Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor. 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 been cast in the Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises as Bane. Description above from the Wikipedia Tom Hardy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) and has since played in such films as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), Locke (2013), The Drop (2014), and The Revenant (2015), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, Hardy portrayed "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and both Kray twins in Legend. He has appeared in three Christopher Nolan films: Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as Bane, and Dunkirk (2017). He starred as Eddie Brock / Venom in the antihero film Venom (2018).
Hardy's television roles include the HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama miniseries The Virgin Queen (2005), ITV's Wuthering Heights (2008), the Sky 1 drama series The Take (2009), and the BBC historical crime drama series Peaky Blinders (2013–2017). He created, co-produced, and took the lead in the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX.
Hardy has performed on both British and American stages. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Skank in the production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (2003), and was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in both In Arabia We'd All Be Kings and for his role as Luca in Blood. He starred in the production of The Man of Mode (2007) and received positive reviews for his role in the play The Long Red Road (2010).
Hardy is active in charity work and is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.
Hardy married producer Sarah Ward in 1999; they divorced in 2004. From 2003 to 2004, he had a relationship with actress Linda Park. They lived together in London and also co-starred in the drama Roger and Vanessa in 2004. He had a son (born 2008) with his girlfriend at the time, assistant director Rachael Speed, whom he met on the set of The Virgin Queen. in 2005. They separated in 2009 after being together for four years. In 2009, Hardy began a relationship with actress Charlotte Riley, after they met on the set of Wuthering Heights. They married in July 2014. In October 2015, Hardy's wife gave birth to a son.
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