Tom Hardy

British actor (born 1977)

Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy, CBE, (born 15 September 1977) is an English movie, television, stage, voice actor and screenwriter. He is a leading actor in "tough guy" roles on screen and stage.

Tom Hardy
Hardy at the Birmingham premiere of
Locke in April 2014
Edward Thomas Hardy

(1977-09-15) 15 September 1977 (age 46)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma materRichmond Drama School
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Sarah Ward
Charlotte Riley
RelativesChips Hardy (father)

He is known for his roles in Black Hawk Down, Star Trek: Nemesis, RocknRolla, Bronson, Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War, and the television series Stuart: A Life Backwards.

For his work in Stuart he earned a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He also played Freddie Jackson in Martina Cole's The Take. That was a television movie based on Cole's novel of the same name. He played Bane in Christopher Nolan's 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy also played Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and as Venom in the 2018 movie Venom. Hardy appeared as Farrier in the 2017 Nolan movie Dunkirk.

Hardy created, co-produced, and took the lead in the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX.[1]

He was born on 15 September 1977 in Hammersmith, London. and is an only child. His parents were Anne (née Barrett) and Edward "Chips" Hardy. He was raised in East Sheen, London.[2] Hardy went to Reed's School, Tower House School, and the Drama Centre London.

Hardy married Sarah Ward in 1999. They divorced in 2004. He has a son with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed, Louis Thomas Hardy (born 8 April 2008). Hardy proposed to actress Charlotte Riley, after a year of dating. They were married in 2014.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.[3][4]


  1. Swift, Andy (23 November 2015). "Tom Hardy's FX/BBC One Drama Taboo Adds 13, Begins Production". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. Head, Steve (9 December 2002). "An Interview with Tom Hardy". IGN. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. "Dalglish and Thompson head honours list". BBC News. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  4. "From rehab to royal honour: Tom Hardy is made a CBE". The Irish News. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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