Hardy was held for joyrid­ing at 15

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Ac­tor Tom Hardy (above) says he ar­rested for joyrid­ing when he was 15. The 39-year-old, who grew up in South West Lon­don, said his “priv­i­leged and peace­ful” up­bring­ing pushed him to want to mess “ev­ery­thing up” in his teens, re­ported Daily Mir­ror. “It’s the suburbs, the life is so priv­i­leged and peace­ful and so bloody dull, it gives you the de­sire to want to mess ev­ery­thing up. I got ar­rested at 15 for joyrid­ing in a stolen Mercedes. And for good mea­sure there was a gun in the car.” He adds, “I just had to en­dan­ger my­self — it was a kind of self- harm­ing.”

Hardy says th­ese de­sires drive him to take on wretched char­ac­ters”. “Vi­o­lence still has a ro­mance for me. That’s why I get cast as crim­i­nals, vil­lains, wretched char­ac­ters,” he said.

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