Hardy plays the dastardly Fitzgerald, fellow British actor Will Poulter plays the impressionable Bridger and Leonardo Di Caprio plays Glass. "But Leo called me up and said, 'Dude, you have to check this out, I think it's a brilliant piece and Alejandro's a genius – will you read it? ' I was like 'Mmm, all right'." So he read it at least? 'But until then I'll be sitting watching and whom Hardy calls Panda; Jacob Tomuri, also an actor who in this instance is working as Hardy's stunt double; and Hardy's assistant, Natalie Hicks, whom he calls Nat.
Glass survives against the odds, and sets out for revenge. 'All right then, we'll meet this genius and we'll see,' I said.
But then in the ways that matter, Tom Hardy most certainly should be here. He's instinctual, primal, with a brutish physicality – and yes, the Marlon Brando comparisons are frequent.
He knows how to use his body – or as he calls it, "the real estate" – to fill a screen, to ensure that you keep your eyes on him at all times (or else).
The trunk is covered in a tarpaulin; the housemates have a running gag in which they ask someone to fetch something from it, then push them in. Hardy himself, behind the tinted windows, also blends in seamlessly with the native Calgarians, in a sensible green fleece and jeans, a baseball cap and wraparound shades.
He sucks sporadically on an e-cigarette; he's not trying to give up smoking, just changing it up.
As an actor, Hardy has wielded more weaponry than most – he's played tough guys (fighter Tommy Conlon in 2010 Mixed-Martial-Arts movie from 2012).
He's clearly drawn to roles that come with a sprinkle of menace.
Though I didn't say that, I said, 'Yeah, course I'll be on my mark.' Till somebody said, 'You're not hitting your mark.' 'Course I am.' 'It's this thing on the floor.' 'Course it is.' You never admit you don't know something, do you? He doesn't specify what it was that prompted him to get help, though there is speculation that the breakdown of his five-year marriage, to Sarah Ward, then a TV commercials producer, might have had something to do with it. To the south-west of the city, the craggy jawline of the Rocky Mountains runs along the horizon. A healthy wedge of tax incentives has attracted all kinds of notable film-makers to shoot movies in the western province of Alberta, from Clint Eastwood's (if you can remember it without your brain melting, it's the dream-within-the-dream-within-the-dream), which Hardy acted in, playing the rakish colonial fraudster Eames. The three wooden huts the Mounties built have been recreated on their original spot, in the shadow of the crystalline clump of skyscrapers emblazoned with the logos of oil companies that now looms out of Downtown.He's ruggedly handsome, not crazily tall at 5ft 9in, and not as bulky as he has been for certain roles that have made him famous.In , Fitzgerald and his fellow fur trappers survive on rabbits and buffalo jerky, so Iñárritu would like Hardy to lose a little more weight, he says later (sadly, Hardy was tucking into a hamburger at the time).