Tom Hardy doubles up for Kray twins movie Legend


Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy may have fans seeing double in his latest film, but he will not be going solo for the world premiere of Legend.

The 37-year-old actor - who portrays London gangster twins Ronald and Reggie Kray in the biopic - will hit the red carpet at the Odeon Leicester Square in London's West End.

He will be joined by his co-star Emily Browning, who plays Reggie's wife Frances, and Christopher Eccleston, who portrays Detective Superintendent Leonard "Nipper" Read, who was determined to bring down the Krays and stop their criminal activities.

Based on John Pearson's book The Profession Of Violence: The Rise And Fall Of The Kray Twins, Legend - which was written and directed by Brian Helgeland - focuses on Reggie's life as he tries to control the psychotic tendencies of his sibling.

Both were sentenced to life imprisonment after being arrested in 1968, for murder.

Ronnie - who was certified insane - died from a heart attack in 1995, aged 61, at Wexham Park Hospital in Buckinghamshire, while Reggie was 66 when he died of bladder cancer in 2000 in Norwich.

Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton, David Thewlis, Colin Morgan and Aneurin Barnard also appear in Legend.

The film, which was shot around locations in London, opens in UK cinemas on September 9.