Tom Hiddleston goes ‘scruffy’ for the Evening Standard Awards: would you hit it?


Here are some photos from last night’s Evening Standard Theater Awards in London. These are just awards given to theater productions in England, and they are not even equivalent to the Tonys. They tend to award smaller, more Englishy productions (The Book of Mormon was robbed!). You can read about last night’s winners here – Helen Mirren and Kevin Spacey picked up awards and Damian Lewis was the MC of the event.

Anyway, since Tom Hiddleston goes to the opening of an envelope these days, he was there. I guess he presented, and he was there to do some advanced promotion for Coriolanus. I assume that’s why he’s growing out his facial hair too, which is a welcome relief. I prefer my Tommy with some scruff – he looks more manly and by that I mean he looks WAY more bangable. You know what would make these photos even better? VELVET. I can’t believe Tommy has gone without velvet for so long. Do you think he rolls around his velvet bedspread, crying about Chris Hemsworth ruining the velvet? Tommy has also been tweeting about the typhoon in southeast Asia and he wants people to donate to UNICEF. I’m not mad at him, people should donate.



I’m also including photos of Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis, Kevin Spacey and Hugh Grant, just because. I love Helen’s style. She has better style than women half her age.





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. GeeMoney says:

    Tom looks good in that suit. I’d hit it.

    That bow on Helen Mirren’s dress is a little much. Other than that, she looks good.

    And Hugh Grant hasn’t aged too well. Yeesh.

  2. Sharra55 says:

    I’m a total Dragonfly and say it with no shame. I love TommyAnne’s no shame as well! LOL

    Love him! Roll him in velvet and hand him over!

  3. j.eyre says:

    I really like Dame Helen’s dress.

    As for TommyAnna, I would nail him so hard it would break the crowbar used to pry him off the floor. And he is dressed beautifully – BEAUTIFULLY. This outfit can be worn in public… or thrown on my floor, whichever.

    • Anna says:

      I would enjoy a very slow, um, unwrapping.

    • Miss M says:

      J.eyere: Easy, easy… I allowed the “our baby”, learned how to step back so he can enjoy the so newfound fanbase (who are dying to call themselves dragonflies), but it doesn’t mean I gave up on my Dragonfly God. I am just letting him enjoy the fun while it lasts… :)

      ps: Dame Mirren looks stunning!

      • Marty says:

        Miss M! So glad you are here! I have a thought to run by you, I have a sneaking suspision that TommyAnnE and our lower-teired boyfriend won’t get along on Crimson Peak. I think Dragonfly might be too delicate.

      • j.eyre says:

        Miss M, when I asked if I could still call him ours, exactly what do you think I intended to do with him?

        I concede, since I pledged my allegiance to Hems the Greater Fashion Disaster, you get first dibs on TommyAnna. But make no mistake, I will run the periphery like a coyote until you are done and I can snatch up the remains.

      • Miss M says:

        j.eyere: Lol, you have a point there! :)
        @Marty: Hello!!!!! I don’t know, you may be onto something there!

      • T.fanty says:

        While you ladies are debating, I’m quietly luring TommyAnne towards me by leaving a trail of first folio pages that goes out of the room, down the corridor, up the stairs and into my boudoir.

      • j.eyre says:

        “I’m quietly luring TommyAnne towards me by leaving a trail of first folio pages that goes out of the room, down the corridor, up the stairs and into my boudoir…

        … where he finds Cumby dressed in his Gay Erotic God toque, reclining in a tragically recreated scene from the latest slash fiction gone to print. The Dragonfly King is both repulsed and heart-broken and races back into the arms of Miss M and Miss Eyre begging them not to let him go back to the dark place.”

      • T.Fanty says:

        OR, he suddenly decides that the whole scene would be much improved if it were delivered in Latin, grabs his quill and gets to work. I hear he’s a very cunning linguist…

      • ncboudicca says:

        “he’s a very cunning linguist”

        T.Fanty, you are my hero. :-)

    • MGray says:

      The the man knows how to dress, but what on earth is he doing with his hands in these pics? Tommy, you have such amazing fingers, don’t hide them away darling!

      • T.Fanty says:

        He’s fighting the urge to do Jazz Hands. He’s on a red carpet and not dancing – it must be killing him.

      • browniecakes says:

        T.Fanty – you are on fire today.

        I was trying to get work done, and now all I will think about is TH’s velvet bedspread.
        Could be the photogs were being rude, and that’s why TH looks tense. Or complete lack of sex.

  4. Anna says:

    Hitting Queen Helen first, then ravaging the hell out of the Dragonfly King.

  5. ag-UK says:

    Yes I would… he is a cutie… snake hips and all

  6. Anna says:

    Always and forever.

  7. Simmie says:

    With Tom it’s always an enthusiastic YES. People around here seem to think he’s tiresome, but his positivity and enthusiasm seem genuine and a guy who isn’t afraid to look silly can be quite sexy. Plus his voice just does it for me.

    I also have it on good authority that he’s as sweet IRL as presents himself, which goes a long way.

    • Liberty says:

      I absolutely agree – the positivity and enthusiasm as you said are delicious.

    • loveisthecoal says:

      That’s really nice to hear. With as many guys out there that are total d*cks and seem to be worshipped by a lot of women, I will never shade him for being a genuinely nice guy. Also, I like dorks. :D

    • JuliaGulia says:

      I’m with you on this one – love a man who isn’t afraid to be silly!

    • Sage says:

      ITA. That voice is amazing. Listen to this interview (audio only). He really can imitate just about anyone. I haven’t seen “The Jungle Book” since I was a child, but I had to pick my jaw up off the floor after hearing this (starts at 10:00). He is pitch – perfect here :

  8. Stef Leppard says:

    That must be a rhetorical question.

  9. T.fanty says:

    Kevin Spacey doesn’t look like Kevin Spacey anymore. It’s time to give the Botox back to Nicole, honey.

    • LadySlippers says:

      I think it’s his eyes that look funky… And he looks sick.

      Dame Helen looks awesome. How does she manage to look better than a half a dozen people???

      • T.fanty says:

        It’s everything above the eyes. It’s like wax. How does someone look in the mirror and think that a plaster-smooth forehead looks good on top of a normal fifty-something year old face?

  10. Algernon says:

    Does he go to the opening of an envelope? I’ve only noticed him at stuff related to Thor/Marvel, which is a lot, but goes with the job. What extraneous stuff has he been at?

    Further, if Dame Helen Mirren shows up, everyone else gets a pass. If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough period.

  11. lunchcoma says:

    Always, and I’d let the poor baby wear as much velvet as he wants. It looks good on him, keeps him out of Banker Suit territory, and it’s something not everyone can pull off.

    How long he’d be able to keep the velvet on is questionable.

  12. Dani2 says:

    No shade here, I love Tom but has anyone ever seen a picture of him with his legs closed, it’s like they’re allergic to each other or something.

    • flower19720 says:

      I have, but the phenomenon is as rare as a unicorn. He stands and sits very alpha male, he wants us to know he’s got it, and that he is confident about it. His tight pants imo are not an accident.

    • cowgirlredd says:

      also, kinda hung. gotta give it room to swing. tease the dragonflies a bit.

  13. flower19720 says:

    He’s orange again, fire that make up artist Hiddles. Do it.

    Yeah I’d still hit it, pimple and orange all over Hiddles, sure why not.

    • MissMary says:

      But not AS orange, so at least that’s something… kinda…

    • LadySlippers says:

      It wouldn’t be so bad (IMO) if it wasn’t for the fact the hairline isn’t blended or the fact his neck looks like virgin snow…. At this rate he’ll give the Cullen’s a run for their money. ;-)
      He’s still cute though. I’ll just have to de-orange him. *sigh*

      • Mary-Rose says:

        Why does he feel the need to put the orange on? His skin is nice without. Embrace the your natrual porcelain skintone TommyAnnE.
        I do like his er manly stubble that can stay;-)
        he needs a haircut as it to stop it looking like its receding

    • LadyS says:

      Is it possible he does his own makeup? Seriously what kind of makeup artist did he hire that wouldn’t know how to blend that shit in?? Dafuq?

      • lunchcoma says:

        Maybe that’s what’s going on. I also find it hard to believe that a professional can’t blend better than that, especially when it tends to draw attention to his hairline, which is about the least flattering result you can get for a male client.

        Regardless of who’s doing it, someone needs to have a Bronzer Intervention.

  14. Greata says:

    Yeah…I would, and twice on Sundays!

  15. Janeite says:

    Tom Hiddleston looks good with scruff. And Helen Mirren is all kinds of gorgeous. Her figure is amazing.

    • icerose says:

      My wish is to see Helen and Tom in a film -he rocks the older women relationship with Tilda on Only Lover Left Alive and seeing them kind of flirty at the Empire awards just set me dreaming.

      • Janeite says:

        I would love to see that too! I know you’ve seen OLLA; it doesn’t open here in the U.S. until this coming spring. Awesome to know that he has good chemistry with Tilda Swinton. There is a clip from the movie floating around the internet where they are both sucking on frozen blood popsicles.

  16. FW says:

    Dame Helen looks astoundingly fine! Love that dress, and the hair.

    Is this Hiddles’ “theatre-related” suit? I remember he wore it for War Horse premiere and this year’s Olivier Awards.

    what happened to Kevin Spacey?!hardly recognized him!

  17. Miss Jupitero says:

    Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester tied for best actor for Othello!

    • icerose says:

      Sadly the beat out Chiwetel Ejiofor, and having seen both plays I would have given it to Chiwetel. Lester was great in Othello but I found Kinnear just a bit to understated, From what I have read its the Evening Standard editorship who decides on the final winners not the critics etc,. Chiwetel’s performance was the best I have seen all year.

  18. flavia_deluce says:

    Keep asking me and I will keep telling you: yes. Yes, yes yes yes I would hit it. Even if he insisted on doing that awkward pose the whole time.

  19. Ginger says:

    Agreed about the scruff! (But he is bangable even without it) and Helen Mirren is gorgeous as usual! I finally got to see Thor 2 last night…team Loki!!!!

  20. Felice says:

    I’d hit it but I feel like I couldn’t keep up with him.

  21. LadyS says:

    Two issues with these photos:

    1) Ugly orangey face is back! Ugh!! It’s caked on his face so strangely. Bizarre and terribly done. He looks much older than 32. No good.

    2) Why does he insist on standing so weirdly on red carpets? He looks like he’s about to get into a fight…. Chillax please!!

    Would still hit it though.

  22. GrannyPants says:

    Tom looks tense and rather unhappy to me in those pics :-/

    The hands thing looks as though he’s been told off for stuffing them in his pockets so is now at a loss as to what to do with them or where to place them!

  23. LilyRose says:

    Hiddles, Swinton, Cumberbatch, Mirren and Hemsworth. It’s Christmas at Celebitchy!

  24. LilyRose says:

    I’ve noticed that Hiddles has a weird white smudge on the right shoulder of almost all of his suits. This tells me two things: 1. He needs a bigger closet and 2. All of his suits face the same direction inside said closet. I bet he is very particular about the direction his wooden (no wire!) hangers… hang? All his white shirts neatly folded and stacked. His ironed (by mom) jeans expertly folded by a former Gap worker. That neat freak.

    • LadyS says:

      LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! He would be a neat freak!

    • lunchcoma says:

      That’s a hilarious observation about his suits, and now that I look back, you’re completely right!

      I remember him describing his office as a complete disaster, though, so I didn’t really have him pegged as a neat freak. I wonder if he’s one of those guys who keeps his suits perfectly lined up in the closet for when he needs them and then just shoves all his other things in a drawer.

      (Please tell me his mother doesn’t actually do his ironing.)

      • LilyRose says:

        About the mom thing, I think it isn’t true. Though I remember reading somewhere that his mom still did his laundry? Can’t remember where I read that. I can picture him as a shove the t-shirts in the drawer and yet rolls his socks into a ball.

      • flower19720 says:

        He’s a bachelor and a neat bachelor is as rare as snow in LA in August. When he gets married, then his wife can chase after him to pick up and do his laundry for him or if it were me teach him to do the laundry his damn self lol.

        I bet his mom or his sister helps him out, or maybe the local dry cleaners for now.

      • icerose says:

        He has said she still does his washing when he is at home but my bet is he sends it out.

    • icerose says:

      I cannot see the smudge myself and even enlarged it just to make sure,

  25. Dommy Dearest says:

    Yeah, I would. Esp with that little scruff he’s got going on.

  26. ncboudicca says:

    Why hasn’t anyone mentioned that mustache on Damian Lewis? WHY? Is this something for this season of Homeland? Because I hate it.

    Helen McCrory looks awesome as always.

  27. fingerbinger says:

    No I wouldn’t hit it. He looks like an angry librarian. Helen Mirren on the other hand, yes I would.

  28. Foile says:

    I would many many times, even though I hardly understand why

  29. allons-y alonso says:

    As if you need to ask. Poor Hiddleston looks grumpy. I would be more than happy to give him a “cuddle”

  30. MissThing says:

    Would hit it every day and all day. The scruff is a nice bonus.

    • Froop says:

      Are you back on the Hiddles train now?

      What happened to the cauldron of tea that made you not want to go near him with a bargepole?

      • flower19720 says:

        Froop, oh yeah I had forgotten about that.

        Wish someone had some fresh tea on him, I mean actual tea, not some fangirl delusion.

    • MissThing says:

      Just because I said that given the chance, I’d hit it does not mean I want to date or marry the fellow. As for the tea, no one would believe me any way and some things are just better left unsaid. Just keep assuming I am a troll and let us all just enjoy admiring his majesty the King Of Dragonflies. I personally am enjoying the scruff and those long long legs.

      • kaisei says:

        If you have something to say just say it. What do you care about what people believe?
        It’s too convenient to diss the man labeling him as an ass***e and then retract.

  31. Gin Princess says:

    Hmm. Poor bubby looks like he might have this cold that’s going around. Is it me or has be bashed his nose too? At the top? He is not looking a happy bunny, bless him. I can help him with that…

    As for the hairline blending, I think that’s his natural colouring on that part of his forehead, he always has that line. It’s in lots of his pics.

    I think he needs a cuddle. I’m happy to oblige, for the greater good you understand..

  32. Shannon1972 says:

    Yes. Absolutely, 1000 times, yes. :D

  33. aquarius64 says:

    If Hiddleston is as popular as everyone says, why isn’t this guy papped as much? The only time you see photos of him is when he is on the red carpet or stills from an interview. Hemsworth gets papped all the time (and I don’t think he calls them.) Even Dame Helen was papped (see red bikini picture of her). Do the paps think a picture of Hiddleston is not valuable?

    • lunchcoma says:

      The first factor is that off the internet, he’s not as high profile as Hemsworth. I think mainstream audiences are only starting to think of him outside of his role of Loki.

      The second factor is that the two men have different personal lives. Hemsworth has a wife (supposedly one who likes attention), a baby, and a brother who’s famous in his own right. That makes for quite a lot of pictures that would be salable. As a single guy, headlines on Hiddleston are kind of limited to, “Tom Hiddleston seen with mystery woman,” “Tom Hiddleston leaves bar drunk,” or “Tom Hiddleston seen in the company of some other celebrity,” – the kind of gossip you see about Michael Fassbender. It’s possible that Hiddleston wants to avoid that kind of gossip and keeps away from places likely to be papped. It’s also possible that his personal life just isn’t as interesting as Fassbender’s.

      • kaisei says:

        “Tom Hiddleston leaves bar drunk”
        When there was ever a headline like this? Or it was just an example?

      • lunchcoma says:

        It was just an example of the kinds of things that single actors get papped for as compared to the cute family man or coupley stuff that one who’s in a relationship could get. I’ve never seen that about him specifically, and I suspect he tries to avoid those kinds of unfortunate headlines.

      • kaisei says:

        Thanks, I had a doubt for a moment because the other two actually happened and I thought I missed that one, though like you say he doesn’t really seem like the type.

    • icerose says:

      He has been papped on occasions but I think he stays below the radar and he definitely keeps his love life private. I think living in London it is much easier to just wander around without media attention.

      • icerose says:

        he has been papped leaving parties but he usually looks more sweaty from dancing that drunk.

      • Mary-Rose says:

        When TommyAnne last got papped He didn’t keep Wimbldon Lady secret. Wonder what happened to her and why even bothered to take her there if it wasn’t serious between them? (Nobody has seen or heard from her since with him) then he was papped with orange lady. i found the whole thing odd. It didn’t seem at all like him (or suited him) if he had a girlfriend I don’t think he’d care what we all thought. (And why should he)

        I think the simple reason he’s not papped much is because TommyAnnE is very career minded at the moment and it’s not in his personality to get drunk and falling out of nightclubs.

  34. christine says:

    Oh , No, No. Hiddles is my sweet heart, who said “scruffy”?? I think it’s jealous and stupid. And i saw the vote between Tom and Dan Stevens, cuz of their suit looks almost the same, that’s ridiculous.

  35. Kushkins says:

    Tom Hiddlestone is the President of th0e Crazy Bangable club:)

  36. pixie-stix says:

    He looks handsome, but why the hell did someone tell him to stand with hands in a soft clench – it’s awkward. If anything show off those hands…

    • icerose says:

      Maybe he has cut his fingers on his sword again and is hiding his bandaged pinkies poor man. All I know is that it is 17 days till Coriolanus opens so it will be full on rehearsals and I am pretty excited even if I do not see it until late December.