Tom Hardy

Hardy in 2011, photo by Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Edward Thomas Hardy

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 15 September, 1977

Ethnicity: English, some Irish

Tom Hardy is an English actor, screenwriter, and producer. His roles include The Dark Knight Rises, Locke, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Venom films.

He is the son of Anne, a painter, and Edward “Chips” Hardy, a novelist and comedy writer. His mother is either of Irish, mostly Irish, or around half Irish, ancestry. It is likely that the rest of Tom’s ancestry is English. Tom is married to actress Charlotte Riley. He has a son with his former partner, assistant director Rachael Speed; and two with Charlotte.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was Edward Thomas Hardy (the son of Edward Egmore Hardy and Maud Edith Samme/Sames). Tom’s grandfather Edward was born in Wandsworth, London, England. Tom’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Edward Joseph Egmore and Elizabeth Hardy. Maud was the daughter of Thomas George Samme and Eliza Mary Shed.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Joan I./Q. Sculpher (the daughter of Leslie Edwin Sculpher and Ellen Mary Whitwood-Humphreys). Patricia was born in St. Olave Bermondsey, London, England. Leslie was the son of Solomon Sculpher and Henrietta Charlotte Pearce. Ellen was the daughter of Robert Humphreys and Hannah Priscilla Whitwood.

Tom’s maternal grandfather is Raymond “Ray” Barrett (who possibly was the son of Henry Robert Barrett and Beatrice May Outhwaite). Raymond was born in Stockton, Durham, England.

Tom’s maternal grandmother is named Margaret O’Regan.

Sources: Family histories of Tom Hardy (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Tom Hardy –

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