Tom Hardy knew he always had the talent inside of him and would go to extra miles to achieve his dreams of becoming an actor. Hardy had his big break in 2001 with the movie Band of Brothers and has remained on top since then. The actor-producer is known for a lot of hit movies which include; Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Drop, The Revenant, and many others. Hardy’s success story is a must-hear for any aspiring actor or entertainer hoping to make it big in the competitive industry. Here are lesser-known facts about the talented actor.
Tom Hardy’s Bio & Age
He was born Edward Thomas Hardy in Hammersmith, London, on September 15, 1977, to his parents Anne and Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy. Being the only child of his parents, they did everything possible to give their son a sound upbringing. But this did not mean Hardy would be restrained from pursuing his interest in acting. He attended Tower House School, and Reed’s School before proceeding to Duff Miller Sixth Form College.
Hardy who was always inclined to act, enrolled at Richmond Drama School as well as the Drama Centre in London to be well trained and groomed in acting. Joining the Drama Centre in 1998, He made his debut in the 2001 Steve Spielberg series Band of Brothers which won several awards and earned lots of recognition. His promising career blossomed in the early 2000s, as he featured in hit movies after his remarkable performance in Band of Brothers. In 2002, he starred in the Sci-Fi, Star Trek: Nemesis, playing the character of Praetor Shinzon.
He appeared in the movie Dot the i in 2003. Afterward, Hardy traveled to Morocco in North Africa to shoot the film Simon. He then returned back for the horror film LD 50 Lethal Dose. He made an appearance in the play In Arabia We’d All Be Kings which was performed in London in 2003. For his performance in the play, Hardy won the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for ‘Outstanding Newcomer’. In 2005 Tom Hardy featured in the series The Virgin Queen. In 2007 he got the lead role in BBC Two’s Stuart: A Life Backwards. The following year, he landed another role in the crime thriller WΔZ as a drug addict and rapist.
In 2008, Tom Hardy starred in the movie Bronson, which was a true-life story of Charles Bronson the prisoner. To play this role, the actor had to put on 19kg weight to fit the unusual character of the prisoner. Also in 2009, he featured in the drama The Take.
The actor indeed made a name for himself from his debut in the early 2000s till the first decade was over. Hardy opened the second decade of the 2000s with the sports drama Warrior(2011) where he played a martial artist. In 2012, he starred in the superhero movie The Dark Knight Rises, which was the final sequel of The Dark Knight Trilogy.
2015 was the busiest year so far for Tom Hardy. The actor who shot five movies first starred in Child 44 as a police agent. He then starred as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road. Hardy’s next 2015 movie was in Legend where he played a double role as Reggie and Ronnie Kray, who were London gangsters. His next movie for 2015 was The Revenant where he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. It has been announced that Tom Hardy will star in Marvel Comics’ superhero movie Venom in 2018.
Tom Hardy’s Net Worth
Tom Hardy need not blow his trumpet in terms of his finances. His notable movies alone are enough to prove that the star is definitely above average in terms of earnings and financial status. Hardy sits on an enviable net worth of $30 million which he mostly acquired from his movie earnings. This amount could become a trifling figure in the coming years as the actor is just swimming into the climax of his career.
Does Tom Hardy Have Wife or Kids?
No matter how hard Hardy tries, he can never keep his life away from the prying eyes of the media.
He was first married to Sarah War, a producer in 1999. The marriage, however, lasted for five years and the couple divorced in 2004. He began a relationship with Linda Park although it was short-spanned. Tom was also in a relationship with Rachael Speed, an assistant director with whom he had a son in 2008. The couple who met on set of The Virgin Queen in 2005, split in 2009.
Hardy married again in 2014 to Charlotte Riley, an actress whom he met on the set of Wuthering Heights. They had their first child in October 2015.
What Tattoos Does He Have?
Hardy seems to have an enigmatic personal life just as his on-screen personality. Its no longer news that the talented Tom Hardy is clad in weird and creepy tattoos which have become of a juicy topic of discussion among his fans. The reality of this issue is that hardy indeed likes tattoos like every other tattoo freak out there. But there’s something different about Hardy, his tattoos always speak about his endeavors, life, and career.
For instance, the Mad Max actor got a ‘Leo Knows All’ tattoo on his arm. By Leo, he was referring to his colleague Leonardo DiCaprio whom he lost a bet to. Tom had had a bet with ‘Leo’ that he (Leonardo) would not win an Academy for the movie, The Revenant. But as we know, DiCaprio indeed clinched a prestigious award on the platform causing doubtful Hardy to engrave the ‘Leo Knows All’ tattoo on his arm. The actor got his first tattoo – the leprechaun which had to do with his Irish heritage – at the age of 15.
Is He Gay or Bisexual?
Bearing in mind his several relationships with women, it may seem wrong to raise speculations about the actor’s sexuality. But after Tom hardy shut down a reporter who asked about his sexuality these talks made their way to the media. But to state the facts, the actor has never made any confirmation about his sexuality.