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Hardy Wins BAFTA Award

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Tom Hardy, best known to Star Trek fans for his role as Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis, won an award at the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011 ceremony.

Hardy was named the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star at a ceremony held in the Royal Opera House in London. His competitors for the award were Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Aaron Johnson and Emma Stone.

The busy Hardy was last seen in Inception, and will be seen in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy next year. He will play a villain in The Dark Knight Rises, also due out next year.

Star Trek Movie Failure Ruinous For Hardy

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Earlier this summer, Tom Hardy, who played Shinzon in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, claimed that the movie’s poor performance led him into addiction.

After Star Trek: Nemesis flopped at the box office, Hardy, thought to be the “Next Big Thing,” descended into alcohol and crack addition, which cost him his marriage. “I went entirely off the rails and I’m lucky I didn’t have some terrible accident or end up in prison or dead, because that’s where I was going,” he said. “Now I know my beast and I know how to manage it. It’s like living with a four-hundred-pound orangutan that wants to kill me. It’s much more powerful than me, doesn’t speak the same language and it runs around the darkness of my soul. I would sell my mother for a rock of crack.”