Edward Thomas ” Tom ” Hardy; b. September 15, 1977, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom — English actor, producer and screenwriter. BAFTA award winner and Academy award nominee. He became famous for the film “Stewart: a Past life”, where he played the role of drug addict and homeless Stuart Shorter, which earned him a BAFTA award nomination. Also known for his major and minor roles in such films as “Bronson”, “Rock’ n ‘roll”, “Inception”, “warrior”, “legend”, “Obshchak”, “the drunkest district in the world”, “the Dark knight Rises”, “Locke”, “Mad Max: fury Road”, “Survivor”, “Dunkirk”and ” venom”. Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE, 2018).
- His real name is Edward Thomas Hardy.
- At The London drama center, Tom studied under the guidance of a teacher who taught Anthony Hopkins.
- He has a son, Louis Thomas Hardy (08.04.2008), by ex-girlfriend Rachel Speed.
- His mother Ann was from an Irish Catholic family and worked as an artist, and his father-Edward hardy-wrote comedies.
- Tom is afraid of horses but loves dogs.
In 2002, hardy appeared in the independent film “Points over i”, where his partner on the set was Gael Garcia Bernal. He then moved to North Africa, where he starred in Simon: an English Legionnaire (2002), which tells the story of the French Foreign Legion. In the same year, he played the first notable role in his career, appearing as the Romulan praetor Shinzon, a clone of the 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 Theatre Award for outstanding stage debut in the plays Blood and In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings, produced by the Royal Court Theatre and Hampstead Theatre. The following year, he was also nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for most promising debut of 2003 for playing In the play In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings.
Hardy appears in the 2005 BBC series the virgin Queen, playing the role of Robert Dudley, a childhood friend of Elizabeth I. The series portrays their relationship as Platonic, though highly romantic. Hardy played John Fleming in the TV movie A for Andromeda (2006), based on fell Richard’s 1960 science fiction series of the same name.
Tom hardy at the London premiere of Spy, get out!, September 2011
In 2007, he starred in the real-life TV drama Stewart: Past life. Hardy plays the film’s main character, homeless Stuart Shorter, who was bullied for years and whose death may have been a suicide. In September 2008, he appeared in guy Ritchie’s gangster Comedy “Rock’ n ‘roll”, playing the non-traditional bandit handsome Bob, one of the members of the criminal group “wild gang”, led by Gerard Butler’s character named One-Two, with whom Bob falls madly in love.
In early 2009, hardy starred in the film “Bronson”, about the life of prisoner 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 alcoholic beverages. The role earned him a nomination for the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards in the Best actor category.
In August 2009, he appears in the film adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering heights, playing the role of Heathcliff, a classic love symbol who falls in love with his 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 together for two years, and a young son. Riley denied these rumors through an interview.
In early 2010, at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, hardy played in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s 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 away his past.
Hardy played Eames, one of the main characters in Christopher Nolan’s sci-Fi Thriller the 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 Dark knight Rises trilogy, playing the supervillain Bane.
In 2014, two films were released with Tom hardy in the lead roles: The “loc” and “common Fund”. In December of the same year, hardy was cast as Rick Flag in the film suicide Squad, but left the project in early 2015.
In 2015, the films “Number 44”, “Mad Max: fury Road”, “Legend” and “Survivor” with hardy were released.
In early 2017, the drama television series Taboo was released, produced by Hardy, Son & Baker with Steve knight, in which hardy played the lead role.
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 comics published by Marvel Comics. Filming started on October 23, 2017 in Atlanta and new York city. Venom was released on October 5, 2018 in North America and premiered in Russia on October 4, 2018.