When he's not busy hugging puppies or hanging out with his ill fans, Tom Hardy's tracking down the world's poachers. What a loveable badass he is.
As per The Radio Times, ITV has confirmed that Tom's production company has joined forces with the broadcaster to make a two-part anti-poaching documentary which will likely be screened next month. "Tom's goal is to bring the senseless slaughter of endangered wildlife in Africa to the attention of the masses" producer Dean Baker explained. "This documentary is the first step of that process. We both hope it finds an engaged, empathetic audience who can be motivated to action."
Hardy got the idea for the project from his friends who had served in the Special Forces, and are now working with anti-poaching patrols across the African continent. The Dark Knight Rises star has apparently been to Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania, and seen some pretty horrid things with his own lovely eyes. If you're a big elephant and rhino lover, you might not want to watch.
"The story of the impact of wildlife poaching in Africa is one that is important to tell now more than ever" said ITV Controller of Factual Jo Clinton-Davis. "Tom Hardy's palpable concern and commitment to shedding light on what is happening and what the answers might be allow him to bring this reality home in a way that we believe will resonate powerfully with our audience."
Oh Tom Hardy. Just when we think you've loved him all you can, you end up loving him a little bit more.