After winning two nominations in the best newcomer category at the UK theatre industry's Laurence Olivier Awards this year (he won for his performance in Cymbeline at the Barbican), Tom Hiddleston is now proving his credentials on the screen. This RADA-trained actor's first major television role was in Richard Loncraine's Winston Churchill drama The Gathering Storm in 2002, and he was recently seen in the BBC's Miss Austen Regrets, directed by fellow Star of Tomorrow Jeremy Lovering (see p25). He also appears in Joanna Hogg's lauded family drama Unrelated, which opens in the UK in September.Hiddleston has just filmed the three-part crime series Wallender for the BBC, in which he stars opposite Kenneth Branagh, with whom he will team up again on the London stage for a production of Ivanov, directed by Michael Grandage. Moving between theatre and screen has proved an enjoyable challenge: 'Theatre is all about action, you're responsible for the pace and the tone,' says Hiddleston. 'Film is about focusing on the character, it's about intimacy.'
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