Remember When Tom Hiddleston Worked With These Celebs? — PHOTOS

Who wouldn't want the chance to work alongside Tom Hiddleston? I know his many, many fans (myself included) would love nothing more than to spend a day watching Hiddleston do his thing. As hard as it is to imagine, though, Hiddleston is only just now becoming the star of his own films. For quite some time, he cut his teeth on British TV shows, made-for-TV movies, and indie films. During these times, Hiddleston worked with an astonishing array of performers (including most of the cast of Downton Abbey).

I'm sure watching these performers and sharing scenes with some of them helped Hiddleston hone his craft, so in a way they may have all helped make Hiddleston into the actor he is today— not that he wasn't bursting with natural talent as it was.

Lena Headey, "The Gathering Storm"

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It is easy to imagine an alternate universe where Hiddleston stars in Game of Thrones. However, in our universe, Hiddleston has at least shared the screen with Cersei in the TV movie The Gathering Storm. The movie focuses on a turbulent period in Winston Churchill and Clementine Churchill’s marriage. Hiddleston starred as Churchill’s son, Randolph, while Headey played the wife of government official Ralph Wigram.

Hugh Bonneville, "Miss Austen Regrets"

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Miss Austen Regrets is an absolutely wonderful period piece overflowing with the best British actors. Bonneville and Hiddleston both rounded out a fascinating cast of characters, many of whom were supposedly inspirations for Jane Austen’s books. Too bad Bonneville wasn’t enlisted to get Hiddleston to court Lady Mary in the final season of Downton Abbey. Oh, what might have been…

Tilda Swinton, "Only Lovers Left Alive"

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The very trippy Only Lovers Left Alive will fulfill all your Hiddleston-as-a-vampire daydreams. Hiddleston plays Adam, who has been in love with Tilda Swinton’s Eve for centuries. It’s a strange movie, but definitely worth checking out to see Hiddleston and Swinton’s weirdly perfect chemistry.

Tina Fey, "Muppets Most Wanted"


OK, maybe this one is just me, but I always forget Hiddleston was in Muppets Most Wanted — but knowing he and Fey were in the same movie makes my heart so happy.

Mae Whitman, "The Pirate Fairy"

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OK, so Whitman and Hiddleston’s paths probably did not cross when they did both did voice work for The Pirate Fairy — but it’s still totally random and cool that their names are attached to the same movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch, "War Horse"

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I will never get over the fact that Hollywood put Hiddleston and Cumberbatch in the same movie with War Horse. That has to be proof that Tinseltown is a benevolent god. It included so much talent on one screen, I’m surprised theaters and theater-goers could handle it.

Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"

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Weisz and Hiddleston’s characters engage in a steamy affair in The Deep Blue Sea, making it a must see for both Hiddleston fans and romance junkies. The movie is underrated, and watching Hiddleston work with an amazing performer like Weisz is a pleasure.

Michelle Dockery, "Cranford"

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Hiddleston and Downton Abbey star Dockery played an adorable young couple in 2007’s Cranford, and they also did a short film together called Out Of Time . Add in the aforementioned Hugh Bonneville connection, and I have to ask again: why isn’t he guest starring on Downton Abbey?