Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1977-09-15 (43 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
61 Movies · 14 TV shows
Also Known As: Edward Thomas Hardy · Том Харди · توم هاردي · 톰 하디 · トム・ハーディ · ทอม ฮาร์ดี · 汤姆·哈迪 · ტომ ჰარდი · Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy · Έντουαρντ Τόμας "Τομ" Χάρντι · Έντουαρντ Τόμας Χάρντι · Τομ Χάρντι
Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor and producer. After studying acting at the Drama Centre London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001). He has since been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, two Critics' Choice Movie Awards and two BAFTA Awards, receiving the 2011 BAFTA Rising Star Award.Hardy 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 received a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2015, Hardy portrayed "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and both Kray twins in Legend. He has appeared in three Christopher Nolan films: Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as Bane, and Dunkirk (2017) as an RAF fighter-pilot. He starred as Eddie Brock / Venom in the 2018 anti-hero film Venom.Hardy's television roles include the HBO war drama mini-series Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama mini-series The Virgin Queen (2005), Bill Sikes in the BBC's mini-series Oliver Twist (2007), ITV's Wuthering Heights (2009), the Sky 1 drama series The Take (2009), and as Alfie Solomons in the BBC historical crime drama series Peaky Blinders (2014–present). He created, co-produced, and took the lead in the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX. In 2020, he also contributed narration work to the Amazon docuseries All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur.Hardy has performed on both British and American stages. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Skank in the production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (2003), and was awarded the 2003 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in both In Arabia We'd All Be Kings and Blood, in which he played Luca. He starred in the production of The Man of Mode (2007) and received positive reviews for his role in the play The Long Red Road (2010).Hardy is active in charity work and is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust. He was appointed a CBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.
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, whom he worked with on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as his "hero", adding that he mirrored scenes from the actor while at drama school.
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A Christmas Carol
London, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.
Eddie Brock accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote, after attempting a comeback following a scandal. He must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world ...
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Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road
For 20 years director George Miller fought to unleash the ultimate Mad Max movie- Mad Max: Fury Road. Witness George's journey from the dream of a female warrior to the harsh plains of the Namibian de...
James Keziah Delaney returned to London from Africa in 1814 with fourteen stolen diamonds to avenge the death of his father.
The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between M...
Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orche...
In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass set out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear attack.
London Road is a musical drama that documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had stru...
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron chat about their characters, marvel at Miller's methods and praise his foresight and command, laugh and shake their heads at all they went through in the desert, and hint...
Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road'
An extensive introduction to the practical effects insanity of Mad Max: Fury Road, the challenges faced by the production team and the cast, George Miller's vision and process, the development of ever...
A disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders in the Soviet Union, a case that begins to connect with the very top of the party leadership.
Mad Max: Fury Road
An apocalyptic story is set in the farthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Two rebels on...
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to ma...
Ivan Locke has been working hard to create a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will fall apart around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that se...
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The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy
The documentary opens with the inspiration and vision for the new Batman films and inching its way toward the finale of the trilogy, the culmination of nearly a decade of creative blood, sweat and tea...
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Ending the Knight
A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made "The Dark Knight Rises" the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. These cover stunts and action, production/v...
In the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is in danger of being taken over by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
The Dark Knight Rises
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation, and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police De...
Heroes and Demons
Gripping thriller drama with fantastic all-star cast: Six different stories about crooks, misfits, heroes and their determination to overcome the destiny. Stories about intolerance, hopelessness, betr...
This Means War
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
Redemption: Bringing Warrior to Life
The cast and crew of 'Warrior' discuss the movie making process and the themes explored in the film.
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament, which puts the fighter on a collision course with his e...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
In the bleak days of the Cold War, an espionage veteran is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother
Dan's decision to run away and join the French Foreign Legion has far reaching implications for his younger brother, Keith.
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Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets, is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "in...
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Thick as Thieves
A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Blokes, Birds and Backenders
Behind the scenes look at Guy Ritchie's 2008 film Rock'n'Rolla.
Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Freddie Jackson is released from prison in 1984 having served a four-year sentence for armed robbery. His wife Jackie, who has been waiting for him on the outside in the mistaken belief that that he w...
A sometimes fantastical love story set in Notting Hill, Perfect tells the story of what happens when Adam and Liberty's paths cross and how their worlds impact on each other.
Ray 'Harley' Davidson is a hustler. With flash clothes and a fast mouth, Harley lives life in the fast lane. With his passion for all things gambling, money runs like water through Harley's hands and ...
A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. His alter ego, Charles Bronson, takes over his personality.
Various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune when a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that brings in millions of dollars. Various shady characters, includ...
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Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and int...
There is something terribly wrong with the bodies that are found in the dark city streets. Some of them have the Price equation carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen ...
Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children torme...
2 brothers take a road trip through contemporary Scotland to discover the inheritance their late father left them.
Stuart: A Life Backwards
A story about the friendship between a writer and illustrator and a homeless man, who he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.
The Brogan family enters a witness protection program and are moved to a bucolic neighborhood to begin a new life, but they soon realize that it's not so easy to escape the past.
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Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath in north-west London, the film investigates the minu...
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
The Virgin Queen
The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of tr...
A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
A for Andromeda
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Long ago in the Iron Age a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations the village youths are stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the Minotaur, that dw...
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Sam and Dean lost their mother to a supernatural force when they were children. They were raised by their father to be soldiers. The dark corners and back roads of America are where he taught them abo...
During World War II, the castle of Colditz is converted into an escape-proof prison where repeat offenders are imprisoned. The most accomplished escape artists are gathered there, brave soldiers who v...
Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop an...
Englishman Adam regains full consciousness after a seizure - tens of thousands of miles from home - only to discover that someone has surgically extracted one of his kidneys. All roads lead to a shady...
When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
The Essence of Combat: Making ‘Black Hawk Down’
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LD 50 Lethal Dose
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Dot the I
Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to b...
The tale of murder and mystery in England in the 14th century follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. A woman sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft is encountered by the...
Star Trek: Nemesis
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. were on their way to the honeymoon of William Riker and Deanna Troi on their home planet of Betazed. The United Federation of Planets received word t...
Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can dese...
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Band of Brothers
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Early short film starring Tom Hardy
Get a Grip
A rapper wakes up to a hairy surprise.
Black Hawk Down
When the U.S. is not in the picture. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopter is shot down, and the Americans suffer heav...
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The story is set after a drug deal gone wrong, a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal Underworld to rescue a politician's estranged son, while unraveling a deep web of corruption an...
Mad Max: The Wasteland
The main character in Mad Max 2 is Imperator Furiosa.
The Things They Carried
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The series was based on a comic book.
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