Tom Hardy
British actor
Tom Hardy
Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy is a British actor. Some of his most notable film roles include Star Trek: Nemesis, RocknRolla, Bronson, Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War, and Inception, the critically acclaimed film for which he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Biography
Tom Hardy's personal information overview.
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Naysayers be damned! Tom Hardy's Taboo is a work of Wicker Man genius
Guardian (UK) - 4 days
Hardy’s tale of revenge, gunpowder and incest has been misunderstood. It actually follows a long tradition of weird, wild historical drama now all too rare There’s been a lot of talk about Tom Hardy’s Taboo, not all of it positive. The drama has been dismissed as “ponderous” and “lacking in substance”, accused on this site of being the ultimate in “frustrate watching” and been the subject of reports suggesting that it has left its star £2m out of pocket. As we head for the last episode and James Delaney’s final showdown with the East India Company, I’m here to tell you the naysayers are wrong. Hardy is in fact a misunderstood genius and the melodramatic Taboo is the most entertaining drama currently on TV. What’s more, it’s operating out of a British tradition that has been unfairly sidelined in favour of more straightforward fare. Continue reading...
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The magnetic Tom Hardy anchors the darkly compelling 'Taboo'
LATimes - about 2 months
A savage. A ghost. A madman. No one quite knows what to make of James Delaney (Tom Hardy) when he returns to England, seemingly from the dead after going down in a slave ship nearly a decade ago off the Gold Coast of Africa. One thing is for sure: He’s not the same young man who in left London...
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Tom Hardy brings star power to FX's grim 'Taboo'
CNN - about 2 months
For Tom Hardy admirers, just landing him to star in a series after several high-profile movies -- among them "Mad Max: Fury Road" -- represents a coup for FX. That the result, "Taboo," proves very good, set in an enticing period and graced with a splendid supporting cast, is a happy bonus.
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Tom Hardy Is at Home as Hero and Villain in ‘Taboo’
NYTimes - about 2 months
The actor submerges into character and a distinctive haircut in this new FX mini-series.
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 2 months
It’s finally Star Wars week, which means you’re probably going to see  Rogue One this weekend. The first reviews are already in for the movie, and we’re looking at another Disney hit here. But with Rogue One now in theaters it means it’s time to start waiting for other hot movies to hit cinemas. Here’s this week’s trailers collection! Alone in Berlin Dunkirk may be one of the hottest World War 2 movies to watch next year, but you should also keep an eye out for Alone in Berlin . It’s the real story of a German couple, played by Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, who started opposing the Nazis in Berlin in the 1940s in a very unusual and clever way soon after they learned their boy died on the front. Alone in Berlin launches on January 13th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQaGazGtaZw Arsenal Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Adrian Grenier play in this mobster movie. Arsenal is about a mob guy who’s looking to save his kidnapped brother and hits theaters on January 6th. https://www.youtub ...
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Trailer for World War II film 'Dunkirk' released
Reuters.com - 2 months
New trailer released for World War II film 'Dunkirk' starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and One Direction's Harry Styles. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
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Tom Hardy Lost A Bet To Leonardo DiCaprio And Now Has To Get The Worst Tattoo
Huffington Post - 3 months
Being friends with Leonardo DiCaprio obviously has it perks. Access to his entire collection of newsboy hats and vape pens, however, does not come without some drawbacks. For example, making super manly bets with his “Revenant” co-star Tom Hardy about getting tattoos they’ll most definitely regret.  You wouldn’t suspect it from his Myspace profile (yes, it’s a thing), but Hardy is apparently the self-deprecating type who refused to believe he would receive an Oscar nod his performance in the Alejandro G. Iñárritu film. DiCaprio, however, disagreed, which prompted Hardy to bet a “tattoo of the winner’s choosing” that he would not be nominated.  “[DiCaprio] wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything,’” Hardy recalled in his December Esquire profile. “Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.” Welp.  Both received Oscar nominations ― DiCaprio went on to win his first Academy Award, while Hardy lo ...
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Tuesday's Morning Email: Joe Biden In 2020?
Huffington Post - 3 months
TOP STORIES JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020? The vice president floated the idea to reporters after presiding over the Senate for a vote concerning part of his “cancer moonshot” initiative. [Marina Fang, HuffPost] ‘PENTAGON BURIES EVIDENCE OF $125 BILLION IN BUREAUCRATIC WASTE’ “The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget.” [WaPo] YOU THOUGHT BREXIT WAS BAD 2017 could prove to be a ‘bumpy one’ for the EU, with elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands. [NYT] INSIDE THE ‘FORGIVENESS CEREMONY’ AT STANDING ROCK Take a look at the moving photos. [Jenna Amatulli, HuffPost] JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN WALTER SCOTT CASE “A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist s ...
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This Is What Women Really Think of Your Cologne
Huffington Post - 4 months
By Max Berlinger for GQ. A trio of models weigh in on fall's newest scents. While choosing a fragrance may be an incredibly personal endeavor — like picking out your outfit, or what you do in the shower — there's no denying that it effects those within your direct vicinity. And most importantly for guys, it has an impact on women who may come within sniffing distance. Knowing that, we brought in a trio of models to GQ HQ (nice work if you can get it, eh?) to smell some of the latest colognes to hit the market and tell us what they think about them, and about men's fragrances in general. Here's what we found. 9 New Colognes To Help You Smell Your Best This Fall Lisa Marie Jaftha Agency: Major Instagram: @lisamariejaftha Do you like it when a guy wears cologne? Yes, of course. I love Christian Dior Homme. Why? I don’t know. I smelled it on someone a year ago, and I was like, “Please tell me what that is,” and he wouldn’t. But I kept pestering him. I think it’ ...
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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
Huffington Post - 5 months
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.       I think about my ex every few days. I think about her dog every hour on the hour. — Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) October 14, 2016 Just almost fell asleep with my book open and thought, "I should close the book so it doesn't run out of battery." — Barbara Holm (@barbara_holm) October 11, 2016 There is no I in team but there are two in the word narcissist — Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) October 12, 2016 People still on the fence about who they'll vote for must literally be attached to a fence and are physically incapable of voting. — Elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) October 10, 2016 If we survi ...
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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
Huffington Post - 5 months
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.       I think about my ex every few days. I think about her dog every hour on the hour. — Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) October 14, 2016 Just almost fell asleep with my book open and thought, "I should close the book so it doesn't run out of battery." — Barbara Holm (@barbara_holm) October 11, 2016 There is no I in team but there are two in the word narcissist — Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) October 12, 2016 People still on the fence about who they'll vote for must literally be attached to a fence and are physically incapable of voting. — Elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) October 10, 2016 If we survi ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Hardy
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    On 14 January 2016 Hardy received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Revenant.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy is to star in Christopher Nolan's 2017 action-thriller Dunkirk based on the British military evacuation of the French port of Dunkirk in 1940 during World War II. He will appear alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles. He will also star as iconic war photographer Don McCullin in a film based on McCullin's autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviour.
    In 2016, Hardy is appearing in the BBC One series Taboo, which is set in 19th century England.
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  • 2015
    Age 36
    Hardy has referred to Gary Oldman as "the greatest actor that's ever lived", and described Oldman as his hero, adding "everybody drama school used to quote him in all of his films." Hardy was named one of GQ magazine's 50 best dressed British men in 2015.
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    On 7 December 2015, Hardy won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for his portrayal of the Kray twins, and on the same night attended the premiere of the biographical western thriller The Revenant, in which he co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio, at Leicester Square, London.
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    In 2015, he starred in a dual role as London gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray in the crime thriller Legend.
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    Hardy then played the title character, Max Rockatansky, in the 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road.
    More Details Hide Details His performance was praised by critics and overall the film received critical acclaim and became a box office success, grossing over $378 million against a $150 million budget, becoming the highest-grossing film in the Mad Max franchise.
    Hardy starred in five films in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details The first, Child 44, set in 1950s Soviet Russia, saw him playing Leo Demidov, a Soviet secret police agent who investigates a series of child murders. Despite mild praise for his acting, Child 44 was reviewed negatively by critics and was a box office failure.
  • 2012
    Age 33
    He played the supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, released on 20 July 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He played a bootlegger in John Hillcoat's Lawless (2012). Hardy has signed up to play the lead role of Sam Fisher in Ubisoft's upcoming film adaptation of their video game series Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. He also appeared in Riz Mc's music video for the song "Sour Times".
    Hardy also starred in This Means War, a 2012 romantic comedy film directed by McG.
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  • 2011
    Age 32
    In 2011, Hardy starred in the film Warrior, which was released on 9 September 2011 by Lionsgate Films.
    More Details Hide Details His performance as Tommy Riordan, who is trained by his father to fight in a mixed martial arts tournament against his brother, gained praise from critics.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In March 2010, Hardy signed a first look deal at Warner Bros.
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    In 2010, he starred as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception for which he won a BAFTA Rising Star award.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy replaced Michael Fassbender in the 2011 film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, released on 5 September 2011 at the 68th edition of the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica in Venice.
    In early 2010, Hardy starred in The Long Red Road at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details The play was written by Brett C. Leonard and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hardy won some good reviews for his portrayal of Sam, an alcoholic trying to drink away his past.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In 2009, Hardy began a relationship with actress Charlotte Riley, whom he met on the set of Wuthering Heights. The couple became engaged in 2010 and married in July 2014.
    More Details Hide Details They have two dogs, both rescues, one of which Hardy appeared with in a PETA advert to promote pet adoption. In October 2015, the couple welcomed their first child together. In 2010, Hardy became an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, a leading UK youth charity which provides training, personal development, business start up support, mentoring and advice. In 2012, he and Riley became patrons of Bowel Cancer UK. He has many tattoos: some tribal, the Union Jack, a theatrical mask, a crow and two phrases in Italian: "figlio mio bellissimo" ("my beautiful son") on the right arm, and "padre fiero" ("proud father") under the clavicle.
    In August 2009, he appeared in ITV's Wuthering Heights, playing the part of Heathcliff, the classic love character who falls in love with his childhood friend Cathy.
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    In June 2009, Hardy starred in Martina Cole's four-part TV drama The Take on Sky One, as a drugs and alcohol fuelled gangster.
    More Details Hide Details The role gained him a Best Actor nomination at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards.
    In early 2009, Hardy starred in the film Bronson, about the real-life English prisoner Charles Bronson, who has spent most of his adult life in solitary confinement.
    More Details Hide Details For the film, he put on three stone (19 kg/42 pounds).
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In September 2008, he appeared in Guy Ritchie's London gangster film, RocknRolla; Hardy played the role of gay gangster Handsome Bob.
    More Details Hide Details Though a sequel to RocknRolla, titled The Real RocknRolla, has been rumoured to be in production, in which Hardy will reprise the role of Handsome Bob, filming has yet to commence on the project.
    In February 2008, he played a drug-addicted rapist in the British horror-thriller WΔZ.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    In 2007, he appeared in the BBC Two drama based on a true story, Stuart: A Life Backwards.
    More Details Hide Details He played the lead role of Stuart Shorter, a homeless man who had been subjected to years of abuse and whose death was possibly a suicide.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    Hardy appeared in the 2005 BBC miniseries The Virgin Queen as Robert Dudley, a childhood friend of Elizabeth I.
    More Details Hide Details The miniseries portrays them as having a platonic, though highly romantic, affair throughout her reign over England during the 16th century. Hardy featured in the BBC Four adaptation of the 1960s sci-fi series A for Andromeda.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    He was also nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affiliate for his performance as Skank in the aforementioned production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings.
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  • 2003
    Age 24
    Hardy was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in Blood and In Arabia We'd All Be Kings performed at the Royal Court Theatre and Hampstead Theatre.
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    He then returned to England to feature in the 2003 film LD 50 Lethal Dose.
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    In 2003, Hardy appeared in the film dot the i, and then travelled to North Africa for Simon: An English Legionnaire, a story of the French Foreign Legion.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, he gained some heavy international exposure as the Reman Praetor Shinzon, a clone of USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Nemesis.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    He made his feature film debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war thriller Black Hawk Down.
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    He made his debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 action film Black Hawk Down.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy's other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011), Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), crime drama Lawless (2012), drama Locke (2013), mobster film The Drop (2014), and the biographical western thriller The Revenant (2015), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also portrayed Bane in the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises (2012), "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), and both Kray twins in the crime thriller Legend (2015). Hardy's television roles include the HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama miniseries The Virgin Queen (2005), ITV's Wuthering Heights (2008), the Sky 1 drama series The Take (2009), and the BBC British historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders (2013).
  • 1999
    Age 20
    In 1999, Hardy married Sarah Ward, a producer, but the marriage ended in divorce in 2004 because of his alcohol and cocaine addiction.
    More Details Hide Details He has a son, with then-girlfriend Rachael Speed, an assistant director, whom he met on set of The Virgin Queen. They separated in 2009.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    Hardy joined Drama Centre London in September 1998, and was taken out early after winning the part of US Army Private John Janovec in the award-winning HBO-BBC miniseries Band of Brothers.
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    In 1998, Hardy won The Big Breakfast Find Me a Supermodel competition at age 21 (and with it a brief contract with Models One).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Age -2
    Born on September 15, 1977.
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