• 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Brian Helgeland
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston
  • UK release: 11 September 2015

Biopic of East End gangsters Ronnie Kray (Hardy) and Reggie Kray (Hardy again), charting their rise and fall. Hardy puts in excellent work, especially as Reggie, but the overall tone is far too glossy and reverential, and both screenplay and camera flinch from the worst of the violence.

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7 Sep 20153 stars

Tom Hardy impresses in a troublingly glossy and reverential Krays biopic

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30 Apr 2015

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Tom Hardy injures ankle

19 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Tom Hardy has injured his ankle while filming 'Legend'. The 36-year-old actor - who portrays notorious gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the crime thriller was rushed to hospital for X-rays after hurting himself while shooting a fight scene last week.

Martin Kemp wishes Tom Hardy for Kray Twins role

28 May 2014

Film gossip

Martin Kemp wished Tom Hardy luck for playing both Kray Twins in 'Legend'. The 52-year-old actor starred as Reggie Kray in 1990's drama 'The Krays' and insists he had enough difficult job portraying just one of the brothers. Kemp admits Hardy who is in…

Tom Hardy to play both Kray twins in biopic

26 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Tom Hardy will play both Kray twins in the forthcoming big screen biopic 'Legend'. The 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' actor is in talks to play famed criminals Reggie and Ronnie Kray - who were known as perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of…

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