Who is Tom Hardy?

Last Modified Feb 09, 2023 05:07 GMT
Source: Official Instagram Account of Tom Hardy


Tom Hardy is an English actor who has gained recognition for his eye-catching good looks, eccentric personality, and thought-provoking performances in both niche movies and mainstream blockbusters.


Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE, was born on September 15, 1977, in London, England. He began his career in movies with Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) after studying acting at the Drama Centre in London. Since then, he has been recognized with the 2011 BAFTA Rising Star Award, two Critics' Choice Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.


Hardy has performed on stages in both the UK and the US. He received 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, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance as Skank in the production of “In Arabia We'd All Be Kings.”


He played the lead in The Man of Mode (2007) and received praise for his performance in The Long Red Road (2010). Hardy is involved in charitable work and serves as a Prince's Trust ambassador.


What is Tom Hardy famous for?


Tom Hardy is best known as an actor for his good looks and brilliant acting abilities in the roles he has played. Hardy has acted in a number of movies, including Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), This Means War (2012), Locke (2013), The Drop (2014), and The Revenant (2015), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.


He played both Kray twins in Legend and "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015. He has acted in three Christopher Nolan movies: as Eames in Inception (2010), as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and as a fighter pilot in Dunkirk (2017). In the 2018 anti-hero movies Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), he played both Eddie Brock and Venom.


Source: Official Instagram Account of Tom Hardy


Hardy has appeared on television in a number of productions, including the HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama miniseries The Virgin Queen (2005), Bill Sikes in the BBC's miniseries Oliver Twist (2007), Heathcliff in the ITV adaptation of Wuthering Heights (2009), and Alfie Solomons in the BBC historical crime drama Peaky Blinders (2014–2022).


In the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX, he created, co-produced, and played the lead role. He also provided narration for the All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur docu-series on Amazon in 2020.


Who are Tom Hardy’s parents?


The only child of novelist and comedy writer Edward "Chips" Hardy and artist and painter Anne, Edward Thomas Hardy was born on September 15, 1977, in London's Hammersmith neighborhood. His mother's side of the family is Irish. He was raised in East Sheen, a neighborhood in London.


Hardy was a student at Duff Miller Sixth Form College, Reed's School, and Tower House School. Later, he pursued studies at the Drama Centre London and the Richmond Drama School, both of which are now parts of Central Saint Martins. He has cited Gary Oldman as his "hero," adding that while in drama school, he imitated scenes from Oldman, with whom he would later collaborate on “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”


What's going on in Tom Hardy's personal life?


Hardy, who has dysthymia, spent a lot of time in his youth abusing crack cocaine and alcohol to cope with his condition. He has claimed that by the time he was 20 years old, his drug and alcohol use had gotten "out of control." Due to dysthymia, Tom Hardy made the decision to seek psychological assistance.


Hardy met Charles Bronson several times while he was playing the prisoner in the biopic being made about his life, and they grew close. Bronson expressed his admiration for Hardy's ability to match his physique and perfectly capture his personality and voice, saying that he thought Hardy was the only actor who could play him.


Source: Official Instagram Account of Tom Hardy


In 2015, Hardy was recognized as one of the 50 best-dressed British men by GQ magazine. He was included in a 2016 Debrett's list of the UK's most powerful individuals. In the 2018 Birthday Honors, he received the designation of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to drama.


Sarah Ward, a producer, and Hardy were married from 1999 until their divorce in 2004. He first met assistant director Rachael Speed in 2005, while they were both working on The Virgin Queen. They got married in April 2008 and divorced in 2009.


After meeting on the set of “Wuthering Heights” that year, Hardy started dating actress Charlotte Riley. The couple wed in July 2014. Their first child was born in October 2015, and their second was born in December 2018. Max and Woodstock, their two rescue dogs, were also featured in a PETA advertisement alongside Hardy to encourage pet adoption. On June 5, 2017, Woodstock passed away as a result of a severe polymyositis condition.

FAQs

Q. Who is Tom Hardy?

A. English actor Tom Hardy is well known for his contributions to the acting field.

Q. Is Tom Hardy married?

A. Tom Hardy wed Charlotte Riley in June 2014; the couple has two children. The two met while working on the "Wuthering Heights" set; Charlotte is also an actress.

Q. What is the net worth of Tom Hardy?

A. The net worth of Tom Hardy is estimated to be $55 million as of 2023.

Q. What is the net worth of Charlotte Riley?

A. Charlotte Riley's net worth is estimated to be $8 million in 2023.

Q. Where is Tom Hardy from?

A. Tom Hardy was born in Hammersmith, London on September 15, 1977.