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The Many Roles of Tom Hardy: From Mad Max to Bronson

The Many Roles of Tom Hardy: From Mad Max to Bronson

A man of many talents, there’s no end to the roles undertaken by Tom Hardy. To celebrate the Digital HD release of the epic Mad Max: Fury Road on September 21, where Hardy pursues his rebels ruthlessly in the Road War, we take a look at some of his best and most diverse movie roles.

Bronsonbronson-tom-hardy-stillA drama based on a true story, Hardy plays the convincing role of the toughest English prisoner Michael Peterson. What started out as an attempt to make a name for himself at the age of 19, punishment for robbing a bank turned into 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time Michael Peterson was lost, and instead replaced by superego ‘Charles Bronson’.

The Dark Knight Risesthe-dark-knight-rises-tom-hardy-stillProtector of the League of Shadows, an ancient society keen for ending suffering and injustice, Hardy shows no sign of lacking in both intelligence and physical strength as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Defeating Batman himself, fear is elicited through his eyes, while the rest of his appearance remains hidden behind his intimidating mask.

Warriorwarrior-tom-hardy-stillHaunted by his tragic past as an ex-marine, Hardy faces the fight of a lifetime as Tommy Conlon in Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior. Returning to his hometown of Pittsburg, he enlists his alcoholic father and former coach to stand beside him whilst he seeks to avenge past betrayals against his estranged older brother.

Lawlesslawless-tom-hardy-stillAfter surviving the war, Forrest Bondurant is an immortal legend in Franklin County, Virginia. Running a distillery and bootleg business alongside his two brothers, Howard and Jack, trouble is placed amongst the Bondurant family when they refuse to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Enlisting help from the locals, and falling in love along the way, Bondurant takes no prisoners as he sets out to corrupt the authorities.

London Roadlondon-road-tom-hardy-stillUsed to being behind the steering wheel, Hardy faces a different driving role in London Road. The musical, based on the National Theatre production, sets the precedent for the film documenting the events of 2006, when the bodies of five women were discovered in Ipswich. Flaunting his iconic accents, Hardy plays cockney cab driver Mark, and even showcases a hidden singing voice.

Mad Max: Fury Roadmad-max-fury-road-still-01A man of action and few words, Hardy seeks peace of mind in the midst of chaos playing rebel on the road: Mad Max. Attempting to overcome the past that haunts him, he