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Tom and his father Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy at the premiere of the new BBC One drama ‘Taboo’ at Picturehouse Central in London | November 29, 2016 | C21 Drama Summit screening

TABΘΘ, an original drama series starring #TomHardy, premieres in the UK 7th January 2017 on @BBCOne and in the US 10th January 2017 on @fxnetworks ‏~ Go follow @TabooFX and @sonofhorace1814 :)

Set in 1814, TABΘΘ follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

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Directors: Kristoffer Nyholm, Anders Engström
Exec. Producers: Scott Free London; Hardy Son & Baker
Created by Steven Knight with Tom Hardy and Chips Hardy

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The UK Premiere of new BBC One drama ‘Taboo’ at Picturehouse Central in London | November 29, 2016 | C21 Drama Summit screening

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Wearing ~ @richardjamesofficial bespoke double-breasted suit and @louboutinworld

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TABΘΘ, an original drama series starring Tom Hardy, premieres in the UK 7th January 2017 on @BBCOne and in the US 10th January 2017 on @fxnetworks

STORY ~ Set in 1814, TABΘΘ follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery. 

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Directors: Kristoffer Nyholm, Anders Engström
Exec. Producers: Scott Free London; Hardy Son & Baker
Created by Steven Knight with Tom Hardy and Chips Hardy

‘The Killing’s Kristoffer Nyholm To Direct Tom Hardy Event Series ‘Taboo’

EXCLUSIVE: Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm, who helmed the acclaimed Scandinavian series The Killing, has boarded Tom Hardy event TV series Taboo. Nyholm, credited with a major role in the rise of “Nordic Noir,” will direct the first four episodes of the eight-part series. Hardy stars as James Keziah Delaney, who returns to London in 1813 after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to right the wrongs of the past, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, while playing a dangerous game between two warring nations — Britain and the newborn U.S. Steven Knight, whose collaborations with Hardy include Peaky Blinders and Locke, has created and written the series. (x)

Finally some news on casting for Taboo! Starts filming next week, apparently. This is looking very good. :)

Eight-part event drama Taboo begins shooting this week in London for BBC One and FX with an international cast including Michael Kelly and Jonathan Pryce now set to star alongside Tom Hardy. The series reunites Hardy with his Peaky Blinders andLocke collaborator Steven Knight who created the period adventure based on an original story by Hardy and his father Chips. Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing with Sonar Entertainment distributing worldwide outside the UK.

Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations – Britain and America.

Joining him are House Of Cards‘ Kelly as American doctor Dumbarton; Pryce as Sir Stuart Strange, the head of the East India Company and Delaney’s nemesis; Oona Chaplin as Zilpha Geary, Delaney’s half-sister; and David Hayman (Macbeth) as Brace, the trusted man-servant.

Further cast includes Jessie Buckley (Shades of Love); Ashley Walters (Get Rich Or Die Tryin’); Jefferson Hall (Vikings); Ed Hogg (White Lightnin’); Leo Bill (Alice In Wonderland); Christopher Fairbank (Guardians Of The Galaxy); Richard Dixon (The King’s Speech); Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies); and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome).

As Deadline previously reported, Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) is directing. Talent behind the camera also includes Director of Photography Mark Patten whose work includes upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan for 20th Century Fox; Production Designer Sonja Klaus (Mr. Selfridge); Costume Designer Joanna Eatwell (Wolf Hall) and Casting Director Nina Gold (Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens).

Executive producers are Scott and Kate Crowe for Scott Free; Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for Hardy Son & Baker; and Knight. Timothy Bricknell is producing.

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Taboo | On location
England - February 5, 2016.


Tom Hardy is transformed into a Victorian adventurer as he dons a top hat and sports retro goatee to film period drama Taboo

He’s transformed himself into a range of characters over his varied acting career.

And Tom Hardy was proving his versatility once again as he filmed scenes for the BBC and FX period drama, Taboo, in Essex on Friday.

Donning a black top hat and thick coat, the Oscar-nominated actor, 38, was virtually unrecognisable as he played the role of a Victorian adventurer.

Sporting a retro goatee, the Legend star seemed to be very hands-on with the filming, chatting with the crew and taking instruction from the director.

Whipping off his top hat between scenes, the star still sported his signature half-shaved hairstyle, whilst he kept warm in a camouflage print coat. 

Tom was no doubt keen to impress on-set as Taboo is based on an original screenplay by his father, Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy.

Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, the eight-part American and British miniseries will also star House Of Cards actor Michael Kelly, Brazil star Jonathan Pryce and Game Of Thrones’ Oona Chaplin.

Set in the 19th century, Taboo follows the story of an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa to seek vengeance for the death of his father.

After refusing to sell the company and in the possession of 14 illegal diamonds, the plucky star soon finds himself in deeper trouble than he would have thought.

Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama commissioning said in a statement: ‘The talent on-and off-screen is incredible and I am so excited to see Steve’s captivating scripts come to life.

‘Tom Hardy and the rest of the cast are set to bring this original and spectacular story to life in a unique and epic way.’

A release date has not been set for the series, but it is expected to air later this year on both BBC One and FX.

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