Tom Hardy is an English actor, producer, and former model. The actor studied acting at the Drama Centre London. Not only did the actor prove to be an excellent actor, but he has also been awarded for contribution in it as he was appointed a CBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.
Tom Hardy started his career as a model and won The Big Breakfast’s Find Me a Supermodel competition at the age of 21. 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 HBO-BBC mini-series, Band of Brothers.
He made his feature film debut in Ridley Scott’s war thriller Black Hawk Down in 2001. During this time, Hardy also had a brief stint as a rapper and hip hop producer with his friend Edward Tracy with whom he recorded a mixtape called Falling On Your Arse in 1999 that remained unreleased until 2018.
In 2002, Tom appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis. The following year, he appeared in the film Dot the i and then traveled to North Africa for Simon: An English Legionnaire, a story of the French Foreign Legion. He then returned to the United Kingdom to feature in the horror film LD 50 Lethal Dose in 2003.
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. Tom Hardy appeared with Emilia Fox in the BBC mini-series The Virgin Queen in 2005
The actor then featured in the BBC Four adaptation of the 1960s science fiction series A for Andromeda. In 2007, he appeared in BBC Two’s drama based on a true story, Stuart: A Life Backwards. The same year he played Bill Sikes in the BBC mini-series Oliver Twist, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel that aired on PBS Masterpiece Classic in the US.
In 2008, he played a role in the British horror-thriller WΔZ and also appeared in Guy Ritchie’s London gangster film, RocknRolla. In the same year, 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. For the film, he put on 19 kg.
In 2009, Tom Hardy starred in Martina Cole’s four-part TV drama The Take, and he appeared in ITV’s Wuthering Heights. In 2010, Hardy starred in The Long Red Road at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The actor won some good reviews for his portrayal of Sam, an alcoholic trying to drink away his past.
That same year he starred in Christopher Nolan’s science fiction thriller Inception, and Hardy replaced Michael Fassbender in the 2011 film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In March 2010, Hardy signed a first-look deal at Warner Bros.
In 2011, Hardy appeared in the film Warrior. His performance gained praise from critics. Tom also starred in This Means War in 2012, a romantic comedy directed by McG. He played the supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy.
He next played a role in John Hillcoat’s crime drama Lawless. Hardy has signed up to play the lead role of Sam Fisher in Ubisoft’s forthcoming 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”.
In 2014, Hardy appeared in the crime film The Drop alongside James Gandolfini. The actor also joined the cast of the BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders in its second series. Hardy starred in five films in 2015. The first was Child 44. The film was reviewed negatively by critics and was a box office failure.
Hardy then played the title character, Max Rockatansky, in the action film Mad Max: Fury Road. 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.
He played a dual role in the crime thriller Legend and played a role in The Revenant, in which he reunited with his Inception co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor next played a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller
Dunkirk in 2017. He appeared alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and Harry Styles.
Tom Hardy also co-produced and starred in the eight-part BBC One television drama series Taboo. In 2018, Hardy starred in the film Venom as the title comic book sometime hero, Eddie Brock, and the symbiote Venom. In 2019, Hardy served as an executive producer in the 2019 BBC/FX three-part miniseries, A Christmas Carol.
In 2020, Hardy starred in Josh Trank’s Al Capone biopic Capone. Hardy reprised the role of Eddie Brock and Venom in the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage and co-wrote the story for the film. Now Tom Hardy is set to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home as Venom, aka Eddie Brock. He will also play a role in the 2022 film Havoc.
Date of Birth: 15th September 1977
2001: Black Hawk Down
2002: Deserter, Star Trek: Nemesis
2003: The Reckoning, Dot the i, LD 50 Lethal Dose
2004: EMR, Layer Cake
2006: Marie Antoinette, Minotaur, Scenes of a Sexual Nature
2007: Flood, WΔZ, The Inheritance
2008: Sucker Punch, RocknRolla, Bronson
2009: Thick as Thieves, Perfect
2011: Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Warrior
2012: This Means War, The Dark Knight Rises, Lawless
2014: The Drop
2015: Child 44, Mad Max: Fury Road, London Road, Legend, The Revenant
2021: Venom: Let There Be Carnage
2021: Spider-Man: No Way Home
BAFTA for Rising Star Award, 2 British Independent Film Awards for Best Actor, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie
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Tom Hardy found himself facing backlash over his interview from Cannes 2012. The actor used the word “Chinaman” a few times, which was found to be disrespectful by some people.
Q. What is Tom Hardy’s real name?
A. The actor’s real name is Edward Thomas Hardy
Q. What is Tom Hardy’s net worth?
A. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tom Hardy’s net worth in $45 million.
Q. Is Tom Hardy married?
A. Yes, the actor is married to actress Charlotte Riley. Before this, he was married to Sarah Ward from 1999 to 2004.