Edward Thomas Hardy (Eng. Edward Thomas Hardy), better known as Tom Hardy (Eng. Tom Hardy) British theater and film actor, producer and screenwriter. BAFTA winner, Oscar nominee, founder of Hardy Son & Baker. He became famous thanks to the film "Stuart: A 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 supporting roles in such films as "Bronson", "Rock and Roll", "Inception", "Warrior", "Legend", "The Drunkest District in the World", "The Dark Knight Rises". Legends, Lok, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Dunkirk and Venom. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2018).
Place of Birth. Education. Tom Hardy was born September 15, 1977 in Hammersmith and grew up in East Sheen, London. His mother Ann was from an Irish Catholic family and worked as an artist, and his father Edward (Chips) Hardy wrote comedies. Hardy studied at the Reeds and Tower House schools, the Richmond Theater School, after which he entered the Drama Center London (here Tom studied under the guidance of a teacher who taught Anthony Hopkins).
Career. He began his career in military dramas playing US Army Private John Janowech on Band of Brothers (2001). His film debut was in Ridley Scott's war thriller Black Hawk Down (2001).
In 2002, Hardy appeared in the independent film Dots on the 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 of his career, portraying Reman Praetor Shinzon, 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, produced by the Royal Court Theater and Hampstead Theatre. The following year, he was also nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Debut of 2003 for his performance in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings.
Hardy appeared in the 2005 BBC series The Virgin Queen as Robert Dudley, a childhood friend of Elizabeth I.
In 2006, Hardy played John Fleming in the TV movie A for Andromeda, based on Fell Richard's 1960s science fiction series of the same name.
In 2007, he starred in the true-life TV drama Stuart: A Life Backwards. Hardy plays the film's protagonist, homeless Stuart Shorter, who has been bullied for many years and whose death may have been a suicide.
In September 2008, he appeared in Guy Ritchie's gangster comedy Rock'n'Roller, playing gay gangster Handsome Bob, one of the members of the Wild Gang criminal gang led by Gerard Butler's character One-Two, who has no memory and Bob falls in love.
In early 2009, Hardy starred in Bronson, a film 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 Crime Thriller Awards nomination for Best Actor in 2009.
In August 2009, he appears in the film adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff, the classic love symbol who falls in love with his childhood friend Katherine (Charlotte Riley).
In early 2010, at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Hardy played in Philip Seymour Hoffman's The Long Red Road based on Brett C Leonard's play. Hardy received critical acclaim for his portrayal of an alcoholic Sam trying to drink away his past.
In 2010, Hardy played Eames, one of the main characters in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception.
In 2011, Hardy appeared as the son of Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte) in the film about the outstanding martial artist "Warrior". He is the main character in the film. In the same year, the film "Spy Get Out" was released with his participation.
In 2012, he starred in the final part of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises trilogy, playing the supervillain Bane.
In 2014, two films with Tom Hardy in the lead roles were released: "Lok" and "Obshchak". In December of the same year, Hardy got the role of 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 the participation of Hardy were released.
In early 2017, the drama television series Taboo was released by Hardy, Son & Baker in collaboration with Steve Knight, in which Hardy played the title role.
In May 2017, it was announced that Hardy would play the role of Eddie Brock/Venom in the Marvel Comics film Venom. Venom was released in October 2018.
Personal life. In 1999 he married Sarah Ward. After 5 years, the couple divorced.
The actor has a son, Louis Hardy, with ex-girlfriend Rachel Speed (b. 2008).
In 2009, on the set of Wuthering Heights, Tom met actress Charlotte Riley. In July 2010, the actor proposed to Charlotte. In July 2014, the couple got married in the south of France. The couple have two sons: Leo Hardy (b. 2015) and Forrest Hardy (born 2018).