Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy set tongues wagging in the U. K. with raw-nerved performances in "Stuart: A Life Backwards" (BBC, 2007) and "Bronson" (2009), and in the U.S. as well with a scene-stealing performance in Christopher Nolan's ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1977 in Hammersmith, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (42)

Taboo 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Legend 2015 (Movie)

Ronald/Reginald Kray (Actor)

London Road 2015 (Movie)

Taxi Driver Mark (Actor)

The Revenant 2015 (Movie)

John Fitzgerald (Actor)

LD50 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Locke 2014 (Movie)

Ivan Locke (Actor)

The Drop 2014 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Golden Man 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tourist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Forrest Bondurant (Actor)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Bane (Actor)

The Take 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

This Means War 2012 (Movie)

Tuck (Actor)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

'Tricky' Ricky Tarr (Actor)

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

Tommy Conlon (Actor)

Inception 2010 (Movie)

Eames (Actor)

The Mortician 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bronson 2009 (Movie)

Michael Peterson/Charles Bronson (Actor)

Little Ashes 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wuthering Heights 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Twist 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

Handsome Bob (Actor)

Stuart: A Life Backwards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Code 2007 (Movie)

Michaels (Actor)

The Flood 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Killing Gene 2007 (Movie)

Pierre Jackson (Actor)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

Raumont (Actor)

Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 (Movie)

Noel (Actor)

The Virgin Queen 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Dot the I 2005 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Layer Cake 2005 (Movie)

Clarkie (Actor)

Love From Colditz 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

Straw (Actor)

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

Shinzon (Actor)

Band of Brothers 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Specialist Lance Twombly (Actor)

Deserter 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Passagem Por Lisboa 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gideon's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Minotaur (TV Show)

Actor

Peaky Blinders (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweeney Todd (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Legend 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Tom Hardy set tongues wagging in the U. K. with raw-nerved performances in "Stuart: A Life Backwards" (BBC, 2007) and "Bronson" (2009), and in the U.S. as well with a scene-stealing performance in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi blockbuster, "Inception" (2010). With this trifecta of projects, he found himself vaulted from rising U.K. heartthrob to Hollywood breakout-star-in-the-making. A native of suburban London, Hardy stumbled through an adolescence of recidivist juvenile delinquency and drug-addiction to channel his energies into drama. He won some high-profile early acting jobs, seeing his first major screen time in the youthful ensemble of the epic HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers" (2001), and turning in an intense performance as the intergalactic villain in "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). A crack cocaine habit nearly derailed his career, but upon sobering up, he served notice he was a dramatic force to be reckoned with, winning raves and awards for his 2003 performances in the West End productions of "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings" and "Blood." He won the romantic lead of the Earl of Leicester in the 2005 BBC miniseries "The Virgin Queen," the first of a series of critically lauded prestige television projects that would include "Stuart: A Life Backwards" and classic film remakes "A for Andromeda" (BBC, 2006), "Oliver Twist" (BBC, 2007) and "Wuthering Heights" (ITV, 2009). He would show a distinct penchant for playing tough guys in U.K.-produced indie features such as Guy Richie's "RocknRolla" (2008) and "Bronson" before his hilarious turn as a dream-walking thief in "Inception" put him on the fast-track to higher-profile films, including Nolan's much-anticipated third Batman film series installment and the title character in a "Mad Max" reboot. A sinewy ball of thespian intensity, Hardy earned his growing renown not only as a simmering bad boy, but as a ferociously charismatic leading man.

Relationships

Edward Hardy

Father

Elizabeth Hardy

Mother

Louis Hardy

Son
Born April 8, 2008; mother, Rachael Speed

Charlotte Riley Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Wuthering Heights" (2009) Hardy proposed in July 2010

Rachael Speed

Companion
Mother of his son Louis Thomas

Sarah Ward

Wife
Married in 1999 Divorced in 2004

EDUCATION

Drama Centre

Studied Method acting

Richmond College of the Arts

Expelled again after skipping too many classes

Milestones

2015

Played Max in the long-awaited sequel "Mad Max: Fury Road," written and directed by George Miller.

2012

Co-starred with Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce in Prohibition-era Western "Lawless"

2012

Cast as the masked villain Bane in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"

2012

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"

2011

Announced to star in a new version of "Mad Max"

2011

Co-starred with Joel Edgerton in the action drama "Warrior"

2011

Co-starred with Gary Oldman and Colin Firth in the thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

2010

Played a corporate espionage specialist in Christopher Nolan’s special-effects thriller "Inception"

2010

Starred in "The Long Red Road" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman

2009

Portrayed the notoriously violent convict Charles Bronson in "Bronson"

2009

Played an ex-con in the four part TV drama "The Take" on Sky One

2009

Portrayed the role of Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" opposite Charlotte Riley

2008

Played a gay gangster in Guy Ritchie’s "RocknRolla"

2007

Cast in the central role of the womanizing libertine Dormiant in the National Theatre’s production of George Etherege’s "The Man of Mode"

2007

Landed a recurring role as a handyman in the BBC’s small-town drama "Cap Wrath"

2007

Portrayed the lead role of Stuart Shorter on the BBC drama "Stuart: A Life Backwards"

2006

Featured in the Richard Fell adaptation of the 1960s sci-fi series "A for Andromeda" on BBC Four

2006

Joined the BBC production of "Gideon’s Daughter"

2005

Appeared on British television in the ITV World War II drama "Colditz"

2005

Played the Earl of Leicester in the BBC miniseries "The Virgin Queen"

2004

Appeared in the indie film "Layer Cake"

2003

Returned to the London stage for "Blood" and "In Arabia We’d All Be Kings"

2002

Played the lead in the French Foreign Legion drama "An English Legionnaire"

2002

Received international recognition playing the clone of Capt. Jean Luc Picard in "Star Trek: Nemesis"

2001

Made his feature debut in Ridley Scott’s "Black Hawk Down"

2001

First gained notice playing Private John Janovec in the HBO/BBC miniseries "Band of Brothers"

Founded Shotgun Theatre Company, where he directed a production of his father’s first play "Blue on Blue"

Bonus Trivia

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Won a supermodel search competition on the U.K. morning show "The Big Breakfast" (Channel 4).

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Hardy battled alcoholism and a crack cocaine addiction in his early-to mid-twenties, but has been sober since 2003.

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