Tom Hardy is an English actor and producer. Many people know him as Eames in the sci-fi thriller ‘Inception’ in 2010. He debuted his acting career in 2001 through television series ‘Band of Brothers’. Since his television debut, an actor has been working on both stage and screen. In 2016, he has garnered critical acclaims with six nominations for the movie ‘The Revenant’ including Academy Awards’ best-supporting-actor nomination.
Furthermore, he left his studies in the prestigious Drama Centre in London after World War II drama. After that, he was cast in ‘Black Hawk Down’ as ‘Twombly’ in 2001. Additionally, he has shared the screen with Emily Blunt in BBC television drama “Gideon’s Daughter”. Let us scroll down to know more about the English actor.
Tom Hardy: Bio, Family, Education
Hardy was born on 15 September 1977 in Hammersmith, London as Edward Thomas Hardy. He was born as the only child to the parents Edward ‘Chips’ and Anne Hardy. His father is a novelist/comedy writer and mother is a painter and artist. Tom grew up in East Sheen, London along with his parents.
Looking at his education, he attended Tower House School and Reed’s School. Later he graduated from the Duff Miller Sixth form College. To nurture his acting skills, he enrolled himself to Richmond Drama School and Drama Centre London.
Tom Hardy: Profession & Achievements
The English actor started his screen career from the year 2001. But he was involved in the entertainment industry in 1998 where he participated in the supermodel hunt at the age of 21. Therefore, he won the competition and then joined the Drama Centre London. After debuting in 2001, he came up with his second film ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ as the Reman Praetor Shinzon. The following year, he appeared in the film ‘Dot the i’ and traveled to North Africa to shoot a movie. After returning from there, he was featured in horror film ‘LD 50 Lethal Dose’ in 2003.
In 2003, he received the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances. Therefore, he has received various awards for his performance on stage. Further, in 2008, he appeared in the role of gay gangster ‘Handsome Bob’ in the movie ‘RocknRolla’. In the Same year, he starred in the movie ‘Bronson’. The movie was about the real story of the English prisoner Charles Bronson. Following year, he recorded the Best actor nomination for the role Freddie in ‘The Take’ in 2009. Then in 2010, he won the BAFTA rising award for the friction thriller ‘Inception’ as Eames. Hardy has also portrayed the role ‘Max Rockatansky (Mad)’ in 2015 post-apocalyptic action ‘MadMax: Fury Road’. And was awarded by the two nominations for the movie and won the Best actor in Critics’ Choice Movie Award.
Tom has also appeared in the music videos of Riz Mc’s song ‘Sour Times’. He has starred in the crime film ‘The Drop’ in 2014 along with James Gandolfini. In 2015, he starred in the five movies alongside with the British crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ as Alfie Solomons.
Tom Hardy: Personal Life & Wife
Regarding his personal life, he has married his girlfriend Charlotte Riley. The couple met in 2009 on the sets of ‘Wuthering Heights’. After dating for years finally, the couple got married in July 2014. Together couple greeted their child in 2015. Further, Tom already had a son born in 2008 from his relationship with his girlfriend Rachael Speed. He met Rachael in the sets of ‘The Virgin Queen’ in 2005. Later, they ended their relationship in 2009.
Moreover, he was married previously in 1999 with producer Sarah Ward. But they ended their relationship and divorced in 2004. However, the reason for their separation has not been stated. Additionally, he is an animal lover and has appeared to promote pet adoption with PETA.
Caption: Tom Hardy with his wife Charlotte Riley
Tom Hardy: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The talented actor and producer have collected an impressive amount of $30 million from his acting career as well as being producer. He also garnered profits from endorsements too. He has also collaborated with the director to launch an underground theater company. However, he has lost some million while making his own ‘Taboo’ series.
Tom owns the $3.5 million worth house in Richmond, United Kingdom. After struggling with a stalker, he relocated from London to the countryside. His car collection includes the luxurious and sporty car of the Audi collection. Also, he is fond of the sporty bikes like Ducati Corse.
Tom Hardy is highly active on social media platforms like Instagram. However, he has a fan page on Twitter and Facebook. He has the handle @tomhardy with the 4.8 million followers.
Tom Hardy: Body Measurements
The actor has a muscular body type with a height of 5 feet 9 inch or 1.75 meters. His body weight weighs to 76 kg or 165.5 pounds. He has dark brown hair with attractive blue eyes. His body measures as chest 45 inches, waist size 34 inches, and his biceps are 16 inches.