The same year he starred as Freddie Page, a RAF pilot in the drama The Deep Blue Sea, alongside Rachel Weisz.
He later as appeared as King Henry V in the television film Henry V.
The play was a one time event of adapted stories of children's first-hand experiences in South Africa being re-interpreted by and performed by various actors. Scott Fitzgerald in writer-director Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
He then played the noble Captain Nicholls in War Horse, a film based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Hiddleston had leading roles in Declan Donnellan's company Cheek by Jowl's productions The Changeling (2006), and Cymbeline (2007).
For the latter he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play.