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Tom Hardy as Max in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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"From an early age Ron and I took it for granted that whatever path we took, we’d end up being famous."  - Reggie Kray (x)
"It’s plain wrong to say Charlie was the brains behind the Kray empire. Reggie was." (x)

Filming Legend | 8 July 2014 | London 

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"From an early age Ron and I took it for granted that whatever path we took, we’d end up being famous."  - Reggie Kray (x)

"It’s plain wrong to say Charlie was the brains behind the Kray empire. Reggie was." (x)

Filming Legend | 8 July 2014 | London 

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Another video from the set of Legend. 

Uploaded to youtube by another kind soul!

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More set photos from Legend - with Tom and his stunt double Jacob Tomuri.

Strutting like Leo, it seems. Ha!

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Portrait of Tom at the Locke premiere in Birmingham. (April 2014)
Photograph by Cat Bradley

Portrait of Tom at the Locke premiere in Birmingham. (April 2014)

Photograph by Cat Bradley

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Reddit AMA: Tom Hardy

”That I’m not crazy. I’m actually not crazy, that I genuinely care. And I’m actually rather pedestrian, and genuinely honest.”

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Stuart Clive Shorter—-September 19, 1968—July 6, 2002.TOM HARDY’s shares his feelings and affinity for Stuart: “I love Stuart. I love him. I feel for him, his pain, d’you know what I mean?There’s more pain in him than there is in me and there’s a gratitude there in some ways, because I think, ‘Well at least I’m not in as much pain as this poor guy.’ I don’t want to make it sound sentimental, though. Alexander has written something that sings. I fell in love with the piece. I could hear the music of it.” “I had a lot in common with Stuart, with the exception of a couple of very serious experiences – specifically the child abuse he suffered, and the muscular dystrophy. Everything else I have full comprehension of. I could relate to the drugs and his attitude at points, too – d’you know what I mean? There were a lot of similarities between us. I thought ‘Oh, oh, oh [he bounces up and down on the sofa in excitement, his trainers pitter-pattering on the carpet], I can bring something to this!’ It came from my own baggage.Playing Stuart helped. He taught me about me, about what I’m capable of, about fears and embarrassments. About not giving a s*** what anyone thinks of you. These are small issues for some people but for me they’re huge. Stuart was best role I’ve ever had – probably ever will have. I could stop now, technically. I’m not going to, because I love the craft, I love playing, I love acting. But that is as good as it gets, for me. So I can’t say what will happen next. Even though I know there’s no such thing as perfection, I’m still looking for it. It drives me. But I have a fear of success and a fear of failure. Self-sabotage is in my make-up. It can be debilitating. I can’t stand being in my head, that’s why I have to get out of it. That’s where the drugs and drink came in. I don’t do any of that any more, though. That’s why I have to act.D’you know what I mean?”I think given the depth and power of Tom Hardy’s performance in both excellence and empathy, I wanted to commemorate the day in some small way. I feel it is one of Tom’s strongest and most poignant performances and I know it has affected many people in the most positive of ways and prompted many changes in how they perceive and interact with people less fortunate than themselves. A salute to Stuart Shorter an invincible spirit, a man who was fearless and an inspiration to many who knew him, Alexander Master who wrote the book and of course to Tom Hardy who brought this man to life on screen.LHC.

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Stuart Clive Shorter—-September 19, 1968—July 6, 2002.

TOM HARDY’s shares his feelings and affinity for Stuart: 
“I love Stuart. I love him. I feel for him, his pain, d’you know what I mean?There’s more pain in him than there is in me and there’s a gratitude there in some ways, because I think, ‘Well at least I’m not in as much pain as this poor guy.’ I don’t want to make it sound sentimental, though. Alexander has written something that sings. I fell in love with the piece. I could hear the music of it.” 
“I had a lot in common with Stuart, with the exception of a couple of very serious experiences – specifically the child abuse he suffered, and the muscular dystrophy. Everything else I have full comprehension of. I could relate to the drugs and his attitude at points, too – d’you know what I mean? There were a lot of similarities between us. I thought ‘Oh, oh, oh [he bounces up and down on the sofa in excitement, his trainers pitter-pattering on the carpet], I can bring something to this!’ It came from my own baggage.Playing Stuart helped. He taught me about me, about what I’m capable of, about fears and embarrassments. About not giving a s*** what anyone thinks of you. These are small issues for some people but for me they’re huge. Stuart was best role I’ve ever had – probably ever will have. I could stop now, technically. I’m not going to, because I love the craft, I love playing, I love acting. But that is as good as it gets, for me. So I can’t say what will happen next. Even though I know there’s no such thing as perfection, I’m still looking for it. It drives me. But I have a fear of success and a fear of failure. Self-sabotage is in my make-up. It can be debilitating. I can’t stand being in my head, that’s why I have to get out of it. That’s where the drugs and drink came in. I don’t do any of that any more, though. That’s why I have to act.D’you know what I mean?”

I think given the depth and power of Tom Hardy’s performance in both excellence and empathy, I wanted to commemorate the day in some small way. I feel it is one of Tom’s strongest and most poignant performances and I know it has affected many people in the most positive of ways and prompted many changes in how they perceive and interact with people less fortunate than themselves. A salute to Stuart Shorter an invincible spirit, a man who was fearless and an inspiration to many who knew him, Alexander Master who wrote the book and of course to Tom Hardy who brought this man to life on screen.

LHC.

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Your heart squeezes in on itself when you see how much Stuart Shorter actually suffered in every sector of his life. Without going into any more detail, so as not to spoil it for those fans who have not yet had the privilege of seeing Stuart A Life Backwards…keep your box of Kleenex close but also be ready to laugh and marvel at this man’s humour and his invincible spirit. Tom’s outstanding and emotional performance earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor that year and rightfully so.

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Back in the day….two especially promising UK acting lads were featured on the cover of an up-market magazine.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy were starring in a Sam Mendes produced television feature called Stuart, A Life Backwards.

A most memorable true life tale that centres on the devastating but awe-inspiring story about an unlikely friendship between a ‘thief, hostage-taker, psycho and street raconteur’ who was also abused and a muscular dystrophy sufferer called Stuart Shorter and Alexander Masters an educated man who worked in a hostel for homeless people….and as they say the rest is history.

It’s both a remarkable story and film and a must see and read double-act in more ways than one my opinion.

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Alexander Masters on meeting Tom Hardy for the first time:
"Tom Hardy (‘dashing and luscious-lipped’) was suggested for Stuart. Before, he had played the swaggering peacock Lord Dudley in The Virgin Queen, the leader of the Romulan Senate in Star Trek, and Twombly in the military-besotted Black Hawk Down. How was he going to do a Cambridge smackhead? At our first meeting, Tom announced he didn’t drink: he’d been an alcoholic. On a drive to meet Stuart’s family, he blabbed away about his life as a boozer, the grubby squats and dossholes he’d skippered in, how he’d done detox and fought his addiction to crawl out of the gutter – he was perfect for Stuart. But something essential was missing. I couldn’t fix what it was – until I asked a question: ‘Goodness, you have had a tough life, haven’t you? Where did you do this detox?’‘Oh – the Priory.’
When we arrived at Stuart’s mother’s house, Tom was suddenly silent; he peered at his toes and fiddled with the dog. Somewhere about Stansted, on the way back to London, Tom’s babble started to return, its direction lightly adjusted, a bit less boastful, a little more frightened. He was gradually pulling Stuart through his skin. Sam Mendes, another of the film’s executive producers, thinks this is the performance that will make Tom’s name. ‘I could hardly tell Tom and Stuart apart,’ Stuart’s mother said when she saw it.”

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Alexander Masters on meeting Tom Hardy for the first time:


"Tom Hardy (‘dashing and luscious-lipped’) was suggested for Stuart. Before, he had played the swaggering peacock Lord Dudley in The Virgin Queen, the leader of the Romulan Senate in Star Trek,
 and Twombly in the military-besotted Black Hawk Down. How was he going to do a Cambridge smackhead? At our first meeting, Tom announced he didn’t drink: he’d been an alcoholic. On a drive to meet Stuart’s family, he blabbed away about his life as a boozer, the grubby squats and dossholes he’d skippered in, how he’d done detox and fought his addiction to crawl out of the gutter – he was perfect for Stuart. But something essential was missing. I couldn’t fix what it was – until I asked a question: ‘Goodness, you have had a tough life, haven’t you? Where did you do this detox?’
‘Oh – the Priory.’


When we arrived at Stuart’s mother’s house, Tom was suddenly silent; he peered at his toes and fiddled with the dog. Somewhere about Stansted, on the way back to London, Tom’s babble started to return, its direction lightly adjusted, a bit less boastful, a little more frightened. He was gradually pulling Stuart through his skin. Sam Mendes, another of the film’s executive producers, thinks this is the performance that will make Tom’s name. ‘I could hardly tell Tom and Stuart apart,’ Stuart’s mother said when she saw it.”

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TOM HARDY is one of his finest performances as Stuart Shorter in Stuart, A Life Backwards.The ‘It’s Thursday’ scene when Alexander and Stuart are out in the country visiting some of Alexander’s friends. They are sitting at the table and Stuart gives Alexander this one single glance and in it Tom captures Stuart’s deep welt of emotion, the torture and the regret and his reluctance to speak of that night…..when he speaks Alexander’s name…it reduces me to tears every time I see this film….it is one of my very favourites ever. I know that Tom is known for his overt and expansive turns in Bronson but his talent is very astute in its delicacy and in these quieter moments a good actor can distinguish his prowess. Tom does that because he can make his audience understand, feel and react without dialogue to accurately convey a wound, or a painful memory. Those are the very moments where Tom Hardy is astounding imho. 
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TOM HARDY is one of his finest performances as Stuart Shorter in Stuart, A Life Backwards.

The ‘It’s Thursday’ scene when Alexander and Stuart are out in the country visiting some of Alexander’s friends. They are sitting at the table and Stuart gives Alexander this one single glance and in it Tom captures Stuart’s deep welt of emotion, the torture and the regret and his reluctance to speak of that night…..when he speaks Alexander’s name…it reduces me to tears every time I see this film….it is one of my very favourites ever.


I know that Tom is known for his overt and expansive turns in Bronson but his talent is very astute in its delicacy and in these quieter moments a good actor can distinguish his prowess. Tom does that because he can make his audience understand, feel and react without dialogue to accurately convey a wound, or a painful memory.

Those are the very moments where Tom Hardy is astounding imho.

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Tom Hardy as the inspiring Stuart Shorter in Stuart A Life Backwards. A performance that brought Tom Hardy a Best Actor BAFTA nomination for his compelling and wouded anti-hero. This series is based on the award winning book by Alexander Masters.
 Stuart Shorter: ‘I mean, if you put ten socks in a washing machine and only seven come out… where DO they go?!.. I’ll tell you another thing ‘an all, you take the machine apart and they ain’t in it either.”
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Tom Hardy as the inspiring Stuart Shorter in Stuart A Life Backwards. A performance that brought Tom Hardy a Best Actor BAFTA nomination for his compelling and wouded anti-hero. This series is based on the award winning book by Alexander Masters.

 Stuart Shorter: ‘I mean, if you put ten socks in a washing machine and only seven come out… where DO they go?!.. I’ll tell you another thing ‘an all, you take the machine apart and they ain’t in it either.”

LHC.

 

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