THIS MEANS WAR
TOM HARDY (Tuck) has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought after actors.
Hardy recently appeared in Lionsgate's drama Warrior, starring with
recent-OscarÂ® nominee Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton. Vaughn portrayed Marine
Tommy Conlon, who is haunted by a tragic past. He returns home for the first
time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nolte) to train for
Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. An ode
to redemption and reconciliation, Warrior is also a moving testament to the
enduring bonds of family.
Hardy stars in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy opposite Colin Firth and Gary Oldman,
who was Oscar nominated for his work in the picture. Based on the classic novel,
the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the
mid-20th century centered around the British Secret Intelligence Service.
Hardy recently wrapped Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight Rises, directed by
Christopher Nolan. Hardy plays the villainous Bane opposite Christian Bale, Anne
Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman.
Hardy also recently wrapped RedWagon Film's The Wettest County, set in the
Prohibition era, where three brothers find their bootlegging business under
threat in Franklin County, Virgina. The Weinstein Co is distributing the film
later this year.
Hardy is next set to start production on George Miller's new post-apocalyptic
Mad Max movie, Fury Road, opposite Charlize Theron.
In 2009, Hardy won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his work
in the title role of the 2008 thriller Bronson. His film credits also include
Guy Ritchie's action comedy RocknRolla, with Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton,
Idris Elba, Mark Strong and Tom Wilkinson; Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette; and
the crime thriller Layer Cake, with Daniel Craig.
Released in the summer of 2010, Warner Bros.' Inception became the 24th
highest-grossing films of all time. Directed by Christopher Nolan, Hardy
appeared alongside an all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph
Gordon-Levitt and Michael Caine. The film centers around a corporate espionage
thief who secretly extracts valuable information from the unconscious mind of
his targets while they are dreaming.
Hailing from England, Hardy began his screen career when he was plucked straight
from London's Drama Centre for a role in HBO's award-winning World War II
miniseries Band of Brothers, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Steven
Spielberg. He went on to appear in the features Black Hawk Down, directed by
Ridley Scott; the Star Trek: Nemesis, in which he played the lead villain; Paul
McGuigan's The Reckoning, alongside Willem Dafoe and Paul Bettany; and Dot the
I, from first-time writer/director Matthew Parkhill.
On television, Hardy earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor for his
performance in the HBO movie Stuart: A Life Backwards. He portrayed Heathcliff
in the 2009 ITV production of Wuthering Heights. Hardy's small screen credits
also include the telefilms Oliver Twist, A for Andromeda, Sweeney Todd,
Daughter, and Colditz, as well as the BBC miniseries The Virgin Queen, in which
he starred as Queen Elizabeth's lover, Robert Dudley.
Hardy starred in numerous plays in London's West End, including Blood, and In
Arabia We'd All Be Kings, winning the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2003
Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his work in both productions. For the
latter play, he was also nominated for a 2004 Olivier Award. In 2005, Hardy
starred in the London premiere of Brett C. Leonard's Roger and Vanessa, under
the direction of Robert Delamere. He and Delamere also run a theatre
workshop/gym called Shotgun at London's Theatre 503.
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