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Memeage of a Rambling Nature

Stolen from joonscribble

Pick an actor or actress you like and answer these questions. All questions are in reference to their work, not personal life.

I've done Tom Hiddleston. We are not surprised about this, are we?




What works of theirs have you seen?
Miss Austen Regrets
Thor
Thor: The Dark World
Return to Cranford/The Cranford Christmas Special
Deep Blue Sea
The Avengers
The Pirate Fairy (voice)
Wallander (one episode)
Midnight in Paris
Bits and pieces of his stage work
I also have The Hollow Crown on the DVR, but it remains unwatched for now. Because it's loooong.

Their best work?

I know Thor is what made him, but I adore him in Cranford. His William Buxton is so unbelievably sweet and kind, and passionate and adorable. He's a fluffy haired ball of romantic indignance, and I love him.

Their worst work?

The Pirate Fairy is barely worth the price of admission. I know it was a bit of a dream of his to do a Disney voice, but...yeah. It's entertaining, and he's enthusiastic, but...it's not the best thing I've ever seen.

Their special skill?

Tom is able to make what should be unlikeable characters very likeable, or at least understandable. He has a real passion for the characters he plays, and so is able to find the things in them that make them human and fallable and sympathetic. Even if you don't agree with what the character is doing, you can see why they're the way they are.

Their weakness?

He can oversell it on occassion. Especially when a character is angry, he can use his face a little too much. There are moments when he goes for the YELLING!, when I think he could get by with just his eyes, to be honest.

Most noticeable feature?

The smile. Manic, evil, or sweet, it's memorable. His voice ain't bad either.

Their upcoming work you're looking forward to?

Nothing listed on his IMDB page is very interesting to me. I am interested in Crimson/Hautned Peak, because of it filming near me, but horror movies are far from my jam. I'm going to say I hope that he gets another turn as Loki. And I hope he gets to do that romantic comedy he'd like to do.

What role would you most like to see them in?

Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel He's talked about wanting to do it, and I totally agree he'd be really, really good. I can see him being swashbuckling and adventurous, and romantic and hurt. I'm not sure about how well he'd play the fop, since I've never seen him do it, but I think he could pull it off. I would love to see a good, proper action-adventure adapation of it. Possibly with Benedict as Chauvelin. Or Michael Fassbender.

I also want to see him on Sherlock. Maybe as Victor Trevor. I just want him and Benedict to be in another thing together, because their friendship makes me happy.
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