English actor Ben Hardy recently began his career. His first acting gig was in an episode of Call the Midwife in 2012 where he appeared as an extra. After this, he successfully landed the part of Peter Beale on the British soap opera EastEnders. He starred on the said show between 2013 and 2015. Hardy then pursued a career in Hollywood where he landed the role of Warren Worthington III / Archangel in Bryan Singer’s 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. This marked his cinematic debut.
The following year, he had performances in the movies Mary Shelley and Only the Brave. He also portrayed King Arthur in an episode of Drunk History. He worked with Bryan Singer again in the film Bohemian Rhapsody, portraying Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor. The movie’s worldwide success gained him wider recognition. That same time, he starred as Walter Hartright in the miniseries The Woman in White. More recently, he starred in Michael Bay’s 2019 film 6 Underground. Some of his upcoming films in 2020 include Pixie and The Voyeurs.
For his role in X-Men: Apocalypse, Ben Hardy upped his workout routine in order to play his character more efficiently. A huge part of his physical training was consistency and discipline. “I trained about six times a week, up to twice a day. I was doing lots of intervals with weights, and mixing them with cardio and fartlek runs – I wanted to be as lean as possible,” said the actor. “My character (Angel) is supposed to be trapped in this fight club, so he’s in a very primal, ravenous state, but he still has superhero muscles. I missed food so much, I tell you.”