Hiddleston appeared in three of the four instalments of BBC drama Hollow Crown -
Henry IV Parts 1 & 2
- as Prince Hal and, later, King Henry V.
Though he missed out on any awards for the role, there's no denying he's fantastic, earning rave reviews, not least from the
, which praised his "clever" performance.
"[It was] when his heart was heavy, meditating on his destiny in a corpse-strewn foreign field, that you realised his quiet power," wrote the paper.