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Tom Hardy, Actor and Producer

Tom Hardy (born September 15, 1977) is an English actor and producer, known for his versatile acting skills and ability to fully immerse himself into various roles. He was born Edward Thomas Hardy in Hammersmith, London, England, and studied acting at the Drama Centre London.

Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott's war drama "Black Hawk Down" (2001) but gained wider recognition with his role as Shinzon in "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). He went on to receive critical acclaim for his performances in films such as "Bronson" (2008), "Inception" (2010), "Warrior" (2011), and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), where he played the iconic villain Bane.

His portrayal of the notorious British gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray in "Legend" (2015) further cemented his status as a leading actor. Tom Hardy received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "The Revenant" (2015), starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

In addition to his acting career, Hardy is also known for his philanthropic work and support for various charitable organizations. Though not primarily known as a singer, he has showcased his singing talent in the film "London Road" (2015) and has rapped in some of his early projects.

Information on the origin of the Hardy Surname.