Top man Tom Hardy has been made a CBE for services to drama at Buckingham Palace, this weekend.

The actor received the prestigious honour – Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – from Prince Charles. 

Since breaking into the industry in 2001, Hardy has gone on to star in countless films including Black Hawk Down, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Legend, and Dunkirk. Most recently, the actor starred in the Marvel flick Venom – in cinemas now.

Hardy, a close friend of the royal familyattended Prince Harry‘s and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding back in May. Then there was also that time Prince William, Prince Harry, and Hardy all dressed up as storm troopers for a very random cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

His next film, due in cinemas November 2019, is all about the infamous gangster Al Capone, otherwise known as Scarface. 

We’re still waiting on a trailer but if one of Hardy’s Instagram posts from set is any indication, we’re in for another bloody experience.

Yes, that is a body(s) in the background.

Author Ken Follett – Edge of Eternity, Winter of the World, The Pillars of the Earth (so many others) – was also made a CBE on the day and posted this quality Dad selfie prior to the ceremony.

Bless.

Earlier this month, Dame Emma Thompson received her honours from Prince William for her services to drama.

The appointments were announced way back in June as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 

Source: BBC
Image: AP / Yui Mok