Tom Hardy life and biography

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Tom Hardy biography

Date of birth : 1977-09-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hammersmith, London, England
Nationality : British
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-01-20
Credited as : Actor, Bronson , Inception, Dark Knight Rises 2010

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Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy is an English actor of stage and screen. He is best known for playing the title character in the 2009 British film Bronson, and for his roles in the films Star Trek Nemesis, RocknRolla and Inception. He has also been cast by Christopher Nolan in his next film The Dark Knight Rises.

Hailing from England, Tom Hardy began his screen career when he was plucked straight from London's Drama Centre for a role in HBO's award-winning World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. He went on to appear in the features Black Hawk Down, directed by Ridley Scott; Star Trek: Nemesis, in which he played the lead villain; The Reckoning with Willem Dafoe and Paul Bettany; and Dot the I, from first-time writer/director Matthew Parkhill.

In 2009, Hardy won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his work in the title role of the 2008 thriller Bronson. Other film credits include Guy Ritchie's action comedy RocknRolla alongside Gerard Butler and Tom Wilkinson; Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, the crime thriller Layer Cake, with Daniel Craig and Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio.

On television, Hardy earned a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the HBO movie Stuart: A Life Backwards. He also portrayed Heathcliff in the 2009 ITV production of Wuthering Heights. His small screen credits include the telefilms Oliver Twist, A for Andromeda, Sweeney Todd, Gideon's Daughter, and Colditz, as well as the BBC miniseries The Virgin Queen, in which he starred as Queen Elizabeth's lover, Robert Dudley.

Hardy has starred in numerous plays in London's West End, including Blood and In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, winning the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2003 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his work in both productions. For the latter play, he was also nominated for a 2004 Olivier Award. In 2005, Hardy starred in the London premiere of Brett C. Leonard's Roger and Vanessa, under the direction of Robert Delamere. He and Delamere also run a theater workshop/gym called Shotgun at London's Theatre 503.

Personal:

Hardy married Sarah Ward in 1999, but they divorced some time later. He has a son, Louis Thomas Hardy (born 8 April 2008), with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed. In July 2010, Hardy proposed to actress Charlotte Riley after a year of dating.

Hardy also battled alcoholism and a crack cocaine addiction in his early- to mid-twenties, but has been sober since 2003 .

Filmography:

Band of Brothers (TV miniseries)
Black Hawk Down
Deserter
Star Trek Nemesis
Simon: An English Legionnaire
dot the i
The Reckoning
LD 50 Lethal Dose
Layer Cake
Batter Up (video short)
Colditz (TV series)
EMR
The Virgin Queen (TV miniseries)
Sweeney Todd (TV)
A for Andromeda (TV)
Gideon's Daughter (TV)
Minotaur
Marie Antoinette
Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Flood (TV)
Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV)
WΔZ
Cape Wrath (TV series)
The Inheritance
Oliver Twist (TV miniseries)
Sucker Punch
RocknRolla
Thick as Thieves
Wuthering Heights (TV miniseries)
Bronson
The Take (TV series)
Inception
A Warrior's Heart
This Means War
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Dark Knight Rises



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