Though known for playing Loki, one of the best villain roles in recent memory, Tom Hiddleston has an old fashioned charm that leads you to believe he could have been a star in any era. That’s showcased quite heavily in the gothic horror film Crimson Peak. His character Thomas Sharpe has elements of a Jane Austen hero and Edward Rochester. In fact, much of the film pays homage to classic literature. The scenery seems plucked from an Edgar Allen Poe story and there are nods to Mary Shelley and Arthur Conan Doyle.