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A Chat With Tom Hardy: Is His ‘Taboo’ Killer a True Shaman or ‘Just F***ing Mad’?

16 February 2017 1:16 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hearing Tom Hardy speak about James Delaney doesn’t feel that far removed from watching the Oscar-nominated actor play the enigmatic lead of FX’s drama.

“He’s silent on the outside because inside, he’s got a very, very busy head, which is kind of terrifying for him in some aspects,” Hardy recently told IndieWire at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington Hotel. “And [his thoughts are] unprocessed. He’s kind of figuring it out.”

Hardy, who created “Taboo” with Chips Hardy (his father) and Steven Knight, is doing the same. The thoughts in his head are being forced out, and processing them is half the fun.

Hardy knows the character inside and out, but there are so many elements thrown into the mix — Hardy cites Bill Sikes from “Oliver Twist,” Marlow from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Hannibal Lecter, “an irascible kind of Duke” and “maybe even a werwolf!” in his ever-growing »

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A Chat With Tom Hardy: Is His ‘Taboo’ Killer a True Shaman or ‘Just F***ing Mad’?

16 February 2017 1:16 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hearing Tom Hardy speak about James Delaney doesn’t feel that far removed from watching the Oscar-nominated actor play the enigmatic lead of FX’s drama.

“He’s silent on the outside because inside, he’s got a very, very busy head, which is kind of terrifying for him in some aspects,” Hardy recently told IndieWire at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington Hotel. “And [his thoughts are] unprocessed. He’s kind of figuring it out.”

Hardy, who created “Taboo” with Chips Hardy (his father) and Steven Knight, is doing the same. The thoughts in his head are being forced out, and processing them is half the fun.

Hardy knows the character inside and out, but there are so many elements thrown into the mix — Hardy cites Bill Sikes from “Oliver Twist,” Marlow from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Hannibal Lecter, “an irascible kind of Duke” and “maybe even a werwolf!” in his ever-growing »

- Ben Travers

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How to Identify the Four 'Peak Tom Hardy' Types

17 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

He's created a series of performances that have taken advantage of his intensity, his brutish physique and his way around a multi-syllable sentence – and now, Tom Hardy has somehow created a role for himself that feels more Tom Hardy than almost anything else he's done. In Taboo, the new FX series the actor co-created with father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, he plays gruff protagonist James Delaney, an early 19th-century explorer who returns home to London to find out he's inherited land sought after by the East India Company. »

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Tom Hardy’s ‘Taboo’ Character Is Inspired by ‘Oliver Twist,’ ‘Heart of Darkness,’ Jack the Ripper

12 January 2017 4:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It started as a conversation between Tom Hardy and his father, Chips.

Nine years ago, Hardy was fresh off playing Sikes in a production of “Oliver Twist.” “I said I wanted to take Sikes and put him in a gentleman’s body,” Hardy told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. But he didn’t want to stop there, adding: “‘And what if you put a bit of Marlow in “Heart of Darkness” in there? And maybe, ‘also he could have some Jack the Ripper.’ And my father said, ‘Tom, will you just close the door on your way out, I’m trying to finish my novel.'”

A year later, the elder Hardy presented his son with a basic treatment for the story of a character that fit that description.

Thus was born “Taboo,” FX’s new period drama that debuted Tuesday night. That period is the early 1800s, in »

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Tom Hardy Teases ‘Taboo’ Future, Talks Origins & Whether He Would Ever Direct

12 January 2017 3:53 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It all started with a conversation with his father, Edward. Tom Hardy finished portraying Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist, a role which let him riveted. “I told him wouldn’t be great if there was a guy like Bill Sykes who is like a villain, but put in a gentleman’s body. But we’d create a hero in him in a classic period drama. And he would traverse class and the underworld. And we’d put some Marlow in it from The Heart of Darkness and a little Jack the Ripper.” “‘That’s an… »

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Interview: Ridley Scott & Tom Hardy take us inside the world of Taboo, their new BBC TV series

6 January 2017 10:48 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

“I feel least qualified to go and do a period drama for the BBC,” says Tom Hardy during our interview sessions early last December for his new eight part drama Taboo.

The show airs its first episode tomorrow night on BBC One and charts the return of James Delaney, described by the actor as a “perverse renaissance man”, to London from his adventures in Africa upon the death of his Father.

He is a man with guilty secrets, and one who gives no quarter to the hostility he encounters from his family and the institutions which seek to hold him to order. As viewers will see tonight the dawn of the Industrial Revolution has been recreated in all its gory, dirty glory. This is a bleak beginning to a story that has an even darker path to tread in future weeks.

We sat down with Hardy and »

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