Tom Hiddleston is set to play Hamlet and we’re here for it

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    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    Tom Hiddleston has been laying low ever since his summer romance with Taylor Swift unfortunately fizzled out (RIP cringeworthy tank tops). Things were pretty full on for the British actor this time last year, thanks to the incredible success of the award winning drama The Night Manager, and there was even talk of the old Etonian taking on the legendary role of James Bond in the next instalment of the movie franchise.

    Sadly, all hopes of a Hiddleston Bond were quashed and rumour has it that Daniel Craig is set to reprise the role.

    However, Hiddleston is stepping out of the shadows and back into the limelight with possibly the biggest role of his career. According to the BBC, the Golden Globe winning actor will be playing the lead part in Hamlet in RADA president Kenneth Branagh’s production of the Shakespeare classic.

    Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant and James McAvoy have all taken on the challenging role in recent years. The upcoming London production will see Hiddleston act alongside Born To Kill actress Lolita Chakrabarti as the protagonist’s mother, Gertrude.

    Branagh and Hiddleston already have a good working relationship, with Branagh directing the 36-year-old in Thor.

    Talking to The Stage, Hiddleston said: ‘There are almost limitless possibilities for interpretation.

    ‘I can’t wait to explore them, with this great cast, at RADA. Kenneth Branagh and I have long talked about working on the play together, and now felt like the right time, at the right place.’

    The show will run from 1 to 23 September at Rada’s Jerwood Vanbrugh theatre in London and for your chance to get tickets, you’ll have to enter the ballot.

    But you’ll have to be quick – you have until 6pm on Sunday 6th August to sign up online, and if you prefer to enter by phone you have until 5pm on Saturday 5th August.

    So what are you waiting for?

    Good luck…

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