Tom Hiddleston describes his title character in the new AMC limited series “The Night Manager” as “like an actor and an immaculate performer, somebody who’s capable of stepping into different identities and being entirely credible at each of those personas.” As he revealed durng our recent interview (watch above), “what I found fascinating about exploring the character is that Jonathan Pine is someone that people instinctively trust, and he has a very elegant, polished, refined demeanor.”
Based on the acclaimed 1993 John le Carre novel, the six-part program debuts April 19, coming off a hugely successful run on the BBC in the United Kingdom. The focus is on Hiddleston’s character, the night manager of a lavish hotel in Cairo, Egypt. Pine is looking for revenge following a tragic turn of events early in the first episode and is recruited by a British operative (Olivia Colman) to help take down international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).
Hiddleston believes that Pine is able to fool the very intelligent Roper because he sees him as “a potential successor of his empire. I think he’s been looking for someone like that for a long time, somebody who has the facility with people and a charisma and charm. But possibly there is an aspect of Roper that does see his end coming.”
As of late, this Oliver Award winning classically trained actor has been seen mainly in feature films including the “Thor” franchise and as country music star Hank Williams in the new release “I Saw the Light.” He just completed shooting “Kong: Skull Island” with Oscar champ Brie Larson (“Room”) and is in pre-production on “Thor: Ragnarok.”