Tom Hiddleston stepped out in London for what looked like a MacBook ad

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Here are some photos of Tom Hiddleston out and about in North London today. It’s nice to see him on a low-key (GET IT?) pap-stroll, although I guess I should say that I don’t know for sure that this is a pap stroll. It could be that some random paparazzo just happened to catch Tom as he sauntering around deserted-looking North London streets, in what looks like advertising images for Apple MacBooks. I’m sure that’s what happened!

I am enjoying Tom’s scruff these days. I find that I do prefer him with some facial hair – he looks less boyish, more debonair. The outfit just proves why he ultimately lost Best Dressed Man to Zayn Malik though – those fakakta suede shoes hurt my eyes. I like his glasses though.

Meanwhile, in case anyone was wondering where Tom went after his brief visit to LA last week, he flew to South Sudan for a UNICEF goodwill mission. Tom has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for years, and he’s made several trips overseas under the UNICEF banner. You can see some photos from his visit here. This was Tom’s second visit to South Sudan in particular. He made a statement about the conditions on the ground:

“Everyone I’ve met has experienced traumatic events that no one – least of all a child – should ever have to go through. It’s heart-breaking to see that after three years, innocent children are still bearing the brunt of the conflict. The physical reality is that when fighting breaks out, everybody runs in different directions. Children become separated from their families – from their mothers, from their aunts, from their brothers, from whoever is looking after them – and are immediately vulnerable to psychological and physical abuse, hunger, and forced recruitment as child soldiers.”

“I’ve seen things in South Sudan that will stay with me forever. It’s the youngest country in the world, a country which should have so much to look forward to, but the conditions those two boys have to live in – a place still torn apart by civil war – are unimaginable. Knowing that they will be reunited with their mother soon is at least a sign of hope in the immense struggle of the people of South Sudan.”

[From unicef.org]

You can read more about his trip here. It sounds devastating.

As for these photos… I grew up using Macs in the ’90s, but now I’m a Toshiba girl. Is a MacBook worth it? Or are you just buying the Apple Lifestyle?

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  1. lightpurple says:

    Let the curly locks grow free, Tom!

    That looks like one of his usual breakfast/lunch places and I think those are a new pair of grey suede boots. He was doing interviews for UNICEF with BBC News yesterday.

    • justme says:

      Yeah that is the same place he is photographed all the time (and the same clothes too). You can see by the chairs and the storefront. He is a total creature of habit. If you want a picture of Tom go to this particular coffee shop at a particular time and he will be getting coffee or eating his breakfast. The only thing that differs is the length of his hair and his beard (both of which are getting longer to general approval). I agree with lightpurple — let the curls out Tom! Cut back on the gel at black tie events! He looks like a Medieval king here. And that is always good. (And yeah, I think the boots are a newer version – the ones he was wearing this summer were stained.)

    • call_in says:

      Actually, they’re not new boots! The’re Aquatalia Ace boots and he wears the all the time. He was even wearing them on the beach with Taylor Swift!

      I’m (clearly) obsessed and would LOVE to buy them for my partner, but they’re €400.

  2. CornyBlue says:

    I used to be very anti – Apple in life and while I would still never get their phones.. MacBooks are worth it. Specially if you need a huge data handling capacity and well as programs which require a very very good processing power.
    I have a huge obsession with finding out which part of London the actors live in . I think it s mostly North with only Fassbender living in East London from all the actors i found out about.

    • t.fanty says:

      I adore my MacBook Air. I had it customized so it has a pro system inside and I might possibly love it more than my children.

      I was thinking about upgrading next year, but the new MacBook reviews aren’t encouraging. Apple really (i)phoned it in this year.

      • MI6 says:

        😅
        I wanted a MacBook but my professional Geek Squad likes my HP and told me to hold on to it.

      • Sarah says:

        I used to be a lawyer and many lawyers recommend having all Apple stuff so you can synchronize everything. You set a date in court on your phone or iPad and it automatically updates your schedule on your other devices including the desk top at the office. This saves a lot of time and everyone knows what your schedule is so they don’t double book you. And your documents are availabile on all devices so you can work on the anywhere without having the file with you. This can save massive amounts of time when you get pinned down in court – waiting and waiting and waiting. I don’t know if you can synchronize other brands. And my 20-something nephew who is my free “tech support” only knows Apple!

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      I have a MacBook Pro and Air, love them both. They are SO MUCH faster than a PC, even with MS Office. I used to have a Dell and it would hang/crash on a daily basis plus i had issues with both Dell laptops soon after purchase that required them to get new hard drives -a friend had the same issue with a brand new Sony Viao.

      I switched to Apple and have never looked back – i rarely have to restart my MacBook due to it hanging/crashing. Thou some of the small HP and Acer Chromebooks are getting good reviews and are so much cheaper than the MacBook Airs.

      Celeb spotting tip in London: If you want to see celebs in the city, hang out in Soho particularly Wardour Street and Old Compton Street. Have seen a fair few in my time (Kit Harrington, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy looking dashing in a suit and umbrella) plus I was sat next to Andrew Scott in a cafe (didn’t realise it was him till he left).

    • Meg D says:

      David Tennant lives on my road in Chiswick, West London. The less hip celebs mostly live in West or Southwest London.

      The best place to celeb spot is at the NT or the Court.

  3. Celebitchy says:

    I will answer Kaiser! I use a PC desktop and Mac laptop. I have a macbook air it’s the cheapest model and still pricey. I like it because it’s easy, loads fast and it’s somewhat less stressful than using a PC, but the PC is better when I’m trying to work and focus. So it’s just a different feel. I’ve had my macbook for two years and it still works great whereas I usually break PC laptops by now. The storage on the mac sucks though.

    • Kaiser says:

      I thought my trusty Toshiba laptop was going to crap out on me a year ago, but it’s still doing really well. I recommend Toshibas to everyone!

      • Celebitchy says:

        Cool I need a new desktop I will consider a Toshiba!

      • SnazzyisAlive says:

        Toshibas are great! I have a MBA but it’s just me being stupid. And if you have to use Windows programs for Mac (which I do – Word, Excel , etc) it’s a pain as they do not have the same features. For example, Excel on Mac is really a POS compared to the PC version. Before my MBA I had a Sony Vaio, loved it.

        But if you need to do artsy stuff, Macs are better

        Depends on your need and your budget.

    • Rachel says:

      I’m switching to Mac just because I’m sick of Windows and their forced updates that take hours to complete. If you haven’t already switched, STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS 10. I cannot stress this enough. My husband had to take away my laptop when I was a second away from hurling it against the wall when I needed to work and the update WOULD NOT END.

  4. MI6 says:

    Tom Hiddleston saving the world.
    A true superhero

    • Lauren II says:

      Tom has recovered from his TS temporary insanity. He is a good hearted man, very talented and articulate.

  5. Bettyrose says:

    There’s nothing about that picture I don’t like. Can I get the wallet size?

  6. What was that? says:

    In London the press photog’s turn up for events and the odd person hangs around areas where these folks live..or the big hotels if there is a “star” resident but more often than not it is a random person who snaps them and sells to a paper like the mail
    I don’t believe it is like LA. With the pap strolls etc…especially if you dress down no one notices you ..it’s when you walk down Kings Road with sunglasses on. .on a cloudy day in your finest !!

    • third ginger says:

      We all get MACs at our small university [Virginia, USA]. Tom is in South Sudan for UNICEF. I continue in my belief that at heart he’s a very nice young man.

    • eto says:

      True…but why would he be wandering around without a laptop sleeve or bag? I have a macbook pro and believe me, they can slip out of your hands quite easily!

  7. HH says:

    In the market for a new computer. By all accounts (online and in-person) Macs last a very long time. However, it’s just a large upfront cost as opposed to buying multiple PCs over that time.

    • MissMarierose says:

      I’m with Kaiser. I loved my Toshiba laptops. They lasted a long time (5 and 6 years respectively). I only own a Dell now because it was a gift, but when this one craps out, it’s back to Toshiba.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      I have had my MacBook Pro for 4 years and its still going strong – you can also upgrade the pro’s to increase RAM and capacity. If you buy the hard drive online (and not from Apple) you can save money and you can get the Genius bar people to install it for free. I got this nugget from an Apple store employee.

    • Syko says:

      I bought a Mac desktop a few years back, I was near retirement and bought the hype about how long they last, etc. I wanted to get a computer that would last the rest of my life. The hard drive died in less than a year. It was under warranty and they did fix it, but unlike with a PC, where I would have just gone to the store, bought a new hard drive and replaced it myself, I had to take it to the Apple Store, where they kept it 10 days — 10 DAYS WITHOUT INTERNET!! — and took the time to call me to scold me for the fact that it was dusty when I brought it in, and to hint that possibly I was not a fit person to own a Mac. Two months later when the disk drive quit working, I cursed the fact that I’d wasted $2300 on a POS that I despised, and ordered a $700 Dell, which I am still using five years later. By the way, I didn’t update to Win 10, and I have the updates turned off, I’ll decide what to update, and when. It’s my computer.

  8. Rocío says:

    Here in the Southern hemisphere we love (I love) Asus and open source.

  9. third ginger says:

    Sorry. did not read all of the post. No need to appear older and more feeble minded than I actUALLY AM.

  10. jetlagged says:

    Looking good Tom. I did a Hollow Crown (the first, not this last one) marathon over Thanksgiving weekend, and my God was he hot in Henry V. I don’t think he’ll ever reach those levels of hotness for me again, but he’s coming close lately.

    I’m glad he’s continuing to raise awareness for South Sudan.

    • Meg D says:

      He was v good in that. And perfectly cast (I like Cumberbatch but he was miscast). My bae Simon Russell Beale was perfectly cast too. As was Sophie as the queen.

  11. Kathy says:

    That’s literally the local cafe he has been going to since about 2011 (and was papped eating his breakfast at earlier in the month) and that’s the MacBook he has been using for probably almost as long. I believe he was pictured using it on his first UNICEF trip a few years ago.

    He’s not going to change his habits just ‘cos the paps now know where he lives and where his favourite cafe is – everyone will just have to get used to seeing him in the same old clothes outside it.

  12. TotallyBiased says:

    😍
    Given that all the tabs had articles on Tom’s heart-rending visit to South Sudan (he’s finishing up on the documentary he’s doing for Unicef UK on the area, which he’s been working on since February 2015)–I ‘m not at all surprised a pap invested a few hours in his usual haunts for some up to date pictures. His two BBC appearances got a lot of coverage (good for Unicef!) with the fellow at Global going on about how the response to Tom’s visit ( Matthew Amroliwala had tweeted asking for questions) had “broken his phone.”
    At least only the DM story deteriorated after several decent paragraphs into mentioning herself, and the one question where Mr. Amroliwala just couldn’t help himself from devolving in that direction was answered rather gracefully in my opinion.
    Mr. Amroliwala also just couldn’t leave “the Bond Question” either, though Tom seemed endlessly patient in attempting to deflect away from that and presumably back onto why he was there in the first place.
    Far preferred Huw Edwards’ interview, the backing pictures stayed on topic better as well!

    • lightpurple says:

      The Sun went with the UNICEF press release. The DM instead posted the pictures and discussed what he is wearing, because we can’t see for ourselves, took one or two quotes from the UNICEF press release and then stuck in several very old paragraphs of Taylor’s PR people’s version of the breakup, then concluded that he is working on Thor: Ragnorak now, which he isn’t. But the DM never lets facts, journalistic integrity or good writing get in the way!

      • Crox says:

        I also though The Sun’s conclusion with topless Tom in The Night Manager was tasteless.

        South Sudan, children loosing families, child soldiers, tragedy, a topless fanfav. Eh.

  13. Ayra. says:

    I’m fine with my little ol’ Toshiba laptop, it lasts me all day in class, didn’t put a strain in my pocket and does (almost) everything a Macbook does. The only downsize is the weight

  14. Sixer says:

    New word added to personal lexicon: fakakta. This is a good word. Merci bien.

    I’m trying to think of something to say about either LEGS or Macs. Um… um… um…

    Shoes: fakakta. Unicef: good. Macs: no idea.

    • third ginger says:

      You may know this. It’s Yiddish. A great book with great expression is THE JOY OF YIDDISH. It may be out of print.

      • Sixer says:

        I did know – but only because I went and googled after reading the article! Yiddish has some very cool words.

    • Bonzo says:

      Good: scruff & UNICEF

      Bad: suede shoes & post-TIDDLES aura.

      I don’t find him attractive anymore. Give me some JJ Field to rev up my lady bits.

      • spidey says:

        Can you explain “post-TIDDLES” aura please?

      • Sixer says:

        Bonzo means he has a non-biscuit-tingle look about him for her ever since he went out with Taylor and made an idiot of himself, spidey. I can’t say as I blame her.

        How ARE you, Bonzo, my lovely? I am gagging for the last episode of The Missing tonight. And a bit upset that the Black and British BBC season is coming to an end. It’s had some gems.

      • Lacia Can says:

        She can’t unsee the I ❤️TS tank top and tattoo? She thinks he was a fool (politely) to date that overgrown high schooler? His behaviour this summer was the Internet version of “don’t meet your heroes.” I know I learned way too much about Tom’s desperation and famewhore tendencies. Though the pictures post July 4 (when Tom realized just how badly he had miscalculated) were good for a laugh.

      • third ginger says:

        Field did a great job as Major Andre in the show TURN! For better or worse, I have to have my “pretend son” Mr. H.

      • Bonzo says:

        Spidey dear, I concur with Sixer & Lacia Can’s remarks. Poor life decisions severely reduced TommyAnneE’s cuteness for me. He did make me laugh unintentionally, though.

        Sixer dear, I too am waiting with bated breath to see the series finale of The Missing. Can’t say I was suprised to find you-know-how stowed away in the cabin. Will the other turn on her captor??? I shall miss the series when it’s over.

        Watched The 13th on Netflix finally… have you seen it? It was a powerful and informative documentary. A definite must-see for any white American.

        Third Ginger, I adored Major Andre as well as scampy Caleb. I wish Netflix would add the 3rd season!

      • Sixer says:

        Bonzo – only 40 minutes to go for me! Yes to The 13th. I thought it was brilliant: clear, forensic, passionate – and very upsetting.

      • Sixer says:

        I know the end before you do!

      • Bonzo says:

        Sixer, you are NAUGHTY.

        I have to wait until after homework and dinner and bedime reading is over — five hours from now — before I find out. Those durn kids getting in between me & the boob tube.

        I need another show to obsess over now that Occupied and The Missing are over. Help!!!

      • Meg D says:

        The Brixton version of Back in Time was surprisingly good, and emotional. I was worried it would be gimmicky or shallow.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’m counting on you to check in this morning, Sixer.

        The Missing: While solving the murder and wrapping up a few things, it sure left a number of unanswered questions… namely, how many more girls were there?? What’s going to happen with Sophie?? And most importantly, will Julian return for S.3??!!

        (Which reminds me that I still need to find series 1 so I can get me some more JuBap.)

        Oh, and I don’t buy for one minute that after being locked up for 11 years, Alice is doing well. That girl will need industrial strength therapy for the rest of her life to function normally. And Gemma is looking forward to meeting her late husband’s mistress’ baby??? Yeah, sure.

        Thinking of adultery (which gets me all ragey, btw), I’ve been watching Dr Foster. Why, I don’t know, but can’t seem to stop. It’s gripping, I’ll give it that.

        ETA: Just downloaded Black and British. I’m in the mood for some learnin’ after watching The 13th.

      • Sixer says:

        Meg – I was worried that one would just be facile too, but it really wasn’t, was it? The dad won Gladiators! That made me laugh. I have really enjoyed David Olusoga’s series and also the film about the nurses. My dad always used to drill into me that there would be no NHS without those women and it was great to see that fleshed out. But my favourite of the season has been Black Is The New Black. Who knew Thandie Newton was so boss? David Harewood talking about being sectioned – gosh. Lovely Bill Morris (claim to fame: I have met him).

        Bonzo – ooh! Julien forever. Poor Dave M. I thoroughly enjoyed that show. You could try Modus? BBC4. Two episodes in so far. And it has a character on the spectrum.

      • Sixer says:

        ETA also!

        Your post wasn’t there when I checked in!

        The Twatter last night was alive with Julien only counted down to 3 so that must mean there will be a series 3. Bless ‘em. The writers were on BBC this morning and they say they haven’t written anything yet but will if Auntie gives them the green light. I don’t think it would be a continuation, though. S2 was completely different to S1. I loved the end of S1 (thought it was about acceptance, or lack of it) but it didn’t go down well with the great British public.

      • Bonzo says:

        Modus looks like something I’d enjoy. I’ll add that to my downloads. Dicte is losing steam for me now that Wagner’s gone. I need me some noir.

        I forget that you’re 7 hours ahead of me!! Our posts must have crossed early this morning…

      • Sixer says:

        I think you will like Modus. Multiple plot strands is your thing, innit? It certainly has those. Plus the guy who was one of Wallander’s incarnations. I forget his name.

        Yes! Also, I am always up early because I work fast in the morning, average after lunch and disastrously slowly after 3pm!

    • lightpurple says:

      There were several old Jewish families in my neighborhood growing up. Conversations would be laced with great Yiddish words like fakakta.

  15. dodgy says:

    Toshiba laptops died on me twice. One within the scope of six months, and the company didn’t pay me any mind when I complained. I’ve had my macbook for two years now *knock on wood* and the only thing I’ve had to worry about is the bloody charge leads. Those are insanely expensive, but if I can get four more years out of this macbook, I’d consider it money well spent.

    • jetlagged says:

      My macbook is over five years old and is still going strong. It gets a little dodgy if I overburden the RAM with loads of hi-res photos or large applications, and I’ve had to replace the charge lead, but it was definitely worth the initial investment.

      I still use a PC at work, and I actually like it better for some things – especially Office applications and file management.

  16. Cee says:

    Uh I always used Apple products. I still have an old MacBook Pro that works but is rather slow. I had an Air for 5 years and sold it in order to get an upgrade and got the shitty MacBook. Worst laptop EVER, I sincerely regret selling my Air.

    Apple’s customer care has declined, IMO, and their products are faulty.

    I’m looking into replacing my MacBook with a Toshiba or Asus.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Oh, definitely Toshiba over Asus. My most recent is an HP, but only because the Toshibas were a bit too far over my price point. Been using them for decades, took them to Iraq TWICE and they held up like Timexes.

  17. Rosemarie says:

    First comment! As a software engineer, the mac operating system is worlds better than windows. Most good engineers work on macs or use a Linux operating system. If you can afford it, go with the mac for durability, speed, safety and the service offered

  18. Tanakasan says:

    HAHAHAHA! This dude dated Taylor Swift and I can think of nothing but that embarrassment when I see him.

    • DahliaDee says:

      Same, and it breaks my heart, because I used to adore him. I saw him on BBC news last night and felt… nothing. No, I tell a lie, I felt annoyed by his constant “umm”-ing. The worst part is that as far as celebrity crushes are concerned, there’s nowhere to go but down in terms of education, manners and public persona.

      • browniecakes says:

        Same. The Taylor thing. Ugh. What was he thinking (with)?
        TH should have a good year in 2017. Skull Island might be a money maker (I didn’t say good, I said money maker) and Thor III should be good AND a money maker. But if Taylor buries him in a song or two on her new album that’s going to drag him down again. He’ll have no recourse, like the other actors she’s dated. At least Calvin and the other songwriters she’s dated can shoot back.
        Would it be more embarrassing to NOT be included in a song on her new album? Not registering on the Taymeter? Hmmm.

      • hme says:

        What was he thinking WITH indeed. Remember the Selena Gomez concert and how so many were all “OMG it MUST be true love, he wouldn’t sit through a concert like that if he wasn’t in love!!!” And I can remember thinking did ya see the pics? That is the look of lust not love, dude sat through that concert cause he knew he was getting LAID after.

        The only way I can make heads or tails of Tiddles is assuming Tom was in a weird headspace post the failures Crimson Peak and especially ISTL. So after his ”serious actor’ run at big time stardom went bust he was all f*ck it I’m going to try the date someone more famous approach and see what happens. He got more attention from that damn video of them dancing going viral than pretty much anything he’s done so the lure of getting that kind of attention from just dating someone he already fancied must have been too much to resist in the end.

        I think Tom probably learned the hard way that wanting that level of fame and actually being on the receiving end of it are two very different things. Well fingers crossed he learned his lesson and we won’t have any kind of repeat!

  19. anonla says:

    The Nov 28 US Magazine reports that TSwift rented out the Cineramadome on Hollywood Blvd for her “friends” to see the Long Way Home film which premiered only at that theater – that was no more than 2 weeks ago when TomH was in LA and appeared on Kimmel in the gorilla suit – given TomH had the same clothes on that he flew in the day before – where did he go when in landed in L.A.? Where did all of that luggage end up? No one saw him at the hotel that he usually stays in…he and she were mostly MIA when in L.A. – at the same time??? There was a report that a private jet left LA for Nashville on the same night or night after the Kimmel stint…if he is dumb enough to be seeing the piglet from the music industry again on the lowdown, his career is over…and he is more stupid than we thought – NO producer wants all of that absurd publicity around their project…it is obvious that no one is throwing goo dprojects at him and if it were not for Wheately whom he has worked with before – he may not have been offered the Miller project either. Oh, and Priyanka Chopra is also int L.A. at her home…..Any intel you can uncover?

    • spidey says:

      Is that during the time he was in Sudan?

      • MI6 says:

        Yes, Spidey. You are correct. No that logic has anything to do with the conspiracy theories.
        Can we stop now ?

      • third ginger says:

        Be careful, Spidey. You’re using logic and FACTS!!

      • lightpurple says:

        Spidey, honey, come have a drink. You’re getting all logical and factual again. Next you’ll be asking questions about wouldn’t a producer be more concerned about an actor showing up on time without publicity related to stuff like drugs, DUIs, domestic violence, racial statements, or sex tapes with underage partners?

      • Becky says:

        Tom was in Sudan last week, poster is referring to 2 weeks ago when Tom was in LA (he was seen returning last Monday).

        Anonla, simple logical answer; he was staying in a different hotel. He regularly travels to LA for work, there’s no conspiracy going on, they’re not having secret hook ups, let it go.

      • spidey says:

        Thank you, I think I might 🍹

    • Madly says:

      Oh you poor little mindless swifties and making conspiracies out of nothing. He was in the Sudan. There are pics to prove it and he just went and did interviews about it and talked about going back. Funny how you make up your facts but ignore clear evidence to the contrary. Lol

  20. Bonzo says:

    So I guess Tom is back to wearing spectacles on the regular now that TIDDLES is over?

    I think he made the decision not to wear them when pap walking with Miss Forever 13.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, ’cause I remember him wearing them a lot before TIDDLES and now he’s back to wearing them again.

    • MI6 says:

      He probably didn’t want to see anything too clearly.

      • Bonzo says:

        *snort*

        So you loved The Crown, MI6? I had mixed feelings about it.

      • MI6 says:

        OMG my darling Bonzo, I LOVED it. John Lithgow was just brilliant.
        What didn’t you like about it?

      • lightpurple says:

        That made me smile.

        I’m three episodes into The Crown and having mixed feelings too. I want to like it.

      • MI6 says:

        Hang in there, LP! It’s mesmerizing. The acting is superb and the sets are stunningly beautiful. Which you obviously already know. And the women’s roles are very strong, both in portrayal and in writing.
        Plus Matt Smith.
        What are your reservations about it?

      • Justme says:

        Mr. Hiddleston must be watching too. He recently followed Vanessa Kirby on Twitter. Or maybe they’re going to be working together?

      • lightpurple says:

        @MI6, I don’t know. As I said, I want to like it but it somehow isn’t holding me. I can’t quite figure out why. I am enjoying Lithgow’s performance.

        @Justme, she does stage work too, right? Maybe they’ll work together in that play he has been hinting about for the past 10 months.

      • Justme says:

        Could be – he was his usual mute self about future plans in the interview last night. Usually is he follows someone on social media these days it seems to be work connected. The new Jez Butterworth play? He also followed Rebecca Hall, but she is an old friend.

      • lightpurple says:

        Yes, Rebecca Hall is the old friend responsible for the “your whole wardrobe should fit in two suitcases” philosophy to which he adheres so closely.

      • Bonzo says:

        MI6, I think I was hoping for more of the emotional life of QE2 and the guys that wrote it simply didn’t deliver it. The Fug Girls seemed to put into words what seemed to fall short in the script.

        The sets were absolutely beautiful and I did enjoy Lithgow and Smith’s performances.

      • MI6 says:

        …so those shoes are Rebecca Hall’s fault?!
        Well, at least now we know who to blame.

      • MI6 says:

        @Bonzo: I hear you, but think the subtext was that QE2 was allowed so little emotional life that she eventually shut down. That had to be conveyed subtlely through the perfomance, which I thought Clare Foy did remarkably well. And Vanessa Kirby’s turn as Princess Margaret was nicely balanced between flamboyant party girl and frustrated also-ran. She’s kind of an exceptional actor, IMHO.
        Also the Queen Mother in the Scotland episode. A strong yet understated performance there as well.
        What did the Fug Girls say?

      • Bonzo says:

        MI6, I think it comes down to what expectations I had. I expected them to explore the Queen’s relationship in more depth. I felt like they did a better job of that in the last few episodes, but I’m left remembering mostly about the frustrations of Phil feeling emasculated and the Duke being bitter about the family’s rejection of Wallis and bitterness over his abdication. While I think both are worthwhile in the series, I wish the Queen had had more attention than the men.

        This particular recap is good for helping to explain Jessica’s issues with the direction the series had taken by ep 5:

        http://www.gofugyourself.com/recap-the-crown-season-1-episode-5-smoke-and-mirrors-11-2016

    • spidey says:

      I wonder how the Queen and D of E feel about a series like this being made?

  21. lightpurple says:

    I think they’re secretly still seeing each other. They are always in LA at the same time. It will come out in a few months.

    • lightpurple says:

      Oh look ! My sad little clone is back!

    • Justme says:

      Well they were not in LA the same time on his most recent trip. She was in NYC, then apparently Nashville, then Puerto Rico. Her planes never came near to LA. She actually left the city the weekend before he arrived. We know this because her crazy fans track her planes. he was working when he was in LA he had his publicist with him and it was right after his visit that the Hard Boiled rumor from Warner Bros. came out. This ship has sailed (or sunk).

    • Becky says:

      Crazy Swifties you said that last month.

    • Bonzo says:

      Fake lightpurple doesn’t sound like the real lightpurple at all. That ones’ easy to spot.

  22. browniecakes says:

    Tom posts used to garner 3x the hits.

    • lightpurple says:

      People move on. Tastes change. And this is just a thread based upon pictures of him leaving his breakfast cafe, wearing clothes we’ve seen before.

  23. mridha says:

    wow he is looking good in those glasses.

  24. TotallyBiased says:

    Tom presented at the Women in Film and TV UK awards.
    Funny: given it was lunchtime, noted he would keep his trousers on.
    Serious: questioned “when the industry will finally crack equal pay.”
    #WFTVawards