Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tom Hiddleston looks typically dashing in a plaid navy suit as he joins his The Night Manager nemesis Hugh Laurie for a New York Times event

PUBLISHED: 20:04 EST, 11 April 2016 | UPDATED: 06:55 EST, 12 April 2016

They were opposing forces in the critically-acclaimed six-part spy thriller The Night Manager.

But Tom Hiddleston, 35, and Hugh Laurie, 56, put on a united front when they attended The New York Times Times Talks event in the Big Apple on Monday.

The two British actors were all smiles as they stood shoulder to shoulder on the red carpet at the Directors Guild of America Theater.

Audiences swooned over Hiddleston in the John Le Carré adaptation, and the star looked suitably debonair for the special interview in a plaid navy suit with a buttoned down striped shirt.

Spy thriller: Hiddleston's Jonathan Pine and Laurie's Richard Roper played opposing forces in the critically-acclaimed six-part spy thriller The Night Manager

The House star wore a grey suit jacket with a navy shirt and dark trousers. He opted for a pair of dark brown suede shoes to finish off his ensemble.

Both were on fine form as they answered questions posed by Cruz in front of a live audience.
The charismatic duo were full of praise for Le Carré's work, with Laurie saying: 'As a teenager I worshipped those (novels)... it sort of defined my teenage reading really.

'I was utterly entranced by this novel (The Night Manager). I thought it was the most beautifully romantic story.'

He joked that when he first read the novel he imagined himself playing Hiddleston's protagonist Jonathan Pine, rather than the arms dealer antagonist Richard Roper.

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