Who is Louis Thomas Hardy?
British celebrity family member Louis Thomas Hardy was born under the zodiac sign Aries on 8 April 2008 in the USA. He’s probably only known for being a son of famous British actor Tom Hardy.
Early life and education
Louis is being raised in London, England by his father Tom and mother Rachael Speed, a British assistant director; Tom and Rachael began dating in 2005 and separated in 2009, but they’re equally involved in raising their son. Louis has two half-brothers from his father’s marriage to Charlotte Riley, with the boys having been born in 2015 and 2019.
Louis is currently attending a local high school in London, but his parents are keeping him away from the media’s attention as they want him to be able to lead a normal life; they rarely feature the boy in their Instagram pictures and videos, and Louis doesn’t seem to have his own Instagram account.
He should be matriculating in 2026 and it’s widely believed that he’ll then try to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an actor.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Despite his parents keeping him away from media, it’s been reported that Louis has become interested in sports; he’s been taking soccer lessons for several years now, and might try to pursue a career as a professional soccer player.
Some of his father’s fans have claimed to have run into him while playing online games “Fortnite” and “Rocket League”, that Louis is a huge fan of these games and is also skilled, but this remains to be confirmed.
He likes to listen to music and Sting is his favorite singer, while his favorite song is “Englishman in New York”.
Louis is a huge fan of his father’s character Venom from the eponymous movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch is his favorite actor, and his favorite film is “Doctor Strange”.
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Net worth, height and age
Louis’ age is 15. His hair and eyes are brown, he’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
Louis’ father Tom’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $55 million as of January 2024.
Who is his father Tom?
Famous British actor, screenwriter and producer Edward Thomas ‘Tom’ Hardy was born under the zodiac sign Virgo on 15 September 1977, in London, England. He has over 60 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Bane, one of the main characters in the 2012 action thriller movie “The Dark Knight Rises”, directed by Christopher Nolan, and which also starred Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway. It follows Batman as he’s defending Gotham City from guerrilla terrorist Bane, and the movie won 43 of its 147 award nominations.
Tom was raised in London as an only child, by his father Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy who was a comedy writer and novelist, and mother Anne (nee Barrett) who was a painter. He studied at Tower House School prior to progressing to Reed’s School, while he matriculated in 1995 from Duff Miller Sixth Form College; it was during his school days that he fell in love with acting, and went on to hone his skills at both Richmond Drama School and Drama Centre London.
Tom’s breakthrough came with the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers” released in 2001, portraying John A. Janovec, a World War II paratrooper, and the role served as a stepping stone for Tom, paving the way for him to secure more prominent opportunities in film industry.
One of Tom’s early notable film roles was in the 2002 science fiction thriller “Star Trek: Nemesis”, in which he played the antagonist Shinzon. Although the film received mixed reviews, Tom’s portrayal of the vengeful and complex character showcased his ability to bring depth to any role.
It was in 2008 that Tom truly caught the attention of audiences and critics alike with his amazing performance in the biographical crime movie “Bronson”, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn; the film is based on the life of Michael Gordon Peterson, known as Charles Bronson, Britain’s most notorious prisoner.
In the 2008 crime thriller “RocknRolla”, directed by Guy Ritchie, Tom played Handsome Bob, displaying his comedic side alongside a cast full of stars; the film’s success further solidified Tom’s reputation in the industry.
One of his most notable performances was in the 2010 psychological movie thriller “Inception”, directed by Christopher Nolan; in this mind-bending film, Tom portrayed Eames, a skilled identity forger who can take on the appearance of others within dreams. “Inception” not only became a critical and commercial success, but also showcased Tom’s ability to deliver standout performances in blockbuster productions.
In 2011, he took on the role of Tommy Conlon in the sports movie “Warrior”, directed by Gavin O’Connor, and which revolves around the world of mixed martial arts and the complex relationship between two estranged brothers.
Another notable entry in Tom’s filmography was the 2011 movie “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, a Cold War espionage thriller directed by Tomas Alfredson. In this adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, Tom played Ricki Tarr, a British intelligence officer entangled in a complex web of espionage.
In the 2012 crime drama “Lawless”, based on Matt Bondurant’s historical novel “The Wettest County in the World” and directed by John Hillcoat, Tom portrayed Forrest Bondurant, a bootlegger during the Prohibition era.
The following year saw Tom star in the movie “Locke”, a rather unique film directed by Steven Knight; the entire movie unfolds in real-time as Tom’s character Ivan Locke drives from Birmingham to London, dealing with a series of phone calls that unravel his life.
In 2015, Tom took on the iconic role of Max Rockatansky in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action film “Mad Max: Fury Road”; it received widespread acclaim for its action sequences and visual impact, and Tom’s portrayal of the lead character added a new layer to the iconic character, originally played by Mel Gibson.
Tom’s commitment to his craft was evident in the 2015 crime thriller movie “Legend”, in which he undertook the challenging task of portraying both Ronald and Reginald Kray, notorious twin gangsters in 1960s London.
Continuing his trend of diverse roles, Tom took on the titular character in the 2018 superhero movie “Venom”; although the film received mixed reviews, Tom’s performance as Eddie Brock, a journalist who becomes host to an alien creature, was widely praised.
In recent years, Tom’s continued to impress audiences with his performances in films such as the 2020 “Capone”, in which he played gangster Al Capone in the later years of his life, and the 2021 sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, reprising his role as Eddie Brock/Venom.
Tom’s contributions to television are also worth mentioning; he portrayed Jewish gangster Alfie Solomons in the BBC series “Peaky Blinders”, which aired from 2014 through 2019, and showed his ability to dominate the small screen as effectively as the big screen.