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James Gandolfini stars in first trailer for his final film, 'The Drop'

James Gandolfini stars in first trailer for his final film, 'The Drop'

April 2 (UPI) -- Late actor James Gandolfini stars in the first trailer for his final film, "The Drop."
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Tom Hardy runs shirtless for Stand Up to Cancer shoot [VIDEO]

Tom Hardy runs shirtless for Stand Up to Cancer shoot [VIDEO]

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The "Dark Knight Rises" star stripped down to boxers for a charity ad.
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'Starred Up' earns 8 British Independent Film Award nominations

'Starred Up' earns 8 British Independent Film Award nominations

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The prison drama "Starred Up" led the field Monday with nominations for eight British Independent Film Awards.
Tom Hardy to play Elton John in biopicture 'Rocketman'

Tom Hardy to play Elton John in biopicture 'Rocketman'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Hardy is to play rock 'n' roll icon Elton John in the biopicture "Rocketman," EW.com reported.
Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway admits she underwent a "complete transformation" to play the villainous vixen Selina Kyle in the big-screen blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Report: DiCaprio plans animal-poach film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire are working to produce an animal-trafficking film like the U.S. crime drama "Traffic," a trade daily reported.
'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- British actor Gary Oldman says he hopes people find his quiet, low-tech espionage thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" a nice change from the high-octane action flicks that routinely "assault" them.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Miller to star shooting fourth 'Mad Max' in May

Miller to star shooting fourth 'Mad Max' in May

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says he is eager to get back to work on his "Mad Max" franchise, but Mother Nature hasn't been cooperating.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Shame,' 'Tinker,' 'Tyrannosaur' earn 7 BIFA nods

'Shame,' 'Tinker,' 'Tyrannosaur' earn 7 BIFA nods

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Shame," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Tyrannosaur" were each nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards in London Monday.
Hurt, Hawke star in 'Moby Dick' mini

Hurt, Hawke star in 'Moby Dick' mini

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Encore said the first original program it will air will be the miniseries "Moby Dick," starring Ethan Hawke and William Hurt.
Production starts on new Batman movie

Production starts on new Batman movie

BURBANK, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun on "The Dark Knight Rises," the conclusion to Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
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Anne Hathaway to play Catwoman

Anne Hathaway to play Catwoman

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio says Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in its upcoming Batman flick "The Dark Knight Rises."
Publicist: Hardy's not Lohan's sober coach

Publicist: Hardy's not Lohan's sober coach

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Tom Hardy's publicist says the British actor is not starlet Lindsay Lohan's sober mentor, contrary to a report claiming he is.
'RocknRolla' No. 1 at U.K. box office

'RocknRolla' No. 1 at U.K. box office

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla" was No. 1 at the U.K. box office when it made its world debut last weekend, Warner Bros. Entertainment U.K. Ltd. said Wednesday.
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Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor. He is best known for playing the title character in the 2009 British film Bronson, and in films Star Trek Nemesis, RocknRolla, Inception, and in the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises.

Hardy, an only child, was born in Hammersmith, and raised in East Sheen, London. His mother, Elizabeth Anne (née Barrett), is an artist and painter of Irish Catholic descent, and his father, Edward "Chips" Hardy, is an advertisement and comedy writer. Hardy studied at two private schools, Reed's School and Tower House School, then at Richmond Drama School, and subsequently at the Drama Centre London. He began his career in war dramas, winning the part of United States Army Private John Janovec in the award-winning HBO and BBC miniseries Band of Brothers. He made his feature film debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war thriller Black Hawk Down.

In 2002, Hardy appeared in the independent film Dot the i, sharing the bill with Gael García Bernal. He then travelled to North Africa for Simon: An English Legionnaire, a story of the French Foreign Legion. In the same year, he gained some heavy international exposure as the Reman Praetor Shinzon, a clone of USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in Star Trek Nemesis. He returned to England to feature in the 2003 thriller LD 50 Lethal Dose.

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