“I’m also happy to call Tom, ‘a hero’. I look at this young man and think, 'Yes, if he doesn’t fit the bill, I don’t know who does’.
In this country (England), we generally don’t do heroes, unlike in America, where every cheeseburger commercial has one in it. But I’ve seen Tom up close for long days in stressful situations and he carries himself with such grace and generosity. He’s a marvel to watch.”
— Hugh Laurie, talking about Tom Hiddleston at the Empire Awards in London (March 2017)