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Tom Hardy (born Edward Thomas Hardy, 15.9.1977)
Tom Hardy is a British actor, best known for his roles in Bronson and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Childhood & Early Career: Tom Hardy was born in Hammersmith, London, to Elizabeth and Edward Hardy. His mother is an artist and his father is a writer. Tom attended Reed's School and Tower House School, before studying drama at Richmond Drama School and then the Drama Centre, London.

Hardy's career started out with him appearing in war dramas such as the HBO and BBC miniseries Band of Brothers. The series, produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Tom Hanks, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

He then made his feature film debut in Ridley Scott's thriller Black Hawk Down, starring Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor.

Acting Career: Tom Hardy landed a role in the 2002 independent film Dot the I, alongside Gael Garcia Bernal. Following that, he travelled to North Africa to film Simon: An English Legionnaire. International recognition followed, when he played the role of Shinzon (a clone of Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek Nemesis.

After returning to London and appearing in the 2003 thriller LD 50 Lethal Dose, Tom Hardy was awarded the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer, largely for his stage performances in Blood and In Arabia We'd All Be Kings.

In 2005, Tom Hardy appeared in the 2005 miniseries The Virgin Queen for the BBC, playing the role of Robert Dudley. He then went on to appear in the BBC Four adaptation of the 1960s sci-fi series A For Andromeda.

2008 saw the actor appearing in Guy Ritchie's UK gangster film RocknRolla, alongside Gerard Butler, Idris Elba and Thandie Newton. The following year, he took the lead role in Bronson, a film about Charles Bronson, a real-life prisoner who has spent much of his adult life in solitary confinement. Hardy had to gain three stone in weight for his performance, which gained him many positive reviews.

Later that year, Hardy returned to TV work, starring in a Sky One adaptation of The Take, a Martina Cole drama, again playing the role of a gangster. He also appeared in a TV serial adaptation of Wuthering Heights, playing the role of Heathcliff alongside Charlotte Riley's Cathy.

Hardy then travelled to USA to star in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed The Long Red Road in Chicago.

2010 was a pivotal year for Tom Hardy. It was a year in which he won a BAFTA Rising Star award, for his role in Christopher Nolan's Inception. His appearance in the film saw him sharing screen time with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page.

Later that year, he announced - during an appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross - that he would be playing the title role in a new version of Mad Max. Tom Hardy then replaced Michael Fassbender in the 2011 adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which also starred Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. This was followed by landing a role in John Hillcoat's The Wettest Country in the World, in which he plays a bootlegger. The film was written by Nick Cave and also stars Shia LeBeouf and Jessica Chastain.

Hardy was then cast as one of the protagonists in Warrior, with Nick Nolte playing his father and also featuring Joel Edgerton.

The role that has perhaps attracted the most global attention for Tom Hardy, though, is his role as Bane, the villain in the 2012 Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. It's the final film in Christopher Nolan's trilogy and stars Christian Bale as Batman, as well as Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway.

He is due to play Elton John in the upcoming film Rocketman, set for 2015.

Personal Life: Tom Hardy married Sarah Ward in 1999. The pair then divorced in 2004. Hardy has a son with former girlfriend Rachael Speed. After a year of dating, he then proposed to his Wuthering Heights co-star Charlotte Riley.

During his twenties, Hardy is known to have struggled with an alcohol and crack cocaine addiction. He has been clean and sober since 2003.



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Dunkirk - Trailer and Featurette


It's 1940 and World War II is in full swing. Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada and France at stationed at Dunkirk ready to pull France from the grip of the Germans. However, they soon discover that they are completely surrounded by enemy forces who have them so trapped that they no longer have use for tanks. Confined in the open space of the Dunkirk beaches with nowhere left to hide and definitely nowhere to run, the soldiers face almost certain death as the air strikes begin. Their only hope is to sail across the English Channel to safety, but with enemy planes showing no mercy their survival will be miraculous. But these are allied forces aren't about to surrender, no matter what happens. Their courage and determination is about to save more than 300,000 men.

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Tom Holland 'Excited' About Tom Hardy's 'Venom' Movie


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Though Marvel Studios currently have the right to bring the 'Spider-Man' property to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there has been what we imagine is a hugely complicated agreement with Sony Pictures to allow the latter company to bring a film based on the Spidey villain Venom to the big screen. Now, with confirmation that Tom Hardy will be the actor stepping into that role and a release date set for October 5, 2018, rumours and information regarding the flick are now beginning to creep into the spotlight.

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We know for sure that Scott Rosenburg is writing the screenplay for the movie alongside Jeff Pinkner, and Marvel villain Carnage is looking set to take centre-stage as the primary antagonist. Aside from that and the previously-mentioned casting however, much is yet to be revealed; not surprising when the film's release is still over 12 months away.

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Tom Hardy As Jafar? 'Aladdin' Remake Embroiled In 'White-Washing' Controversy


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The people behind the forthcoming live action adaptation of Disney's 'Aladdin' have incited outrage on social media this week after it came out that Tom Hardy was in talks to play the villainous Jafar. Understandably, the actor is now in the midst of 'white-washing' accusations.

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While Tom Hardy would no doubt make an excellent nemesis of Aladdin, the point is that this is arguably yet another example of Hollywood snubbing diverse actors in favour of white stars despite the context of the actual story. It's still a rumour, however, and there may be Asian actors in talks yet - but Tom is a big favourite of 'Aladdin' director Guy Ritchie.

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Tom Hardy Left Heartbroken After Death Of Beloved Pet Dog


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Tom Hardy is heartbroken following the death of his beloved pet dog Woody (also called Woodstock), who has passed away after a short illness.

The 39 year old ‘Taboo’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star revealed that his dog, whom he described as a “shining example of man’s best friend” having rescued as a stray puppy from the roadside, had died. The two of them were frequently spotted on film sets, and Hardy had even been known to take Woody to film premieres, and he even appeared with Woody on the CBeebies 'bedtime story' episode that went viral at the end of last year.

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Tom Hardy Sets Up JustGiving Page To Help Manchester Attack Victims


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Tom Hardy has set up a fundraising page online via JustGiving in order to support the victims of this week’s horrific terrorist attack in Manchester.

39 year old ‘Taboo’ actor Hardy set up the fundraising page at some point on Tuesday (May 24th) in order to “raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love” for The British Red Cross because “the families and children will need support”. 

Titled ‘Tom Hardy’s Manchester Emergency Fund’, the page has already smashed its original target of £15,000 at the time of writing, passing £18,000 by Thursday morning (May 25th).

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Dunkirk Trailer


In one of the biggest military disasters in British history, 400,000 soldiers found themselves stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk in France in 1940 in the midst of World War II. Their journey was about releasing the allied France from the grip of the Germans, but when they find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, with nowhere left to hide their options become limited. Determined not to surrender to the Nazis, an incredible emergency evacuation begins as bomb after bomb is dropped on the fleeing men. The Royal Air Force and British Navy vessels rush to the aid of their trapped troops, as well as boats from brave civilians, and together they manage to save over 300,000 men from the terrifying attack in Operation Dynamo. 

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Tom Hardy at the world premiere of Alien: Covenant - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th May 2017

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Tom Hardy Turns Vigilante As He Chases London Moped Thief


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If Tom Hardy doesn't land the next big superhero role it's an opportunity missed; the actor turned into street vigilante this weekend when he chased down a moped thief and detained him until the police took over. An impressive feat that stunned onlookers.

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The 'Taboo' star was out walking near his home in Richmond, London on Sunday (April 23rd 2017) when he spotted a pair of young men on a stolen moped attempting to make a run for it after crashing into a luxury Mercedes. They fled through some gardens and a building site, but that didn't stop athletic Tom from chasing them down. 

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'Captain America' Star Chris Evans The Latest Celeb To Read CBeebies Bedtime Story


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Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Evans is taking a break from saving the world as Captain America to be the next massive name to read a bedtime story for children’s channel CBeebies, it has been confirmed.

As such, the Hollywood pin-up is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow actor Tom Hardy, after the British star was a massive hit with parents watching with their children over the last few months, after he read stories on New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

Chris EvansChris Evans will be the latest big-name star to follow in Tom Hardy's footsteps

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Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy filming on the Beach near Southport. 'Peaky Blinders' has started filming the new upcoming series in and around Liverpool - Friday 24th March 2017

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Tom Hardy Will Return To 'Peaky Blinders' As Alfie Solomons


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'Peaky Blinders' fans rejoice, as Tom Hardy has been spotted on the set of the BBC series in full costume as London gangster Alfie Solomons. Though the actor is in high demand right now, it would appear he has found time to reprise his role in the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed show, as he shot scenes on location in Toxeth, Liverpool earlier this week.

Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons in 'Peaky Blinders' Season 2Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders Season 2

Wearing Solomons' traditional unbuttoned shirt and waistcoat, Hardy was also seen driving home after filming, sporting a heavy beard along with several large gold rings, confirming his involvement in the upcoming batch of 'Peaky Blinders' episodes.

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Tom Hardy's 'Taboo' Gets Renewed For Second Season


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It’s been an extremely popular success since it first hit screens in January this year, so it can’t be much surprise to know that ‘Taboo’, starring Tom Hardy in the lead role, has been renewed for a second season on the BBC.

The eight-part series, on which 39 year old Hardy collaborated with his father, Edward “Chips” Hardy, in writing, co-stars Oona Chaplin, Mark Gatiss and Jonathan Pryce. It has become a slow-burning success in Britain and in America, where it is broadcast on FX, and fans will be delighted to know that the series is planned for a second instalment in 2018.

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Tom Hardy at the premiere of FX's 'Taboo' held at the Directors Guild of America Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th January 2017

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Tom Hardy - The Revenant UK Film Premiere at the Empire, Leicester Square, London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 14th January 2016

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Tom Hardy

Date of birth

15th September, 1977

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.75


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Tom Hardy Movies

Dunkirk Trailer

Dunkirk Trailer

It's 1940 and World War II is in full swing. Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium,...

Dunkirk Trailer

Dunkirk Trailer

In one of the biggest military disasters in British history, 400,000 soldiers found themselves stranded...

The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant Movie Review

A wrenching saga of survival and revenge, Alejandro G. Inarritu's new epic is just as...

Legend Movie Review

Legend Movie Review

Written and directed with a rakish swagger, and featuring two full-on performances from Tom Hardy,...

The Revenant - R Rated Trailer

The Revenant - R Rated Trailer

Hugh Glass is a skilled hunter, experienced in trapping some of the most predatory of...

Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review

Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review

Leave it to a veteran to show the young sparks how to do it: it's...

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Legend - First Look Trailer

Legend - First Look Trailer

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Mad Max: Fury Road - Final Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road - Final Trailer

The world is messed up. Years after multiple calamities totally trashed the planet, the world...

London Road Trailer

London Road Trailer

Between 2006 and 2008, Steve Wright killed five people in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk....

Child 44 Movie Review

Child 44 Movie Review

A meaty, fascinating story is splintered into three plot strands that battle for the viewer's...

Mad Max: Fury Road  - Extended Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road - Extended Trailer

Mad Max just keeps on running. With nothing else to lose in his life, his...

Child 44 Trailer

Child 44 Trailer

During the Second World War, many Russian men were able to make a name for...

Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

With the world first running out of oil, water soon followed. Planet Earth is now...

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