His favorite films include Amadeus, Amelie, Big Lebowski, Bringing Out The Dead, Dog Day Afternoon, Dracula flicks, Full Metal Jacket, Irreversable, La Haine, Man Bites Dog, Meet Joe Black, Mr. Holland's Opus, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Platoon, Princess Bride, Silence Of The Lambs, The Piano, and Time Bandits. The movies, Meet Joe Black and Mr. Holland's Opus, made Tom cry when he watched it.
Some of his favorite foods include American hot pizza, cheese on toast, crackling, lobster, pork, roast beef, roast duck, spinach with sesame and soy sauce, and some Yorkshire Pudding. He loves Chinese and Japanese cuisine also.
He was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in Blood and Arabia We'd All Be Kings performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs and Hampstead Theatre.
Tom joined Drama Centre London in September 1998 and was taken out early to work on "Band of Brothers" (2001).
He shares an agent with Ewan McGregor.
Among his list of favorite Hollywood Actors are Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Sir Ian McKellen, Gary Oldman, Peter O' Toole, and Brad Pitt. He likes Vincent Cassel and Monica Belucci. He thinks that Johnny Depp is a very versatile actor.
He loves to drink coffee, Coke, fizzy water, fruit drinks, Red Bull, and tea.
He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affliate for his performance in Arabia, We'd All Be Kings performed at the Hampstead Theatre.
Won "The Big Breakfast's Find Me a Supermodel" competition at age 19 (and with it a brief contract with Models One).
Has a dog named Max
His father, Chips Hardy, was the first firefighter in the family to attend a university.
Trained under Sir Anthony Hopkin's former mentor at the London Drama Center.
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