Film star Tom Hardy has reportedly lost a cool £2 million following his foray into TV and his latest project: eight part BBC mini-series, Taboo. The show, which Hardy co-wrote with his father, is only in its second episode and has received favourable reviews; however, the main actor remains short changed.

Tom HardyTom Hardy is currently quite out of pocket

The 39-year-old actor created Taboo Productions Ltd to handle the finances of the series, set in 1814, which he produced and starred in.

However, the accounts show that Tom has spent a cool £10.4 million on the project, while its income has only reached £8.4 million which means the Dark Knight Rises actor is considerably out of pocket.

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A source described the figures as "stark" and said: "These new figures will make stark reading for Tom. No matter who you are or how much money you’re worth, £2 million is a lot of money to simply throw away."

In the series, Hardy plays James Delaney who has returned to Britain after twelve years in Africa with fourteen stolen diamonds, following the death of his father and as the war with the United States is nearing its end.

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Fortunately, there are still ways the star can make his money back and, with the show proving one of the most popular on the BBC, it’s likely the Legend movie actor won’t be down on his financial luck for too long.

The source added: "Tom will hope to eventually make the money back through DVD sales, downloads, streaming and syndication rights."