Edward Thomas “Tom” Hardy (born September 15, 1977, Hammersmith, London, UK) is an English actor, producer, and screenwriter. BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee.
He became famous for the film “Stuart: Past Life”, where he played the role of drug addict and homeless Stuart Shorter, which brought him a BAFTA nomination. Also known for his main and secondary roles in such films as “Bronson”, “Rock-n-Roller”, “Inception”, “Warrior”, “Legend”, “Common Fund”,
“The Drunkest District in the World”, ” The Dark Knight: The Legend Rises, Locke, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Survivor, Dunkirk and Venom. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE, 2018).
Tom, the only child in the family, was born in Hammersmith and raised in London, East Sheen. His mother, Anne, was an Irish Catholic artist, and his father, Edward (Chips) Hardy, wrote comedies.
Hardy studied at the Reeds and Tower House schools, at the Richmond Theater School, and then enrolled at Drama Center London (where Tom studied under the guidance of a teacher who trained Anthony Hopkins). He began his career in military dramas, playing the rank and file of the US Army John Yanovech in the series “Brothers in Arms” (2001).
The film debut took place in the military thriller Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk” (2001).
At the age of 19, he became the winner of the “Breakfast’s Find Me” beauty contest, receiving a monetary reward and a contract with a modeling agency as a prize.
From 1999 to 2004, Hardy was married to producer Sarah Ward. From 2005 to 2009, he was in a relationship with Rachel Speed, from whom he has a son, Louis (born 2008).
On the set of the Wuthering Heights mini-series in 2009, he met actress Charlotte Riley. In July 2014, the couple got married. They have two children.
Hardy had drug and alcohol addictions, but in 2003 he got rid of them.
Birthday: September 15, 1977
Famous: Actors British Men
Age: 42 Years, 42-Year-Old Males
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Edward Thomas Hardy
Born In: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Famous As: Actor
Height: 5’9″ (175 cm), 5’9″ Males
Spouse/Ex-: Charlotte Riley (M. 2014), Sarah Ward (M. 1999–2004)
Father: Edward Hardy
Mother: Anne Hardy
Children: Louis Thomas Hardy
Education: Tower House School, Richmond Adult Community College, Drama Centre London
In 2002, Hardy appeared in the independent film Dots above the I, where Gael García Bernal became his partner on the set. Then he moved to North Africa, where he starred in the movie “Simon: The English Legionnaire” (2002), which tells the story of the French Foreign Legion.
In the same year, he played his first notable role in his career as Romulan Praetor Chinzon, a clone of Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), in Star Trek: Retribution. He returned to England to star in the thriller LD50: Lethal Dose (2003).
In 2003, Hardy was awarded the London Evening Standard Theater Award for Outstanding Stage Debut in Blood and In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings, directed by the Royal Court Theater and Hampstead Theater.
The following year, he was also nominated for the Lawrence Olivier Award for 2003’s most promising debut for playing In In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings.
Hardy appears in the 2005 BBC series The Virgin Queen, playing Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I’s childhood friend. The series portrays their relationship as platonic, albeit very romantic.
Hardy played John Fleming in the television movie A for Andromeda (2006), based on the 1960s Fell Richard science fiction series of the same name.
In 2007, he starred in the real-life television drama Stuart: Past Life. Hardy plays the film’s protagonist, homeless Stuart Shorter, who was bullied for years and whose death may have been suicide.
In September 2008, he appears in Guy Ritchie’s gangster comedy Rock ‘n’ Roller, playing a gay gangster Handsome Bob, one of the members of the Wild Gang-gang led by Gerard Butler‘s character One-Two, and Bob falls in love.
In early 2009, Hardy starred in the film Bronson, which follows the life of inmate Charles Bronson, who spent most of his adult life in solitary confinement. For the film, he gained 19 kilograms of muscle mass.
In June of the same year, Hardy starred in the television series Prikup, playing the gangster Freddie, who works with drugs and alcohol. The role brought him the nomination for the Crime Thriller Awards in the category “Best Actor” for 2009.
In August 2009, he appears on the film adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, playing the role of Heathcliff, a classic symbol of love who falls in love with her childhood friend Catherine (Charlotte Riley).
The Sun tabloid even wrote that after finishing work on the film, they began dating, for which he left the woman with whom he lived for two years, and his little son. Riley denied these rumors through interviews.
In early 2010, at the Chicago Goodman Theater, Hardy played in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s production of The Long Red Road, based on the play by Brett C. Leonard. Hardy received good reviews from critics for playing the role of alcoholic Sam, trying to drink his past.
Hardy played Eames, one of the main characters in the science fiction thriller Christopher Nolan’s “Beginning” (2010).
Hardy appeared as the son of Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte) in the film about the outstanding martial artist “Warrior” (2011). He is the main character in the film.
In 2012 he starred in the final part of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy The Dark Knight Rises, playing the supervillain Bane.
Two films were released in 2014 with Tom Hardy in the lead roles: “Lock” and “Obshchak”. In December of that year, Hardy got the role of Rick Flag in the film “Suicide Squad,” but left the project in early 2015.
The films “Number 44”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Legend” and “The Survivor” with the participation of Hardy were released in 2015.
Early 2017, the drama television series Taboo, released by Hardy, Son & Baker, along with Steve Knight, in which Hardy played the main role, was released.
The actor played a cameo role in the eighth part of “Star Wars”.
In May 2017, it was announced that Hardy would play the role of Eddie Brock / Venom in the film Venom, based on the Marvel Comics. Filming began on October 23, 2017 in Atlanta and New York. “Venom” was released on October 5, 2018 in North America, the premiere in Russia took place on October 4, 2018.