Facts about Chips Hardy
Birth name: Edward John Hardy
Date of birth: 23 January 1950
Age: 68 years as on November 2018
Father: Edward Thomas Hardy
Mother: Patricia Hardy
Wife: Elizabeth Ann Hardy
Son: Tom Hardy
Grandfather: Edward Egmore Hardy
Grandson: Louis Thomas Hardy
Father-in-law: Raymond Ray Barrett
Birth nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Profession: Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eyes color: Blue
Mother Tongue: English
Languages: English, French
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Body Type: Average
Chest size: 45
Waist size: 34
Biceps size: 16
Chips Hardy’s Early Life
Edward "Chips" Hardy was born on January 23, 1950, in Ealing, West London, United Kingdom.
In the year 1961, Hardy won a state scholarship to Latymer Upper School. In the same year, he won an Exhibition to read English at Downing College, Cambridge.
Chips Hardy’s Personal Life (Age, Family, Affair, Wife)
At the age of 68, Hardy has a height of 180 cm and weighs 76 kg.
He was named after his father, Edward Thomas Hardy, who worked for the Port of London Authority, and his grandfather, Edward Egmore Hardy, who was the Fire Chief at Ealing Studios. His mother, Patricia, was a deputy headmistress. He and his spouse, Elizabeth Ann, are the parents of actor Tom Hardy.
Chips Hardy’s Career
Alongside a career in advertising as an award-winning Global Creative Director, Hardy has written for television, film, theatre, novels and stand-up comedy. Productions include a children’s TV series with a talking chair called Helping Henry and About Face, a TV drama with Maureen Lipman.
He also won a British Comedy Award for his work with Irish comedian Dave Allen. In 2007, Hardy’s novel "Each Day A Small Victory" was published in the form of frontline despatches from amongst the embattled wildlife in an English country lay-by which was illustrated by Oscar Grillo.
Blue on Blue, Hardy’s darkly comic play on self-harm, was first showcased at the Latchmere 503 in London in 2007 and it was regenerated in 2016 at the Tristan Bates in London in association with BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex-serviceman’s Association.
In 2008, his one-woman dysfunctional Cabaret, "There’s Something In The Fridge that Wants To Kill Me!", ran notably at the Edinburgh Festival.
In 2009, inspired by an idea from his son Tom Hardy, Chips Hardy created the story that was to become the 2017 eight-part series "Taboo" with his son. He is the co-creator, a writer and a consulting producer. He earned the Best Long Form TV Drama in the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain award for his work on the screenplay for BBC One's drama series Taboo in 2018.
As a matter of fact, Hardy has done it all as far as writing goes from advertising, novels, comedy, stage, film, and TV. There isn’t really a medium left that Chips has yet to use in order to present his complex characters and darkly comedic themes.
Chips Hardy’s Net Worth
As of November 2018, Hardy’s estimated net worth is $30 million.
Some sources have revealed that the eight episodes of Taboo season one reportedly cost an astounding £10.4 million to produce.
Tom Hardy allegedly suffered the major loss of £2million after Taboo drew in £8.4million which has not matched the £10.4million the show racked up to make.