Fact: Tom Hardy will be sending millions of mothers into meltdown when he returns to U.K. children's TV channel CBeebies to read the Bedtime Story on Valentine's Day (14Feb17). The 39-year-old actor previously delighted viewers with his dulcet tones on the New Year's Eve (31Dec16) edition of the programme.
Quote: "I don't know when that starts, but I believe that's in the books... I'm waiting for the call to come." Tom Hardy is looking forward to reprising his Mad Max character for a new film.
Fact: Tough guy Tom Hardy showed off his soft side on New Year's Eve (31Dec16) when he read a bedtime story to young fans as part of a CBeebies TV special in the U.K. The Revenant star read Simon Philip and Kate Hindley's You Must Bring a Hat.
Fact: Tom Hardy has signed on to star as gangster Al Capone in upcoming new movie Fonzo. The film, directed and written by Fantastic Four's Josh Trank, will focus on the struggles of a 47-year-old Capone, who is battling dementia after nearly a decade of imprisonment.
Fact: Actor Tom Hardy made the premiere of his new movie LEGEND a real family affair in London on Thursday night (03Sep15) by bringing his pet Labrador Woody. The pooch joined his master and Hardy's pregnant wife Charlotte Riley on the blue carpet and thrilled photographers and dog-loving film fans alike when he chased pigeons.
Quote: "I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack. I am f**king lucky to be here." British actor Tom Hardy is grateful to be clean and sober 12 years after struggling with a dangerous drink and drug habit, which almost cost him his life. The Dark Knight Rises star has been open about his dark past and previously admitted he refers to his battle with drugs as a "near-death experience".
Quote: "I want The Punisher or Splinter Cell. I want something... I don't know what I want... I'm not big enough to be The Punisher. I'm 5-foot-9." British actor Tom Hardy is still eager to land a comic book or video game-based blockbuster after scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out of SUICIDE SQUAD.
Quote: "I like the shadows. I like to go and do my thing and disappear. But when it's like, 'You are responsible for doing this', I'm like, 'I think you might have the wrong person'. I just happen to be part of the team. I may be fronting this particular endeavour, but I'm not worth looking at... I'm not an ambassador, I don't want to be on the front cover of the magazine... I just don't feel I belong there." The demands of promoting a movie are uncomfortable for actor Tom Hardy.
Quote: "I watched Sesame Street. The Count (Von Count) speaks just like it and that's what I based it on." Actor Tom Hardy turned to his kid's favourite TV show in a bid to perfect his accent for Child 44, in which he plays a Russian agent.
Fact: British actor Tom Hardy has officially signed up to join his Inception co-star LEONARDO DiCaprio in the movie adaptation of Michael Punke's novel The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct the project, which revolves around a 19th century fur trapper tracking down the associates who leave him for dead following a bear attack.
Quote: "I can't stand Method actors. I'll mess around right until we call 'action'. Switch it on, switch it off, and then go play my XBox." Actor Tom Hardy dismisses reports suggesting he's difficult to work with.
Fact: Actor Tom Hardy has signed an exclusive first-look, two-year deal with executives at NBCUniversal International Television Production to develop scripted series for U.S. and international Tv.
Fact: British actress Gemma Arterton has been asked to help pick nominees for the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Rising Star award. The Bond girl was nominated for the award herself in 2011 but lost out to Tom Hardy.
Quote: "There are certain things I want to achieve by the time I'm 40. I'd like a black belt in Brazilian jujitsu. And I'd like to go down the Congo." British actor Tom Hardy, 34, plans out his goals for the next few years.
Quote: "I think he worried it would be something I might not consider because wearing a mask might damage my career or something... Like I care. It's Chris Nolan! I would wear a paper bag over my head for that man." Actor Tom Hardy on playing the masked villain Bane in the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.
Quote: "Not a great icebreaker, but he was a good sport. We did five takes because I couldn't stop laughing!" Reese Witherspoon struggled to maintain her composure after shooting her This Means War co-star Tom Hardy in the crotch with paintball bullets on the first day of shooting.
Quote: "Brilliant actor, brilliant work – that’s it. I’ve got a job to do... I’m not here to engage in a competition with their talent. It’s to play the character that I’ve been given.” Tom Hardy has no problem following on from late actor Heath Ledger as the villain in the latest Batman movie.
Quote: "He seems like he's balls-out, doesn't he? Like, he really goes for it. I've not met him yet, but I liked him in Inception. He looked like a guy that was happy to go to extremes, to really push it. Looks like he could go the distance." Christian Bale can't wait to work with British actor Tom Hardy in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.