Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam on the Set of “Crimson Peak”

Posted on April 24, 2014

Fangurls, here are the objects of your whatever, looking foin in period costume.

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Y’know? We never thought we’d say this, but we think we prefer Charlie with a beard. Is this a vampire movie or something? Because that’s some serious pancake makeup on Hiddleston.






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  • Kathy_Marlow


    • holla

      *swoon again*

      • Kitten_Mittens

        *swoon one more time*

  • @Biting Panda

    Good morning Gentlemen!

    (Yes, Charlie needs the beard. It gives his face a bit more character.)

    • Capt. Renault

      Even just his moustache in the new Muppet movie was pretty fantastic.

    • demidaemon

      Agreed. He’s definitely a man who benefits from facial hair.

  • BLauD

    I am not a facial hair fan in general, but he does need it. Gives a bit more definition.

  • amanda siegelson

    re: charlie hunnam – boy, that’s not your hair.

    • kmk05

      Not his suit style either, unfortunately.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Neither do anything for me. And certainly not in period costumes.

    • Thank you.
      I don’t see the appeal.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I think I could understand the Hiddles, but Charlie…definitely does nothing for me.

    • Bookworm42083

      Have I missed something somewhere? To me, Tom Hiddleston is u.g.l.y. !!

      • Jessica Freeman

        I don’t know that he’s ugly, but he’s got the same situation as those of us that love Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s more about their charming personalities and acting abilities rather than it being based on looks alone.

        • Bookworm42083

          I just don’t remember them. I saw Thor and didn’t notice Hiddleston at all. I’ll have to watch it again.

  • Kate Andrews

    I really don’t understand the Hiddleston fascination. Someone please clue me in! Charlie does look better with a beard.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      It’s not the looks as much as it’s his acting for me. He was the reason I saw Thor The Dark World twice in theaters. Plus he has a great smile and beautiful eyes – I much prefer him with his dark auburn hair.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I never got Cumberbatch til I really watched him act. Maybe I should give Hiddles a shot? Unfortunately none of his movies look like my cup of tea.

        • PlethoraofBooks

          He is in Thor 1 and 2, the Avengers… but he is also in War Horse, and an adaption of Nicholas Nickelby which is where I first saw him back in 2001.

          • malarson2

            Ooooh, and Midnight in Paris as F Scott Fitzgerald. That’s when I had my Hiddleston Aha Moment.

        • Kitten_Mittens

          Cumberbatch’s voice is liquid sex, while Hiddles can go from mischievous bad-ass to wounded little boy so fast it’ll make your panties spin.

        • maxxman

          If you want to see a great combination – Hiddleston and Tilda in “The Only Lovers Left Alive”.

          • Esz

            This! That movie was magic!

          • MartyBellerMask

            YOU WIN. That’s on my must-watch list!!

    • Sarah

      I admittedly find him attractive, but agree that it’s the acting – and his voice especially – that really suck . Take a listen to him reading e.e. cummings’ “May I feel said he”. You will indeed feel things. So. many. thingssssss.

      • PlethoraofBooks

        Um YES – I may or may not have replayed that in my bunk after I heard it the first time…

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        Oh dear. I did not know such a thing existed. He truly has an excellent voice.

      • Kate Andrews

        Whoa. OK, I’m beginning to understand. I didn’t see Thor, so that’s why I was a little mystified.

        • Sarah

          Happy to help expand your mind! His Shakespeare work is also fantastic, sonnet 130 is a favorite

      • If you want full on Hiddleston voice p0rn, get thee to the audiobook of “The Red Necklace.” Hours of him reading, doing various voices and accents.

        • Sarah

          Oh yes. The parts I have heard have sent me directly to a cold shower

      • Sarah

        this should read “suck me in” not “suck” – obvious Freudian slip… :*

        • Sarah


      • Or his reading of Sonnet 130. He says breasts.

        ETA I see you are already a fan of that one!

      • random_poster

        Oooohhhh, yeah. That reading is EVERYTHING. *fans self*

      • And his Southern turn in Tennessee William’s Kingdom of Earth (on youtube!) I made the mistake of listening to it at work once. I had to take a long walk.

        • Sarah

          ooh! Wasn’t aware of this one, thanks for the tip. And I’ll be sure to save it for when I’m, um, alone…

      • MartyBellerMask

        OK. While looking for the e.e. cummings thing, I found a bit he did for Sesame Street with Cookie Monster. SOLD!!! Holy hell, is he adorable.

    • Tanya Wade

      In a world of cookie-cutter male stars, he’s just so much fun. Such a twinkle in the eye! Such delicious line readings. And that’s just in Thor….There is a whole world of Hiddlestone to explore. And I plan to take a long, long time doing just that.

    • MilaXX

      He seem like a great guy. He gives it his all as Loki & has no problem being silly for the fans. Google his press junkets or his appearance at Comic Con last year. This is a guy having fun.

      • StelledelMare

        This right here. He seems like a genuinely nice guy who, based off of interviews and the like, really seems like he’s enjoying his job. Plus that voice.

        • DTLAFamilies

          He mostly doesn’t do it for me but when I saw him in the snake hips on a bed video…that was okay by me.

      • lundibleu

        Yes, this. He’s having fun, he’s no problem playing up. He dances too – see him with Alan Carr. Basically, he’s adorable.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I managed to hold fast against Hiddlemania until I saw his Q&A session at last year’s Nerd HQ (which you can find on YouTube) and then I was lost. It was a bit like what I imagine falling down a well would be – very sudden and dramatic. And now here I am at the bottom of the well splooshing about in all this Hiddleston goodness. And it IS good.

      Oh – and it’s also worth checking out the Nerdist podcast he did a while back. He talks about a UNICEF visit to Guinea, West Africa and a little mantra he developed regarding a small village with no water. I think he’s – so far – managing to stay very grounded and sensible despite all the nonsense that’s surrounding him. I have to admire that.

      • formerlyAnon

        There’s a CBC One interview with him on youtube recorded last fall about (among other things) Only Lovers Left Alive.

        Worth it. Especially if, as I do, one views actors talking about their craft with a jaundiced eye. He walks the line between taking his work seriously and taking it too seriously very intelligently, IMO.

      • Highland Fashionista

        I was a fan of his acting for a while, but it bumped up a notch when I saw him talking about “delayed gratification” with cookie monster in an internet clip. Kids, go get your Mommies…

      • Kitten_Mittens

        When he said “enjoy your burrito” with Loki’s voice on the Nerdist podcast, it gave me very inappropriate feelings about Mexican food…

    • lunchcoma

      I think a lot of it is personality. He’s bright and doesn’t try to hide it, but also doesn’t sneer at things that aren’t high culture. He gets incredibly enthusiastic about things, even if they’re not especially cool. He apparently loves to dance and sing and goof around, which means his interviews are often pretty entertaining. He’s apparently nice to almost everyone and seems to, for the most part, enjoy being famous.

      Also, like a lot of talented actors, he can turn into sex on a stick when the part calls for it.

      • formerlyAnon

        You’ve summed his appeal up admirably. Also, his build.

        edited for clarity

    • Alloy Jane

      You should watch him dance. It may not spark a fire but it does make him rather endearing.

    • tempost

      Check out The Hollow Crown. Hiddleston puts on a character like a second skin.

    • Oh, come on. He’s adorable. And he always looks like he’s having the best damn time being Tom Hiddleston.

  • NMMagpie

    SHUT IT DOWN. Menfest Thursday. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Thesticle Thursday?

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        You win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • eandh99

    more and more I feel that Charlie looks like a low-rent Thor in this film. Hemsworth can carry the clean shaven face.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Tom can totally rock the longer hair, but I think he looks so much better with it short. I can see why they would chose him for something like this though. He absolutely looks great for a period movie.

  • WendyD

    It’s a gothic horror story. Tom has a naturally ruddy complexion, if he needs to look pale, he’s going to need make up.

  • RidgewayGirl

    My ovaries did a little clench for the second to last picture.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    Loki in tails. *thunk* I died.

    • Sartorial_She

      I’m embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize that he was the actor who portrayed Loki. And then I finally understood the mania.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        Don’t be embarrassed. You know how long it took me to realize Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t:

        A) Named Benjamin
        B) an actor who portrayed someone on Dr. Who?

        A long time.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    Is that water bottle a period replica?

  • Akmall Razlan

    I dont care.. I just love Tom Hiddleston,..

    • Sarah


  • Lolo Andre

    This is Charlie ??? I didn’t even recognize him, Bring the beard back please

  • Love the waistcoats.

  • MmmmmmmmK

    I find myself suddenly having a fetish for white gloves.

  • Sarah

    Waistcoats are sorely missing from the world, if’n you ask me. Such a pleasant way to highlight the male chest & waist.

    • formerlyAnon

      I admire your discernment.

      • Sarah

        My fellow’s other, seasonal gig has him dressing up in period clothes to be a dead zombie tour guide, waistcoat included. There’s always a time when he gets dressed, before the blood spatter and ghoulish makeup goes on, where I am like “daaamn, that’s hot!”

        • formerlyAnon

          Yum. Probably triple yum because if he’s leading a tour, he’s got to be able to move naturally in the clothes, which is where a lot of amateur period dress fails. (I feel I should apologize for approaching even entirely theoretical and fully clothed triple yum thoughts about a friend’s fella. The Internet. A magically perplexing social milieu. )

          • Sarah

            He looks very at home in the clothes, for sure. I think he was supposed to be a 19th century guy, TBH.

  • CB

    Charlie’s water bottle is cracking me up…such a disconnect!

  • Agador Spartacus

    I do love a man in a period costume. But yes, they’re both giving me Interview with the Vampire realness in these pictures.

    I guess I’m in the minority – Hiddleston does absolutely nothing for me.

  • Why do they persist in giving Tom dark hair? It works for Loki, but he’s so much better with his natural hair color.

    • Cheryl

      Oooo, I love the dark hair on him. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the natural colour, just I love the pale skin and dark hair combo.

    • not_Bridget

      He & Cumberbatch. Both of them end up torturing their hair & appearing in Big Action Flicks. Or Arty Stuff. The Thor/Avenger movies were excellent of their type; the new Trek was good when Benedict was on the screen. And I eat up that Arty Stuff with a spoon–“Only Lovers Left Alive” will finally open in my town!

      But I’d like to see either of them with his natural hair color & without the alabaster makeup. Looking younger, instead of older. Doing light, witty stuff–as they both can! Is anybody making romantic comedies any more that are not saccharine chick flicks?

      Better yet–a witty comedy in which THEY are the happy couple. The Internet would explode….

      • formerlyAnon

        The Internet would explode?? Possibly, but there would also be huge uptick in death by brain aneurysm amongst the fan girls & boys, which might cut down the Internet traffic around the subject considerably.

        • Kitten_Mittens

          At least we would have died happy, surrounded by the things we love.

          • formerlyAnon


  • suzinrva

    Guillermo del Toro is the script writer and director so haunted house or creepy horror? Let’s see some J. Chastain and M. Wasikowska eye candy too!

    • lunchcoma

      It’s apparently a gothic horror story with ghosts. From the makeup, I’m wondering if Tom’s character is some sort of phantom.

      I do wish they’d have some exterior shots with the lovely ladies. Everyone involved in this movie is easy on the eyes.

  • MilaXX

    I swear Huddles is either laughing at Charlie’s water bottle or somebody just told a very blue joke . Something Downton Abbey related.

  • Wink


  • Danielle


    • MartyBellerMask

      …. and this is why I come here.

  • Beardless Hunnam was tasty in Pacific Rim. Here… not really.

  • MW

    Vampire butlers!
    I can already picture the silverware falling and gloves coming off and bloody vampire sex in the dark hallway.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      If the bloody vampire sex is between these two, this movie should do killer box office. I just hope that the hallway isn’t too dark…

  • titaness25

    You were saying words, TLo. You were saying words when all you needed to go was *GRAND GESTURE* kthxbye.

  • StelledelMare

    Guillermo del Toro called it kind of a ghost story/gothic romance. The wiki synopsis is this: “Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century. Young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be”. Either way if it means I get to look at these 2 for about 2 hours, then I’ll go see it no matter what it’s about.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The beard is better, but I just generally prefer him “Jaxed” – he’s hottest when he’s bad and dirty.

  • marlie

    HIDDLES IN TAILS. I love it!

    Charlie is a big old bowl of “meh.”

  • Drunken Housewife

    Last night I went to the movies with my teenaged daughter and husband. I got a bit excited seeing a preview for a film by Jim Jarmusch starring Hiddleston and Swinton as glamorous vampires, and my daughter was laughing at me. “I just think it’s funny that you like him. People MY AGE are into him. ”

    Me, self-righteously: “Tom Hiddleston is closer to my age than you and your middle school friends’ age.”

    Daughter: “It would be like me getting a crush on George Clooney.”

    Me: “And what’s wrong with Clooney?”

    So, middle-aged Hiddleston admirers, the young ones have claimed him for theirs. IT’S ON.

    • not_Bridget

      “Only Lovers Left Alive” has been called The Best Jarmusch movie yet. And it’s finally opening in Houston…

      • ShaoLinKitten

        How could it be better than Dead Man?! Can’t wait to see it.

        • deech_sea

          It opens where I live May 2. The wait is killing me.

    • demidaemon

      Those young-uns don’t stand a chance. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anna

    I’d like to place a standing order for Hiddleston-Hunnam sandwiches, please.

  • jonnyf8

    any chance that they make out with each other in the movie?

  • Nope nope nope. I think I’m missing something.

  • Synnamin

    Dear TLo: we love you, too.

    With thanks,

  • Charlie needs the beard AND the tats and leather. I just love him in SOA.

  • kimmeister

    Pssst, Charlie, one of your vest buttons is undone. Also, Tom looks better in his vest than you do in yours.

  • MannahattaMamma

    They look like wall-eyed fish, the both of ’em.

  • deech_sea

    Speaking of Tom in vampire movies, I am dying to see The Only Lovers Left Alive–Jim Jarmusch with Tilda Swinton andTom Hiddleston as vampires. It has to be good, right?

    • dmkava

      You can’t really go wrong with Jim Jarmusch

  • Cyd Butler

    Where are the pics of Jim Beaver? I know he’s in this movie too. He’s definitely a distinguished older man and I’d love to see him included here.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I’m a Jim Beaver fan too, since Deadwood. More Jim Beaver!

      • Cyd Butler

        Nailed it! His facebook page is a hoot and a half as well. More Jim Beaver indeed!

    • lunchcoma

      I’ve only known him by roles, not by name, until recently. Sometimes it’s odd to realize how many of my favorite things certain actors are in, without me ever having thought about them much specifically. I’ve been visiting his Facebook page to read about Crimson Peak, and he’s terribly smart and charming. Add a new fan to his list.

      • Cyd Butler

        I couldn’t agree more. I became a fan when he was on Deadwood and his facebook page has completely won me over…. Seems like a true gentleman and a really interesting guy.

  • unbornfawn

    I sure love seeing men dressed so beautifully. One of the attractions of a period drama. Tom wears it better. Charlie looks a bit uncomfortable, as if he is in his big brother’s suit.

  • Cheryl

    Oooo Tom Hiddleston looks fantastic. Charlie Hunnam, looks terrible and anachronistic.

  • Hiddleston is like, this is the real me. Hunnam is like, I HATE THE MONKEY SUIT.

  • flower

    Charlie looks younger without the beard. He did state once that his faced looked to round without it. Still….just luv this guy and he looks stunning in black tie & tails. The line forms to the left Charlie fans.

  • Drunken Housewife

    The caption really should be, “Tom Hiddleston arrives at his wedding to the love of his life, the Drunken Housewive, accompanied by best man, Charlie Hunnam. Security prevents heartbroken fans weeping at the sidelines from attacking the middle-aged American bride.”

    • formerlyAnon

      You covered the important bases brilliantly. If I ever need a coauthor for my rich fantasy life, I’ll keep you in mind.

  • formerlyAnon


  • rkdgal

    I can’t get over how changed Charlie’s face is since he was on Undeclared (where I fell in love with him). It’s almost a completely different shape!

  • AzSportsGirl

    Charlie has a button undone — it’s a start.

  • demidaemon

    I am so distracted by those vests and not in a good way. I know they are probably period appropriate blah blah blah, but I hate them and the way they are cut. They look fine in those pants, though.

  • Tom Hiddleston IS Victor/Victoria.

  • I was thinking “vampire movie” from the last Hiddleston Crimson Peak post here. Gonna have to Google it.

  • Bethany Roullett

    Is anyone else getting a Javier Bardem in ‘No Country for Old Men’ vibe off Charlie in these photos? Cuz, ugh.

    And while everything about this film make it the sort of thing I love (mysterious, gothic, Hiddleston, del Toro, etc), the costumes in this movie look kind of awful. Is all the budget going into special effects or something?

    And Yay More Hiddles on this site (even if it is only click bait, I’ll take it)!

    • quiltrx

      I’m willing to bet it’s a dimly-lit sort of thing. It’s amazing how different costumes in general look in the light of day (and even just standing still instead of in motion) as opposed to onscreen. I’ll definitely be scrutinizing how they look in the trailer!

  • Highland Fashionista

    Oh, was Charlie Hunnam in this post as well? I didn’t catch that. Too distracted by Hiddleston’s Edgar Allan Poe impression. That man wears the s**t out of a suit. Of any era, apparently.

  • kittentoes

    Thank you, dear gay uncles, thank you!

  • Lower L

    I’ve never seen anything with Hunnam in it, so I don’t have an opinion on his talent, but here he looks singularly uncomfortable in these clothes. Hiddleston, on the other hand, is owning his outfit.

  • SierraDelta

    The undeniable power of well dressed gentlemen.

    *Goes off in search of crinoline, opera gloves, and lace fan*

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Charlie Hunnam is a guy who looks better in less clothing. A lot less, preferably. I also agree that he looks better with a beard, though with a shorter haircut his clean shaven face looks more appealing Yes, I have spent a good deal of time analyzing the many different head suit configurations of Charlie Hunnam. He was my TV boyfriend until I discovered Travis Fimmel.

    • NMMagpie

      Travis Fimmel is a whole other level of hot. Good choice!

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I wonder if TLo will start featuring him when WARCRAFT comes out. A girl can dream!

  • Jaime

    Neither of those boys should be wearing ivory…

  • Pepper Collins

    I love me some T.Hiddy!

  • quiltrx

    Loving the cast list…I hope this movie is good, and makes enough money for GdT to get ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ made!

  • Prairie

    I Charlie looks great without the beard ~ when he has an endearing lopsided smile!

  • maxxman

    The darker hair definitely suits him more than his natural blonde.

  • Nimith

    No. Hunnam is looking far too much like Val Kilmer for my liking.