Edward Thomas Tom Hardy is an English actor who made his debut entry in the film Black Hawk Down produced and directed by Ridley Scott. He has acted in several films like Star Trek: Nemesis, Rockn Rolla, Etc. He has won awards seven times and the latest being Critics' choice movie award for the best actor in an action movie and London Film Critics circle award for the British actor of the year 2016.
He is born in Hammersmith, London to Anne and Edward. His mother is an artist and his father a novel writer. He was schooled in Reeds School and Tower house school. Later he joined in Richmond Drama school and Drama Centre London. At the age of 21, he competed in a modeling competition called The Big Breakfast 1998 and won the competition. As a result, of this he was fortunate enough to enter into a contract with Models one, which is London's leading modeling agency.