Hardy 'up for playing' James Bond - 8th September
Tom Hardy has told Sky News he would consider stepping
into Daniel Craig's shoes to play James Bond.
star was speaking as he promotes his new film Legend
where he plays notorious twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray.
an interview with Esquire magazine earlier this month
Craig hinted that Spectre may be his last outing as
British names are being linked to the role, including
Idris Elba and Hardy. Bond novelist Anthony Horowitz
had to issue an apology last week after saying Elba
was 'too street' for the role.
Hardy gave little away about whether he has been approached
about the part, he said: 'I think anybody would consider
doing Bond, wouldn't they?'
37, has seen his star rise in recent years with high-profile
roles in Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max:
Fury Road and Warrior.
as his profile has grown, so has interest in his personal
life, with photos from his old MySpace account coming
back to haunt him.
images from eight years ago show the star posing in
his underwear and are in stark contrast to the hard-man
persona he has created.
while the photos may have generated some headlines,
Hardy said he has 'no shame' about them.
got no shame about my MySpace photos, especially the
one of me in my underpants which is a glorious photo
of a man in his natural habitat,' he said.
might not be an Adonis, but I like to think of myself
as an Adonis in that photo.'
account has now been deleted and more recently Hardy
has been spending his time away from the set recording
rendition of 50 Cent's P.I.M.P. was reposted on Instagram
by the rapper himself.
was not only joined by his Legend co-stars at the
world premiere in London last week but also took his
dog Woodstock, known as Woody, down the blue carpet.
a Labrador cross, previously stole the spotlight as
he posed next to his owner and his pregnant wife Charlotte
Riley and at one point chased a pigeon.
is released on 9 September and Hardy said playing
both brothers on screen was not difficult but he preferred
the younger sibling.
enjoyed them both at the end of the day but I responded
to Ronnie better,' he said.
predictably unpredictable so there was more ability
to play with a certain level of freedom, whereas Reggie
is written as a straight lead which I find intrinsically