Chips Hardy

Chips Hardy

Date Of Birth23 January 1950
Age68 years 1 months 26 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthEaling, West London, United Kingdom
ProfessionsScreenwriter , Writer , Playwright
Nickname Chips
Full Name Edward John Hardy

Personal Information
Mother Tongue English
Religion Christianity
Languages French (Lived near France for a while) , English
Nationality British
EthnicitiesBritish , Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height180 CM
1.8 M
5 Feet 11 Inches
71 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight75 KG
165 lbs
Shoe Size10
Body Type Average
Chest size 45
Waist Size 34
Biceps Size 16
Family Information
Father Edward Thomas Hardy (worked at London Port Authority)
Mother Patricia Hardy (Deputy headmistress)
Son Tom Hardy (Actor & producer; Edward Thomas Hardy)
Wife Elizabeth Ann Hardy (Elizabeth Anne Barrett; artist and painter)
Grandfather Edward Egmore Hardy (Fire Chief; Paternal)
Grandson Louis Thomas Hardy (born on April 8, 2008)
Father In-Law Raymond Ray Barrett
Daughters In-Law Sarah Ward (producer; Ex)
Charlotte Riley
Rachael Speed (Ex; actress; mother of his grandchild)
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterCambridge University
Education (Post-Graduation) MA in English literature (Cambridge University; 1969-72)
Education (Middle School) Latymer Upper School (Hammersmith, west London; class of 1961; Patricia Joan)
Career Information
Years Active 1988-
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageWiki Page
Talent Agent Sean Gascoine


Chips Hardy is an English Novelist, Play writer, screen writer. He is most known for co creating the British period drama Taboo with his son Tom Hardy.

Chips Hardy was born on 23rd January 1950 in Ealing, West London, United Kingdom to Edward Thomas Hardy(Father) (worked at the London port) & Patricia Hardy(Mother)- was a deputy headmistress.

Chips Hardy: Career

TV Series

  • Taboo(2017): He wrote and produced the Mystery Thriller Drama starring Tom Hardy(his son), David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce in the cast.
  • Dave Allen(1993): He wrote for Dave Allen's show
  • About Face(1989): He wrote in this Comedy with stars- Maureen Lipman, Jeffrey Perry, William Gaunt in the main roles.
  • Helping Henry(1988): Chips was a writer in the Comedy series starring Miranda Borman, Ian Harris, Jeremy Hardy in the lead.

Short Movies

  • Love of Words(2018): He played in the Drama directed by Katharine Collins with actors- Charles Dance, Vivien Reid, Matthew Marrs in the lead cast.

Chips Hardy: Facts & Trivia

  • Chips was an award winning Creative Director.
  • Writing career: Over the period Chips has written for TV Series/ shows , movies, Novels, standup comedy among other forms.
  • Each Day A Small Victory: Novel by Chips published in 2007
  • Blue on Blue: a comic play written by Chips and played in London in 2007, It has been played at the Tristan Bates, British Limbless Ex-serviceman’s Association
  • There's Something In The Fridge that Wants To Kill Me: a one woman Cabaret by Chips, it was played at the Edinburgh Festival
  • He was the first firefighter of the family to get a graduation degree.
  • He has worked as an editor of a poetry magazine.
  • Chips Hardy was an English scholar at Cambridge.
  • Chips has survived machetes in Guadalupe & bomb attacks in Gaza.
  • Some got the name 'chips' confused for the pet dog of Tom Hardy, most people were not aware that Tom's father was named chips.

Chips Hardy: Quotes

  • A good play can point things out without having to wave a flag
  • When you have had enough of the world, because you can't necessarily swipe at it or do anything to it, we make ourselves miserable, we harm ourselves.
  • I have got a very creative household. We've always been a very creative household

Chips Hardy: Photos, Pictures

Chips Hardy with son Tom Hardy
Chips Hardy with son Tom Hardy
Chips Hardy's wife Elizabeth Ann Hardy & son Tom Hardy
Chips Hardy's wife Elizabeth Ann Hardy & son Tom Hardy

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