t quite — yet. “If you want to know who I am, it’s all in the work,” Hiddleston insists, quoting Alan Rickman. In fact, that might be what’s holding him back.
Tom Hiddleston seems to be everywhere these days. He’s at our cinemas as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light and Doctor Laing in High-Rise. He’s playing a spy on our television screens in The Night Manager. And he’s been at every recent American Society Event in enviably tailored, snug suits.
“Everyone’s attracted to you,” Elizabeth Debicki’s Night Manager character tells Hiddleston’s Jonathan Pine early on. She could just as easily be referring to the audience’s attraction to Hiddleston. The series, and Hiddleston’s performance, work as a thoughtful deconstruction of charm itself.