07/10/2022
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The 7 Best Tom Hardy TV Series Performances

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Does Tom Hardy have any Netflix series? Or Amazon Prime series? The question has recently caught the attention of millions of his fans. Because of his outstanding performances through two spectacular TV series, Tom Hardy is now in high demand for TV production as well.

People aren’t stopping themselves from shouting about Tom Hardy’s upcoming movies at all. This is why Mad Max and Havoc recently got special attention from the netizens.

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Before being famous as an actor, he was relentlessly doing TV shows. Starting his career through Band of Brothers and becoming the most chosen actor in Hollywood, the journey was a roller coaster ride. In this article, I’ll give you a list of the best Tom Hardy series that most of us have underrated over the years even after he got famous.

Tom Hardy has given us some memorable movies and TV shows that have made him what he is today. But the TV series’ that concreted his place as an actor deserves the same appreciation. Let’s look at the best Tom Hardy TV series in this article.

Best Tom Hardy TV series Performances to date

  1. Band of Brothers (2001)
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Tom Hardy made his debut through this TV show, Band of Brothers in 2001. The ensemble cast made the series a memorable one. Besides Hardy, there are Damian Lewis, Michael Fassbender, and others. Most of the actors are today’s celebrities. This is one of the highest IMDB-rating TV shows ever made. 

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Based on Stephen A. Ambrose’s non-fiction book, it’s a war miniseries depicting the history of Easy Company during World War II. More interesting about this series is its creators, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Ambrose’s minute research unfolds every nook and corner of the war. The show became the best miniseries after winning Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. 

  1. The Virgin Queen (2005)
Hardy plays 1st earl of leicester

It was the first collaboration between Coky Giedroyc and Tom Hardy. Though Hardy’s role in this series was tiny, their collaboration later delivered most of the amazing TV shows. The ambiguous relationship between Elizabeth and Robert is explored remarkably. 

Hardy plays Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester in this series. The Virgin Queen is also based on historical moments. Coky takes us through the life of Queen Elizabeth I and her private and public life since as a young princess. This masterpiece is available now on Amazon Prime.

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  1. Oliver Twist (2007)
tom hardy and coky giedroyc collaborated in oliver twist

Coky collaborated with Tom Hardy on various TV shows including Oliver Twist. That’s what she is famous for working on classic literature. There’s always pressure if any filmmaker works on classic literature because there’s too much expectation from the audience. Oliver Twist as we all know is a famous write-up by Charles Dickens. Coky creates the same world that Dickens had shown long ago.

In this TV series, Hardy plays the malicious criminal as an antagonist. Though there were some alterations, Coky tried to stick to the script’s authenticity. Making TV series rather than movies old classic literature is a lot more difficult because of various limitations. Cory satisfactorily fulfills the demand of the script.

  1. Wuthering Heights (2009)
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It’s a challenging task to render something which has already been considered a prominent classic in literature. There were already many adaptations of Emily Bronte’s classic. This ITV adaptation had certainly more expectations from the makers. Ultimately, it received mixed reviews but Tom Hardy’s work was much appreciated. 

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It tells the story of love, hate, obsession, revenge, grief, violence, loss, and what has to offer in everyone’s life. With two episodes, the screenwriter Peter Bowker and director Coky Giedroyc did little justice to the original script because of its notoriously difficult adaptation. Tom Hardy made his way through this over-expected series.  

  1. The Take (2009)
Tom hardy plays freddie jackson in The Take 2009

After release from prison, Freddie Jackson, a sociopath realizes his cousin is trying to make a name for himself. But it takes a serious turn when Ozzy, another criminal godfather manipulates them from a prison cell. Adapted from Martina Cole’s The Take, this is one of the first few TV series where Tom Hardy started to play more prominent roles. 

In this 4 episodes series, you have everything that shaped Hardy’s career later. Most of the characters he played later matched with Freddie Jackson. The series is all about Freddie. Thanks to David Drury to explore Hardy’s authenticity with the character. 

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  1. Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)
tom hardy as alfie in peaky blinders

This is one of the most buzzing and long-running Netflix series right now. Hardy portrays Alfie Solomons as a boss of a predominantly Jewish gang. Peaky Blinders which has been playing since 2013 is one of the best TV shows starring Tom Hardy as a supporting actor. It explores the activities of the Peaky Blinders crime gang just after World War I. Season 6 has Tom Hardy’s highly anticipated appearance. As promised, he came back as Alfie with the new season. 

This series has received a huge response from the viewers. It just completed its 6th season. One of the biggest stars in this series is Tom Hardy playing a supporting character. He joined in season 2 as a rival Jewish gang leader. He appeared in seasons 3 and 4 also but season 5 made us feel his absence. This is another crime TV show where Tom Hardy’s presence makes the series more intense. 

  1. Taboo (2017)
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This is a fantastic TV series that explores Tom Hardy in a fresh avatar. Released in 2017, it tells the dark story of London in the 19th century. Interesting to know that the creators of this series are Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, and his father, Chips Hardy. 

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Tom Hardy as Delaney returns home with 14 stolen diamonds from Africa. There is a buzz about the second season also. Tom Hardy’s exceptional performance as soon as he appears on the screen. With this series, Hardy made his foothold stronger in the TV industry. The next season is on the buzz of upcoming TV shows with Tom Hardy. 


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Rabi Chatterjee

My love for films grew from the initial period of theatre life. Since then, I have become a big film-addicted person. After finishing almost over 4k movies in various languages, I see films as a remedy for the psychological well-being of a person. Watching movies, especially good movies is like experiencing life through someone else. Founder at Filmo Maniac

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