The Night Manager (2016)

Tom Hiddleston does The Night Manager dramatic reading

August 28, 2016

The words of author John le Carré helped earn Tom Hiddleston his first Emmy nomination, so it’s natural the actor gives back. In honor of the publication of Carré’s first memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life, Hiddleston performed a dramatic reading of The Night Manager.

The Guardian published video of the reading online, proving Hiddleston can still give us goosebumps even without a weekly audience. AMC adapted the novel into a six-part miniseries featuring the actors as Jonathan Pine, a former soldier and current night manager of a luxury hotel who works to bring down an international arms dealer.

Hiddleston was nominated for an Emmy in the limited series category alongside Bryan Cranston (All the Way), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Abominable Bride), Idris Elba (Luther), Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson), and Courtney B. Vance (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson).

“I loved playing The Night Manager, and I’m so proud of The Night Manager,” Hiddleston told EW of his nomination. “It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my short life as an actor.”  EW