Birthday: 15.09.1977 year
Place of birth: Hammersmith, United Kingdom
Best known as a singer in the title role in the British film of 2009 ‘Bronson’ (‘Bronson’) and roles in popular films’ Star Trek: Nemesis’ (‘Star Trek Nemesis’),’ Home ‘(‘ Inception ‘) and’ Rock -n-rollschik ‘(‘ RocknRolla ‘).
Hardy was born in Hammersmith (Hammersmith), grew up – in East Sheen (East Sheen), London. His mother, Anna (Anne), was an artist, and his father – Edward Hardy (Edward Hardy) – author of comedies and commercials.
Edward career began with the war drama; he managed to get the role of Private John Yanovecha (John Janovec) in the series production of HBO and BBC ‘Brothers in Arms’ (‘Band of Brothers’). On the big screen actor made his debut in 2001 in the war drama Ridley Scott (Ridley Scott) ‘Fall’ Black Hawk Down ” (‘Black Hawk Down’).
In 2002, Hardy starred in the independent film ‘points over i’ (‘Dot the i’) c Gael Garcia Bernal (Gael Garc?a Bernal). Following the actor moved to North Africa, where starred in ‘Simon English Legionnaire’ (‘Simon: An English Legionnaire’), the history of the French Foreign Legion soldier. In the same year, Edward had a chance to get a pretty big role – Shinzon (Reman Praetor Shinzon), a clone of the legendary captain of the spacecraft ‘Enterprise’ (‘USS Enterprise’) Jean-Luc Picard (Jean-Luc Picard), brilliantly played in the film ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ Patrick Stewart (Patrick Stewart). After that Hardy returned to England, where in 2003, played in the thriller ‘LD 50: The lethal dose’ (‘LD 50 Lethal Dose’).
In the same year Edward was a London theater award ‘London Evening Standard Theatre Award’ in the category ‘Outstanding newcomer’; earned him the prize role in ‘Blood’ and ‘In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings’, marching at the Royal Court Theatre (Royal Court Theatre) and Hampstead Theatre (Hampstead Theatre). In 2004, a role in all the same ‘In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings’ brought the actor Award nomination for Laurence Olivier (Laurence Olivier) in the category of ‘most promising newcomer’.
In 2005, Edward landed a role in the miniseries channel BBC ‘Virgin Queen’ (‘Virgin Queen’) – he had to play Robert Dudley (Robert Dudley), a childhood friend of Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth I). According to the plot of the series Dudley and Queen had a platonic relationship throughout her reign era. In addition, later played in Hardy created Richard Fell (Richard Fell) adaptation of the classic science fiction series of the sixties ‘A for Andromeda’, which appeared on the channel BBC Four.
In 2009, Edward gave a really important role – he played Charles Bronson (Charles Bronson), the protagonist of the film ‘Bronson’. It is known that for full compliance with the image of the actor seriously pumped up – his muscle mass increased by 3 Stone (20 kilograms).
In August 2009, Hardy won the role of Heathcliff (Heathcliff) in the film adaptation of the classic English novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ (‘Wuthering Heights’); his love interest and childhood friend, Cathy (Cathy), played Charlotte Riley (Charlotte Riley).
In 2010, Edward played the role of Eames (Eames) in the sci-fi thriller Christopher Nolan (Christopher Nolan) ‘Home’ (‘Inception’). In addition, in June 2010, it was reported that Hardy will play a major role in the upcoming remake of the classic post-apocalyptic action movie ‘Mad Max’ (‘Mad Max’).
Once Edward had serious problems with alcohol and drugs; known, however, that he was able to overcome addiction and since 2003 is absolutely clean.
Real name – Edward Thomas.
Father – a writer, mother – an artist, an ethnic Irish.
He graduated from Richmond Drama School, he studied acting at the Drama Centre in London (teacher Anthony Hopkins, 1998).
In 2001 he made his debut in film and TV (Lance in the film directed by Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk” and John Yanovech in the television series “Band of Brothers”). Since 2003 – an actor of the London theaters.
Among the films that brought the popularity of Tom Hardy – “Star Trek. Retribution” (Praetor Shinzon Remon, 2002), “RocknRolla” (Handsome Bob, 2008, dir. Guy Ritchie), “Bronson” (Charles Bronson, 2008 ), “The Beginning” (Ames, 2010, dir. Christopher Nolan).
A son Louis Thomas.
Award “London Evening Standard Theatre”, 2003, UK
Award “British Independent Film”, 2009 – for the main role in the movie “Bronson”
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