Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy Biography:

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 (2001), directed by Ridley Scott; Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), in which he played the lead villain; The Reckoning (2003) with Willem Dafoe and Paul Bettany; and Dot the I (2003), from first-time writer/director Matthew Parkhill.

In 2009, Tom 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 the crime thriller Layer Cake (2004) with Daniel Craig, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006), Guy Ritchie's action comedy RocknRolla (2008) alongside Gerard Butler and Tom Wilkinson, and Inception (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio.

On television, Tom 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, Colditz, and the BBC miniseries The Virgin Queen, in which he starred as Queen Elizabeth's lover, Robert Dudley. On the hit series Peaky Blinders (2014-2022), he played the recurring role of Alfie Solomons.

Tom 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.

He continued to star alongside leading A-listers such as Colin Firth and Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Nick Nolte in Warrior (2011) and Reese Witherspoon in This Means War (2012). Following these releases, he then teamed up with his Inception director, Christopher Nolan, to play the role of a lifetime—iconic comic book villain, Bane, in Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He changed up his look to play the lead in the Western film Lawless (2012) and then starred in the action thriller Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

Most recently, Tom returned to theaters in the superhero film Venom(2018) in the role of investigative reporter Eddie Brock who becomes host an the alien symbiote that gives him the alter-ego of Venom. He reprised the role in Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) and Venom: The Last Dance (2024).

For his work as John Fitzgerald in The Revenant (2016), he earned his first Academy Award nomination, in the Supporting Actor category. He went on to appear in the war drama Dunkirk (2017), directed by Kenneth Branagh.

In the drama The Bikeriders (2024), Tom plays Johnny, the leader of a motorcycle gang, alongside Austin Butler as Benny.

Tom married his first wife, Sarah Ward, in 1999. The pair divorced in 2004 and in 2014, he married his Wuthering Heightsco-star Charlotte Riley. Together they have two children.


Venom: The Last Dance (2024)
The Bikeriders (2024)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
Capone (2020)
Venom (2018)
Dunkirk (2017)
The Revenant (2016)
London Road (2016)
Child 44 (2015)
Legend (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Locke (2014)
Lawless (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
This Means War (2012)
Warrior (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Inception (2010)
The Code (2009)
Bronson (2008)
RocknRolla (2008)
Sucker Punch (2008)
The Inheritance (2007)
w Delta z (2007)
Flood (2007)
Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Minotaur (2006)
Layer Cake (2004)
EMR (2004)
LD 50 Lethal Dose (2003)
Dot the I (2003)
The Reckoning (2003)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Simon: An English Legionnaire (2002)
Black Hawk Down (2001)

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