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Made me laugh :)
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I know what you mean. And in some photos Mallory does look closer to Cumberbatch. But in others, he’s very akin to Hardy (see pic below right). Finch’s body frame is more similar to Tom’s when he’s bulked up, but both Mallory and Finch were renowned alpha males. Andrew Irvine, Mallory’s partner on the final Everest ascent, was also considered a kind of superman—intelligent, athletic, universally popular. He was only 22 when he and Mallory made their Everest ascent in 1924. Mallory was almost 38.
Andrew Irvine / George Mallory
The film is in pre-production so Irvine is possibly still being cast. I’m on pins and needles to know who will be Tom’s co-star.
In any case, I hope director Doug Limon shows some of Mallory’s frolics with the Bloomsbury set. Reportedly, Mallory wasn’t shy about trying anything. :)
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reprise: Tom and Benedict at the UK Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy premiere.
Wouldn’t it be great if BC got involved in the Everest film. One of the most interesting characters in George Mallory’s story is his brilliant alpha-male rival and Everest teammate George Finch. For an overview of the whole story, and to see why Mallory is a fantastic role for Tom, check out NatGeo’s special The Wildest Dream.
It was Mallory who, when asked “Why climb Everest?” gave the now-legendary answer, “Because it’s there.”
photos by brian barnard6
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The great Mr. Gary Oldman on the young pups at his heels:
Oldman worked with some younger talent on his nominated film, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and joked when asked what advice he gave co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy. “I smack ‘em,” Oldman quipped. “No, they don’t need anything from me. They are wonderful. It was a wonderful thing, a harmonic thing — right place, right part, right cast, right director.”
Gary said: “Behind me are people like Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender and they’re great. I feel I’m getting a little too seasoned to bounce around the walls.
“You know you’re getting old when Tom Hardy comes on set and says, ‘You are my hero — I used to watch you when I was a little kid’.
“I was happy on Batman watching Tom and thinking, ‘Been there, done that’.
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‘actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy discover how many people can fit into a photo booth’
Marie-Claire’s 20th anniversary party
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9. It’s impossible to note the UK premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as a 2011 highlight and not picture Tom with Gary Oldman or Benedict Cumberbatch, so I have to depart from solo images here. Own rules are easy to break. ;D
“I jumped the queue to punch Tom Hardy in the face. No, I love him dearly. I adore him, he’s a puppy dog of a human being and a very highly talented actor.” - Benedict Cumberbatch (@Venice Film Festival)
The deluxe box looks pretty tasty to me. Focus Features is doing an excellent job promoting this film. Specifically: Providing an Interview with Tom Hardy. :D
you can preorder here
Commentary with (((Gary Oldman))) & director Tomas Alfredson
John le Carré Interview
Inside the Circus featurette
Shadow World featurette
Interview with Colin Firth
Interview with Director Tomas Alfredson and screenwriter Peter Straughan
UK Premiere featurette
Sky Movies featurette
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This lineup of class and talent never fails to amaze me.
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film editor Dino Jonsäter and director Tomas Alfredson.
I was staring at that wall for the past five minutes.
A rare photo of a film editor! and the story wall for TTSS. This is a kind of porn for me. TY
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth & Gary Oldman | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy London Premiere
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PRESS ASSOCIATION — Benedict Cumberbatchhas admitted he enjoyed hitting Tom Hardy in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The debonair Sherlock actor had to punch the screen hardman who has starred in Bronson, Warrior and plays villain Bane in the new Batman film, and admits it may be his only chance to win a fight against Hardy.
Cumberbatch said: “It was very enjoyable.
“He wanted me to hit him harder and I had to point out that I needed my hands for the rest of the day. Because he can take a bit of punishing Tom. And it’s probably, let’s face it, the only time I’m going to get to really have a proper pop at him, in his current form. So it was good fun.”
The 35-year-old British actor is currently filming a Tom Stoppard adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s novel Parade’s End with Rebecca Hall and another of his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy co-stars Stephen Graham.
Cumberbatch revealed: “We made a pact to work together again after we first met on this (Tinker Tailor) and we got on very well just on our brief day together. I adore the man.
“He’s playing my best friend in an adaptation of Parade’s End. It’s fantastic. Susannah White’s directing it for HBO and BBC and that’s what I’ve just come from so I’m a bit cross-eyed with it.”
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An interview with Tom about TTSS (and a good excuse to post this pic - they are such GOOD friends after all):
Q. I imagine the appeal of playing Ricki Tarr was many-fold?
Tom Hardy: Well, it’s funny because I knew nothing about it until I’d read the script and I hadn’t read the script until I’d met Tomas Alfredson [director] and he asked me and then explained the world of it. So, I wanted to work with Tomas and Gary Oldman and John Hurt and Colin Firth and Toby Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch, who is a good friend, and Stephen Graham and everybody that’s involved. So, that was really the appeal of it – if it had been a shopping list I’d have been in there [laughs]! It just so happened to be an extraordinary piece of modern literature that’s been turned into a fantastic script with a director who contains such a wealth of knowledge and understanding of his world and what he wants to create.
He truly has a vision which, for an actor, is very rare to meet a director like that unless you’re very fortunate. It takes an abundance of effort off your shoulders. The only trouble I had through any of it was sitting opposite Gary Oldman and trying to not watch him while I was trying to do my work because I was fascinated by him doing his [laughs].
Q. Did you enjoy the challenge of conveying so much with looks and gestures rather than relying on an overly verbose script? It’s a minimalist style that Tomas employs…
Tom Hardy: Not really that’s the job in many ways. I’ve heard through the grapevine that film captures thought and you fill in the gap… plot point, plot point, plot point. You can operate on a big blank canvas and convey thoughts that the camera will then pick up… as it will also put on several pounds of weight! [Laughs] There are certain things that a camera will do for you.
Q. Did you enjoy exploring the psychology behind the novel – that a great spy is often a failed human being?
Tom Hardy: I haven’t read the book. I’m not a big reader of any books. My father has read all of John Le Carre’s books but as I was growing up I sort of did a complete U-turn away from academia in any way, shape or form and decided that I was going to be a sportsman. So, I got that wrong as well! But I’m an armchair psychologist, I suppose, and I like to kind of sit around and guess and pretend I know what’s going on. So, I think we’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible. But when you put that into a life or profession whereby people’s lives depend on whether your cover is good enough or not and you’re a flawed human being underneath it, the layers are obviously more intricately layered and are therefore incandescently interesting to an actor who likes to guess.
Q. How does it feel to be Tom Hardy at the moment? I mean, you’re incredibly in demand, you’re in some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed films of the moment…
Tom Hardy: It’s a good year, it’s a good day, and it will inevitably end in some sort of crash at some point, won’t it? Careers oscillate, everybody breathes in and out, so I’m sure I’ll flop at some point. But today is a good day [laughs].
Q. So, what can we expect from your next role, as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?
Tom Hardy: Nothing, you can’t expect anything from me [smiles].
Q. But you’re obviously getting to work with Christopher Nolan again. How do you enjoy that?
Tom Hardy: Amazing! I love Chris Nolan, I’d do anything for him pretty much. I’d whack someone for Chris Nolan!
Q. Aren’t you whacking Batman?
Tom Hardy: What are you on about? No, I mean I would actually whack someone [laughs].