Closeup. From graceamberthom on Instagram.
Closeup. From graceamberthom on Instagram.
Tom joking around with his old friend Didier Avignon, who has these ace pics on his Facebook. “Me and bane”
…Tom threw himself into modern urban combat training, hammering through building entry drills in the specialist Modern Urban Combat (MUC) compound and proving a desirable target in paintballing.
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A few more closeups of Tom during his visit to Commando-Training-Centre-Royal-Marines-Lympstone.
Tom might climb Everest after all?! According to a report in Deadline, he may be back playing Mallory, with LUKE EVANS as his climbing partner Finch. ✸_✸
EXCLUSIVE: Doug Liman has signed withCAA. Liman hadfollowed his longtime agent Adam Kanter to Resolution, but has returned to the CAA fold. Liman, who left his TV business at CAA, will be repped in all areas. The helmer, whose big credits include Mr. And Mrs. Smith, most recently completed Edge Of Tomorrow, the science fiction film for Warner Bros that stars Tom Cruise. He’s next committed to direct the recently retitled Sony Pictures historical film The Summit, which is slated to begin production in mid-March. That is the Sheldon Turner-scripted story of George Mallory, the famous British mountaineer who rallied a nation with his attempts to conquer Everest before his Australian rival George Finch. This has gone a couple different ways in casting, but now it looks like Tom Hardy might well play Mallory (he was first choice but temporarily dropped due to scheduling) and that Luke Evans might play Finch. That pic is being produced by Jennifer Klein, Liman and David Bartis.
An article about Tom’s visit with the Royal Marines these past days. Serving dinner and going “paint balling” (and seems he lost… *g*)!
A HOLLYWOOD actor caused quite a stir this week as he visited Royal Marines - and served them their Christmas dinner.
Tom Hardy, better known for his roles in Batman and This Means War, spent two days at the military base mingling with the recruits and marines.
During his visit he had the chance to view Recruits training on the Tarzan Assault course also meeting with many of the staff and trainees on camp.
He later took part in some Modern Urban Combat training with the centre’s Infantry Support Wing, before attending the King’s Squad Pass Out parade of 165 Troop as a VIP guest.
Following the visit Tom issued the following statement:
“Thank you to all at CTC and congratulations to all the Kings Squad Royal Marines Commandos passing out today. Thank you for having me - an honour and a privilege, and for an incredibly inspiring and memorable day.
Great men. Great team. Great families. Thank you to the Royal Marines for your excellence, integrity, self discipline and humility. Courage, determination, unselfishness and cheerfulness. Just Amazing. True Honour.”
Sarah Elston - Only went and met #tomhardy !!! #picoftheday #whataguy
Tom Hardy - still hanging with the marines. Even more casual, this time… *g*
Tom must have posed for 937539876 photos yesterday, probably with exactly everyone who asked. It really is quite amazing what a good sport he is. Not only does he hardly ever say no to a photo op with a fan (it seems), he goes out of his way to seek out people - like these marine recruits - who will most likely be fans.
There should be an award for most friendly celebrity - and it should go to Tom Hardy.
@ Britain Independent Film Awards 2013
SantaHardy and the 171 troop
Tom waging war on reproductive organs @Commando Training Centre LympstoneRichard White @aesir69 - Just thought you might want this one! :-) @CjJmay10Charlotte J @CjJmay10 - @kimlittler88 you should feel and smell him….. Mmmmm
A tiny little interview with Tom from the Sun Military Awards.
Tom got to go flying with the RAF! (Click on the squares for more pics of pilot!Hardy.)
‘Warrior’ Meets Goldstars
Actor Tom Hardy fulfilled a child hood dream when he flew and experienced first hand the power of the Tornado GR4; the Royal Air Force’s all weather, day and night attack and reconnaissance aircraft:
“As a little boy I always wanted to go in a jet, it was amazing! I got an adrenaline rush and I can see what’s exciting about flying fast jet. It takes a certain person to fly at that speed and I have an immense amount of respect for them, it was a pleasure to spend time with the RAF. I’m totally behind our Armed Forces.”
Tom travelled to RAF Marham, Norfolk in the early hours of Thursday 21st November for a training sortie with 31 Squadron,‘Goldstars’. His first appointment was with the ‘squippers’ or more correctly termed the Survival Equipment Fitters who kitted Tom out in his helmet and flight suit. Tom attended flight safety briefings, an aircrew brief and underwent a rigorous medical check:
“The safety procedures were very clear. They made sure the helmet was on safe and I had the right equipment to go up. They are a professional team of men and women; there was a good bit of banter! I then met the pilots who were very smart, talented, highly skilled professionals. All in all the efficiency and clarity of the day was very precise, being taken from one place to another. I was briefed on the sortie which was an hour and a half. It’s something I never thought I would experience being a civilian and I feel honoured, it’s a great privilege to fly.”
Flight Lieutenant Steve Tucker was the pilot who flew with Tom: “It was great to fly Tom, he loved the whole experience. He was genuinely interested in the aircraft and the people that he met, and has huge respect for our role on Operations.”
Tom flew Tornado GR4 in support of the 2013 Sun Military Awards, in which 904 Expeditionary Air Group, Tornado Detachment won the very prestigious Best Unit category. Held last week, the awards ceremony is scheduled to be shown tonight on ITV1 at 9pm, so tune in to watch Tom surprise the Tornado Force as he presents the Best Unit award to Wg Cdr Rich Yates, Officer Commanding 31 Sqn.
Tom added: “I’m really grateful that the lads and the girls in the Squadron are out there looking after our troops on the ground, keeping them safe and ultimately how the RAF look after us as a country, so we can all sleep soundly in our beds in the knowledge they are doing such an amazing job. I’ll take away from the day a sense of efficiency and professionalism of the RAF and the experience of the Tornado, it was brilliant!”
The RAF Tornado GR4 has been on active service for twenty-three consecutive years, serving with distinction in Iraq, Kosovo, Libya and Afghanistan in the close air support, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering role. In the last 23 years Tornados have flown a total of more than 300 million miles, more than 3 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. On Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan the Tornado has flown about 11 million miles; 440 times around the World or 22 times to the Moon and back.