Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy (born September 15, 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. He will play Max Rockatansky in Mad Max 4.
Hardy was born on September 15, 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England. He was an only child. His parents were Anne (née Barrett) and Edward "Chips" Hardy. He was raised in East Sheen, London, England. 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 (b. April 8, 2008). Hardy proposed to actress Charlotte Riley, after a year of dating.
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