The Night Manager, BBC’s adaptation of John le Carré’s 1993 thriller of the same name, has earned 12 nominations at the Emmys.
Tom Hiddleston bagged his first nomination for his portrayal of the role of Jonathan Pine. With his nomination for best actor in a limited series, he will compete against Idris Elba for Luther and Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock.
In addition to Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman were nominated as best supporting performers for their roles as arms dealer Richard Roper and incorruptible intelligence agent Angela Burr.
Tom Hiddleston on The Night Manager
“I’m fascinated by the multiplicity of identity” said Tom Hiddleston in an interview with Deadline (the interview can be seen at the bottom of the story). “I’m not just looking for roles. I’m interested in what the entire piece says.”
The show was described by The Guardian as “the BBC’s glossiest, smartest, most indecently entertaining Sunday night drama in ages”.
Speaking with the issue of arms dealing, Hiddleston said he feels “Carré’s anger is even sharper than ever.”
“When the novel came out it spoke very much to the world in which it was written… those memories have receded, and yet arms dealing has not,” Hiddleston said.
Tom Hiddleston on The Night Manager: “I feel so connected to [Jonathan] Pine”
While there is no news about a possible second season of the series, Hiddleston said it is in “the lap of le Carré and his sons.”
“I feel so connected to Pine and his predicament that I would be very interested to see where he would go next,” the actor said.
Hiddleston’s recently launched Instagram account shows he is currently filming Thor: Ragnarok.
Speaking about being part of The Night Manager, Hiddleston said, “It’s one of the most fulfilling experiences of my working life and my proudest achievement to date. I loved making The Night Manager, I loved playing The Night Manager, and it’s a huge, humbling feeling to know people enjoyed it.”