Our two headliners today are both connected to the Warner Brothers/Legendary Monsterverse franchise. Hiddleston was one of the stars of Kong: Skull Island, while Zhang will appear in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which will come out next year.
Tom Hiddleston is turning 37 today. He began acting in student productions at Cambridge, and later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He began working in British film, theater and television in the early 2000s. One of his early television roles was Randolph Churchill in the BBC/HBO production The Gathering Storm, while on stage, he won an Olivier Award in a dual role in a 2007 revival of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and a year later played Cassio in a production of Othello. In 2011, he made his first appearance in his best known film role.