Was Tom Hardy’s noticeable weight loss at the BAFTAs for the Elton John bio-pic?


We’ve had some requests for MOAR Tom Hardy coverage, so here you go. As we covered on Monday, Tom attended the BAFTAs, but he didn’t have his fiancée Charlotte Riley on his arm. He attended the event with Kelly Marcel, an attractive woman who is a screenwriter and producer (she was there because she wrote Saving Mr. Banks). They’re friends, apparently. I don’t know if that’s worthy of a side-eye or not. Charlotte and Tom seem to be very on-and-off and Tom seems to have a number of attractive female friends. Maybe it’s nothing.

Many of you commented about Tom’s weight loss – he was bulked up for The Dark Knight Rises, and he’s been losing weight ever since that film wrapped, but even then, his weight loss was noticeable at the BAFTAs. Apparently, he’s mid-transformation for the Elton John bio-pic. Elton was much slimmer in the 1970s, and that’s the time frame Tom will be portraying.

Two more pieces of Tom Hardy news. Tom will join the second season of the BBC’s gangster show Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders is a critically acclaimed show over there, and many people are excited that Tom is going to join the show for a season. I think it’s cool that Tom doesn’t think too much of himself, like, “No, I only do films now!” A good TV show guest-arc can do more for one’s career than a mediocre film in many cases.

Last thing: we finally have a trailer for Tom’s new film Locke. This is the critically-acclaimed film where Tom is just driving a car and talking on the phone, but people say the film is riveting. Here’s the trailer:

So, would I hit it? Of course. I would just feed it first, so he would have the energy for a long night.




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  1. Sixer says:

    Phwoarrrr Tom the Bloke!

    I think he saw himself and his spare tyre swimming with heffalumps on ITV and cut out the Hob Nobs, STAT. Elton is INNOCENT!

  2. T.Fanty says:

    I would SO hit that blokey, wannabe chav, skinniness and all.

    There is a lot of hype around Hardy who, let’s face it, generally hasn’t made that many good films since making the Hollywood transition. Hopefully, going back to smaller Brit projects is going to produce some quality work.

  3. Sixer says:

    PS: just watched the trailer. Tom the Bloke is doing his own weird accent voice. Huzzah! Makes me look forward to Locke even more. You know, I think I’m entering a specialist BLOKE phase. Blokes only. All blokes.

    Henceforth, this film shall be known as BLocke.

  4. Frida_K says:

    Yes. Feed him first so that he has energy and then…rampage.

    I’d cut Lenny Kravitz loose for an evening–just for an evening–so that I could bang Tom Hardy like the proverbial barn door, yes I would.

    Of course, then I’d send Tom on over to TheOriginalKitten because we’re all so sweet and generous here on the Bitchy.

  5. Kali says:

    Oh man, an actor the quality of Tom Hardy in a “one man” movie? Yes please.

    As for him doing tv, I think a lot of it has to with just how GOOD television is getting these days overall as opposed to not thinking he’s too good for it. Plus it has to be a cool opportunity for an actor to sustain a character over X number of months shooting and 6+ eps of a series as opposed to a 2 hr movie.

  6. Stef Leppard says:

    Oh yes, all night long. Skinny, bulky, scruffy, clean-shaven…mmm I like Tom all ways.

  7. Stephanie says:

    His bracelets with the suit are very bloke-y. Yes, I would climb that like a tree!

  8. cro-girl says:

    His beard makes me want to do filthy things with him.

  9. pretty says:

    Google “inception premiere tom hardy” !! he was slim there and he was hot. i don’t think bulking up suits him!! i don’t like beard on him as well! he was the best looking on that time period like he was realllly hot.

  10. JaDeRu says:

    I would like to lay down in the middle of his beard and pull one side of it over me like a blanket and just… just drift off to sleep and dream about him and I running through a field of daisies and then when we were so tired from running we fell to the ground and……….
    So yeah I can’t wait to see Peaky Blinders either.

  11. paradise says:

    Kelly Marcel is also his production company partner -they have worked on projects together and she was up for a BAFTA. Charlotte is working on a film.

  12. paradise says:

    The way he looks here is his natural state.

  13. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    See this is how bad I am at spotting weight loss in celebs–I didn’t even notice that he had lost weight.

    Whatever–as long as he doesn’t lose it in his lips, I’d still bang him. That mouth is pure sin…..

  14. mercy says:

    Wasn’t Elton always kind of chubby? Short, stocky, snd stuffed in glittery spandex jumpsuits that exposed his hairy chest are what I remember. Not really liking this role for Tom.

  15. P.J. says:

    Oh my Godddddddd this man. (And boy, is he all MAN.)

    I never really “got” the Hardy thing until I saw The Dark Knight Rises and…let’s just say that even though his face was covered for the entire movie, his acting, body and that voice were enough! Good Lord, even the header picture got me going ❤ Sigh.

    Side note: To this day I stick by my theory that he should have played Henry VIII in The Tudors series in favor of that scary faced, insane eyed Rhys-Meyers. Ladies, just imagine it…

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Oh let me tell you–he is the only reason I watched Dark Knight Rises. I can’t be the only one drooling over him in the Bane vs. Batman fight towards the middle, when be busted Batman’s back…..poor guy. Meatheads don’t do it for me…..but the Hardy dong has that kind of power over my vagina, apparently.

      I watched ‘Warrior’ because of him–that movie was amazing and he was so great in it. I kept waiting for him to hook up with the hot Latino woman that his character was taking care of….an unnecessary, but hot character arc….but still.

      He really, truly is an amazing actor, and I would watch him in anything. He was hot in the ‘Virgin Queen’ too…