Birthday: 1977-09-15 · Known For: Acting
54 Movies · 9 TV Series
Hardy married producer Sarah Ward in 1999; they divorced in 2004. He has a son (born 2008) with his then-girlfriend, assistant director Rachael Speed, whom he met on the set of The Virgin Queen in 2005. They separated in 2009 after four years together. That same year, Hardy began a relationship with actress Charlotte Riley, after they met on the set of the UK TV serial Wuthering Heights. They were married in July 2014. In October 2015, their first child was born; in December 2018 the couple's second child, a son, was born. They had two rescue dogs, Max and Woodstock, one of which Hardy appeared with in a PETA advert to promote pet adoption. Woodstock died on 5 June 2017 due to an aggressive case of polymyositis.Hardy was named one of GQ magazine's 50 best-dressed British men in 2015. He appeared on Debrett's 2016 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom. Hardy was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.Hardy was addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine during his mid-20s, after which he checked himself into rehab following a particular low point. He has said that he was "out of control" on drink and drugs before he turned his life around, and was lucky that he did not contract HIV/AIDS while he was at his lowest.During the filming of Bronson, Hardy met prisoner Charles Bronson several times and the two became friends. Bronson was impressed with how Hardy managed to get as muscular as he was and how well he could mimic his own personality and voice. Bronson stated that he believes Hardy was the only person who could play him.
Edward Thomas Hardy was born on 15 September 1977 in Hammersmith, London, the only child of artist and painter Anne (née Barrett) and novelist and comedy writer Edward "Chips" Hardy. His mother is of Irish descent. Hardy was brought up in East Sheen, London. He studied at Tower House School, Reed's School and Duff Miller Sixth Form College. He later studied at Richmond Drama School and the Drama Centre London, a part of Central Saint Martins. He has named Gary Oldman as his "hero", adding that he mirrored scenes from the actor while at drama school.
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