You can read them in the following list: 1. His full name is Edward Thomas “Tom” Hardy.
2. He is an actor, a screenwriter, and a producer.
3. His father Edward “Chips” Hardy is a novelist and comedy writer.
4. Hardy was born in Hammersmith, London.
5. He was raised in East Sheen, London.
6. His mother Anne is an artist and painter
7. He is an only child.
8. He was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in both In Arabia We’d All be Kings and for his role as Luca in Blood.
9. He studied at Tower House School and Reed’s School, then at Richmond Drama School, and subsequently at the Drama Centre London.
10. He starred in the 2007 production of The Man of Mode and received positive reviews for his role in the 2010 Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed play The Long Red Road.
11. He made his debut in the war film Black Hawk Down.
12. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Skank in the 2003 production of In Arabia We’d All Be King.
13. Hardy’s television roles include the HBO war drama miniseries Band of Brothers, the BBC historical drama miniseries The Virgin Queen, ITV’s Wuthering Heights, the BBC British historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders, and the Sky 1 drama series The Take.
14. In 1998, Hardy won The Big Breakfast’s Find Me a Supermodel competition at age 21.
15. His other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis, the crime film RocknRolla, the biographical psychological drama Bronson the science fiction thriller Inception, the sports drama Warrior, the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the crime drama Lawless, the drama Locke, and the mobster film The Drop.
16. He also portrayed Bane in the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises, “Mad” Max Rockatansky in the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road, and both Kray twins in the crime thriller Legend.
17. Hardy joined Drama Centre London in September 1998, and was taken out early after winning the part of US Army Private John Janovec in the award-winning HBO-BBC miniseries Band of Brothers.
18. Hardy has also performed on British and American stages.
19. Hardy was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in Blood and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings performed at the Royal Court Theatre and Hampstead Theatre.
20. He was also nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affiliate for his performance as Skank in the aforementioned production of In Arabia We’d All Be Kings.
21. Hardy married Sarah Ward in 1999, but the marriage ended in divorce in 2004.
22. Hardy featured in the BBC Four adaptation of the 1960s sci-fi series A for Andromeda.
23. In 2015, he starred in a dual role as London gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray in the crime thriller Legend.
24. Hardy played the title character, Max Rockatansky, in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. His performance was praised by critics and overall the film received critical acclaim and became a box office success. As of July 2015, it has grossed $366 million against a $150 million budget, becoming the highest grossing film in the Mad Max franchise.
25. Hardy appeared in the 2005 BBC miniseries The Virgin Queen as Robert Dudley, a childhood friend of Elizabeth I. The miniseries portrays them as having a platonic, though highly romantic, affair throughout her reign over England during the 16th century.
26. In September 2008, he appeared in Guy Ritchie’s London gangster film, RocknRolla; Hardy played the role of gay gangster Handsome Bob.
27. He has a son, Louis Thomas with then-girlfriend Rachael Speed, whom he dated from 2004 to 2009.
28. In 2009, Hardy began a relationship with actress Charlotte Riley. Riley and Hardy met on the set of Wuthering Heights. The couple became engaged in 2010 and married in July 2014. They have two dogs, both rescues, one of which Hardy appeared with in a PETA advert to promote pet adoption. In October 2015, the couple welcomed their first child together.
29. For the film Bronson he put on three stone (19 kg/42 pounds).
30. Hardy was named one of GQ magazine’s 50 best dressed British men in 2015.
31. Hardy battled addictions to alcohol and crack cocaine in his early-to-mid-20s. He entered rehab and has been sober since 2003.
32. In 2012, he and Riley became patrons of Bowel Cancer UK.
33. He once said ‘I love to do things I haven’t done before’. This mentality is probably why his career has been so interesting for us to watch as audiences.
34. He’s the only actor to play a bad guy in both the Star Trek franchise (in Star Trek Nemesis) and the Batman franchise (in The Dark Knight Rises).
35. At drama school, he was in the same class as Michael Fassbender, an actor Hardy said was the most talented in the school.
36. Hardy named his childhood dog Max because he was a fan of the film Mad Max. For the two people who don’t know, he later went on to play Mad Max in the film Mad Max: Fury Road.
37. He’s been replaced by actors named Joel twice in the last few years, once by Joel Kinnaman in Suicide Squad, and Joel Edgerton in Black Mass, both of whom he’d previously worked with, Kinnaman in Child 44, and Edgerton in Warrior.
38. He’s a big fan of real life martial arts Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira, which only makes him more scary.
39. His acting idol is Gary Oldman, somebody he’s now worked with four times, in The Dark Knight Rises, Child 44, Lawless and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
40. “Every tattoo I have means something to me. Each one is something that I’ve been through in my life or I’ve done or I’ve been,” he told the Global Mail. At 15 he got his first one, a leprechaun, which pays homage to his mother’s Irish ancestry. He also got a dragon for his now ex-wife Sarah Ward, since she was born in the year of the dragon. “That’s what you call a mistake tattoo.”
41. Before turning to acting full-time, Hardy won a modelling competition on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. He was just 21 when he he participated in the show’s Find Me a Supermodel competition – and won. Along with a cash prize, Hardy was awarded a professional contract with the agency Models One, but he soon realised he felt more comfortable in the field of acting.
42. Tom knows what’s important in his life, and takes those things very seriously, he told Marie Claire: “There are two things that are great in my life. One is my family and the other is my work, and I will protect them both to the death.”