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10th Sep 2015

Legend star Tom Hardy reveals his ambition to be the next Bond…

No rest for the wicked...

Lia Nicholls

Tom Hardy may have finished the most “technical challenge” of his career – but he’s up for tackling an even bigger British icon.

The actor recently announced that his wife Charlotte Riley is expecting their first baby, his second child, next year – but that hasn’t stopped him putting his hat in the ring to be the next James Bond.

When quizzed about whether he’d be up for the 007 job, he said: “I think anybody would consider doing Bond, wouldn’t they?”, joining a long line of candidates alongside Idris Elba, Damian Lewis, Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender.

With Legend now in cinemas, JOE was invited to an exclusive screening where Hardy compared playing both Kray twins to “a little bit like doing maths”.


“It took about an hour to an hour-and-a-half (to change from Reggie to Ronnie),” said Hardy.

For Ronnie, he had to wear fake teeth and hair, and have prosthetics added to his nose – which meant much longer days than the rest of the cast.

Dressed down in a baseball cap and t-shirt, Tom explained: “It took about an hour to an hour-and-a-half (to change).

“It had to be quick, we had teeth, a wig, we had to plump up the nose, ageing stipple make-up. So there was about an hour’s worth of make-up between Ronnie and Reggie but we only had seven weeks to shoot so couldn’t faff about, we had to do it quite quickly.

“There were also wedges in the shoes because Ronnie had to be a bit taller, and an extra layer of shirts so he’s shirts were bigger, a double-breasted suit, waistcoat, glasses so there was a different silhouette between the two guys but it all had to come in an hour to an hour-and-a-half.”

Legend is out in cinemas now.