Tom Hardy Biography

Tom Hardy is a well-known British actor, producer, and model known for his years of experience and work in the entertainment industry. He is one of the most loved British actors across the globe and receives a lot of love and respect from the industry and his fans.

Early Life

Tom Hardy was born on 15th September 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England to his mother Anne Barrett and father Chips Hardy. His mother worked as an artist and painter while his father worked as a novelist and writer. He is of mixed ethnicity as his mother has Irish descent while his father is English. Tom has completed his high school education at Tower House School and Reeds School in London and also attended Duff Miller Sixth Form College. He took training in acting from Drama Centre London and Richmond Drama School.

Tom Hardy Career

Tom started his career as a model and after winning the Big Breakfast Find Me A Supermodel competition in 1998, he started working with Models 1. He then joined the Drama Center London to work on his acting skills. He made his debut from the film Hawk Down in 2001 and the following year, he appeared as Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek: Nemesis followed by an appearance in Dot the I and The Reckoning. Tom worked in several films over the years including LD 50 Lethal Dose 2003, Marie Antoinette 2006, Flood 2007, Bronson 2008, and Thick as Thieves 2009.

In 2010, he got the role of Eames in the highly successful film Inception by Christopher Nolan and continued to shine on the screen with the impressive portrayal of roles in films like This Means War 2012, The Dark Knight Rises 2012, Mad Max: Fury Road 2015, The Revenant 2015 and Dunkirk 2017. He also made appearances in several television series including 2005 show The Virgin Queen in the role of Robert Dudley and in 2008 show Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff where he also met his wife. Other than this, he has starred in A for Andromeda 2006, Oliver Twist 2007, Stuart: A life backward 2007, The Take 2009, Peaky Blinders 2014, and many other tv shows.

Widespread Fame

Tom was appointed as CBE commander of the order of the British Empire in 2018 Birthday Honors for service to drama.  The same year, he was cast as Eddie Brock in the 2018 film Venom by Marvel and continued the role in the film’s 2021 sequel Venom: Let there be carnage. He also appeared briefly in the 2021 film Spiderman No way home as Eddie Brock and is set to appear in more Marvel films as venom in the future. Currently, he is cast in the 2022 film Havoc in the role of Walker and is also the producer of the film. He has often been anticipated to become the next James Bond after Daniel Craig but the chances of him getting the role are not completely certain and he falls behind other actors like Rege Jean Page.

Social Media

Tom currently has 8.2m followers on his Instagram account and other than this, he is not active on any other social media platform.

Tom Hardy Biography

Real Name Edward Thomas Hardy
Birth Date 15 September 1977
Age (as of 2022) 44 Years
Birth Place Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds –  167 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Athletic


Father Chips Hardy
Mother Elizabeth Anne Hardy


School Reed’s School, Tower House School, Richmond Drama School
College Drama Centre London

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Charlotte Riley
Children Louis Thomas Hardy

Personal Life

Tom is currently married to his wife Charlotte Riley. The couple first met on the set of Wuthering Heights and after years of dating, got married in 2014. Tom currently has two children with his wife Charlotte and also has a son from his previous relationship with Rachael Speed.  He was first married to Sarah Ward in 1999 but got divorced in 2004.


Tom actively works towards promoting the welfare of dogs and animals and also tries to connect with agencies and organizations to spread his message. He is the ambassador for Prince’s Trust which works towards providing personal development and start-up support. He is also a patron of Bowel Cancer UK and ambassador of the Reorg Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu foundation.

Tom Hardy Net Worth

Tom Hardy has been part of the entertainment industry for the past several years and has worked in various films and tv series through which he has earned a fortune of wealth. He mainly sources his income from his acting career and his net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $10million.


  • Tom is known to be a dog person and owns two rescue dogs named Max and Woodstock. However, Woodstock died in 2017 due to Polymyositis.
  • Hardy is a constant supporter of animal rights and promotes pet adoption at PETA as well.
  • He was known to be involved with alcohol and cocaine till the age of 20.
  • Tom was named in the list of 50 best dressed British men by GQ magazine in 2015.
  • He was also on the list of Most influential people in the UK by Debrett 2016.
  • Tom received the award for 2003 London Evening Standard theatre award for an outstanding newcomer.
  • The casting director of Mad Max Fury Road has opened up about how Tom and Charlize Theron’s chemistry made her crash her car.

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