Tom Hardy Biography
Born Edward Thomas Hardy is an English actor, former model, and producer. His film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down was made after studying acting at the Drama Centre London.
Tom Hardy Age|Birthday
Hardy was born in Hammersmith, London, UK on 15th September 1977. Therefore, he is 44 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 15th September every year.
Tom Hardy Height|Weight
Hardy’s height is 5 feet 10 inches. (Approximately 1.78 meters). Moreover, his weight is 75 kilograms.
Tom Hardy Family
Born in the Hammersmith district of London, Hardy is the only child of Elizabeth Barrett (mother – an Irishwoman), an artist and painter, and Edward Chips (father) a novelist and scenarist, a Harvard graduate.
Tom Hardy Wife Hardy married Sarah ard, a producer in 1999. However, due to his drug addiction problems, they divorced in 2004 after which he went to rehab. He was also in a relationship with actress Linda Park and lived with her for a year from 2003 to 2004.
Moreover, together with his ex-girlfriend(with whom they separated in 2009), Rachael Speed has a son, Louis. Later in July 2014, he and actress Charlotte Riley got married and had their first child in October 2015.
Hardy’s family lived in a bohemian mansion in the suburbs of London in East Sheen. His shelves were full of books and records and the mother gave her son all her time. Moreover, he was filled up with presents on every holiday and taken out abroad. According to him, he was ashamed in front of his parents and model middle-class representatives because he was terribly naughty. In addition, he made friends with not only classmates but boys from less prosperous families as a sociable teenager.
A policeman visited his school and talked about the harm of drugs when he was eleven. Surprisingly, he was addicted to beer and tried drugs at the age of 13. Moreover, he was expelled from school at age 15 and admitted he had an addiction to crack and alcohol. He also told the journalist that he sold his mother for a doze. Additionally, he was arrested for car theft which he did not for profit but for fun. However, due to his father’s connections, he managed to avoid prison.
He had an interest in theatrical art from an early age despite the addiction and also played in the children’s theatre in school. Moreover, he entered the Richmond Drama School at the age of 18 by his mother’s advice but was later expelled. Together with his classmate Michael Fassbender, they were taught to mastery by the pedagogue who once trained Anthony Hopkins at the Drama Centre London.
Tom Hardy Career
Hardy won The Big Breakfast’s Find Me a Supermodel competition in 1998 at the age of 21 which earned him a brief contract with models. He was taken out early after winning the part of US Army Private John Janovec in the HBO-BBC miniseries Band of Brothers after joining Drama Centre London in September 1998. Moreover, his feature film debut in Ridley Scott’s war thriller Black Hawk Down was made in 2001. His mixtape, which he recorded with his friend Edward Tracy called Falling On Your Arse in 1999 remained unreleased until 2018.
Moreover, he portrayed Praetor Shinzon, the leader of Reman warriors in the science fiction film, “Star Trek’ in 2002. Later, in 2003, he did the film “Do The I”, a psychological thriller, and traveled to Morocco for “Simon”, which is an English Legionnaire about a young Englishman during the French-Algerian conflict. He also did LD 50 (Lethal Dose), a UK horror film in the same year.
In 2005, he portrayed Robert Dudley in the BBC miniseries ‘The Virgin Queen’. Moreover, he appeared in a remake of a 1961 TV series, in BBC Four’s A for Andromeda in 2006. He also portrayed Stuart Shorter, a homeless man subjected to years of abuse in the lead role in BBC Two’s in 2007. Additionally, he portrayed a drug-addicted rapist in the British crime thriller “WAZ’ in 2008. Later, he was Handsome Bob, a closeted gay member of The Wild Bunch in “RocknRolla”, a British-American crime comedy film.
In addition, he put on 19 kg in 2009 to play the character Bronson/Peterson in the film “Bronson”. in the same year, he also portrayed a gangster in the TV drama “The Take on Sky One”. Moreover, he starred in ITV’s Wuthering Heights playing Heathcliff. In the play “The Long Red Road”, performed at the Goodman Theatre he portrayed Sam, an alcoholic in 2010. In addition, he starred in the film “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, an adaptation of the 1979 miniseries on BBC in 2011.
2015 five films
Furthermore, he starred in “This Means War”, a superhero film where he played the supervillain Bane in 2012. He also played Bob Saginowski, a bartender in “The Drop”, an American crime drama film. He landed five films in 2015 with his first being, “Child 44” as Leo Demidov, a Soviet secret police agent. Secondly, in “Mad Max: Fury Road” Max Rockatansky smashed a hit at the box office. His third film was the crime thriller “Legend” playing the dual role of the Kray brothers who are gangsters.
Additionally, his fourth film was “The Revenant”, an American semi-biographical film. Moreover, he appeared in “Dunkirk”, a war film about the British military evacuation of the French port of Dunkirk during world war II. He will also feature in Josh Trank’s Al Capone biopic “Fonzo” as a war photographer in the film “Unreasonable”. Moreover, he appeared in the BBC One TV series “Taboo” created by Steven Knight and his father as of 2017. In addition, he appeared in “Venom” which was released in 2018.
One of Hardy’s major works is in the hit war film “Black Hawk Down” and the lead role as a villain in “Star Trek: Nemesis which was well received by the critics. Moreover, in RocknRolla, his unique performance as a gay hoodlum was also praised. Additionally, “The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Legend, Lawless, and Inception” are some of his other notable films.
Moreover, Band of Brothers is one of his major television roles. He also gained critical praise in his performances in The Virgin Quen, Peaky Blinders, and Wuthering Heights.
Awards and Achievements
Hardy was awarded London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 2003, for his performances in the plays, In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings, and Blood. He was also nominated for Laurence Olivier Most Promising Newcomer for his performance “In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings”.
In addition, he gained a Best Actor nomination at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards in his performance in the TV series “The Take on Sky One”. In 2010, he won a Scream Award for “Inception” and in 2011 a BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Additionally, at the British Independent Film Awards in 2015, he won the Best Actor award for his dual role in “Legend”. He also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for “The Revenant”. He also won a Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actor for Mad Max: Fury Road in the same year.
Tom Hardy Net Worth
Hardy’s net worth is $45 million as of 2021.