I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do. I love to do things I hadn’t done before.  –Tom Hardy

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Edward Thomas Hardy is an award-winning British-Irish actor, film producer and model.
He was born on September 15, 1977 (age 41) in Hammersmith, London. His parents are Elizabeth Anne Barrett, an artist, and Chips Hardy, a writer.

Tom went to Reed’s School, Tower House School, then at Richmond Drama School, and at the Drama Centre London, along with Michael Fassbender.

 

Young Hardy

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy at age 21; He had a brief contract with a modeling agency after winning a modeling competition.

Tom had some tough times before he turned his life around. He was battling alcoholism, drug addiction and delinquency during his teens and early 20’s. He sought treatment and has been sober since 2003. He continued to leave everyone in awe with his great acting skills and charisma in all of his movies.

 

Relationships

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

In 1999, Tom was married to producer Sarah Ward, but got divorced in 2004. It was reported that his battles with drug addiction and alcohol were the demise of their marriage.

In 2004, he had a relationship with actress Linda Park and they lived together in London. They also co-starred in the play Roger and Vanessa in 2004.

In 2008, he become a father at the age of 30 with his then-girlfriend, assistant director Rachael Speed, whom he met on set of The Virgin Queen in 2005. They ended their relationship after four years being together. His son was named Louis Thomas Hardy.

In 2009, he met his wife, actress Charlotte Riley on the set of Wuthering Heights and they officially became a couple. They tied the knot in July 2014 in a pretty private affair, joined only by a few family and friends. The couple welcomed a child in October 2015.

 

Life in the Limelight

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Up Close Getting Personal with Tom Hardy

Tom was named one of GQ (formerly Gentlemen’s Quarterly) magazine’s 50 best dressed British men in 2015. He was also appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Tom Hardy is indeed one of the most beautiful and talented man ever.

Read more about him and his upcoming movies:

Tom Hardy Movies + Personas Over the Years

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in Venom

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