The actors starred in an all-boys school production of 'A Passage to India'

By Nick Romano
February 17, 2017 at 02:16 PM EST
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Both Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne have been working on the animated film Early Man, but it turns out the pair have a long history.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Hiddleston dished on his school production of E.M. Forster's A Passage to India. "The great Eddie Redmayne, the now Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne, was playing the female lead," recalled the actor, noting that their alma mater was an all-boys school.

"In the Passage to India," Hiddleston explained, "there's an expedition to this cultural landmark called the Marabar Caves by elephant, and I'm delighted to reveal that I played the front right leg of the elephant that Eddie was riding on."

Hiddleston added, "We're holding a table with a cushion on top of it and also a tablecloth to cover our faces because our bodies are the elephant."

Redmayne grew up to win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in The Theory of Everything, which he followed up with an Oscar-nominated performance in The Danish Girl. Hiddleston, who'll be seen next in Kong: Skull Island and Thor: Ragnarok, earned an Emmy nomination and Golden Globe win for AMC's The Night Manager.

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"He was a great talent, even then," Hiddleston noted of his contemporary. "He was a huge star."

Watch the actor in the clip above.

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