Louis Thomas Hardy is the son of Tom Hardy and Rachael Speed. His father is an English actor who has famously portrayed Eddie Brock in the Venom film series. His mother, meanwhile, is a casting director. Louis has two half-siblings from his dad’s current marriage with Charlotte Riley. Tom and Charlotte, however, have not revealed the name of their children. So, here we will be talking about Louis, the first child of Tom Hardy.
Louis Thomas Hardy Age, Birth, and Ancestry
Louis Thomas Hardy was born in April 2008 to his English parents, Tom Hardy and Rachael Speed. His parents met on the set of The Virgin Queen in 2005. Louis’ parents lived in a relationship for four years before separating in 2009. In the meantime, they welcomed Louis.
As of 2022, Thomas is currently at the age of 14 years. Matter of fact, he has kept the details about his early life and education under the radar. His paternal grandfather, Edward Hardy was a novelist and comedy writer. On the other hand, his grandmother, Anne Barrett was an artist and painter. Besides, Louis belongs to English-Irish ancestry.
His Father Was Previously Married To Sarah Ward
Before getting involved in a relationship with Louis’ mother, Tom Hardy was married to English producer Sarah Ward. The former couple met in the late 1990s and subsequently began dating. They tied the wedding knot in a private marriage ceremony in 1999.
Tom and Sarah stayed in a marital relationship for five years before they officially got a divorce in 2004. The former husband-and-wife duo called it quits citing an “irreconcilable difference” as the reason for their divorce. Despite being married for five years, they never actually share a child.
Louis Thomas Hardy Brought a Major Change To His Father’s Life
Tom Hardy was involved in drinking alcohol and using crack cocaine during the late 90s. As a result, he suffered from dysthymia and underwent psychological help at the age of 20. During those critical moments, the birth of his son, Louis Thomas Hardy, played a major role to lift his selfish behavior. He became a responsible dad afterward.
In an interview, Tom said,
I was self-indulgent for a long time and I was only thinking about myself and my own stupid stuff. Having a child lifts you out of selfish behavior and gives you responsibility. It forces you to be a better man and to live a healthy life.
Before the birth of Louis, the English actor spoke about his battle with substance abuse on numerous occasions. He also revealed how alcohol and drugs ruined his relationship with his previous two partners.
Louis Now Lives With His Step-Mom Charlotte Riley
Following the split with his mom, Louis’ dad married an English actress, Charlotte Riley. His stepmother has famously known appeared in Easy Virtue (2008) and Wuthering Heights (2009).
Tom and Charlotte first met on the set of Wuthering Heights in 2009 and eventually started dating. After enjoying a romantic relationship for a year, the duo got engaged in 2010. After four years of engagement, they walked down the aisle in a lavish ceremony in July 2014.
Tom shares two children with his wife Charlotte. They welcomed their first child on October 2015 and the second child in December 2018. Neither the gender and nor the names of their kids have been revealed yet. Once in an interview, Charlotte stated that she is proud to be Louis’ stepmother.
Louis Thomas Hardy Inspired His Father to Act in Venom
Louis loves reading superhero comic books. He is a Marvel fan and also helped his father to prepare for Venmon’s role. During an appearance on the red carpet, Tom stated that his son Louis was very clear about what he could do or what he couldn’t do.
The father-son duo has practiced for so many roles together. Before Tom’s appearance in Venom, he used Louis as his anthology and mythology wizard in order to improve his performance. Whenever Louis told him he was doing wrong, Tom believed him and also tried improving. Besides, Tom appeared in several Marvel films so that his son, Louis could watch.
Louis’ Half-Siblings Stay Under the Media Radar
There is only limited information about Louis Thomas Hardy and his siblings in the media. Their father has done his best to keep his family far from the public eye. He is very protective of his family and doesn’t let anyone click on any picture of his kids.
Tom finds it odd when someone tries to take pictures of his children. He also explained that cameras are similar to weapons, even though he understands the tabloids chasing celebrities in the streets. Unless Tom’s kids become independent and self-sufficient, he would keep his kids under the media radar.
Louis Thomas Hardy’s Dad is a Multi-Millionaire
Tom Hardy’s elder son, Louis Thomas Hardy is not engaged in any profession right now. He is still attending primary school. On the other hand, his father has collected a total net worth of $55 Million, as of 2022. He is listed as one of the 10 highest-paid actors globally. He is believed to have a salary of $20 Million for his appearance in the film, Venom 3.
Tom has appeared in a variety of famous films which have done great on the box office collection with fewer budgets. Let’s take a look at the below table to study his earnings in detail.
|Movie||Total Budget||Box Office Collection|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)||$200–317 million||$1.333 billion|
|Venom (2018 film)||$100–116 million||$856.1 million|
|Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)||$110 million||$506.9 million|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)||$200 million||$1.901 billion|
|The Matrix Resurrections (2021)||$190 million||$157.3 million|
Philanthropy and Social Work
Tom is the ambassador for a UK youth charity, Prince’s Trust which provides training, personal development, business start-up support, mentoring, and advice. In 2012, Tom and his wife, Charlotte provided financial support to Bowel Cancer UK. Moreover, Moreover, Tom is the lead ambassador for the REORG Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundation.
House & Cars
Tom Hardy was reportedly close to leaving his £3.5 million home in South West London. He has not revealed where he and his family currently reside. Supposedly, he has bought a home in the countryside with his wife. As for his car collection, Tom has been spotted driving an Audi RS 5 ($76,200), and Audi R8 ($142,700).