Tom Hiddleston wants to work with Daniel Day-Lewis

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Kenneth Branagh directs one of 2011's most successful films in this epic fantasy action adventure based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the title name. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor's father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) banishes him to Earth, where he's forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Thor's new home, he learns what it takes to be a true hero. Rounding out the superb cast of Thor are actors Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Rene Russo & Stellan Skarsgard.

March 19th, 2013

Tom Hiddleston wants to work with Daniel Day-Lewis.

The 'Thor' actor aspires to star opposite the three-time Oscar winner - who famously refused to break character for 'My Left Foot' in 1989 and insisted on being moved around the set in a wheelchair - because he thinks Day-Lewis' commitment to his film roles is inspiring.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013, where he picked up the Times Breakthrough Award, Tom said: ''I'd love to have a chance, even a chance, of trying to work with Daniel Day-Lewis because I admire him so much. I am so intrigued. He's always inspired me.

''Just the commitment he takes on every time he chooses to work and kind of what he chooses. You can always see this. He gives 110%.''

The 31-year-old actor - whose CV includes 'War Horse' and 'The Hollow Crown' - once had the chance to meet his idol and ruined the moment by ''gushing'' about how much he loved his work.

He reminisced: ''I met him once, a couple of years ago. It was long before I'd made a film and I was working in theatre and I happened to be somebody's plus one [to an event]. I stopped him on the stairs as I had to tell him he's one of the greatest things; being an actor.

''He said, in his beautiful English/Irish [accent], 'Thank you so much, it means a lot, thank you so much'. It was basically me gushing about how much I loved 'In the Name of the Father' and 'The Last of the Mohicans'.''