Tom Hardy has risen from his humble beginnings as a wannabe model on the The Big Breakfast to one of our greatest living actors. He’ll next be seen returning as Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis in Venom 2, and beyond that as an ageing Al Capone in Fonzo (UK release remains TBC), but while we wait for the British actor’s next big film, we thought we’d take look back at his greatest performances to date.From his 2001 movie debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down to 2017’s Dunkirk, Tom Hardy always manages to make a big impression on screen in every role, big or small. Here’s his 10 best film performances so far.Don’t like our list? Let us know your favourite Tom Hardy performance in the comments below. And no, his CBeebies Bed Time Story doesn’t count.Read moreTom Hardy waxwork unveiledEverything you need to know about Taboo S2Tom Hardy got tattoo after losing bet to Leo
It’s been 30 years since Ridley Scott’s epic fantasy ‘Legend’ first hit UK cinema screens. In 1985, Ridley Scott badly needed a hit. After breaking through in a big way with his 1979 instant classic ‘Alien,’ the British director’s 1982 follow-up – another dark science fiction movie entitled ‘Blade Runner’ – had seen him at loggerheads with the studio over the final cut, and met a muted response at the box office.
“Legend” is a gangster biopic about the Kray twins and their reign of terror in London. It centres around Reggie Kray and his relationship with his insane brother, Ronnie Kray. It stars Tom Hardy (Reggie Kray and Ronnie Kray), Emily Browning (Frances Shea), Christoper Ecceleston (Leonard Read), Taron Edgerton (Edward Smith), Paul Bettany (Charlie Richardson), and Colin Margon (Frankie Shea).
His last movie junket for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ resulted in him 'shutting down’ a reporter who made a joke about the film being 'a man’s movie’ (see the video of that incident at the bottom). While taking questions alongside director Brian Hegeland on 'Legend’, in which he plays both 60s gangland figures Reggie Kray and his twin brother Ronnie Kray, who was homosexual, he was asked about his own sexuality. Graeme Coleman, a reporter from the LGBT site Daily Xtra asked Hardy: “In the film, your character Ronnie is very open about his sexuality.
- Damon is ripped in first look at Bourne 5 - The movies ruined by bad acting - Variety is sorry for announcing Terry Gilliam’s death Guardian writer Benjamin Lee didn’t think a great deal to the movie, in which Hardy plays both Ronnie and Reggie Kray, the gangster brothers who ruled the London underworld in the 1960s. Thanks to its positioning, you could be forgiven for thinking that there are another couple of stars hiding just behind Tom Hardy’s lugholes. Also worth checking out in this regard is the excellent ‘Awful Reviews’ feed, which couples movie posters with some of the movie’s very worst notices.
Working alongside Tom Hardy would be a defining moment in any actor’s career, but getting to work with him twice, playing two different roles within the same film, is even better. We sat down with Emily Browning, who plays Reggie Kray’s wife Frances in the film Legend. She spoke to us about how she prepared for the role, how important her dialect coach was to her and what it felt like to act alongside Tom Hardy as he delved deep into the psychologies of two equally brutal, but extremely different characters. Emily describes how the atmosphere on set changed, depending on whether Tom was the guise of Ronnie Kray or Reggie Kray.
It was a bold move, that of director Brian Helgeland’s, to cast the same actor - Tom Hardy - in the parts of both Kray twins for the upcoming gangster biopic Legend. Tom Hardy is no stranger to tricky roles, though, having taken on dystopian future heroes, sharp super villains, down-and-out boxers and just about everything in between. Both Ronnie and Reggie Kray share a pathological lust for violence, but when it comes to similarities, that’s where it ends.
There are reasons why people don’t usually take their dogs to movie premieres. - Family of Reggie Kray’s wife ‘mortified’ over biopic - Tom Hardy stars as BOTH the Kray twins in Legend There’s the chance of it licking somewhere it shouldn’t or doing it’s dirty business in front of a phalanx of paparazzi, or in the case of Tom Hardy’s mutt, trying to commit pigeon-cide. Also pitching up for the meet and greet were co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis and Christopher Eccleston.
Frances Shea, the niece of gangster Reggie Kray’s wife, has told of the family’s anger over the forthcoming biopic, ‘Legend’. The family was given a preview screening of the movie, but had not been asked for any input by the movie’s writer and director, Oscar-winner Brian Helgeland. Shea, 52, says that as a result, the Franie featured in the movie, played by Australian actress Emily Browning, is conjured from Helgeland’s 'own vivid imagination’ rather than from he essence of the real woman.