Woodstock Yamaduki Hardy
Known as Woody for short, Hardy found him as an 11-week old puppy running on a highway in Atlanta. He adopted him and brought him back home to England. This lucky rescue often joined Hardy as his date for many of his film premieres. Woody sadly died after a battle with a muscle disease in June 2017. You can also read Hardy’s heartfelt tribute to Woodstock here.
September 15, 1977 (45)
Tom Hardy is an English actor and producer. Born in Hammersmith, London, Hardy began his career in the early 2000s, quickly establishing himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation. After studying acting at the Drama Centre London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott‘s Black Hawk Down (2001).
In 2015, Tom Hardy starred in the film “Mad Max: Fury Road”, directed by George Miller. The film, which also starred Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, was a critical and commercial success and has since become a cult classic. Hardy’s intense and nuanced performance as the titular character cemented his status as a leading actor in Hollywood.
Throughout his career, Hardy has also collaborated with other notable actors and filmmakers, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Nolan, and Gary Oldman. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and two British Academy Film Awards, receiving the 2011 BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Hardy is also an advocate for animal welfare. He is a patron of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London, a charity that works to rescue and rehome animals in need. He has also spoken out about the importance of responsible pet ownership and the joys of animal companionship, and has shared photos of his own beloved pets on social media.