Tom Hardy’s biographyTom Hardy is a British actor in cinema and theatre. You can find films of any taste in his repertoire: action films, detectives, criminal biopics, mystical stories and military dramas. He has played heroes (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), psychopaths (“Bronson”), antagonists (“The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Revenant”), criminals (“Legend”) or even homeless drug addicts (“Stuart: A Life Backwards”), but even his negative characters can’t be disliked. He completely changes his personality for each role due to which we forget that a real person is hiding behind the character on the screen.
Childhood and familyEdward Thomas Hardy was born on 15 September 1977 in a creative and intelligent family. His mother, Irishwoman Elizabeth Barrett was an artist and his father Edward “Chips” Hardy was a writer and scenarist, a Harvard graduate. Tom was the only child in the family living in a bohemian mansion in the suburbs of London in East Sheen. The mother gave her son all her time, the shelves of his room were full of books and records, the parents filled up Edward with presents on every holiday and took out abroad. He first went to a private school.
Drug addictionHe was eleven when a policeman visited the school and talked to the children about the harm of drugs. Surprisingly his speech produced a negative effect on Hardy. By thirteen he was addicted to beer and had tried drugs. At the age of 15, he was expelled from school and a year after Tom had to admit he had an addiction to crack and alcohol. “I was able to sell my mother for a doze”, - Tom told the journalists. Serious problems with the law followed up to an arrest for car theft (not for profit but for fun). He managed to avoid prison just due to his father’s connections.
At the age of 21, he became a winner at “The Big Breakfast’s Find Me-98” TV show and won a contract with a modeling agency.
During the whole period, Tom Hardey didn’t quit using drugs. According to the actor himself, he has experienced much, even homosexual connections during the 15 years of his drug addiction. Soon after finishing on the “Star trek” he had overdone with cocaine and suffered an attack.
First steps towards successBack in order in 2003, Tom started playing in theatrical settings. The same year Evening Standard awarded him a prize in the nomination for “Most Perspective Beginner” for the roles in the “In Arabia We'd All Be Kings” and the “Blood” spectacles. .
The bloom of careerIn 2008 the audience was amazed by the reincarnation of Hardy in the “Bronson” crime drama film, where he played a real personality again, a remarkably artistic maniac Charles Bronson. The actor was unrecognizable: he had gained over 40 pounds of weight and grew a mustache.
Not long before the premiere of the picture the filming of the final part of Nolan’s trilogy on Batman “The Dark Knight Rises” starring Christian Bale began. Hardy played the main Villain – terrorist Bane, hiding his face under the mask. The actor was forced to strenuously gain weight again.
The same year Hardy played the Kray twins – two criminal authorities from the sixty’s London in the “Legend” crime thriller film and also appeared on the screens in the “The Revenant” epic film, which brought it’s star Leonardo Di Caprio his first and deserved “Oscar”. Hardy appears in the picture not in the best, playing a greedy and coward person from the frontier John Fitzgerald, who doomed Hugh Glass to certain death. Hardy was also nominated for “Oscar” as “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” but gave up to Mark Rylance from the “Bridge of Spies”.