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Tom Hardy
CBE
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Hardy at the Birmingham premiere of
Locke in April 2014
Born
Edward Thomas Hardy

15 September 1977 (1977-09-15) (age 44)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma mater Richmond Drama School
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Sarah Ward
(1999–2004)
Charlotte Riley
(2014–present)
Children 2
Relatives Chips Hardy (father)

Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy, CBE, (born 15 September 1977) is an English movie, television, stage, voice actor and screenwriter. He is known for his roles in Star Trek: Nemesis, RocknRolla, Bronson, Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War, and the television series Stuart: A Life Backwards.

For his work in that series, he earned a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He also played Freddie Jackson in Martina Cole's The Take. That was a television movie based on Cole's novel of the same name. He played Bane in Christopher Nolan's 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy also played Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and as Venom in the 2018 movie Venom.

Hardy appeared as Farrier in the 2017 Nolan movie Dunkirk.

Hardy was born on September 15, 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England. He is an only child. His parents were Anne (née Barrett) and Edward "Chips" Hardy. He was raised in East Sheen, London. Hardy went to Reed's School, Tower House School, and the Drama Centre London.

Hardy married Sarah Ward in 1999. They divorced in 2004. He has a son with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed, Louis Thomas Hardy (born 8 April 2008). Hardy proposed to actress Charlotte Riley, after a year of dating. They were married in 2014.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

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