Edward Thomas \"Tom\" Hardy is an English actor. He made his feature film debut in the war film Black Hawk Down. 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, and the drama Locke. He has also portrayed Bane in the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises, Bob Saginowski in the mobster film \"The Drop\", and \"Mad\" Max Rockatansky in the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road.
Hardy's television roles include the HBO war drama TV 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.
Hardy has also performed as a theatre actor on British and American stages.