This Valentine's Day, Fall Asleep to Tom Hardy's Sonorous Voice
On Valentine’s Day, BBC viewers can fall asleep to the soothing sound of British actor Tom Hardy’s voice. Earlier this winter, on New Year’s Eve, Hardy—joined by his dog, Woodstock—made an appearance on the network’s CBeebies anthology series, a children’s program featuring actors reading bedtime stories. Now, NME reports, the dynamic duo is slated to return to the show on February 14. Hardy will read The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin, Woodstock will sit there looking cute, and children (and quite possibly their caretakers) will drift into slumber.
Parents may be confused to see Hardy reading fuzzy bedtime stories to their kids on TV after getting to know him as the titular character in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), or as villains like Bane in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises or John Fitzgerald in 2015’s The Revenant. In real life, the tough-guy actor is actually a dad to two kids, which may explain why he’s now sharing his paternal side with the world.
You’ll have to wait until next month to catch Hardy's Valentine's Day guest spot, but you can view a clip of his New Year’s Eve appearance—featuring the actor reading You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip—below.