Everyone is sure that Tom Blyth will have a successful career with the prospect of becoming a new superstar, but even before the success in The Hunger Games, he managed to do a lot and leave his image on the screens. We tell you the most interesting things about the actor who made the brutal dictator Panem Coriolanus Snow attractive.

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Becoming an Actor: Personal Tragedy and Early Success

Tom Keir Blyth was born on February 2, 1995 in the city of Birmingham in the English county of the West Midlands, but his childhood was spent in the suburb of Nottingham in Woodthorpe.

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Tom's father, Gavin Blyth, was a British television producer and journalist who gained widespread fame for his work on the soap opera Emmerdale Farm. He also took part in the development of the television series "Coronation Street" as a story editor. Gavin died of lymphoma cancer when Tom was 15 years old.

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Tom played on the stage of the National Youth Theater, and later continued his studies at the Juilliard School in New York, where he always dreamed of studying.

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Blyth began his acting career with small minor roles in the films "Robin Hood" and "Pelican Blood". "Robin Hood" is based on the legend of the popular hero of medieval English folk ballads, who was the leader of forest robbers and operated in Sherwood Forest. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong and William Hurt. The film "Pelican Blood" was an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Chris Cole and Chris Freddie.

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Young star: success on TV and first glory

In 2018, Tom played a leading role in the dramatic comedy Scott & Sid, and after graduating from Juilliard School, he landed the role of Glenn Byam Shaw in Terence Davis' biographical drama Blessing. The drama was inspired by the biography of British poet and combat veteran Siegfried Sassoon, who was sent to a psychiatric institution for his anti-war stance during World War I. The film was shown at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay.

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In 2022, the actor was invited to the American serial historical drama The Gilded Age, which takes place in New York in the 1880s. In the center of the plot was the orphaned daughter of the late Southern general, Marian Brooke, who moves to New York to live with her aunts.

In the same year, the actor got the lead role in the western drama series Billy the Kid, created by Michael Hurst, known as the showrunner of the Tudors and Vikings series. The series is an epic adventure based on the life of William Henry McCarthy, also known as Billy the Kid, who was an American gunfighter and killed several people, after which he died himself at the age of 21. At the moment, two seasons of the series have been released, which is loved by both viewers and critics. A third season is currently being planned, which could be released as early as 2024.

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"The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes": the role after which he woke up famous all over the world

In 2023, Tom landed the lead role in Francis Lawrence's sci-fi action film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents, which was a prequel to the dystopian films The Hunger Games, based on the book series of the same name by Susan Collins. In the film, the actor played the role of young Coriolanus Snow, who later became the president of Panem. The action takes place in the same universe as The Hunger Games, but 64 years before the events that happened to Katniss Everdeen.

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The film became a hit and topped box offices around the world, and Blyth's performance was recognized as one of the main positive aspects of the film. Here is what the world's leading media write about the star handsome:

"The good news is that Blyth is great, playing the star role of Coriolanus." – LA Times.

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"From the moment Tom Blyth appeared shirtless on screen in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents, I knew he was going to be the next crash on the internet. His character is a prime candidate for fan videos on TikTok," Dicider said.

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"In the role of Coriolanus, Blyth manages to deliver a fierce and intelligent performance with surprising clarity, combining changes in his internal dialogue," the Hindustan Times reports.

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