Still in Liverpool, now without the hat. :)
Still in Liverpool, now without the hat. :)
Tom is going to write and star in a TV detective series!GOOD news –TOM HARDY is going to be on our tellies as well as the big screen. The actor will be writing and starring in a new drama after teaming up with his dad.… [Tom] and his writer father Edward – known as Chips – have created a detective series called Bluebell, which has been commissioned by Sky.”source: The Sun
The Liverpool Echo is on top of the news. :)
Hollywood star Tom Hardy causes frenzy among admirers while filming in Liverpool
Brit actor and Hollywood star Tom Hardy caused quite a frenzy among admirers as he arrived for filming in the city.
Tom, who is probably best known for his blockbuster big- screen role as Bane in the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, as well as Bronson, Inception and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is in town for a few days to film his latest role on the second series of hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders.
But while he may have a grueling and busy schedule during his week-long stay, the star still managed to fit in time for his adoring fans while he enjoyed a meal in the city centre.
Insider’s spy spotted him signing autographs and posing for photos with dozens of fans and passers-by, who couldn’t quite believe their eyes when they saw him enjoying a meal at the London Carriage Works restaurant on Hope Street.
The 36-year-old, whose next outing will be in the upcoming Mad Max film, was joined by his partner actress Charlotte Riley and the couple’s beloved pet dog named Woodstock, as well as a couple of friends.
One staff member at the restaurant tells Insider: “We were all starstruck when Tom walked in but he was so down to earth and not at all big-headed. He was chatting away and posing for pictures with the staff and fellow diners during his meal.
“He certainly caused some excitement as we had lots of fans and even groups of people from nearby restaurants who came running to the hotel when they heard Tom was sitting, having a meal, in the window of the Carriage Works. But Tom didn’t seem to mind as he spent around 15 minutes having a chat with them outside.”
Although he is in the city for a week it seems the hard-working star sadly won’t get to see many sights. He told fans: “Unfortunately I won’t get to look around much as I will be working. I’m doing 12-hour days so I get tired.”
From Dave Simon, shared on Facebook. He met Tom Hardy, the lovely Ms Charlotte Riley, the lovely but elusive Cillian Murphy, and then Tom again. :)
Tom hardy .wow sooooo nice .enjoy liverpoooooool
New US theatrical trailer for Locke and comments from Steven Knight.
Where the first UK trailer hits you instantly with a darker more suspenseful and foreboding tone, writer/director Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Dirty Pretty Things”) allows for slightly more time for the tension to build here. There are different bits of dialogue that keep you guessing, along with the selective light from cars and street lights, which helps play up a different aspect of the mystery in an entirely visual way. We meet Ivan Locke (Hardy) while he is on the road to an unknown destination and learn very quickly via phone conversations with his family and colleagues that Locke’s drive is causing a lot of problems for everyone.
When we spoke with Knight over the phone recently, the director admitted that crafting the trailers and various marketing materials proved to be particularly challenging because you can’t give away any of the twists, the audience needs to discover them on their own.
"It’s a complex one because we don’t want to give away the reason for the journey because we want that to be a surprise," Knight said. "We don’t want to mislead anyone to believe that it’s a crime caper or a murder mystery. It’s not."
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter went on to say that he wants the trailer to sell the intrigue and the intimacy of the experience — that we, the audience, are with Locke in the car for the entirety of the film, and we want to be.
"One of the greatest comments I’ve been getting after screenings of the film is, ‘It’s a man in a car, but…’ and it’s that ‘but’ that comes after, which is great," Knight said. "In other words, yes it is what it is, but it’s more than that, and that is what I hope the trailer conveys."
"Locke" opens in limited release on April 25.
Tom in costume on the Peaky Blinders set. Bearded! A long day of amazing shooting…
I’m back from a week-long holiday in Jordan, since a few people were wondering… Lots to reblog, but here’s a good place to start!
Tom Hardy and Director Steven Knight behind the scenes of Locke. :) It looks like they are reviewing some footage during one of the all-night-long shoots.
Cropped from new publicity photos here.
Tom Hardy in Locke
What makes Hardy’s performance so effective is that he doesn’t play Locke as a quick-fix dynamo, nor as some paragon of male nobility, rushing gallantly to the side of a helpless woman. He’s simply an ordinary, even-tempered and decent man in a tough situation, whose moral compass dictates a dutiful sense of follow-through in both private and professional matters. Watching the performance in such unblinking focus is a reminder of how infrequently those qualities define a contemporary screen character.
Hardy seldom raises his voice, and even as cracks form in his composure and the ramifications become clear, flare-ups are kept to a minimum. His line readings are consistently interesting, conveying a lot with little outward display of emotion. But the shattering toll of Locke’s actions is written all over his face as he accepts his fate. It’s an extraordinary piece of acting. (x)
Tom Hardy | Locke
From his conversations, it is clear that Ivan is an honourable man (“the best man in England”). On his windscreen are stickers supporting the Prince’s Trust, Help for Heroes and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Ivan looks a little like a ship’s captain, with his beard and cable-knit sweater, and in his car he is like a sailor navigating the rough seas of his work and personal life. Although we only see Ivan onscreen, it would be unfair to call this film a single hander, as Ivan is constantly on the phone throughout the film’s 85-minute duration.
There are fine performances from his collocutors, including Ruth Wilson as Katrina, Olivia Colman as Bethan and Andrew Scott as Donal, who provides much needed light relief as Ivan’s cider-loving feckless foreman. This is a groundbreaking and beautifully rendered film, with Tom Hardy in brilliant form. Like a perfect storm, all the elements have come together in perfect unity: screenplay, direction and performance. Our hope is that this good and decent sailor can make it through the storm. (x) (stills)
Tom Hardy | Locke
Locke has only one on-screen character, a building site foreman played magnificently by Tom Hardy, who spends the entire 80-odd minutes of the film driving his car and talking on the phone. That sounds like a recipe for an ultra-experimental yawn-fest, but in fact Locke is a gripping and deeply cinematic human and ethical drama. (x) (new stills)
(sorry for the Locke spam but the images are all so shadowy and beautiful!)
Tom Hardy | Locke
Writer-director Steven Knight’s sophomore feature, “Locke,” is basically just Tom Hardy driving a car while making a bunch of phone calls, and yet this ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise.
A finely tuned showcase for Hardy’s exceptional acting skills, Bluetooth-enabled dashboard displays and the dynamic range of the Red Epic camera, the pic tracks a dark night of the soul for a construction-site manager en route from Birmingham to London. (x)
(New promotional stills!)