Tom Hardy looks thinner, cleaned up at ‘Locke’ premiere: would you hit it?


I was in the Bat-cave when I received the Bat-signal for more blokes (the Bloke-Signal?). Luckily, Tom Hardy premiered his film Locke last night in Birmingham, England and we have the photos. We haven’t seen Tom this cleaned-up and slender in a while. Seriously, a fresh shave, a decent haircut and he doesn’t look so “meaty”. It’s a nice change of pace, although I guess I’m one of the few women who really got into the scruffy ginger beard. It was hot. Still, it’s nice to see his lips. Unf.

Anyway, Tom posed with Steve Knight, the writer/director of Locke. Tom’s “wife” (???) Charlotte “Charlie” Riley was not there, at least not that I see. I wouldn’t have thought to put a puffy thermal vest with a sports jacket, but there you go. Oddly, Tom’s ensemble kind of works. Such a bloke. While promoting Locke, Tom said that he did a Welsh accent in the film because the character of Ivan “just felt Welsh to me, to be honest.”

“…He’s this really down-to-earth guy who manages to exhibit a great deal of grace under pressure. So while all these crises are going on and people are losing their heads around him, he somehow manages to keep it together. As a result, I figured he needed to sound soothing and centred, so I listened a lot to Burton doing Dylan Thomas and attempted to emulate him. God, I wish I had a voice like Burton’s – but I don’t , sadly.”

[Via Wales Online]

No, Tom doesn’t have Richard Burton’s powerful, beautiful voice. But Tom has his own lovely voice, sort of like the English version of Edward Burns.

Contact Music had a piece about how Tom should be the next James Bond, which is just another blah piece of speculation. I don’t even think Bond should go in that kind direction. I’d rather see Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role, honestly.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jules says:

    Until there was nothing left of him……………………

  2. Kaye says:

    Not until he gets his teeth fixed.

  3. magpie says:

    Even men celebs need stylists. The jacket is OK, and I’m not against the puffy vest. But the tie looks like a really bad 80′s Dad tie and the pants are ill fitting.

  4. Renee28 says:

    Yep, I would even though I prefer scruffy, stocky Hardy.

  5. Lindy79 says:

    Why is he wearing a bodywarmer under a coat?

  6. LadyMTL says:

    I normally prefer my men clean-shaven (or with a wee bit of stubble at most) and yet I can’t help but feel like the bearded-up Tom Hardy from the GQ cover was sooooo much more delicious. This is making me feel weird, lol.

  7. Jen says:

    Ever since that Esquire cover of his deformed looking chest he’s just been semi-repulsive to me.

  8. Sixer says:

    I’m trying to think what I shall call our secret love child…

    And our second secret love child….

    And our third….

  9. What the hell, Hardy dong (I know you read these)—I want the beard back! Pronto! So The Orig. Kitten can bang it off you….

  10. pretty says:

    he’s thinner but not hot like he was when he was in Inception premiere! is it the hair cut? :(

  11. Lori says:

    Probably not even though he’s really hot. I think he’s headed for a nervous breakdown or some sort.

  12. GeeMoney says:

    This is how I like my Tom Hardy… cleaned up. He looks good. I’d throw him some.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Gurrrrl, I see you.

      You have Tom if you totally leave Ben alone. You cannot cannot CAN NOT have both. Are we clear?

      • GeeMoney says:

        LMAO… Tom is already taken! I can’t go for another woman’s man. Plus, I don’t believe in dating fellow Virgos… I think I’d kill another Virgo if we dated. Our neuroses is too similar.

        Anyhoo, I can’t part with my dear Cumby… no no no. I’d take him over Tom anyday. Hell, I’d take Cumby over Fassbender, and I’m Fassy’s TYPE!

      • LadySlippers says:

        Oh Gee,

        I’d totally and absolutely date another Virgo if the sex is outstanding as my ex-Virgo… (my ex was SO SO SO awesome in bed. Like WOW).

        The Fabulous Benny Boy is definitely in my top spot…


        (If your Fassy’s type TAKE Fassy! Geesh. Anything to shorten Benny’s line)

      • GeeMoney says:

        But Fassbender isn’t interested in a commitment! So unfortunately, I can’t get on board the Fassy train. He’d break my heart.

        Besides, I think I’m in the back of the line anyway in the wait for Cumby’s affections. There are too many other women out there who already ahead of me, and ahead of you, no less! Oh well.

      • Isadora says:

        I’ll take Fassy! And as long as we’re talking about astrological signs – Fassy’s Aries, I’m Aries, so commitment won’t happen anyway. (Additional bonus: Fassy’s a ginger, I’m a ginger. And well….)

  13. sighs says:

    i don’t get it with this one….. i guess that’s more for you ladies.

  14. Lara Morgana says:

    Ever since I saw him in Wuthering Heights I have been smitten. Would I hit it? Oh yeah.

  15. Meh. Maaaaybeeee….but I think I’ll just leave this one on the shelf and admire his (considerable) talent from here.

  16. Beep says:

    He looks a little jaundiced in the full face pic.

  17. Ginger says:

    I’d hit it and never quit it! I think he looks great but I too prefer him scruffier, messier and meatier.

  18. lunchcoma says:

    He’s a nice enough fellow, but there’s a Cumby on the site today, and that always takes top priority.

  19. cro-girl says:

    Begrudgingly. Until he grew that beard back and ate something.

  20. Al says:

    Shinzon muthaf&!@er! I mean daaaaamn! He grew younger, right? Poor Madonna, there must be no more virgins left to sacrifice! His wonked out left eye is giving me botox vibes but I don’t care helookssogood!!!! This must be how real housewives feel when they catch a glimpse of Nicole Kidman’s forehaed.

  21. Shiksa Goddess says:

    He’ll always be Eames to me. I’d rather have Arthur.

  22. pnichols says:

    Um yes please. I want to do naughty things to this man. LOL!!

  23. Bette says:

    I love this man! He so f###cking talented and a genuine guy in real life. He looks so sexy, even though he lost a lot of weight. I red this is already for his upcoming movie ‘Rocket man’ .
    I’m so excited for this movie!!!!
    He’s the very best; there’s just something about him…… its all in the eyes…..
    I wish you the best of luck Tom <3<3

  24. Dinah says:

    I am laughing at this rhetorical question.

  25. Jenna says:

    Gonna have to say no. He looks kinda sickly. o_O

  26. tila says:

    I think it’s hilarious that you guys think this guy is a bloke. A bloke is an everyday usually working class guy whose into the pub and football (gross generalisation but whatever) and the such.

  27. smithblarg says:

    “I’d rather see Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role, honestly. *MIC DROP*”

    Fixed that for you.

  28. chaine says:

    yes, now that the nasty beard is gone.

  29. candyperfumegirl says:

    I like the cleaned up version. Tom: what’s up? I make secrets and keep them too.

  30. alihar says:

    You can see those beautiful lips better without the beard. I love his lips! Imagine…….hmmmmm. Yes….I would hit it.

  31. Andy says:

    Acting-God and true artist who doesn’t give a shit about style. I ‘m very impressed by the man.

  32. starr says:

    Hardy is all cleaned up for his role in the second season of BBC’s Peaky Blinders, which is currently filming in Birmingham, where this film premiere took place. His fiancée Charlotte Riley just scored a role in Peaky Blinders, too.

    Personally, I’m a huge fan of the main actor, Cillian Murphy, but I’m curious to see what Hardy brings to the table. It’s a fantastic, successful series and was picked up by Wienstein for U.S. distribution, so it won’t be long before Americans see it, too. Season one has already aired in Canada.

    More on this film premiere he attended:

  33. Illyra says:

    I never understood the fuss about Hardy until seeing footage of him. His presence doesn’t translate well in photos, but it does on film.

    • Isabelle says:

      His presence on screen is what makes him so attractive. Just looking at his pics, wouldn’t really do it for me. But after you see him onscreen, the voice, the charisma and overall physical presence, he’s makes you glad to be a women. He owns the screen.

  34. Elizabeth says:

    No. His lips are too full. That’s just gross.

  35. margo says:

    why is this even a question