Richmond College of the Arts
Played Max in the long-awaited sequel "Mad Max: Fury Road," written and directed by George Miller.
Cast as the masked villain Bane in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"
Co-starred with Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce in Prohibition-era Western "Lawless"
Co-starred as a CIA agent who falls in love with the same girl (Reese Witherspoon) as his best friend (Chris Pine) in the action comedy "This Means War"
Announced to star in a new version of "Mad Max"
Co-starred with Joel Edgerton in the action drama "Warrior"
Co-starred with Gary Oldman and Colin Firth in the thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Played a corporate espionage specialist in Christopher Nolan’s special-effects thriller "Inception"
Starred in "The Long Red Road" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Played an ex-con in the four part TV drama "The Take" on Sky One
Portrayed the notoriously violent convict Charles Bronson in "Bronson"
Portrayed the role of Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" opposite Charlotte Riley
Played a gay gangster in Guy Ritchie’s "RocknRolla"
Portrayed the lead role of Stuart Shorter on the BBC drama "Stuart: A Life Backwards"
Landed a recurring role as a handyman in the BBC’s small-town drama "Cap Wrath"
Cast in the central role of the womanizing libertine Dormiant in the National Theatre’s production of George Etherege’s "The Man of Mode"
Joined the BBC production of "Gideon’s Daughter"
Featured in the Richard Fell adaptation of the 1960s sci-fi series "A for Andromeda" on BBC Four
Appeared on British television in the ITV World War II drama "Colditz"
Played the Earl of Leicester in the BBC miniseries "The Virgin Queen"
Appeared in the indie film "Layer Cake"
Returned to the London stage for "Blood" and "In Arabia We’d All Be Kings"
Received international recognition playing the clone of Capt. Jean Luc Picard in "Star Trek: Nemesis"
Played the lead in the French Foreign Legion drama "An English Legionnaire"
First gained notice playing Private John Janovec in the HBO/BBC miniseries "Band of Brothers"
Made his feature debut in Ridley Scott’s "Black Hawk Down"
Founded Shotgun Theatre Company, where he directed a production of his father’s first play "Blue on Blue"
Won a supermodel search competition on the U.K. morning show "The Big Breakfast" (Channel 4).
Hardy battled alcoholism and a crack cocaine addiction in his early-to mid-twenties, but has been sober since 2003.