Tom Hardy, David Thewlis, and Christopher Eccleston on the Set of “Legend”

Posted on July 11, 2014

More mid-Century London costume goodness from this set. This is turning into a must-see for us with each new pic. As we said in the previous post, Hardy makes a damn good choice to play the Kray twins and he rocks the hell out of that skinny-tied style. But color us surprised to see how well Eccleston takes to the look. We don’t think we’ve ever seen him look so good, frankly.


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  • WendyD

    NINE looking fine!

    • Violentcello

      I’m afraid 28 Days Later ruined him as the Doctor for me, and Doctor Who ruined him as anything else. Although I must say, he looks fantastic here.

      • MoHub

        Great actor but didn’t like his Doctor as he was clearly unhappy in the role.

        • Violentcello

          Yeah. I appreciated him a lot more by the end of the season, and he was great as Super Serious Doctor. When he had to play Manic Let’s Have a Laugh Doctor, though, it just seemed kind of cartoony.

      • MemHey

        I see what you did there.

    • homofascist

      I prefer his ass in Elizabeth. :)

      • Lisalady161

        Yes and yes. That was a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

    • giddypony

      He’;s my doctor! Nice and cranky

      • WendyD

        You never forget your first Doctor!

        • formerlyAnon

          Baker was my first Doctor, but I am fondest, I think of Eccleston. Maybe. There’s something to be said for most of ’em.

          • Jean Marie Downing

            Wait, Tom or Colin?

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, Tom! Colin barely hit my radar, for whatever reason.

    • lexilexi

      I sure wish I knew what you were talking about, WendyD

      • WendyD

        Christopher Eccleston played the ninth incarnation of the Doctor on ‘Doctor Who’. The actors in that role are then often referred to by fans as the number of their incarnation. So he’s 9 or the Ninth Doctor, David Tennant is 10 or the Tenth Doctor, Matt Smith is 11, etc. :)

    • smallgirlsaretrouble

      I’ve always liked Eccleston ever since Cracker (and Robbie Coltrane)

  • misstressofsylar

    Yes to all of this. Also, how awesome would Hardy be as Dr. Strange?!

    • Kimmu

      I really enjoy Hardy as an actor, absolutely loved Bronson and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but I have a real hard time picturing him as Dr. Strange. Of course, once the words “Alexander Siddig as Dr. Strange” were uttered in fandom space, I have been unable to accept the thought of anyone else playing him but Siddig, even though I know that is a total pipe dream. But I would much rather see Hardy as Strange than Cumberbatch. That’s my line in the sand, Marvel. You have the chance to add more diversity to your movies. Do it.

      • WendyD

        I love that someone else is down with the Siddig, have loved him since DS9!

        • Kimmu

          I looooove Bashir and Garak, but once the idea of Siddig as Strange hit tumblr, we basically all exploded and have been crying about wanting it ever since.

        • Dorothy Damage

          I thought I was the only one! He’s so dashing.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I just finished (re) watching all of DS9. I have always had a thing for Avery Brooks (anyone else remember him as Hawk on “Spenser” forever ago?), but I developed a new love of Alexander Siddig.

          • formerlyAnon

            I loved “Spenser.” Hawk was cool. I am old.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Clearly, I am, too. :-)

            That series led me to the Robert Parker books on which it was based (so fun! especially the earlier ones, but I continued to enjoy them even after they became formulaic; kind of like old friends. Or potato chips.) which led me to Rolling Rock beer. (True story: once at the after-tailgating for our local minor league team, a guy came by and asked if we had a beer to spare. I gave him a Rolling Rock. He looked at the beer, he looked at me, gave me a hug and said: “My god! I asked for a beer! You gave me a Rolling Rock!”)

          • formerlyAnon

            I went to college in Boston for a couple of years in the ’70s. I was not a big drinker, but I missed Rolling Rock for years after I moved. (I’m not sure if it was really all that hard to find, or if I just never tried that hard.)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I suspect you didn’t try that hard. :-)

            No matter. Read the books. You’ll want Spenser to cook for you.

      • misstressofsylar

        Hardy has this intensity that he brings to his roles that I think would just be perfect as the Doctor. My first pick would have been Hiddleston but he’s already Loki. I wonder if they’re gonna announce it at SDCC. It’s this weekend right? At this point, anyone woulddo except for Pixie Rocker Jesus. They’re all saying he’s the frontrunner.

        • Kimmu

          My other fancast choice would be Oded Fehr for Strange. Hmm I guess if I think more Hardy as Eames I could potentially see it, but I’m still not sold 100%. I also am having trouble with Leto, who is another actor I really do enjoy, but Strange really seems like an odd choice for him. SDCC’s in 2 weeks. I know the Age of Ultron trailer is debuting, but I imagine there will be more news snippets for us. Possibly the announcement of the third Thor movie’s subtitle.

          • CelandineM

            I am willing to watch total crap just to see Oded Fehr.

          • WendyD

            I may have just watched all the “Resident Evil” movies in the last few weeks and he may have played a role in that.

          • fursa_saida

            I have been longing for Oded Fehr as Doctor Strange for what seems my whole life (even though that is impossible). I, too, don’t really see Hardy as Strange. It just doesn’t work.

            If it’s Leto I will set something on fire.

      • Lisalady161

        I’m in love with the lot of you for this ultra awesome thread about great, underrated actors. You’ve all hit the nail on the head, IMHO. I adore Cumberbatch as an actor and I am falling more in love with Hardy as I see more of him. But Siddig and Fehr would be AWESOME pics for Strange.

      • julnyes

        Oh Siddig as Dr. Strange – that is fantastic casting!

        Especially since they can’t use the actor in my head for the role – 40-something Vincent Price.

        • Kimmu

          If Marvel can grow their Chris’s in labs, surely they can time travel to get 40 something Vincent Price because wow nothing is more perfect.

  • Danielle


  • marlie

    Eccleston looks great in these costumes. And Tom Hardy – those LIPS.

  • sugarkane105

    These men carry bags more naturally than Taylor Swift does.

    • FuhUgh

      You win the interwebs today!

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    I still love his side eye. He’s the only actor who I know can pull it off really well.

  • MilaXX

    I’m not surprised one bit that Eccleston looks spot on in this. He has that sort of suburban dad look that I think lends itself well to this.

  • MoHub

    Love me some Eccleston.

    • jen_vasm

      He was giving me the sads, looking so cracked out in ‘The Leftovers’ last Sunday. Seeing him here restores my faith in the world, or at least my Hot Man World Order.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        How is ‘The Leftovers’? I don’t have HBO, and I really enjoyed the book.

        • jen_vasm

          It has a promising start. I haven’t read the book yet, but I hear there are some plot digressions already. I’m pretty sure I will stick through the season.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Oh, there’d have to be digressions to make it a mini-series. Read the book after the series, I’d say. I’ll check it out when it makes it to Netflix.


          • jen_vasm

            I have it teed up already on my kindle! I will likely dive in before the season ends, though. Did the same thing during the first seasons of True Blood and Game of Thrones.

  • Kimmu

    Eccleston’s side eye game is so strong.

  • hughman

    He looks hot in that white shirt buttoned up. I want him to hand me Bible pamphlets in dark, sweaty places.

  • AndiMarie

    Wow, Eccleston looks fantastic! And now I need to see this because I’ve loved almost everything David Thewlis has been in. He’s an extremely talented and underrated actor, in my opinion.

  • CLoverleaf

    I will have one slice each of Eccleston and Hardy, please.

  • TheLaurenJean

    Oh, Nine, how I love thee.

  • Tanya Wade

    Oh my Mr. Eccleston. You are making my Jude feel a little obscure….

  • another_laura

    I see this is going to be a film with many many furrowed brows. Much concern, much worry.

    But not over the costuming. I loves me some Mr. Eccleston.

  • rivula


  • RandiLu

    First thing I shouted was “LUPIN & THE DOCTOR”. I am a geek.

    • Brittney P

      I did the same. The nerd is strong within us.

  • Alicia

    That is not my Professor Lupin. He’s a bowler hat away from looking like Thomson and Thompson.

  • jonnyf8

    I adore Mr. Hardy and like Eccleston too but must mention how much I love David Thewlis, ever since the first time I saw him in that creepy “Naked” movie. Elegant and compelling in spite of not being very physically attractive.

    • FibonacciSequins

      That’s the first time I saw him too. Unforgettable!

    • Prudentia

      HOLY MOSES me too. Loved David Thewlis ever since then. But hey…..I also think he’s kind of hot. Even in Harry Potter films he was working that cardigan.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Thewlis and Eccleston, this is going to be good! I’m not surprised Christopher fits in so well here. He’s a bit of a chameleon, except for his ears.

    David-ah, even the young punks reach middle age eventually. If they’re lucky.

    • Shawn EH

      Even Lupin was destined to become Papa Weasley?

      • FibonacciSequins

        The resemblance is striking!

  • lalahartma

    He looked great in Dr Who.

  • Conniepop

    Christopher looks awesome! Like someone said, you never forget your first Doctor and after going back and watching his season again, he was awesome.

  • greymain

    Just LOVE Mr. HArdy….yikes.

  • Shawn EH

    They all look good; and totally unlike their other roles, which means the director (or at least costumer) has a vision.

  • Jennifer Schiller

    Tom Hardy is pretty, but I couldn’t stop looking at Remus Lupin and not being able to get over him not being part werewolf.

  • jilly_d

    Tom, your face. Come over here and smoosh it in my boobs.

    • GoGo Gadget


  • eandh99

    Eccleston looks awesome, Thewlis looks TOO OLD, he can’t be, and Tom Hardy? well I’m just not feeling it, but then I loved the previous Krays movie so much, Kemp boys forever

    • alyce1213

      I loved that movie and the Kemp brothers. I also saw the Krays’ story on “Evil Twins” (ID Channel), but that was sensational-documentary tv style.

  • snarkykitten

    I’m getting Dad vibes from Eccleston and I’m not entirely sure why. what’s this movie about again?

  • Prudentia

    Dear Film Casting Industry: Well played. Very well played.

  • GoGo Gadget

    I have to remember not to look at pictures of Tom Hardy while at work.

  • StrandedFashionista

    Literal response to Tom Hardy Photos in that 1960s suit: OMG TOM HARDY I CAN’T EVEN.

  • kimmeister

    In that 2nd photo, he’s kind of looking like Strax the Sontaran to me. *ducks*

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I just snorted whiskey out my nose.

  • evave2

    Wait, he plays both twins? Is Eccleston a cop? I could IMDB it but I am curious right now, right this minute.

    I have to say (while everybody looks fine in 1950’s garb) Tom Hardy has quite the thick neck here. It looks like his shirt could strangle him.

  • Nicole

    Tom Hardy is so solid. I love it.

  • jabes

    That second photo . . . I’ll just be over here, fanning myself.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am fond of Eccleston’s nose in particular. These other two are dull in comparison.

  • Jen

    Always had a thing for Eccleston.

  • gefeylich

    Huh. Hardy looks properly thuggish and lad-y (in a clean way, of course) and he’s probably much closer to the way the Krays actually looked, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the Kemp brothers’ interpretation.

    Eccleston does look sharp. I suppose this film will feature a plethora of working-class London accents.