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Star Focus – Tom Hardy

By Newguy

hardyTom Hardy

Age: 37

Number of Roles: 45

Biggest Films: The Dark Knight Rises


  • BAFTA Rising Star Award (2011)
  • British Independent Film Awards – Best Actor – Bronson (2009)
  • Scream Awards Breakout Award – Inception (2010)
Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Debut Role: (TV) Band of Brothers (2001)

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

(Film) Black Hawk Down (2001)

Early Career: Following on from two big debut roles came another war based film ‘Simon An English Legionnaire’. Soon after came what could have been his big break in ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’. Unfortunately the film was received very badly. After this Tom returned to take part in more British films ‘The Reckoning’ ‘Dot the I’ LD 50 Lethal Dose’ and ‘EMR’.

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Nemesis

Television Roles:

  • Band of Brothers (2001) 2 Episodes
  • The Virgin Queen (2006) 4 Episodes
  • Cape Wrath (2007) 6 Episodes
  • Oliver Twist (2007) 5 Episodes
  • The Take (2009) 4 Episodes


Career: In 2004 Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Layer Cake’ offer Hardy a chance to get noticed again. His career didn’t start going to the levels it could have and taking part in Sci-fi Channel film ‘Minotaur’ didn’t help things along. Tom considered to make unsuccessful films until 2008 where he got a supporting role in Guy Ritchie’s ‘RocknRolla’ before getting the role that most people consider his best to date ‘Bronson’. This performance opened doors that have put Tom where he is today.


Break Out Role: Eames – Inception (2010)

'You need to learn to dream a little bigger darling' Inception

‘You need to learn to dream a little bigger darling’ Inception

2010 Onwards: After Inception Tom has gone from hit to hit with ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ ‘Warrior’, ‘This Means War’, ‘Lawless’ and mega completion of the Dark Knight saga playing Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Keeping his routes he did take part in small budget film ‘Locke’.


Next Big Roles: ‘The Drop’, ‘Child 44’, ‘London Road’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Legend’, and ‘The Revenant’.

Mad Max

Mad Max

My Favourite Role: Warrior


My Least Favourite Role: Flood

Films I Want to See That I Haven’t Seen:

  • LD 50 Lethal Dose
  • Simon: An English Legionnaire
  • Minotaur
  • The Inheritance

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