Taboo: Tom Hardy Explains the Supernatural Side of the Period Drama

Tom Hardy discusses the mystical side of his new series, Taboo. By Terri Schwartz The trailers for Taboo paint a mystical picture of main character James Keziah Delaney, played by Tom Hardy. From describing him as a “ghost,” a man with “mother’s madness” seen walking around in tribal garb, to flashes of images that hint at witchcraft and other taboo magic, it’s understandable than some might have thought the new FX/BBC co-production was more Penny Dreadful than Peaky Blinders. While Taboo, which airs its second episode tonight, certainly does have threads of supernatural storytelling woven through its plot, it’s much … Read more

Child 44 (2015)

Title:  Child 44  (2015) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  WW II Genre  Drama, Thriller Plot:  Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.” Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, with costumes designed by Jenny Beavan.A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a … Read more

BBC Period Series ‘Taboo’

Tom Hardy, Steven Knight, Ridley Scott Team With BBC For Period Series ‘Taboo’ By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor |  April 2014 07:01 UKTags: BBC One, Ridley Scott, Steven Knight, Taboo, Tom Hardy Tom Hardy is reuniting with his Locke director and screenwriter Steven Knight, and his Child 44 producer Ridley Scott for eight-part period series Taboo. Knight created the drama based on an original story by Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy. Tom Hardy will star as an early 19th century adventurer battling the East India Company during a time in British history “when the rising power of the Empire … Read more