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.
That means more Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy on our screens.
BBC gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ has been renewed for another two series, Deadline has confirmed. The drama, which is currently airing its third season in the UK, received a double order from BBC Two thanks to its massive success at home and aboard.
‘Peaky Blinders’ has been renewed by the BBC for another two series.
‘Peaky Blinders’ also airs in the US on Netflix, with season three set to begin airing on May 31st. There’s currently no word on wether Netflix will also pick up seasons four and five, but it’s unlikely that the streaming service would let this big hit go.
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'Dunkirk' is slated for a July 21st, 2017 release, and features an impressive and growing cast list.
Esteemed filmmaker Christopher Nolan has confirmed more additions to the cast list for his upcoming epic Dunkirk, adding ‘Peaky Blinders’ stars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy as well as One Direction’s Harry Styles to the project.
Nolan has already begun filming the World War II action thriller in the village of Dunkirk in France, the site of the massive military evacuation that signalled the end of Britain’s initial attempt to repel Nazi Germany in France. Filming will also take place in Holland and Los Angeles.
The three actors join Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden and Barry Keoghan.
The late musician was a big fan of the BBC series, which stars Cillian Murphy.
David Bowie’s music will feature on the third series of BBC crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’, which is set to air next month. The late musician was a big fan of the show, which stars Cillian Murphy, and had asked for his music to be featured before his death in January.
David Bowie’s music will feature in series three of ‘Peaky Blinders’.
Speaking to the Radio Times, show creator Steven Knight said that the musician had sent a picture of himself wearing a cap with razor blades to Cillian Murphy last year, as a homage to the series, .
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Matthias Schoenaerts is in awe of how sensitive yet "brutal" Tom Hardy is.
The Belgian actor starred opposite British hardman Tom in 2014's The Drop, about a bar which criminals use as a base at which to leave their unlawful payments. Though Tom has gained quite the reputation for being difficult on set, with his Mad Max: Fury Road co-star Charlize Theron recently admitting they clashed, Matthias has nothing but positive things to say.
"Tom is a badass actor in the purest sense of the word," he gushed to Britain's Closer magazine. "He's inspiring to work with. He's very committed, very imaginative, very sensitive and at the same time very brutal. I don't mean that in a violent way, I mean it in the sense that he's very authentic in his expression. That's what I liked about Tom; he's direct, there's no filter. I love that about people because then the energy is electric when you work together. You either vibe with someone or you don't."
Tom isn't the only British thespian who has impressed Matthias; Eddie Redmayne, who he worked with on The Danish Girl, also left a good impression with the 38-year-old. Matthias remembers how the Oscar winner would walk around set with a flask of tea, and always made sure to offer him a cup.
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Styles has landed a role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Dunkirk movie.
Harry Styles will reportedly be swapping his plush celebrity lifestyle, for life onboard an old Navy ship, where there is no access to any electricity or running water. The One Direction star is said to be joining fellow cast and crew members of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk movie to live onboard the ship, in preparation for his first big Hollywood role.
Harry Styles is reportedly set spend time living at sea.
A source told The Sun: "Harry is used to living the life of luxury so this will be a very interesting experience. He knows this boot camp at sea is a big part of the job and is keen to get stuck in. But this will be tough and producers are trying to make life on board as realistic as possible.”
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Harry Styles will have to live like a World War Two soldier to prepare for his first film role.
The One Direction star has been cast in director Christopher Nolan's forthcoming World War Two epic Dunkirk.
The film will tell the story of how in 1940 British soldiers were shipped across the English Channel in a mass evacuation which saved them from being captured by Nazi troops.
In preparation for the role, the 22-year-old former boyband star will reportedly live on a ship without running water to experience the conditions World War Two soldiers faced.
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The actress says she struggled with Hardy during the filming of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.
Charlize Theron has described her difficult relationship with co-star Tom Hardy during the nine months they spent together filming Mad Max: Fury Road in 2014. Theron said the pair struggled with each other on set, but added that she believes it was probably more due to the characters they were playing.
Charlize Theron had a difficult relationship with Tom Hardy during Mad Max filming.
“From what I hear, he’s not like THAT on every movie - I hear he’s had good experiences,” she told Wall Street Journal Magazine. "Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other.”
Tom Hardy has been criticised for glamorising the craze of 'tombstoning' after jumping off a 30ft cliff for a car advert.
The Legend actor hurled himself from a beauty spot in Devon, England, where 16 people have died and 50 have been seriously injured over the last six years.
While the action-man style advert has impressed fans, it has angered Coastguard services in the area who say it glamorises the dangerous craze for "tombstoning".
Speaking to The Mirror newspaper, a spokesman from the Devon Coastguard warned fans from emulating the star's daredevil antics.
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Tom Hardy , Charlotte Riley - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Actor Tom Hardy's wife had to take a bathroom break at the Oscars to breast pump.
The Best Supporting Actor nominee was spotted pacing the floor outside the Dolby Theatre auditorium on Sunday night (28Feb16) as his wife Charlotte Riley, who became a mother in October (15), was relieving her aching boobs.
"I'm just waiting for my wife to finish breast pumping in the bathroom," Tom told the Los Angeles Times. "She has to do it every hour."
An hour earlier, the golden couple arrived at the Academy Awards, where they rubbed shoulders with Hollywood's biggest stars, including Hardy's The Revenant co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, who helped the Hardys capture the magic moment by posing for a selfie with them.
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He teams up with Ridley Scott for this period series.
Tom Hardy returns to the small screen in the thrilling period drama 'Taboo' co-produced by Ridley Scott. He'll be playing another hard-man role in the eight-part series that is set to arrive on FX soon, and the first trailer has just been released.
Tom Hardy on the set of his new series 'Taboo'
He's currently up for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role after his appearance in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant', but now he's coming back to entertain us on television with this FX and BBC One collaborative series. 'Taboo' has been inspired by an original idea from Hardy himself, as well as his father Chips Hardy who is also a consulting producer on the show. Co-produced by Ridley Scott and Steven Knight in Hardy and Knight's third union after 2013's 'Locke' and TV drama 'Peaky Blinders', the series has been directed by Kristoffer Nyholm of 'The Enfield Haunting' and 'The Killing'.
Continue reading: Tom Hardy Is Super Menacing In The Trailer For His New TV Drama 'Taboo'
Date of birth
15th September, 1977
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