Ben Hardy Biography
Ben Hardy born as Ben Jones is an English actor best known for his appearance in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse and in the biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Ben Hardy Age | How Old Is Ben Hardy
Hardy was born on 2 January 1991 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. He is 28 years old as of 2019
Ben Hardy Family
Hardy was born to English parents and was raised in Sherborne. It is not known whether he has siblings or not
Ben Hardy Girlfriend
He is single and said to be ready to mingle, he has an active profile set up on a popular dating app.
Ben Hardy Gay
He is not gay, although this is not fully confirmed
Ben Hardy X Men | Ben Hardy Angel | Who Will Ben Hardy Play In Xmen
Hardy was cast as an Angel in the 2016 American superhero film “X-Men: Apocalypse”
Ben Hardy Eastenders
Hardy made his first appearance as Peter Beale, Lucy Beale’s twin brother on 7 June 2013 in the British soap opera “EastEnders”
Is Ben Hardy Related To Tom Hardy
It is a coincidence that he shares a surname with Tom Hardy. Tom was born in Hammersmith, London, England as the only child of comedy and novel writer Edward Hardy and artist mother Anne, they are not related
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Interview Joseph Mazzello & Ben Hardy BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Ben Hardy Interview
DAMAN October/November Issue Cover Star Ben Hardy Of Queen Biopic Film “Bohemian Rhapsody”
DAMAN: Hi, Ben. Awesome to have you with us. How are you?
Ben Hardy: I’m good, thanks. Happy to be here.
DA: So, obviously, we’re looking forward to seeing you in “Bohemian Rhapsody” this November. Personally, what do you see as the best part of the movie?
BH: The best part? That’s a tricky one. Push comes to shove, I’d say the Live Aid performance in 1985 may be one of the strongest parts of the movie.
DA: By the way, can you also tell us how you were initially cast as Roger Taylor?
BH: Yeah, sure. I actually really chased this one. I’d worked with director Bryan Singer before on “X-Men: Apocalypse” and when I heard he was going to be directing “Bohemian Rhapsody” I reached out to him to see if he’d consider me for Roger Taylor. He was open to the idea but had reservations based on the fact he wanted the actor playing Rog to be able to play the drums. I wanted the part so bad I told him I could play. He asked me to put a song in the video so he could see. I panicked, went away and bought the cheapest drum kit I could find and a local instructor to help me learn the song. Sent the video to Bryan. And a couple of auditions later and yeah, here we are.
DA: We’ve also heard that you had to take an intense crash course in drumming to secure the role. How did you manage to pull it off?
BH: Obviously, I could never be as skilled a drummer as Roger Taylor in the limited timeframe we had, and most likely could never be as good as him! But I wanted to do my best to pay tribute to the man’s talent. So, basically, I just spent all day, every day locked away with my drum kit practicing over and over. I also had a great instructor in Brett Morgan. There’s no way I could have learned to play so quickly without his help.
DA: On that note, what else did you have to do, train in or learn in a hurry in order to portray Queen’s legendary drummer?
BH: Ah, man, I just spent days on YouTube watching videos of him to learn as many of the characteristics, mannerisms, vocal qualities and idiosyncrasies I could find. I didn’t want to be doing an impression of Rog in this film but I wanted to give as much of essence of him as I could.
DA: And we also have to ask: What was it like playing as Roger Taylor while the man was also on board as a producer?
BH: Initially, I was sh-t scared to meet Roger and for him to be on set and see my portrayal of him. But he was so supportive from the outset that it was really great to have him around. And learn as much as I could from him on all things Roger.
DA: What was the biggest challenge you faced while working on “Bohemian Rhapsody”?
BH: Biggest challenge would probably be learning the 13/14 songs on the drums.
DA: It would be a massive understatement that Queen has a strong history and an equally strong fan base. Do you feel that this adds extra pressure on you—as well as the entire cast and crew—to really get things right for “Bohemian Rhapsody”?
BH: Their fan base is huge. And yeah, sure, that does apply some pressure. And obviously, we want the fans to love this movie. But you will never please everyone so all we can do is present our interpretation and do the best we can to pay tribute and do justice to Queen.
DA: On the flip side, in what ways would you say can “Bohemian Rhapsody” appeal to moviegoers in general? Especially those who might not be all that familiar with Queen yet…
BH: You don’t need to be a Queen fan to like the movie. Though I’m struggling to think of someone who isn’t a fan of at least one Queen song! The journey of the young Parsee boy Farouk Bulsara creating the persona of Freddie Mercury and becoming one of the greatest rock and roll stars of all times is such an incredible story. Also, it’s a really fun movie.
DA: All in all, though, what does “Bohemian Rhapsody” mean to you? Personally and also career-wise, that is.
BH: Personally, it’s a proud moment. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to play one of the greatest rock and roll stars of all time.
DA: And still on a personal note, were you a Queen fan before you were involved in “Bohemian Rhapsody”? And either way, has it changed your appreciation for or view of the band in any way? Changed your personal favorite song, perhaps…
BH: Queen has always been top five or 10 for me. But after spending months listening to their albums on repeat they are definitely one of my favorite bands. Aside from the widely known anthemic hits they have so many amazing album tracks that I’d never heard before. “White Queen (As it Began)” might be my personal favorite.