Tom Hiddleston tweeted a new pic of his great ‘High Rise’ hair: adorable or twee?


Tom Hiddleston continues to tweet. Come to the dragonflies, my king. Come to them. Bait them with poetry and photos. They will love you forever if you do a Twitter photo every day. PLEASE. Anyway, Tommy tweeted the above photo yesterday, writing: “#HighRise continues its mad, beautiful descent into chaos. @HighRise_movie is where it’s at. Meanwhile: the boss.” That’s Ben Wheatley, the director. Tommy’s new best friend, because Tommy can’t help but suck up to the boss.

Anyway, I don’t have all that much to say. There’s not much Tommy news. I wish paparazzi would stalk the set in Belfast a little bit, but when I checked #HighRise on Twitter, I found that Hiddles was posing for fan photos on the set – go here to see. His hair seems to be staying this gingery shade, which I like. He used to have dirty-blonde Gene Wilder hair. I guess he’s found a way to stay ginger-y and less frizzy. His hair is actually looking really great for this film. Now we just need to convince him to grow some facial hair.

There’s been no news on the Ben-Hur remake, only that producers are interested in him for the lead (Judah Ben-Hur). He hasn’t signed on to anything. I think he’s pretty booked up for the rest of this year – after High Rise, he has to research and then film I Saw the Light. That will be filming from October through December. The Ben-Hur remake has already been given a 2016 release date, so maybe that will be Tommy’s early 2015 project?


Photos courtesy of Tom Hiddleston’s Twitter, PR Photos.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I’m liking Ben Wheatley in the photo. He’s like a chubbier, younger and more entertaining Leo DiCaprio.

  2. ncboudicca says:

    Ever since he won Top Salesman of 2014 for his Thor-Whoring, he pretty much has totally won me over without reservation. Seriously, I just want to pinch his cheeks.

  3. Sixer says:

    Tommy’s just doing his suck-in-cheeks-I-could-have-been-a-male-model-you-know pose. Boys get on my nerves when they do that pose (so do girls, for that matter). It’s kinda the precursor to a hair toss, ain’t it?

    Ben Wheatley, on the other hand, looks gloriously bonkers, doesn’t he?

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think tweets should be witty, or meaningful, or something. That was really boring. Tweets shouldn’t just be whatever lame thing is running through your mind at the time. Honestly, people are so self-absorbed these days.

  5. Allegra says:


    I think the the respect and admiration they feel for each other is mutual.
    Look what Ben W said about Tom:
    “I am very excited to be working with Hiddleston on this project. He brings an intelligence, vulnerability and humour to his roles, be they art-house or blockbuster that will make Laing come alive. It’s also a great privilege to be working with Ballard’s seminal book.”

    And I loved what NI Screen teem said about him too:
    “Mktg team on set of future award-winning @HighRise_movie & coruscating, erudite, charismatic, gifted @twhiddleston”.

    I never hear the word “coruscating” in my life, after discover the meaning in the dictionary, thought it appropriate to describe Tom along with the word “erudite” because is what he is.

  6. Altariel says:

    With all the fan meetings and him making friends on movie sets, Tom must be the most experienced selfie-taker in the business! But in a good- with- other- people way, not the Kardashian way….sorry to mention that name in a Hiddles thread..

  7. Leaflet says:

    I think my pink lipstick left a stain on Tommy’s cheek. Can you see it in the above photo? Oh, also, I tussled his hair a bit using some liquid matrix gel. Really had to fix him up for you guys. He was looking a bit rough after the night we had; it was mind blowing.

  8. icerose says:

    Tom also received this video with a thanks from who ever made it. I think it is linked to the publicity as their were photographers and publicity people ouy there over the last few days.
    No Tom or any of the actors in it but I like the simplicity and the feel of it. My only criticism is the length.
    and there was also this lovely tweet fromNI Screen ‏@NIScreen

    Mktg team on set of future award-winning @HighRise_movie & coruscating, erudite, charismatic, gifted @twhiddleston

    Coruscating is one I had to look up “”Flashing; sparkling: extremely clever and exciting or humorous:”

  9. icerose says:

    And the expectations are up for Tom to carry out the ice bucket challenge as Nathan Fillion has nominated him.I am hoping for something along the lined of Coriolanus with repetitive performances
    .I wonder if he will nominate Benny to get back at the polishing their cheek bones quip

  10. icerose says:

    Kaiser I am hoping MGM can accommodate him in both films. The contrast of Tom in a chariot and Tom in a wheelchair could be quite enlightening acting wise.

    • joe spider says:

      Ouch, that rather tempts fate.

      What I have read of the proposed Ben Hur rematch it seems they will be concentrating on their early lives so will be interesting to see if they get as far as the chariot race.

    • 'P'enny says:

      I keep mulling over the Ben Hur thing, I did some sniffing around the Director and I can now see what the others have been saying all along. If he does it, then the script must be the winning factor. But, I want to keep an open mind, something tells me that this is going to be a big epic of sfx anyway.

      But, I really want to hear he has turned it down, like to see a bit of I’m too good confidence come out.

      Anyway, if he has to choose then it has to be Jo-Jo’s film all the way.

      Considering Ben and Eddie’s choices are very serious and all for acting cred, I do wonder if Tom takes this, and with Marvel on his CV his chance of ever getting a prestigious acting nod in Hollywood maybe gone.

      • joe spider says:

        Excuse my ignorance but are Ben and Ed’s films actually Hollywood or British films?

        And to be fair Tom’s films since Thor have all be more serious or indie.

      • icerose says:

        I think all three do a mixture of blockbusters type Hollywood films and more aesthetic roles. Benny did Star Wars which is hardly serious stuff I sometimes think that Benny is chasing awards in his choices whilst Eddie and Tom just roll along choosing the roles that excite tem. Benny definitely goes for roles which could be described as Oscar material i.e. bios where as Tom seems to go for parts that widen his range.
        I do not know that much about Redmayne but he is very capable in most of the stuff I have seen him but not particularly exciting.. He does get offered some good parts like My Night with Marilyn.
        I think it may take Tom it longer to get in position where he can attract Oscar type roles. Benny has been at it for many years whilst Tom’s climb to fame has been pretty swift, I think the Ben Hur part is a huge gamble but Tom is risk taker so you just never know. My heart says he should go for it if the part appeals to him but my more restrained side says it could be one huge quashed tomato but I felt that about Hank as well.
        I think Tom’s difficulty is that he came to prominence through Loki whilst Redmayne gained international prominence through more serious work

      • Innie Outie says:

        @icerose, imo a lot indeed depends on what vehicle makes you famous. I am not acquainted with Redmayne’s work (he’s on my to-watch list though), but Ben’s vehicle is definitely Sherlock – and Sherlock has a bigger potential for getting its star serious roles and more gravitas than Marvel films have for their villain. I also agree that it looks like Ben goes for Oscar-baity roles – and that is something I do not really like. I just hope that maybe when he gets his nom/wins his Oscar, he will exhale and move on to more risky and quirky projects; otherwise I’m afraid he might become too predictable.

  11. Tiffany says:

    So networking and being professional on set and given 100 percent in promotions a brown noser makes. I am the most cynical person there is and I would not describe Dragonfly that way. It is like he cannot win sometimes.

    • jammypants says:

      God forbid he actually makes friends at work instead of ass kissing.

      • Allegra says:


        Everytime I read things like that, it made me sad. Then remenber what Tom
        said about negativity and haters:

        “Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.”

        “And the thing…with negativity is, for my money, they are just, they are like clouds that pass across the sun, and…they will pass. They’re just feelings. And it’s important not to dwell on them, just move past it.”

      • joe spider says:

        That’s a bit snarky Jammy!

        Perhaps he just doesn’t comment on things/people he doesn’t like. Which seems sensible to me. And he can make a film with someone he likes/dislikes, then never see them again. We know he made friend with BC at work and that friendship has continued because they live near one another.

      • bella says:

        I really can’t see Tom doing this kind of thing. He’s so down to earth and so beloved that he even need to do this. His charisma and his talent speaks for himself.
        In the set of High Rise, he seems to be the most easy to talk with fans, to take a selfie, always smiling and in a good mood. We don’t see many actors doing this. In fact, most of them live on a pedestal and treat people with indifference.
        Furthermore, he’s smart and his interviews are great.

      • jammypants says:

        @joe spider, I’m the same way. Why waste breath and energy on people you don’t like? that doesn’t benefit one in any way except gives you the air of bitterness or cynicism.

        @Allegra, I like that quote.

    • Janeite says:

      It doesn’t matter what he does or doesn’t do, someone will always try to put a negative spin on it. I don’t know if people do it because they honestly feel that way or it’s just to try and wind others up. A bit of both perhaps.

      And that’s the weird thing about celebs and actors. We comment on and judge their decisions (both personal and professional) in ways that most of us would never do with people we actually know. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re in the public eye that leads to the perception that we get to have a say in what they do.

  12. Ellen says:

    I’m not sure about the quiff. I’d thought he’d kept his hair naturally curly because that’s more 70′s and late 60′s.

    I hope he nominates Fox too. Benny would be too predictable. Maybe Chris Evans too? How many can each person nominate?

  13. TotallyBiased says:

    YES to Dom!Tom….now can we discuss the ineffable Mr. Wheatley? How can such a giant koala produce such uniquely violent cinema? (Also, I’ve decided Tom is collecting directors, working off his master list. IStL is a departure from that, no doubt due to the many other potential benefits, but I don’t see him doing that two movies in a row–so hopefully no Ben Hur.)

  14. joe spider says:

    Cumbie bomb – he and Eddie Red being tipped for Oscar noms for Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything respectively.

    • icerose says:

      There is a fairly knowledgeable and reliable film site I go on which does up to date lists and BC is sitting about 8th on it and Eddie Redmayne further down. I think TIFF may be the indicator. It was TIFF that killed of the Assange Oscar hopes even after the UK had given it relatively good reviews,
      I never really understand how people can predict Oscars without having seen the film or read any reviews.
      Mind you I also saw a review which said based on the visuals that were shown at Comic Con CP could be nominated for some kind of visual award.

    • Innie Outie says:

      I honestly hope Cumby will get his Oscar nom but I wish they stopped with those predictions =/ It’s too early and will make the disappointment worse if it never happens. I think it’s safe to put much higher stakes at IG than FE if only because the reactions to its early screening have all been very positive, but still.

    • icerose says:

      I just rechecked the site that called the Oscars for last year and he is now 28th on the list with Redmayne above him by about 8 places. They have Matthew Goode at 10th for supporting actor which suits me just fine.
      @Innser FE????? but in many ways I agree with you about predictions. There are just so many films to be seen, Where have you seen reports about the early screenings???

      • Innie Outie says:

        @icerose, FE – The Fifth Estate, sorry for being unclear! Re: TIG screening: I saw people who run different film-related Twitter accounts tweeting about the screening. It was some time in June and took place in New York IIRC. The reviews were really really good!

  15. 'P'enny says:

    i don’t think Tom took these pics, i think they are taken by the photographer, Andy Gotts who tweeted he had done five shoots on set. He does some amazing B&W shots, including an awesome one of Lauren Bacall. Check the guy out.

    If Tom did selfies these, then he is a pretty good photographer.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      ‘P’enny–I’m pretty sure these were taken before Mr. Gotts was onset. Mr. H has *got* to be extremely experienced with the selfie by now! Also, I’m cynical enough (bias aside) to not rule out the old ‘take ten pics, noone will ever see the bad ones’ technique.
      Wonder if Tom has learned much from all the great photographers he has worked with? And from his months studying Robert Capa? Might also be a factor. Oh, and thanks for the tip re Andy Gotts and Lauren Bacall. She was the ultimate Dame (ah, 50s American, not OBE UK style!) and I love any opportunity to honour her memory.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Tom also has really long arms so he can hold the camera far enough away to get a good shot. You can also put use a camera with a timer, putting it on a table or tripod and rush into the picture before it snaps.

      • Innie Outie says:

        I also think these are selfies, Tom’s right arm is obviously holding the camera. And I agree with @Lilac, his long arms must be a huge selfie-making asset – as are his super-long spidery fingers. It honestly sometimes looks like he has 4 phalanxes and not three, like the rest of us mortals.

      • 'P'enny says:

        Gotts says he has done five shoots on set, and he specialises in black and white photography.
        He might have been giving Mr Whippy a few photography lessons, but they are brilliantly composed for an I-phone. I can’t take pics that good on mine, and I consider myself a good photographer. [if I do boast a say so myself :-) ] LOL.

        But, proof is in the pudding, when the official shots are released. However, I am intrigued with the black/white angle. It’s more 60′s photograpy to me than 70′s, the 70′s screamed polaroid’s, but choosing Gotts as a photographer, must be for a reason. And I think B/white photos maybe a thing???

  16. Genuine says:

    Love Tom; he’s the guy next door you can hang out and get drunk with. The new hairstyle’s great. I want to see them cast him in a nerdy-Jack Ryan-action-type role. I’d love to see him mix that nerdiness with brawn, and having seen his Thor audition vid, I’m certain he can pull off the physicality. He’d bring something really interesting to the usual spy movie (they seem to only cast brawny guys like Damon and Jeremy Renner).

  17. Putnam Princess says:

    Tom needs to get on with the ice bucket challenge. He doesn’t want to be show up by his Marvel and nerd brethren.

  18. joe spider says:

    TBH I’m not totally convinced there will be a Thor 3 – you don’t hear much about it from Marvel like you do with the other phase 3 films, it hasn’t got a slot and they messed up pretty big time with Thor 2.