In an attempt to be ‘with it’ and reflect current affairs, I have chosen Tom Hardy – the real star of that new Batman film that everyone’s talking about but I probably won’t see – as the subject of this week’s OOT. The pouty-lipped actor, who I first saw oozing charisma in a modern day version of the Restoration comedy The Man of Mode at the National, is a bona fide hunk with a slightly deranged look in his eye that makes him a risky choice for chat shows and a natural for the part of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.
Now I couldn’t use a current photo of him – even though he was working the red carpet at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in London last night – because he’s grown a beard. And it’s ginger. Which wouldn’t matter if all his hair was ginger, but the rest of it is brown and there’s something about a ginger beard with brown hair that freaks me out. He also has a tendency to scrape his hair back into a greasy ponytail like an Italian footballer and he has some slightly cringey tattoos but despite all that, he’s hot and incredibly talented. So here’s a pic of him from 2010 at the London premiere of Inception. Enjoy!
Hello Mr Hardy!
Picture Credit: Rex Features