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Hardy on set of Fury Road

Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy (born 15 September 1977) portrays Max Rockatansky in the George Miller film: Mad Max: Fury Road.

BiographyEdit

Edward Thomas "TomHardy[1] (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor, screenwriter, and producer. He made his debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war film Black Hawk Down. Hardy's other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011), Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), crime drama Lawless (2012), drama Locke (2013), mobster film The Drop (2014), and the biographical western thriller The Revenant (2015), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also portrayed Bane in the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises (2012), "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), and both Kray twins in the crime thriller Legend (2015).

Hardy's television roles include the HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama miniseries The Virgin Queen (2005), ITV's Wuthering Heights (2008), the Sky 1 drama series The Take (2009), and the BBC British historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders (2013).

Hardy has also performed on British and American stages. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Skank in the 2003 production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, and was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in both In Arabia We'd All be Kings and for his role as Luca in Blood. He starred in the 2007 production of The Man of Mode and received positive reviews for his role in the 2010 Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed play The Long Red Road.Hardy starred in four films in 2015. The first, Child 44, set in 1950s Soviet Russia, saw him playing Leo Demidov, a Soviet secret police agent who investigates a series of child murders. Despite mild praise for his acting, Child 44 was reviewed negatively by critics and was a box office failure.  Hardy then played the title character, Max Rockatansky, in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road. His performance was praised by critics and overall the film received critical acclaim and became a box office success. As of July 2015, it has grossed $366 million against a $150 million budget, becoming the highest grossing film in the Mad Max franchise

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes 2001 Black Hawk Down Spc. Lance Twombly Credited as Thomas Hardy
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis Shinzon
2003 The Reckoning Straw
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2003 LD 50 Lethal Dose Matt
2004 Layer Cake Clarkie
2006 Minotaur Theo
Marie Antoinette Raumont
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Noel
2007 Flood Zack
WΔZ Pierre Jackson
The Inheritance Dad
2008 Sucker Punch Rodders
RocknRolla Handsome Bob
Bronson Charles Bronson/Michael Peterson
2009 Thick as Thieves Det. Michaels
Perfect Doctor Short film
2010 Inception Eames
2011 Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother Dan Short film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Ricki Tarr
Warrior Tommy Riordan Conlon
2012 This Means War Tuck Hansen
The Dark Knight Rises Bane
Lawless Forrest Bondurant
2013 Locke Ivan Locke
2014 The Drop Bob Saginowski
2015 Child 44 Leo Demidov
Mad Max: Fury Road Max Rockatansky
London Road Mark
Legend Ronald Kray / Reginald Kray
The Revenant John Fitzgerald

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes 2001 Band of Brothers Pfc. John Janovec 2 episodes
2005 Colditz 2nd Lt. Jack Rose 2 episodes
The Virgin Queen Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester 3 episodes
Gideon's Daughter Andrew Television film
2006 A for Andromeda John Fleming Television film
Sweeney Todd Matthew Television film
2007 Cape Wrath Jack Donnelly 5 episodes
Oliver Twist Bill Sikes 5 episodes[59]
Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart Shorter Television film
2008 Wuthering Heights Heathcliff 2 episodes
2009 The Take Freddie 4 episodes
2013 Poaching Wars Himself 2 episodes; also executive producer
2014 Peaky Blinders Alfie Solomons 5 episodes
2016 Taboo James Keziah Delaney 8 episodes; also executive producer and writer

Stage Edit

Year Title Role Notes 2003 In Arabia We'd All Be Kings Skank Hampstead Theatre[60]
Blood Luca Royal Court Theatre[61]
2007 The Man of Mode Dorimant National Theatre[62]
2010 The Long Red Road Sammy Goodman Theatre

Awards and nominations Edit

Year Work Award Result
2003 Star Trek: Nemesis Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2004 In Arabia We'd All Be Kings Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play Nominated
2008 Stuart: A Life Backwards British Academy Television Award for Best Actor Nominated
2009 The Take Crime Thriller Award for Best Leading Actor Nominated
Bronson British Independent Film Award for Best Actor Won[63]
2010 Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor Nominated
London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll - Best Actor Nominated
Inception Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated
Scream Award for Breakout Performance - Male Won[64]
2011 BAFTA Rising Star Award Won[65]
MTV Movie Award for Best Line From a Movie Nominated
People Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Team Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2012 Warrior MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (Shared with Joel Edgerton) Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Nominated
Teen Choice Award Best Choice Movie Actor - Action Nominated
The Dark Knight Rises Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Villain Nominated
2013 MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Christian Bale) Nominated
Locke British Independent Film Award for Best Actor Nominated
2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Won[66]
European Film Award for Best Actor Nominated
2015 London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year Nominated
The Drop Nominated
Legend British Independent Film Award for Best Actor Won
The Revenant Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Runner-up
Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Phoenix Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2016 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
London Film Critics' Circle Award for Supporting Actor of the Year Nominated
Mad Max: Fury Road Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie Won
Legend London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year Nominated
Mad Max: Fury RoadLegendThe Revenant and London Road London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year Won


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