Fresh from having the nation kept on the edge of its seat after his amazing turn in The Night Manager, Westminster-born actor Tom Hiddelston looks set to have us on tenterhooks again.

He is the star of a new film which retells a classic story told many times in the new Kong: Skull Island.

The film is due to be released March next year and as the name suggests, is latest attempt to tell the story of King Kong.

The movie takes its name from the mystery island upon which the huge prehistoric gorilla is found.

The blockbuster stars Hiddleston , Brie Larson, The Big Lebowski’s John Goodman and Samuel L Jackson, famous for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films and the Star Wars prequels.

Hiddleston was born in Westminster in February 1981 and is also a producer and music performer.

Tom Hiddleston with John Goodman who both star in Kong: Skull Island

His sterling performance as former British soldier Jonathan Pine in the The Night Manager - a BBC adaption of the novel of the same name by John le Carré - had led him top being tipped as the next James Bond .

A memorable 2016 also saw him enjoy a brief but well-publicised romantic relationship with Shake It Off singer Taylor Swift.

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During a recent chat with fellow actor and friend Benedict Cumberbatch, who was born and raised in nearby Kensington , Hiddleston admitted he was pretty boring.

After completing filming he said goes home, reads books he has not had time to get through and “potters about".

When asked what he does to relax after a film has wrapped, he said: “I just go home. It’s that literal and metaphorical. To London.

“When I finished The Night Manager, I realised that, for 75 days, I had lived more hours per day as Jonathan Pine than I had spent as myself.

“You’re putting yourself into this other person’s shoes. The best thing I could have done was exactly what I did.”

The original 1933 King Kong film was voted the greatest horror film of all time.

The new film is produced by the same company behind the latest Godzilla film and is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

The £190million movie sees a group of explorers encounter a monstrous ape after travelling to an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean.

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