He is a British actor known for his roles in such films as ‘Inception’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘The Revenant’.

Birthday September 15, 1977

British Nationality

Celebrities: Actors British Men

Sun sign: Virgo

Also Known As: Edward Thomas Hardy

Born: Hammersmith, London, UK

Famous as an Actor

Family: Spouse/Ex-: Charlotte Riley (m. 2014), Sarah Ward (m. 1999–2004)

Tom Hardy Biography

He was born as Edward Thomas Hardy on September 15, 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England.

The only child of comedy and novel writer Edward Hardy and artist mother Anne, Tom Hardy suffered from alcoholism, drug addiction, and delinquency throughout his teens and early adult life.

Despite his demons, Hardy continued to perform at the Richmond Drama School and the prestigious Drama Center London. His intense commitment honed Hardy’s acting skills.

In an interview with IGN in December 2002, the actor stated, “When other schools would do, like, 30 hours, we’d do 60.” And we’d be doing things that would prepare you in a very different way.”

Tom Hardy Career

He burst onto the scene in 2001 with his first role in HBO‘s acclaimed theater of war miniseries, Band Of Brothers. That same year, he starred in the hit war movie Black Hawk Down, playing a marooned soldier.

Breaking away from military drama, Hardy won the role of the main villain in the film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), starring Patrick Stewart.

During the following years, Hardy starred in various film and television projects. In 2006, she collaborated with Shotgun director Robert Delamare to launch an underground theater company.

He directed Blue On Blue, a play written by his father, and his role in Stuart: a Life Backwards (2007) earned him an honorary nomination for best actor from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Tom Hardy Awards And Achievements

He was awarded the London Evening Standard Theater Award for Best Newcomer in 2003, for his performances in the plays “Blood” and “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings”. In 2004, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings.”

His performance in the television series “The Take” on Sky One earned him a Best Actor nomination at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards. For “Inception” he won a Scream Award in 2010 and a BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2011.

In 2015, he was winning the Best Actor award at the British Independent Film Awards for his dual role in “Legend.” In 2016, he was earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for “The Revenant.” That year he also was winning the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best actor for “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Tom Hardy Movies

In 2008, he was cast in a one-off role as a gay thug in the film RocknRolla, directed by Guy Ritchie, and won the British Independent Film Award (Best Actor) for his role as Britain’s most violent prisoner in Bronson.

He has also appeared in such films as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), Locke (2013), The Drop (2014) and The Revenant (2015), for which he was receiving an Oscar nomination. In 2015, he was playing “Mad” Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and the two Kray twins in Legend . 

He was appearing three Christopher Nolan films : Inception (2010),The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as Bane and Dunkirk (2017) as RAF Fighter Pilot. He played Eddie Brock / Venom in the2018 anti- hero film Venom .

Tom Hardy Bane

Tom Hardy, who brought Bane to life in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, revealed that he based the character on a celebrity. Yes, in a real person.

There are certainly people who influence the lives of others. In cinema, there may be directors who mark the way actors and actresses work. In the same way, some artists become the source of inspiration for the style of others who follow them. However, it is not common for someone to base her character on another person, as it would be somewhat bizarre. However, this is the case of Tom Hardy.

The actor used the way of being of one of his directors to embody a character. This is Bane, villain in The Dark Knight: The Legend Rises. The interpreter claimed to have based Batman’s nemesis on Christopher Nolan .

The discovery surprised the filmmaker, who referred to Hardy’s curious statements about the “similarities” between himself and the fictional being from DC Comics.

Tom Hardy Peaky Blinders

After the great protagonist of ‘ Peaky Blinders ‘ , Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby (Cillian Murphy), shot him in the face at the end of the fourth season, fans of the BBC series (in Spain it is broadcast by Netflix, and its season 6 is coming June 10 ) were blown away when Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) unexpectedly returned for the season five finale.

Although it wasn’t planned that he would appear more, shortly after it was confirmed that Solomons would return to close the story of the ‘Peaky Blinders’ in the sixth season .

As explained by the creator of the series, Steven Knight , in an interview with ‘Metro’, the 44-year-old actor is adoring his character Solomons and didn’t want to miss the final fireworks (although it is true that later there will be a film that will put the final touch to the story). It was Hardy’s insistence that convinced Knight: “The plan changed, so to speak, because Tom loves his character.”

Tom Hardy Movies And Tv Shows

His television roles include the HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama miniseries The Virgin Queen (2005), Bill Sikes in the BBC miniseries Oliver Twist (2007), ITV ‘s Wuthering . Heights (2009), the Sky 1 drama series The Take (2009), and as Alfie Solomons in the BBC historical drama series Peaky Blinders (2014–present). 

He was creating, co-producing and fronting the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX . 

In 2020, he also contributed narration work to the Amazon documentary series All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur .

The following year he faced Heathcliffe in Wuthering Heights, and gained further fame for his portrayal of Eames in Inception (2010), a surreal box office hit directed by Christopher Nolan.

In the summer of 2012, he starred as a smuggler brother in the depression-era drama Lawless and as the villain Bane in the film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). In 2014, he was appearing as Alfie Solomons in the British gangster series Peaky Blinders before landing the title role in the highly praised Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

The same year, he also starred in Legend (2015), playing the dual roles of the infamous British twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray.

That year, he also co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, a harrowing 19th-century drama centered on two men who become bitter enemies in the desert.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the acclaimed project has received 12 Academy Award nominations, with Hardy receiving an Oscar (his first) in the Supporting Actor category.

The following year, Hardy returned to the small screen for the British series Taboo, which he co-created with his father Chips Hardy and Steven Knight.

In May 2017, it was announced that Hardy would play the role of antihero Venom in Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off.

Tom Hardy Wife

In 1999, he married producer Sarah Ward. They divorced in 2004 due to his drug addiction problems, after which he went to rehab. In 2003-04, he was in a relationship with actress Linda Park and lived with her for a year.

He has a son, Louis, with his ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed. After four years of marriage, they separated in 2009. He and actress Charlotte Riley got married in July 2014. In October 2015, his first child was born.

Tom Hardy Net Worth

The Commander of the Order of the British Empire has amassed wealth worth $30 million.

As of 2019, the English actor has amassed an immense fortune of $30 million. The money that he earned mainly comes from the salaries that he received from different acting companies that he has surpassed.

Black Hawk down 2001-$173 million

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002-$67.3 million

Marie Antoinette 2006-$60.9 million

Beginning 2010-$828.3 million

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011-$80.6 million

This means war 2012-$156.5 million

The dark knight rises 2012-$1.085 billion

Illegal 2012-$54.4 million

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015-$378.9 million

The reborn 2015-$533 million

Dunkirk 2017-$526.9 million

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017-$1.333 billion

Poison 2018-$856.1 million.

For his role in Venom , Hardy received $7 million. His salary from the movie The Dark Knight Rises , where he played the role of the villainous Bane , was $2.5 million.

He is active on Instagram as tomhardy and has over 5 million followers. According to Influencer Market Hub , he is earning per post on the social media platform is said to be 10,467 – $17,445.

The English actor has appeared for the ad for Hyundai and Kleenex . He also appeared in a motivational ad for Nike .

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