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Laurie and Hiddleston shake hands in ‘The Night Manager’

Laurie and Hiddleston shake hands in ‘The Night Manager’

THE NIGHT MANAGER “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 Roper’s beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.”



The Night Manager is the adaptation of the acclaimed novel by John Le Carré and is directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier.

Premieres in the U.K. this next Sunday, February 21 at 9:00 P.M – BBC One.

A big and deserved expectation. If you have the opportunity, don’t miss it.

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Publicado por en febrero 15, 2016 en Actors, Actresses, Books, Television


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Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan: ‘Children deserve a chance of a childhood’

Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan: ‘Children deserve a chance of a childhood’

Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan: “Children deserve a chance of a childhood”

For the sake of every child in danger, our leaders must do more.

In conflict and crises, it is children who are hardest hit. I saw this for myself in South Sudan, on a visit to the country with Unicef earlier this year. South Sudan is a forgotten war, which strikes children with unforgivable brutality. Rape, forced recruitment and attacks on schools are becoming a daily part of their childhood.

South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011, and has been riven by political and civil conflict since December 2013. The major cities have become war zones, with civilians fleeing to relative safety in rural areas. So many people, so many innocent children: displaced, desperate, starving.

Unicef UK supporter and award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston met children caught in conflict at a rapid response mission in South Sudan Unicef

Unicef UK supporter and award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston met children caught in conflict at a rapid response mission in South Sudan Unicef

The day before I was due to fly to South Sudan – in February this year – Unicef announced that at least 89 boys had been abducted while they were preparing to sit their school exams in Wau Shilluk, in Upper Nile state. These boys, some as young as 13, had been forcibly conscripted into armed militia.

Three days later, I found myself in the very same village, one of the most remote places I have ever seen. Walking around the desolate school, the destruction left in the wake of the militia’s violent interruption of the school day the previous weekend was still visible. The playground was empty, school desks had been overturned and doors were hanging off their hinges.

In one of the school-rooms, I met with 15-year-old John*, who had escaped abduction. Sitting on the floor together in the corner, he told me that he feared for his life, that everyone did. He told me: “we have a big problem and worry. The soldiers – they are killing the people”. But despite the immense danger, he still wanted to attend school and prepare for his exams.

In South Sudan, around 13,000 children have been recruited and are being used by all sides of the conflict, putting their lives at risk and irreversibly changing the fortunes of these children. I met a Unicef aid worker in the Upper Nile region, who had met with boys desperate to go home, but bound by the fear the militia had instilled in them. Children face an impossible choice – kill or be killed. For some, these children may seem a lost cause. But not for Unicef who, as well as delivering vital water and health care to children in South Sudan, are working to release and rehabilitate children forced to fight.

In Jonglei state, days later, I met hundreds of boys who had recently been released by an armed group called the Cobra faction, living in a Unicef Interim Care Centre, awaiting reunification with their families.  They receive shelter, food, education, clothing and basic health care, as well as counselling.

One of these boys, 16-year-old Afrikey*, on the day of our visit was being reunited with his family for the first time in over two years. His conscription had left emotional scars. He had seen things a boy of his age should never have to see. He had the far-off stare of a much older man – a depth in his face. I witnessed him being reunited with his mother: some hope amid the devastation.

To this day, there is no official record of what happened to the 89 boys in Wau Shilluk. I cannot help but wonder where they are, what they are doing, and whether their families will see them again.

It is for these children, for boys like John and Afrikey, that I am backing Unicef UK’s new campaign, which calls on the Government to prioritise protecting children from violence in crises.  Children, whether those journeying as refugees through Europe or living in conflicts like South Sudan, deserve a chance of a childhood.

For the sake of every child in danger, our leaders must step up and do more. The public can support Unicef UK’s call for the Prime Minister to protect children from violence in emergencies at

* Names changed to protect identities

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Publicado por en noviembre 2, 2015 en Actors, ONG


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Hollow Crown Fans – A great website and much more.


What began as an admiration for a wonderful television series such as BBC Shakespeare Series “The Hollow Crown” starring Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Rory Kinnear and more, has become a benchmark to spread works by Shakespeare. In addition to its twitter account (@hollowcrownfans) and tumblr (, you can now follow them in its wonderful website ( A complete and professional site which I recommend you if you would know more about this tv series, works by Shakespeare, actors and actresses who have represented his works, lastest news and much more.

If you like Shakespeare, this site is most recommended. Sure you find it very interesting, fun and educational.

In this PBS Video, the British actor Tom Hiddleston talking about The Hollow Crown, social media and what is #ShakespeareSunday.

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Publicado por en agosto 25, 2014 en Actors, Actresses, Shakespeare, Television


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“Out of Time” by TIME Mag. Style & Design – From future with… Tom Hiddleston & Michele Dockery

“Out of Time” by TIME Mag. Style & Design – From future with… Tom Hiddleston & Michele Dockery

In March 2012, TIME Magazine Style & Design introduced us “Out of Time”, a short film where British actor Tom Hiddleston and Michelle Dockery are two vacationers from the future have travelled back in time to visit London 2012. This is thanks to photographer Jonathan de Villiers and Josh Appignanesi. This video highlights an impeccable staging, with a representation of British fashion that is one of the best moments, with great new and young designers. Photograph Villiers combining what it claims, the future from where our protagonists traveling with the present London 2012. And all wrapped up in something warm and nostalgic melody by master Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations. It’s a perfect choice to accompany the exquisite performance of both actors.

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Publicado por en agosto 9, 2014 en Actors, Actresses, Art, Photography


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‘Only lovers left alive’ (2014) Official Trailer

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Publicado por en marzo 12, 2014 en Actors, Actresses, Movies, Music


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‘Thor’ star Tom Hiddleston on the cinematic scoundrels who shaped Loki

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Publicado por en octubre 28, 2013 en Actors, Movies



My mistress’ eyes… Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare

© Linda Plaisted

© Linda Plaisted

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

Nice video where you can hear two brilliant generations of actors (Tom Hiddleston/ Alan Rickman) read this beautiful Sonnet 130 of William Shakespeare. A luxury to enjoy…

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Publicado por en agosto 14, 2013 en Actors, Poems, Shakespeare


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