Saturday, March 17, 2012

You don't really need the publicity: Unlikely guest Tom Hardy poses with toy beefeater at Legoland

By Nadia Mendoza

Sellout: Tom Hardy attends Legoland Hotel Resort VIP opening in Windsor

He nearly came to fisticuffs with Jonathon Ross last month after embarrassing footage from his modelling days on The Big Breakfast was broadcast without his permission on the ITV1 talk show.

So you'd think Tom Hardy may have a slight wobbly about doing publicity outside his thespian realm.

However, the Inception actor posed alongside the likes of Zoe Ball, Michael McIntyre - and a large lego man- while attending the launch of the Legoland Resort Hotel in Windsor.

Engaged: Tom proposed to girlfriend Charlotte Riley in July 2010 after just a year together

Sporting an overgrown fluffy beard, the 34-year-old treated fiancée Charlotte Riley to a day out.

The pair huddled up on a large toy drum, in a bizarre photo that will not exactly boost his street cred.

Maniacal grin: Michael McIntyre poses with a man made of lego as he sits atop the drum

Good things come in small packages: Warwick Davis looks just as excited as the children in attendance

The wholesome image of the family portrait was in stark contrast to Tom's latest role as baddie Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, alongside Christian Bale as Batman.

In an interview last month, Hardy failed to explain why he began a love affair with bushy facial hair.

Could it be magic? Dominic Wood poses with partner Sandi and sons Tommy, four, and 20-month-old Sam

Tell us a joke: Tim Minchin treats wife Sarah and children Casper and Violet to a day out

He revealed: 'It's a bit of Mad Max prep and Siberia prep and I want to look like Scott of the Antarctic, I'm not sure... I just grew it.

'I like it when I'm not in a smart suit, but when I've got a suit on, it feels odd. I want to grow a Captain Haddock beard.'

Other stars to attend the launch included Warwick Davis, Tim Minchin and Coronation Street star.

Say cheese: Zoe Ball and son Woody were easily the happiest visitors

Mum's the word: Kate Ford tries to smile and keep an eye on Kate Ford with Otis and Megan at the same time



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