'The Essex Serpent': 5 things you didn't know about Tom Hiddleston

The cast looks stellar with Tom Hiddleston in the lead, alongside Claire Danes


                            'The Essex Serpent': 5 things you didn't know about Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston in 'The Essex Serpent' (IMDb)
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'The Essex Serpent' is an upcoming limited series based on Sarah Perry's British novel of the same name. 

Starring Tom Hiddleston (as Will Ransome) and Claire Danes (as Cora Seaborne) in lead roles, this drama series portrays the story of Cora, a newly widowed woman who moves to the Essex region of Eastern England. She is intrigued by a superstition regarding a mythical creature, known as the Essex serpent, that has returned to the area. The Apple TV+series is written by Anna Symon, and directed by Clio Barnard. 

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Here's a look at who plays who in the series. 

Tom Hiddleston as Will Ransome

A man who needs no introduction, Thomas William Hiddleston is a popular English actor. Hiddleston has made his mark on a global front by playing the character Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Tom has appeared in 'Thor' (2011), 'The Avengers' (2012), 'Thor: The Dark World' (2013), 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017), 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018), 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019), and the 2021 Disney+ series, 'Loki'.

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A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, Tom had a breakthrough in his acting career between the years 2011 to 2014. He portrayed the novelist F Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' in 2011, after which he played Captain Nicholls in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse'.

Today, Tom is one of the most high-profile actors in Britain. He even made it to the 2017 list of Debrett's most influential people in the United Kingdom. What's more, Tom was named the British Film Institute's first official founding ambassador in 2015. 

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The rest of the cast includes Claire Danes as Cora Seaborne, Clémence Poésy as Stella Ransome, Frank Dillane as Luke Garrett, Hayley Squires as Martha, Dixie Egerickx as Jo Ransome, Michael Jibson as Matthew Evansford, Lily-Rose Aslandogdu as Naomi Banks, Jamael Westman as Dr. George Spencer, Ryan Reffell as John Ransome, David Streames as the landlord, Deepica Stephen as Sali, Tommy French as Samuel, Rebecca Ineson as Gracie Banks, and Raul Fernandes as Professor Marchand. 

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'The Essex Serpent' premieres with its first two episodes on Friday, May 13, 2022, on Apple TV+, followed by a weekly new episode drop up until June 10, 2022.