Magazine article Screen International

Ben Hardy, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Ben Hardy, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

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ACTOR: Royal Central School Of Speech & Drama graduate and upcoming superhero Ben Hardy is already experiencing the joys of a varied career.

Hardy is playing Angel in Bryan Singer's all-star X-Men: Apocalypse, due out next year, having also squeezed in two West End plays (The Physicists at the Donmar Warehouse and David Hare's The Judas Kiss opposite Rupert Everett) as well as a year on UK soap opera EastEnders since he graduated in 2012.

He played the son of the London-set soap's longest-running character Ian Beale, and learned at the sharp end.

"You've got 12 scenes a day and get your lines the night before, and you tend to leave every scene feeling there's more you could have done, but it's an amazing experience in terms of learning," says the Dorset-born actor.

His soap character sailed offto New Zealand with his pregnant girlfriend, but Hardy is very much here to stay. …

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