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With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the mini-series Band of Brothers (2001). ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Drop
 2013 Locke
Ivan Locke
 2010 Inception
 2009/II Perfect (Short)
 2009 The Take (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Freddie
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Freddie
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Freddie
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Freddie
 2009 Wuthering Heights (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 2 (2009) ... Heathcliff
- Part 1 (2009) ... Heathcliff
 2008 Sucker Punch
 2007 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Sikes
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Bill Sikes
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Bill Sikes
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Bill Sikes
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Bill Sikes
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Bill Sikes
 2007 The Inheritance
 2007 Flood
 2006 Marie Antoinette
 2006 A for Andromeda (TV Movie)
John Fleming
 2006 Minotaur
 2006 Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
 2005 Batter Up (Video short)
 2005 Gideon's Daughter (TV Movie)
 2005 Colditz (TV Mini-Series)
 2004 EMR
 2003 LD 50 Lethal Dose
 2003 Dot the I
 2002/II The Reckoning
 2002 Deserter
Pascal Dupont
 2001 Black Hawk Down
Twombly (as Thomas Hardy)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
John A. Janovec
- Points (2001) ... John A. Janovec
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Played the role of "Sam" in Brett C. Leonard's world premiere play, "The Long Red Road", at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. See more »

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2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Hardy


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[on working on Locke (2013)] It's a shift for me, but it was a pleasure to play in the realm of containment. I can't describe it any other way, apart from there is so many layers to it. The car is a containment in some way, Locke is contained in his emotions. And each individual phone call, there are four walls to each relationship, which collapse or don't. So it was quite a mathematical ... See more »


Leonardo DiCaprio convinced him to read the script of The Revenant (2015) and take the role of John Fitzgerald. They became friends after starring together in Inception (2010). See more »


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